Penna comes from Latin meaning “feather, plume, wing”. It’s also an Italian surname, either derived from the given name, or from Spanish Peña meaning “rock, cliff”, a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a cliff or rocky land.
There’s also the Penna river in India (also known as Penneru) which comes from the Telugu words penu (grand) and yeru (river, stream) or neeru (water).
Origin: Latin, Spanish, Telugu
Zafir is an Arabic male name, a variant spelling of Zafar meaning “victory, triumph, success”. It’s also a surname derived from the given name.
Spelled zafír (with the accent on the i), it becomes the Hungarian word for “sapphire”.
Melisent seems to be a variant spelling of Millicent, the English form of Germanic Amalasuintha meaning “strong labor” or “strong work” from amal (work, labor) and swinth (strong). Melisent, and Melisende, are the Norman French form of the name.
- Melicent (English)
- Melisende (Medieval French)
- Mélisande (French)
- Amalasuintha (Ancient Germanic)
- Millicent (English)
Adam is a male name that derives from Hebrew. It has various meanings such as “man”, “earth, soil, ground”, and “red”. According to Judaism, Christianty, and Islam, Adam was the first man ever created, along with Eve. It’s also a surname derived from the given name.
Nicknames: Addy is a Medieval diminutive for Adam.
- Adama (unisex)
- Adamo (Italian)
- Adán (Spanish)
- Adão (Portuguese)
- Aatami (Finnish)
- Akamu (Hawaiian)
- Ádám (Hungarian)
- Ádhamh (Irish)
- Adomas (Lithuanian)
- Adem (Turkish)
- Adamu (Old Slavic)
- Adama (Hebrew, English)
- Adamina (English)
Piper comes from an English surname meaning “pipe player”, from Old English pipere referring to someone who played the pipes. The name is derived from Latin piper meaning “pepper” via Greek piperi from Sanskrit pippali (long pepper).
Origin: Sanskrit, Indo-Aryan
Rylan is a variant form of Ryland, an English surname meaning “rye clearing” or “rye land” from Old English ryge (rye) and land (land), likely a place name referring to someone who lived near one.
Origin: Old English
Shae is a variant spelling of Shea, which comes from O’Shea, which is the anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Séaghdha meaning “descendant of Séaghdha”, Séaghdha being a male given name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen several possible meanings listed for it such as “admirable” or “hawk-like”; “esteem” and “regard”; or “fine, fortunate”.
- Séaghdha (Irish)
Holden comes from an English surname meaning “hollow valley” or “deep valley” from Old English elements hol (hollow, deep) and denu (valley), originally referring to someone who lived near one.
Origin: Old English
Dale comes from an English surname meaning “dale” or “valley” from Old English dael (dale, valley) derived from Proto-Germanic *dalan (curve, arch).
Glenn comes from a Scottish surname meaning “valley” from Gaelic gleann, originally used to refer to someone who lived near a valley.
- Glen (English, Scottish)
- Glyn (Welsh)
- Glynn (Welsh)
- Glenna (English, Scottish)
- Glenne (English)