Color, F names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Floyd

Floyd is a variant of Lloyd, which comes from a Welsh surname meaning “gray” via Welsh llwyd, derived from a PIE root word. It was originally a descriptive name referring to someone with gray hair. Floyd is also a Welsh surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lloyd (English) Loyd (English) Llwyd (Welsh)  

Battle/War, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Griselda

Griselda is an English female name derived from a Germanic origin meaning "gray battle" via Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Zelda, Selda Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Griselde (German) Grisold (German) Grizeldisz (Hungarian) Grizelda (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, English) Grizel (Scottish) Grissel (Medieval English) Griseldis (English) Grisilde (English)  

Color, Female, G names, Gray, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gracie

Gracie is a nickname for Grace which comes from Latin gratia meaning “favor, kindness” and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from grātus (pleasing, acceptable, agreeable) via PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise). I’ve also seen it listed as having originally been associated with Germanic element gris meaning “gray” though it was later… Continue reading Gracie

Blue, C names, Color, Gray, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Cayzer

Cayzer comes from a surname, a variant of Kaiser which derives from the Germanic word for "emperor"; it's a variant form of Caesar, an Ancient Roman cognomen famously attributed to Julius Caesar which later came to be regarded as an imperial title. Though its origins are unknown, it's been linked to Latin caesaries meaning “hair”, referring to abundant or a luxurious head of… Continue reading Cayzer

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Grey

Grey is another spelling of Gray, an English name which originated as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. It comes from Old English græg (grey) via Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (grey) which derives from PIE root *gʰreh₁- (to grow). Grey could also be derived from a Roman-Gallo name, Gratus, meaning “pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome” from Latin gratia (favor, kindness) and… Continue reading Grey

Ancient Greek, Animals, Birds, C names, Color, Female, Gray, Greek mythology, Green, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Swallow, Virtues/Attributes

Celadonia

Celadonia is an elaborated form of Celadon, referring to a pale greenish-gray color as well as also referring to a type of ceramic pottery with pale green glaze. It comes from French céladon which derives from Ancient Greek Keladon, the name of a character in Ovid's Metamorphosis. I couldn't find an exact meaning behind it though I've seen it… Continue reading Celadonia

Color, Female, Gray, Hebrew, I names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Isabella

Isabella is the Latinate and Italian form of Isabel which is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Isabella is also a surname deriving from the given name. Isabella is also the name of a color (also known as Isabelline) a pale gray-yellow color, a cream brown,… Continue reading Isabella

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, Gaelic, Gray, Hebrew, Honey, L names, Male, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Norman French, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Laney

Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with… Continue reading Laney

Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Grayer

Grayer is an English surname of uncertain meaning and origin. It could be an anglicized form of Grauer, a German surname meaning "gray", originally starting out as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. The etymology of the name comes from German grau (gray) derived from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (gray). Grayer may also have arisen as… Continue reading Grayer