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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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

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

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

Neville

Neville comes from a surname via a place name in Normandy, France. It comes from Old French neu (new) and ville (town) meaning "new town". Origin: Old French Variants: Nevel (English) Nevil (English)  

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. As a … Continue reading Perry

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

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

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