Devon

Devon is the name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area known as the Dumnonii which is made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning "deep" or "world" and *nanto meaning "stream" or "valley" so the name would mean "deep valley" or "deep stream". It may also be a variant spelling … Continue reading Devon

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Fiona

Fiona seems to have first been coined by Scottish poet James Macpherson who based it on the Fianna, the name of a group of warriors in Irish mythology, or as the feminine form of Fionn. The name comes from Old Irish finn meaning "fair, blond, white" from Proto-Celtic *windos- (white). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Fionna (English, Scottish)   Male forms: Fionn … Continue reading Fiona

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, … Continue reading Alan

Keith

Keith comes from a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning though it may be derived from Proto-Brythonic word *koɨd meaning "wood, forest", ultimately from a Proto-Celtic origin. The name may have come from an ancient Germanic tribe known as the Catti who came to Scotland in the 11th century to help the native population defend themselves against the … Continue reading Keith

Brittany

Brittany is the English form of Latin Britannia which comes from the name of a British-Celtic tribe *Pretanni which comes from Proto-Celtic *mrixtos meaning "speckled, mottled, brindled", which the Ancient Romans used to refer to the Picts. It's the name of a region in France. Nicknames: Britt Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Brittney (English) Britney (English) Brittani (English) Brittny (English) Britannia (English) … Continue reading Brittany

Camlann

Camlann comes from the legends of King Arthur, the name of a place and the final battle of King Arthur in which he either dies there, killed by Mordred, or was fatally wounded. The name might be derived *Cambo-landa meaning "crooked land" or *Cambo-glanna meaning "crooked bank (of a river), from Proto-Celtic *kambos (crooked) and either Old Irish lann (land) or Gaulish glanna (bank … Continue reading Camlann

Sabrina

Sabrina is the Latin form of Old Welsh Habren or Hafren, the original name of the River Severen in the United Kingdom. The name might be derived from Proto-Celtic *samaros meaning "summer fallow, fallow land" from Proto-Celtic *samos (summer) and *aros (ploughing, ploughed land), or from *samos (summer) and *renwo- (quick, fast) or it could possibly mean "boundary" from an unknown source. Sabrina could … Continue reading Sabrina

Finn

Finn comes from an Irish name meaning "fair", "blessed" or "white" derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Finn is the older spelling of Fionn, which belongs to the name of a warrior in Irish myth known as Fionn mac Cumhaill (or Finn MacCool in English) and the leader of the Fianna. His birth name was Deimne but he was … Continue reading Finn