Gender: Masculine / Feminine
Meaning: “Light, splendor, glow.”
Detail: According to the Holy Quran it means the “light of true knowledge”.
Meaning: “Eastern; where sun rises; Dawn.”
Nicknames: Ossie, Ozzie, Star
Detail: Ostara, may come from the word “east”, meaning dawn.
Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility. Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: “eastre.”
Meaning: “Wide shining.”
Nicknames: Pasi, Posy, Phae, Fae
Detail: In Greek myth, Pasiphae is the daughter of Helios and Perse, and wife of King Minos. When Minos had the misfortune of insulting Poseidon, the god kindled a passionate love in Pasiphae for a bull. She had Daedalus design a construction so that she could mate with the bull, and thus she became the mother of the Minotaur.
Meaning: “Glistening, shining.”
Nicknames: Ar, Argo, Gus
Detail: Derived from the Greek argos meaning “glistening, shining”.
In Greek myth this name belonged to both the man who built the Argo and a man with a hundred eyes.
In the Harry Potter series Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts School.