Dace

Dace is is the name of various small freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, especially the common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus). The name comes from Middle English dace or darce via Old French dars, a nominative form of dart which is of Proto-Germanic origin *darothuz meaning “dart, spear”, derived from a PIE root word and used to refer to its swiftness…

Remora

Remora is the name of a fish in the family Echeneidae, also known as suckerfish, because they attach themselves to other fish (such as sharks and turtles) and boats. Remora comes from Latin meaning “delay, hindrance”, made up of prefix re- (back, backwards) and mora (delay). The remora actually got their name in the belief that their attaching themselves to…

Ayumi

Ayumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ayumi 歩 “walk; step” + mi 美 “beauty beautiful” (歩美); ayumi 歩 “walk; step”; a 明 “bright, light” + yu 征 “subjugate; conquest” + mi 魅 “fascination; charm; bewitch” (明征魅); ayu 鮎 “sweetfish” + mi 己 “itself; oneself” (鮎己); a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after” + yu 佑 “help, assist” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (亜佑美) There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written…

Sidon

Sidon (pr. sy-don) was the name of a chief city in ancient Phoenicia (now known as Saida, Lebanon) which was founded in the 3rd millennium BC which was once famous for its purple dye. The name most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon meaning “fishing place” or “fishery” via tzud (to hunt, to fish, to catch). Origin: Phoenician Variants:…

Fisher

Fisher comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who was a fisherman, though it may have also been used as a locational name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river which comes from the Old English term fisc-gear (fish weir). As an Irish surname, Fisher was used as a translation…

Rishi

Rishi is an Indian male name meaning “sage, poet” whoch was originally used for a poet who was inspired by Vedic hymns, as well as the name and term of several characters in Hinduism. The origin of the name derives from Sanskrit via Proto-Indo-Iranian *r̥šíš (seer). Rishi is also a Japanese male name with several different meanings…

Marlon

Marlon is an English male given name of unknown meaning. It may have originated as a variant spelling of Marland, an English surname derived from a place name meaning “land by lake” or “land by the sea” from English elements mere (lake, pool; sea, ocean) via a PIE root word; and land (land) also derived from a PIE root word….

Rino

Rino could be a short form of names ending with rino such as Severino, the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Severinus, an Ancient Roman name meaning “stern” in Latin. Rino is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “jasmine + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly” (莉乃); “carp + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly”…

Braden

Braden comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Bradáin meaning “descendant of Bradán”, the latter a Gaelic name meaning “salmon”. In Irish mythology, the salmon is associated with wisdom. It’s also an English surname, a variant spelling of Bradden meaning “broad valley” from Old English brad (broad) and denu (valley). Origin: Gaelic, Old English Variants: Brayden (English) Braedan (English) Bradán (Ancient Irish)…