C names, Female, Gaelic, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex

Cassidy

Cassidy is an English unisex given name which comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of O Caiside meaning "descendant of Caiside", the latter meaning "curly haired or "curly headed". Nicknames: Cass, Cassie Origin: Gaelic Variants: Kassidy (English) Cassady (English) Cassadee (English) Kassady (English)  

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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

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Black/Dark, Color, D names, Female, Gaelic, Irish, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Darcy

Darcy is a unisex given name which comes from a surname with two origins and meanings. The first is that it's derived from Norman French d'Arcy, a locational surname meaning "from Arcy". Arcy is of uncertain meaning though it could be linked to Gaulish artio meaning "bear" with the locative suffix -acum (settlement) so the name means "bear settlement". Darcy is… Continue reading Darcy

A names, Ancient Greek, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Light, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Alaina

Alaina is a variant form of Alana, itself the feminine form of Alan, an Irish and Scottish name of uncertain etymology. It 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… Continue reading Alaina

Arthurian legends & myths, F names, Fairy, Female, Gaelic, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fay

Fay is a female given name which derives from several sources: the first is that it's another word for "fairy", coming from Middle English faie via Latin fata meaning "destiny, fate" derived from PIE root word *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). In Arthurian legend, it's the epithet of Morgan le Fay (meaning Morgan the fairy); it's also been used as a nickname for… Continue reading Fay

Elements, Female, Gaelic, L names, Latin, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh

Loralin

Loralin is an English female name, either an elaborated form of Lora, a variant spelling of Laura meaning "laurel' from Latin laurus; a variant of Laureline, a French diminutive of Laura; or it could be a combination of Lora and Lynn, derived from Welsh meaning "lake" derived from Gaelic linne (pond, pool, waterfall). Origin: Latin, Gaelic Variants: Laureline (English, French) Loralyn (English)  

Animals, D names, Elements, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Lion, Male, Mythology, Old English, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh mythology

Dillon

Dillon seems like a variant spelling of Dylan at first glance, an Irish name meaning "great tide" or "great flow" and the name of a sea god in Welsh mythology, but Dillon has its own roots. There seems to be a lot of contradictory information on it: it's an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Duilleáin meaning… Continue reading Dillon

Female, Gaelic, German/Germanic, H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Hayden

Hayden comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "hay valley" or "hay hill" derived from Old English elements heg (hay) and either denu (valley) or dun (hill). Hayden is also an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó hÉideáin and Ó hÉidín meaning "descendant of Éideán", the latter a diminutive of Irish éideadh meaning "clothes, armor, dress, garb". Hayden could also be an… Continue reading Hayden

C names, Earth, Elements, Gaelic, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Creagan

Creagan is a variant spelling of Creegan, the anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Croidheagáin meaning "descendant of Croidheagán", the latter a diminutive of Irish croidhe, a dated spelling of croí meaning "heart" derived from PIE root *ḱḗr (heart). Creagan is also a Scottish Gaelic word meaning "rocks", the plural form of creag (rock). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Scottish Gaelic Variants: Creegan (Irish, English)  

Celtic, D names, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Drucilla

Drucilla is a variant spelling of Drusilla, the feminine form of Drusus, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin. It supposedly derived from the name of a Gallic chief killed by a Roman soldier, Drausus, possibly meaning “strong”. I’ve also come across as it being derived from Celtic daru- or derwo- both meaning “oak”. It's also possible that Drusus may come from… Continue reading Drucilla

B names, Gaelic, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Bradley

Bradley comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "broad clearing" from Old English brād (broad) derived from Proto-Germanic *braidaz (broad, wide) from an unknown source; and lēah (clearing, meadow) from PIE *lówkos (clearing). Bradley has also been used as an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Brolcháin meaning "descendant of Brolachán", Brolachán meaning a diminutive of Brólach. Nicknames: Brad Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Gaelic Variants:… Continue reading Bradley

Female, Gaelic, L names, Male, Nature, Surname names, Unisex

Leslie

Leslie is a unisex given name derived from a Scottish surname via a place name, Lesslyn, a name of uncertain origin though it may derive from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "holly garden" or "place of the holly trees". Origin: Gaelic Variants: Lesley (English) Lesly (English) Lesleigh (English)  

B names, Color, Female, Gaelic, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Blaine

Blaine comes from a Scottish surname meaning "yellow" from Bláán, a diminutive of blá (yellow), perhaps derived as a nickname for someone who had a sallow complexion. It's also a shortened form of MacBlain meaning "son of Blain" or Mac Gille Blaan meaning "son of the servant of (St.) Blaan". Blain is also an English word referring to a skin swelling or sore,… Continue reading Blaine

Animals, Boar, Gaelic, I names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Irwin

Irwin comes from an English surname derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning "boar friend" from Old English eofor (boar) from Proto-Germanic *eburaz (boar)  from a Proto-Indo-European source; and wine (friend, protector, lord) from Proto-Germanic *winiz (friend, loved one) which also derives from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to wish, love, desire). Irwin is also derived from a Gaelic surname, the anglicized form of O' hEireamhoin meaning "descendant of Eireamhan", the… Continue reading Irwin

Ancient Greek, Animals, Deer/Roe, E names, Earth, Elements, Fawn, Female, French, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Irish, Moon, Moose/Elk, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh mythology, Word names

Elana

Elana is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Ilana, which is the feminine form of Ilan, a Hebrew male name meaning "tree", though it could also be a feminine form of Elon, another Hebrew male name meaning "tree, oak tree"; Elana could also be a variant form of Helena,… Continue reading Elana

Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Ethiopian, Female, Fire, Gaelic, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kenna

Kenna is a Scottish female name, the feminine form of Kenneth, itself the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful, kind”; and Cináed meaning “born of fire”. Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Kenna is also a Scottish and Irish surname deriving from the given name, as well… Continue reading Kenna

Animals, Earth, Elements, English, Gaelic, Kin/Family, L names, Male, Old English, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Leland

Leland comes from an English surname deriving from a place name in England meaning "fallow land" or "untilled land" from Old English læge (fallow, untilled) and land (land) which comes from Proto-Germanic *landą (land) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *lendh- (2) (land, heath). Leland is also a surname deriving from the given name, though it's also a shortened form of McClellan or McLelland, both an anglicized form of… Continue reading Leland

Ancient Germanic, Ancient Greek, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gothic, Love/Beloved, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Drew

Drew is used as a short form of Andrew, which is the English form of Greek male name Andreas, derived from Greek andreios meaning “manly, masculine”. It's also the anglicized form of Drogo, itself an Ancient Germanic personal name either derived from Gothic meaning "to bear", "to carry" or from an Old Saxon root meaning "ghost" or "phantom". Drew is also a surname… Continue reading Drew