Verlie

Verlie could be used as a short form for Beverly, an English surname which originated as a location name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream). Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Verlie could also be a short Verla or Verlene,…

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning “descendant of Corragán”, the later made up of Irish corr meaning “pointed” (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means “little dwarf” made up…

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one” from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd…

Stanley

Stanley comes from an English surname meaning “stone clearing” made up from Old English elements stān (stone) and lēah (clearing, woodland, meadow). Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stanlee (English) Stanlie (English)  

Adina

Adina is the name of a minor figure in the Old Testament, the name of a (male) soldier meaning “slender” written as עֲדִינָא though it’s also used as a Hebrew female name written עֲדִינָה meaning “delicate, gentle, fine”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Romanian feminine name, possibly a short form of Adelina, a variant of Adela, meaning “noble”…

Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the name of a city in Canada and the capital of Manitoba, named after a nearby lake, Lake Winnipeg, which comes from a Cree or Ojibwe language (both of which descend from the Algonquian language) meaning “dirty water” or “muddy/murky water”. Nicknames: Win/Winn, Winnie, Peg Origin: Algonquian  

Ida

Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning “wooded hill, wood”…

Vox

Vox is a Latin word meaning “voice” via Proto-Italic *wōks (voice) derived from PIE root noun *wṓkʷs (voice, speech) from root word *wekʷ- (to speak, to sound out). Vox is also an English surname which arose as a variant form of Fox, the name of the animal; it was likely originally derived as a nickname for someone who was cunning and…

Epiphany

Epiphany refers to a Christian holiday that celebrates the physical manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles; it can also be used to refer to a manifestation or appearance of a deity or divine being, or could be used to describe a sudden realization or discovery into something, either personal, religious, scientific, or philosophic. The name itself comes…