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Kenyon

Kenyon comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It derives from an English place name, perhaps from Old English cruc meaning "mound" combined with personal name Einion, the Welsh form of Latin Ennianus. Einion is also a modern Welsh word meaning "anvil". It could also be used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín meaning "son of Coinín", Coinín… Continue reading Kenyon

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Madigan

Madigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Madagáin meaning "descendant of Madagán", the latter a variant of Madadhán meaning "little dog" made up from Irish madadh (dog) combined with a diminutive suffix -an. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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Kendall

Kendall comes from an English surname, a locational name with two possible origins. The first is that it comes from the name of a town in Cumbria, England, originally recorded as Kirkby Kendal meaning "church by the valley of the River Kent", made up of Old Norse kelda (spring, well) and dalr (valley). It could also be an… Continue reading Kendall

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Gary

Gary is an English male name which comes from a surname meaning "spear" from Germanic element gari, geri (spear), and could be used as a nickname for Garrett or Gareth. It could also be a variant form of O'Gara, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra meaning "descendant of Gadhra", the latter deriving from Irish gadhar meaning "hound,… Continue reading Gary

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Cymbeline

Cymbeline is an anglicized form of Cunobelinus possibly meaning "hound of Belenus", made up of Proto-Celtic *kū (dog, hound, wolf) and Belenus, the name of a sun god in Celtic mythology (identified with the Greek and Roman god Apollo) whose name is of uncertain meaning though it's popularly been thought to relate to a root word meaning "bright" or "shining". Cymbeline is… Continue reading Cymbeline

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Conan

Conan is an Irish male name meaning "little wolf" or "little hound" made up from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which ultimately derives from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog) and the diminutive suffix -an. Conan is also a surname originating from the given name. Conan is also the name of a few figures in Irish mythology. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konan (English)  

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Colin

Colin originated as an English medieval diminutive of Nicholas, the Englush form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people" made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Colin has also been used as an angliicized form of Scottish names Cailean (meaning "whelp, young dog, puppy" derived from a Proto-Celtic source). Colin is also a surname… Continue reading Colin

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Conri

Conri is an anglicized form of Irish Conrí meaning "wolf king" made up from Old Irish con (dog, hound, wolf) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and Old Irish rí (king) from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) which derives from root word *h₃reǵ- meaning "to straighten, to right oneself". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conrí (Irish)  

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Connor

Connor is the anglicized form of Gaelic Conchobhar meaning "lover of hounds" from Old Irish con (dog, hound) which derives from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and cobar (desiring) also derived from a PIE root word. Connor is also a surname derived from the given name. In Irish myth, Conchobhar mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster who was responsible for… Continue reading Connor