Verna

Verna is the feminine form of Vernon, derived from a Norman surname and place name meaning “alder” from Gaulish word vern referring to someone who lived near a grove of alders. Verna has also been associated with the Latin word vernus meaning “spring”, as well as also being a Latin word meaning “house servant, family slave”, either…

Alauda

Alauda is the name of a genus of larks and the name comes from Latin alauda meaning “lark; skylark”, which seems to derive from a Gaulish source. Origin: Gaulish  

Eponine

Eponine is the anglicized form of Éponine, a French female name popularized by Victor Hugo‘s novel Les Misérables (1862). It’s the French form of Epponina, a Gaulish name which could be based on Epona, a Celtic goddess of horses who was popular not only in Celtic religions but also among the Romans as well. It means “horse” from Gaulish epos via Proto-Celtic *ekʷos…

Delano

Delano is a male name, an anglicized spelling of French surname de la Noye, a place name referring to someone who came from a place called La Noye/ La Noue or Lannoy, which derives from a Gaulish origin meaning “wetland, swamp”. Origin: Gaulish  

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,…

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…

Devere

Devere comes from a French surname meaning “of Ver” or “from Ver”, referring to someone who came from a town called Vere. It’s made up from French de (of, from) and  Vere meaning “alder” which comes from a Gaulish word so the name essentially means “from the alders”. Origin: French, Gaulish  

Paris

Paris is the name of the Trojan prince who started the ten year long Trojan War when he abducted Helen, the wife of Menelaus, and brought her to Troy. When Paris was born there was a prophecy that told he would be the cause of Troy’s downfall and in response, his father Priam ordered for…

Alan

Alan is a 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 root word *h₂el- (to grow,…