Achilles is the name of a great warrior in Greek mythology, the son of the human king Peleus of Aegina, and the sea-nymph Thetis. In fact, it was their wedding that resulted in the Trojan war because of all the gods that attended, only Eris, the goddess of discord, wasn’t invited. Angered, she arrived at the wedding with a…


Leif (pr. layf) comes from Old Norse Leifr meaning meaning “descendant, heir”. Origin: Old Norse Variants: Leifr (Ancient Scandinavian) Leiv (Norwegian) Leifur (Icelandic)  


Ayman is an Arabic male name meaning “right-handed, lucky, blessed” and literally “on the right side” derived from yamin (right, right hand). Origin: Arabic Variants: Aymen (Arabic)     Ayman- أيمن (Arabic)  


Kiran is an Indian unisex name meaning “dust”, “thread”, or “ray of light” from Sanskrit kirana (ray of light, beam). It could also be a variant spelling of Kieran, the anglicized form of Irish Ciarán, meaning “black, dark” from Irish Ciar with the diminutive suffix -an, so the name essentially means “little dark one”, likely in reference to someone who had dark hair….


Gamaliel is a Hebrew male name meaning “benefit of God” or “reward of God”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Gamliel Gamiliel  


Kenton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “Coena’s settlement” or King’s settlement”- the second element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, farm, enclosure) while the first part of the name comes from an Old English given name, Coena or Cena, which may be derived from Old English cyne meaning “royal, kingly”…


Bayle is a French and English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle; the name comes from Bailey, an occupational name for a bailiff. It could also be a variant spelling of Bale, an English word referring to a large bundle that has been compressed and wrapped for shipping (ex. a…


Christobal is a Spanish male name, a variant spelling of Cristóbal, the Spanish form of Christopher meaning “bearing Christ” made up from Greek elements pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cristóbal (Spanish) Cristobal (Spanish, English)  


Aristander is an Ancient Greek male name, the Latinized form of Aristandros meaning “best of a man” from Ancient Greek aristos (excellent, best) and andros (man). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aristandros (Ancient Greek)  


Tahsin is an Arabic male name (and word) meaning “to improve, enhance, enrich”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Tahsen Tahseen Feminine forms: Tahseena Tahsina   Tahsin- تَحْسِيْن (Arabic)  


Zayden is a male given name, a modern American name invented to rhyme with other popular names such as Aiden, Cayden, and Braden.  Origin: English Variants: Zaden (English) Zaiden (English)  


Ideal is an English word referring to an idea or concepton of perfection or excellence, a stand for people to strive for; it also refers to something that exists only in the mind. It comes from Late Latin idealis (existing in idea) derived from Ancient Greek idea (form, look, appearance; notion, pattern) from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  


Prudent is the French masculine form of Prudentius, a Late Latin name derived from Latin providere meaning “to see ahead, to forsee, provide” derived from a PIE root word. As an English word it refers to someone who shows good judgment or someone who is wise or discreet, and has good sense. Nicknames: Prue/Pru Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Prudentius…


Urban comes from Latin Urbanus meaning either “city dweller” or “of the city” which comes from Latin urbs which seems to be derived from a PIE root word. Urban is also a word that has become adopted into the English vocabulary referring to a city or town. Another word related to it, urbane, is used to refer to someone…


Salathiel is the Greek form of Hebrew Shealtiel meaning “I have asked of God” or “I have asked God”. Nicknames: Sal Origin: Hebrew Variants: Shealtiel (Hebrew) She’alti’el (Biblical Hebrew) Salathihel (Biblical Latin)  


Axel is the Danish form of Absalom, a Hebrew male name meaning “father of peace”, as well as being a Scandinavian, Dutch, and German surname derived from the given name. As a Dutch and Belgian surname, it derives as a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Aksel. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Aksel (Danish, Norwegian) Akseli…


Vito is the Italian and Spanish form of Vitus, an Ancient Roman name meaning “life” derived from Latin vita (life, living) from a PIE root word. Vito is also an Italian surname derived from the given name. Apparently it’s been confused with Ancient Germanic Wido which comes from an Ancient Germanic element witu “wood” or wid “wide”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European…


Myron is an Ancient Greek male name which means “myrrh, perfume, sweet oil” which seems to be derived from a Semitic root meaning “bitter”. It’s also a surname either derived from the given name or as a short form of Greek Myronakis or Myronidis, both patrynonic surnames. Origin: Ancient Greek, Semitic Variants: Miron (Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish)…


Oakley comes from an English surname, from a place name meaning “oak clearing” composed from Old English āc (oak) and lēah (clearing, meadow). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oakeley (English) Oaklie (English) Oaklee (English)  


Jericho is the name of an ancient city in the West Bank as well as a surname derived from the given name. The meaning behind the name is uncertain though possible meanings ascribed to it are “moon” from Hebrew yareach or it could be derived from Hebrew reyach meaning “fragrant, smell”. In Arabic it’s known as Ariha which also means…