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York comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from the city of York in northern England. The name was originally named from Latin Eboracum meaning “yew tree place” which comes from Proto-Celtic *eburos “yew”, combined with the Proto-Celtic possessive suffix *-ākos. The name later became associated with Old English Eoforwic meaning “boar settlement” or “boar village”… Continue reading York

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Irvin comes from a surname with a few possible meanings tied to it: it comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic O'hEireamhoin meaning "descendant of Eireamhan", the latter a given name of uncertain origin; it may also be derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning "boar friend", made up from Old English elements eofor (boar) and wine (friend, protector, lord);… Continue reading Irvin

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Everina is an English female name, most likely a feminine form of Everett or Everard meaning “brave boar” made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) and heard (brave, hardy, strong). It's also likely that, in modern times, Everina is an elaborated form of the English word Ever meaning "at all times; always", "continuously", "at any time". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everine (English)  … Continue reading Everina

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Milan is the name of a city in Italy, the capital of Lombardy. The name comes from Latin Milano from Latin Mediōlānum of uncertain etymology. The name could be derived from Latin medius (middle, half) and planus (level, flat, even) basically meaning "in the middle of the flat" or "in the middle of the plain". However, it's also possible that the name… Continue reading Milan

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Ever comes from the English adverb meaning "at all times, always" from Middle English evere via Old English ǣfre (ever) derived from an uncertain origin, though it also means "at any time" and "in any way". It could possibly be from a contraction of a in feore meaning "ever in life" made up from Old English ā (ever, always) via Proto-Germanic *aiwaz (eternity, age; law)… Continue reading Ever

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Averill is an English unisex name derived from a surname via Anglo-Saxon female given name Eoforhild meaning "boar battle" made up from Old English eofor (boar) via a PIE root word; and hild (battle, war) also derived from a  PIE root word. However, I've also seen some sources list the surname Averill as a variant form of Avril, the French form… Continue reading Averill

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Everett comes from an English surname meaning "brave boar" made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) derived from a PIE root; and heard (brave, hardy, strong) via Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard; brave) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everitt (English) Everette (English) Everard (English) Everardo (Spanish) Eberardo (Spanish) Évrard (French) Eberhard (German) Erhard… Continue reading Everett

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Everardo is the Spanish form of Everard, the anglicized form of Germanic name Eberhard meaning "wild boar" from Germanic elements ebur (boar, wild) from Proto-Germanic *eburaz which derives from a PIE root; and hard (brave, hardy) which comes from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard, brave) derived from PIE *kret- (strong, powerful). Everardo is also a Spanish surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Everardo

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Arvin has three possible etymologies and meanings: the first is that is a variant transcription of Arvind, an Indian male name meaning "lotus" from Sanskrit aravinda; Arvin could be a variant of Irvin, an English surname which would either be a variant of Irwin meaning "boar friend" from a Proto--Indo-European source; or it could be a variant of Irving, a Scottish surname… Continue reading Arvin