D names, Dutch, Irish, Male, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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",… Continue reading Darren

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Dutch, Female, Literature, Persian, V names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Vanessa

Dutch, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek, Insects, Male, Middle Dutch, Nickname names, P names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

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… Continue reading Pier

Ancient Greek, Animals, Boar, Dutch, Gaelic, German/Germanic, K names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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";… Continue reading Kyler

African, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Chinese, Dutch, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Estonian, Female, Greek, Hawaiian, Japanese, Joy, K names, Latin, Male, Maori, Native American, Nature, Navajo, Nickname names, Place names, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

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… Continue reading Kai

Ancient Greek, Battle/War, Dutch, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Greek, Greek mythology, Latin, Male, Middle Dutch, Mythology, Numbers, Place names, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Troy

Dutch, Female, German/Germanic, Insects, L names, Latin, Literature, Word names

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,… Continue reading Libelle

Dutch, E names, Earth, English, Female, German/Germanic, Male, Nature, Old English, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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,… Continue reading Elder

Latin, Male, Middle Dutch, Nickname names, Numbers, Old French, T names, Word names

Trip

Trip comes from a word referring to a journey or a voyage, or it refers to someone who stumbles and falls. It comes from Old French tripper (strike with the feet, tread or skip lightly) which comes from a Germanic source; or it could be from Middle Dutch trippen meaning "to skip, hop, trot, stamp, trample". Tri- is also a Latin… Continue reading Trip

B names, Battle/War, Dutch, Elements, English, Female, Fire, Male, Nickname names, Old English, Proto-Germanic, Unisex, Word names

Brandy

Brandy is the name of an alcoholic drink, the shortened for of brandywine which is derived from Dutch brandewijn meaning "distilled wine" or "burnt wine". It could also be a short form, or a feminine form, of Brandon, an English surname derived from a place name meaning “hill covered with broom” from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone… Continue reading Brandy