Baylor

Baylor comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: either a variant spelling of Bailor, which comes from a legal term meaning "one who delivers goods", referring to someone who transferred property to another person (bailee) for safekeeping, from Old French bailler (to deliver, hand over) ultimately derived from Latin bāiulus (one who bears a burden; porter, carrier); it could … Continue reading Baylor

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Bailey

Bailey is a unisex given name which comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it's an occupational surname meaning "bailiff", referring to someone who was an officer of the court, similar to a sheriff or a sheriff's deputy in charge with keeping order; it derives from Latin bāiulus (carrier, porter; manager, steward); it also … Continue reading Bailey

Brittany

Brittany is the English form of Latin Britannia which comes from the name of a British-Celtic tribe *Pretanni which comes from Proto-Celtic *mrixtos meaning "speckled, mottled, brindled", which the Ancient Romans used to refer to the Picts. It's the name of a region in France. Nicknames: Britt Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Brittney (English) Britney (English) Brittani (English) Brittny (English) Britannia (English) … Continue reading Brittany

Belladonna

Belladonna is an Italian name which means "beautiful lady" from Italian elements bella (beautiful) and donna (lady). Bella is derived from Latin bellus meaning "beautiful, pretty, handsome", while Donna is also derived from Latin domina "lady, mistress of the house". It's the name of a plant known as deadly nightshade, which is poisonous. It supposedly got its name Belladonna because it was used by women to dilate the … Continue reading Belladonna

Barnaby

Barnaby is a Medieval English form of Barnabas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name of uncertain meaning though it could mean "son of the prophet" or perhaps "son of encouragement" or "son of consolation". It's also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Barney Origin: Aramaic Variants: Barnabas (English, German, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) … Continue reading Barnaby

Briana

Briana is the feminine form of Brian, an Irish name of uncertain meaning though it's been linked to Old Celtic element bre meaning "hill" which, by extension, also means "high, noble".It could also be related to Celtic brig- or brigant- meaning "high", briga- meaning "might" and "power", or brigh- meaning "noble, strong, virtuous". Briana is a character in The Faerie Queen, … Continue reading Briana

Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as: it's an Indonesian word meaning "youth"; it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; Bella also means "beautiful" in Italian from Latin bellus; Belia may also be a … Continue reading Belia

Bellalune

Bellalune is a combination of two names: Bella, which means "beautiful" in Italian and Spanish which comes from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome), though it could also be a short form of names like Isabella (the Latinate form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance") or Arabella (a medieval Scottish … Continue reading Bellalune

Berenice

Berenice is the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike derived from Greek Pherenike meaning “bringing victory” or “bringer of victory” from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). It's pronounced be-re-NEE-che in Italian, be-re-NEE-see, or ber-nees in English). Origin: Greek Variants: Bernice (English) Berniece (English) Bérénice (French) Pherenike (Ancient Greek) Bernike (Biblical Greek) Berenike (Macedonian, Ancient Greek) Veronica (Latin transliteration of Berenice)