Darren

Darren is a male name of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be a variant form of Darrell, which comes from French surname D’Airelle meaning “of Airelle”, referring to someone who came from there. Darren may also be a variant of Dara, an Irish male name meaning “oak tree” though it may also be an anglicized form of Dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile”,…

Vanessa

Vanessa is a famous name created by the Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift for his poem Cadenus and Vanessa (1713). He created it by taking the first three letters of his lover’s surname (Esther Vanhomrigh) and adding the pet form Essa. Vanhomrigh is a Dutch surname and van means “from”, referring to a habitational surname, while Esther either means…

Pier

Pier is the Italian and Dutch masculine form of Peter meaning “stone” from Greek petros. In Italian, Pier is usually used in conjunction with another name, like Piermario or Pierluigi. Pier is also a surname, likely derived from Peter, but I’ve also seen it listed as being Dutch or Middle Low German meaning “worm, earthworm”. Pier is also…

Kyler

Kyler has two possible origins: the first is that it’s a modern blend of names Kyle (a Scottish name meaning “narrows”, “strait”, “channel” though it may also be derived from Scottish Gaelic coille meaning “wood, forest) and Tyler, an English occupational name for someone who nailed down tiles, which comes from Ancient Greek tégos (roof, cover) derived from Proto-Indo-European root word *(s)teg- “to cover”;…

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it’s a Hawaiian unisex name meaning “sea”; it’s also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) “sea, ocean”; (貝) “shellfish”; (快) “cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable”; (戒) “commandment”, and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of…

Troy

Troy has several possible meanings and etymologies behind it: it comes from a surname derived from a city in Troyes, France, used to describe someone who came from there. The name comes from Latin Tricasses, the name of a Gallic tribe that lived in the area. The first part of the name comes from tri meaning “three” although…

Libelle

Libelle is the German and Dutch word for “dragonfly” as well as the French word (spelled libellé) meaning “wording”; it was used to refer to a type of political pamphlet or book in which it attacked important figures using slander, whether they were real or not, which is where the English word libel comes form. Libelle derive from Latin libellus,…

Skyler

Skyler an English uisex name, from a phonetic spelling of Schuyler, a Dutch surname meaning “scholar”. Origin: Dutch Variants: Skylar (English) Schuyler (Dutch, English)  

Elder

Elder is a Portuguese male name, a variant of Hélder which either derives its name from a Dutch town called Den Helder possibly meaning “hell’s door” in Dutch, or “hill/hilly grounds”, or it could be a derived from Germanic given name Hulderic meaning “merciful ruler” or “graceful ruler” from Germanic elements hulda (merciful, graceful) and ric (power, rule). Elder is also a surname,…