Kent

Kent comes from an English surname which originated as a locational name for someone who came from the name of a county in England. In Old English the name was spelled as Cent which originated from Latin Cantium, meaning “coastal district” or “corner-land, land on the edge”, derived from a Brythonic source. Kent is also used as…

Alana

Alana is the feminine form of Alan, an English male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning “to nourish, grow” from Proto-Indo-European…

Linnet

Linnet is the name of a small bird, a type of finch. The name comes from Old French linette, a diminutive of lin meaning “flax” via Latin linum (flax; linen cloth) which seems to be derived from a PIE root word though it may also be possible that it derives from a non Indo-European source, perhaps from a Mediterranean…

Mackenzie

Mackenzie comes from a Scottish surname, an anglicized form of Mac Coinnich meaning “son of Coinneach”, the latter a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful”. Nicknames: Mack, Mac, Kenzie/Kenzi, Kensi Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Gaelic Variants: Makenzie (English) Mckenzie (English) McKenzie (English, Scottish) MacKenzie (English, Scottish)  

Torin

Torin is a male given name with several possible etymologies: it’s an Irish Gaelic name meaning “chief”; it could be related to Irish toirneach meaning “thunder” or Old Irish torann meaning “noise; noise of battle; thunder; tumult); Torin could also be a contracted form of Thorfinn or Torfinn, a Scandinavian male name made up of Thor, the Norse god of thunder whose…

Quinn

Quinn comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn meaning “descendant of Conn”, Conn coming from a Gaelic word meaning “chief, head” or “intellect, counsel”. Origin: Gaelic Female forms: Quin (English)   Male forms: Quin (English) Conn (Irish)  

Sterling

Sterling comes from a Scottish surname, a variant spelling of Stirling which comes from the name of a Scottish city. The name itself is of uncertain origin and meaning though it could be related to Scottish Gaelic strì meaning “strife, contention; battle” and linne (pool, pond). As an English surname, Sterling could have originated as a variant…

Niles

Niles comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning “son of Neil”, derived from the given name Neil which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a name of uncertain etymology though possibly meaning “champion” or “cloud”. Niles could also be a variant of Neils, a German surname which is a reduced form of given name Cornelius, an Ancient…

Larkin

Larkin originated as a medieval diminutive of Laurence, an English male name deriving from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel” (Laurence is also a French female name). It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due…