Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, French, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Old French, P names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Percy

Percy is a short form of Percival, first created by French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem Perceval, the story of the Grail in the 12th century. It's likely the name was based on Welsh Peredur meaning “hard spear” though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val “to pierce the valley”. Percival is one of the… Continue reading Percy

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Black/Dark, C names, Color, Elements, Female, Fire, German/Germanic, Illyrian, Latin, Male, Middle English, Nature, Old French, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Cadrian

Cadrian seems to be a modern English name, either an elaborated form of Cade, which has a variety of meanings and origins such as: being an English surname derived from a metonymic occupational surname for a cooper (someone who made and repaired barrels) which comes from Old French cade (cask, barrel); it could also be from a Medieval English given… Continue reading Cadrian

D names, Male, Old French, Place names, Slavic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dober

Dober comes from a Slavic word meaning "good"; it's the name of a settlement (also spelled Dobër and Dobre) in northern Albania. Dober is also a surname of English origin (with various spellings of Dauber, Dawber, Daber, and Doberer), an occupational surname for someone who was a plasterer from Middle English daubere via Old French daubier (whitewash, plasterer). Origin:… Continue reading Dober

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

Earth, Elements, Female, Food, French, Greek, Latin, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Old French, P names, Pear, Surname names, Unisex, Welsh

Perry

Perry is a nickname for Peregrine, from Latin Peregrinus meaning "traveler", or Percival, likely based on Welsh Peredur meaning "hard spear" though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val "to pierce the valley". Perry is also an English surname which comes from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", referring to someone who lived near a pear tree. It comes… Continue reading Perry

Color, French, Male, Nickname names, Old French, Physical Attributes, R names, Red/Crimson, Word names

Russ

Russ is a short form of Russell, an English male name which comes from a surname meaning "little red one" from Old French rousel. It was originally given as a nickname for someone who had red hair or a reddish complexion. Russ is also an archaic word for Russian. Origin: Old French Variants: Russell (English) Russel (English)… Continue reading Russ

Animals, B names, Birds, German/Germanic, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Old French, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Water, Word names

Beck

Beck is an English surname derived from German surname Bach meaning "brook, stream", a cognate of Old Norse bekkr (stream, brook). It could also be a short form of Becker, another Germanic surname meaning "baker". Beck could also be a short form of Beckett, another English surname that comes from the same source as Bach. It also comes from Middle… Continue reading Beck

B names, Battle/War, Celtic, Earth, English, Fire, Frankish, Male, Old English, Old French, Old Norse, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Brandon

Brandon is from 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 who lived near a place covered with gorse or broom shrubs. However, Brandon could also be derived from Old French brandon from Frankish *brand meaning "firebrand, torch, sword" which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, a… Continue reading Brandon

C names, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Latin, Old French, Physical Attributes, Sound, Water, Welsh

Carolyn

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Welsh Meaning: Carolyn is a variant of Caroline, itself the feminine form of Charles which ultimately comes from Karl, a Germanic masculine name meaning "man", used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a… Continue reading Carolyn

Anglo-Norman, English, F names, French, Male, Middle English, Old French, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Franklin

Origin: Anglo-Norman Meaning: originally a surname which comes from Middle English frankeleyn meaning "free man" from Old French fraunclein referring to someone who owned land but was not of noble birth. Nicknames include: Frank and Franky/Frankie Variants: Franklyn