Animals, B names, Birds, Elements, English, Irish, Male, Raven, Surname names, Water

Brennan

Brennan comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Braonáin meaning "descendant of Braonán", the latter a diminutive of braon meaning "rain, moisture, drop". It could also be derived from Ó Branáin meaning "descendant of Branán", the latter a diminutive of bran meaning "raven". Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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Animals, B names, Birds, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Indo-European, Raven, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bertram

Bertram is a Germanic and English male name meaning "bright raven", made up from Germanic elements beraht (bright) from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) via PIE *bhereg- (to shine); and hramn (raven) from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz (raven) from PIE *ḱorh₂-, which is imitative of the harsh sounds. Bertram is also a surname derived from the given name. Bertram was also used by Shakespeare in his play All's Well That Ends Well… Continue reading Bertram

Animals, Birds, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Raven

Raven is the name of several bird species belonging to the genus Corvus notable for their black plumage and loud, croaking calls. The raven has a long history of symbolism in various cultures and mythologies such as being the symbol of the Greek god Apollo and the Norse god Odin who is always depicted with two ravens- Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) who fly all… Continue reading Raven

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Roan

Roan is a Frisian male name, a form of Ronne which is the Frisian form of Germanic hraben meaning "raven". It could also be a variant spelling of Rowan, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning “descendant of Ruadhán”, the latter derived from Irish ruadh meaning “red”, derived as a nickname for someone who had red hair or a ruddy complexion.… Continue reading Roan

Animals, Birds, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Renwick

Renwick comes from a surname derived from a place name meaning "raven settlement", derived from Old English given name Hræfn meaning "raven" from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz (raven) which comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word word; and wick meaning "village, settlement, dwelling" from Germanic *wīk- (settlement, village, dwelling) via Latin vicus (village; hamlet; street; neighborhood; row of houses) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement). Nicknames:… Continue reading Renwick

Animals, Birds, F names, Female, Gaelic, Latin, Male, Raven, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Foy

Foy comes from a surname with several possible meanings and origins: it may be derived from Old French foi or from Latin fides meaning "faith", either used as a nickname for someone who was a pious person or someone who often swore; it may also be a medieval French female name also derived from Foy (or Faith);  it may also… Continue reading Foy

Animals, Birds, D names, Male, Raven, Surname names

Draven

Draven seems to come from an English surname; it was popularized by the 1994 movie The Crow based on the comic book series, though the last name was given to the character in the movie. Although the popular consensus seems to be that the name is somehow derived from d'raven meaning "of the raven", there's no real accuracy… Continue reading Draven

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Birds, I names, Male, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Raven, Surname names

Ingram

Ingram is an English surname derived from Norman French Enguerrand which is the Medieval French form of Engilram, a Germanic name. The second part of the name comes from Germanic hramn (raven) though the first part of the name is a little trickier. It could be from Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe possibly meaning "angel", though it could also be derived… Continue reading Ingram