Ancient Greek, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

Summer

Summer refers to the warmest season of the year in which the days are long and the nights short and has been used as a (primarily) female given name. It comes from Middle English somer, sumer (summer) from Old English sumor via Proto-Germanic *sumaraz (summer) derived from a PIE root word. Summer is also a word used to refer to a… Continue reading Summer

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Animals, Birds, C names, Crow, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Crawford

Crawford comes from an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" likely in reference to a ford where crows gather. It's composed from Old English crawe (crow; raven) via Proto-Germanic *krēǭ (crow) derived from a PIE root word; and ford which also comes from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Craw, Ford Origin:… Continue reading Crawford

Female, J names, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

July

July is the name of the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calenders, named after Julius Caesar. Julius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter),… Continue reading July

Animals, Boar, E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Everett

Everett comes from an English surname meaning "brave boar" made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) derived from a PIE root; and heard (brave, hardy, strong) via Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard; brave) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everitt (English) Everette (English) Everard (English) Everardo (Spanish) Eberardo (Spanish) Évrard (French) Eberhard (German) Erhard… Continue reading Everett

Bright/Clear, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Daijirou

Daijirou is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 "large, big" + ji 二 "two" + ro 郎 "son" (大二郎); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 二 "two" + ro 朗 "bright, clear; melodious; cheerful, merry" (大二朗); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 次 "next, order; sequence" + ro 郎 "son" (大次郎); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 治 "reign; govern; regulate" + ro 郎 "son" (大治郎); There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used.… Continue reading Daijirou

Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yujiro

Yujiro is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 佑 "to help; assist" + ji 次 "next, order; sequence" + ro 郎 "son" (佑次郎); yu 裕 "abundant; rich; fertile" + ji 次 "next, order; sequence" + ro 郎 "son" (裕次郎); yu 雄 "male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence" + ji 二 "two" + ro 郎 "son" ( 雄二郎); yu 勇 "courage; bravery; heroism" + ji 治 "reign; govern; regulate" + ro 郎 "son" (勇治郎); yu 裕 "abundant; rich; fertile"… Continue reading Yujiro

Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Prince

Prince comes from the name of a royal title, referring to a male son or grandson of a king or queen. It's also been used to refer to someone who is outstanding in a particular group or class or someone who possesses fine or admirable traits. The name comes from Latin princeps meaning "first, foremost; chief, distinguished"… Continue reading Prince

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Verus

Verus comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "true, real" from Latin verus which derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vero (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)   Female forms: Vera (Italian, Spanishm Portuguese, English, Russian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Georgian) Vero (Spanish)  

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sunny

Sunny is an English unisex name which comes from the English adjective referring to a day with a lot of sunshine or applied to someone who is cheerful. It comes from Old English sunne (sun) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sunnie (English) Sunni (English)  

F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Fergus

Fergus is the anglicized form of Fearghas, a Gaelic name meaning "man of vigor" composed from fear (man) derived from a PIE root word; and gus "vigor". It's the name of several figures in Irish and Scottish mythology. Fergus is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Fergie, Gus Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Fearghas (Irish, Scottish)  

C names, Female, Gaelic, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex

Cassidy

Cassidy is an English unisex given name which comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of O Caiside meaning "descendant of Caiside", the latter meaning "curly haired or "curly headed". Nicknames: Cass, Cassie Origin: Gaelic Variants: Kassidy (English) Cassady (English) Cassadee (English) Kassady (English)  

Animals, C names, Celtic, Dog, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Colin

Colin originated as an English medieval diminutive of Nicholas, the Englush form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people" made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Colin has also been used as an angliicized form of Scottish names Cailean (meaning "whelp, young dog, puppy" derived from a Proto-Celtic source). Colin is also a surname… Continue reading Colin

Breton, J names, Male, Virtues/Attributes

Judikael

Judikael is the Breton form of Judicaël, itself the French form of Old Breton Iudicael which means "generous lord" or "generous prince" from iud (lord, prince) and cael (generous). Nicknames: Jude, Kael/Cael, Kale/Cale Origin: Breton Variants: Judicaël (French) Iudicael (Old Breton) Yezekael (Breton) Juhel (French) Judael (French) Judel (French) Judhael (French) Judhel (French) Judhellus (Latinized French)   Feminine forms: Judicaëlle (French, Breton)… Continue reading Judikael

Arabic, Earth, Elements, M names, Male, Place names, Surname names

Marwan

Marwan is an Arabic male name of unknown meaning. It could be related to Arabic marw/maru (مَرْو) meaning "quartz" in reference to a white stone used to ignite fire,  though it may also be related to Marwa, an Arabic female name which refers to a fragrant plant as well as also being the name of a mountain or hill… Continue reading Marwan

B names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Bellamy

Bellamy comes from a French surname meaning "fair/fine friend" or "handsome/beautiful friend" which comes from French beau/belle (handsome, fine attractive) via Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome) via PIE duenos/duonos(good) which is the diminutive of *dew- (to show favor, revere); and ami (friend) via Latin amicus (friend), a derivative of amare (to love) which could be derived from a PIE root word. It likely originated as a… Continue reading Bellamy

Female, Food, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Rye, Surname names, Unisex

Ryden

Ryden is a surname which comes from two different backgrounds and meanings. The first is that it is an English surname meaning "rye hill" made up from Old English elements ryġe (rye) and dun (hill, mountain) both of which derive from a PIE source. It originated as a locational name for someone who lived near a hill where rye… Continue reading Ryden

Animals, Deer/Roe, H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Stag, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Herschel

Herschel is a variant spelling of Hershel, originating as a pet form of Hirsh, a Yiddish male name meaning "deer". Apparently, the deer was commonly associated with the tribe of Naphtali. Herschel is also a German surname which may not only be derived from Yiddish Hirsh but it could also derived from German Hirsch which also means "deer, stag", originally an occupational… Continue reading Herschel

Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rupert

Rupert is the German form of Robert, an English name derived from Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Rupert is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ruprecht (German) Ruperto (Spanish) Robert (English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian,… Continue reading Rupert

Animals, Female, H names, Hare/Rabbit, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Harley

Harley comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "hare clearing" or "hare wood" made up from Old English hara (hare) derived from a PIE root word, and lēah (wood, clearing) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Harli (English) Harlee (English) Harlie (English) Harleigh (English)  

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Literature, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Cedric

Cedric is a male given name which seems to have been created by Scottish writer and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) for his 1819 novel Ivanhoe. It's possible he based it on a Celtic name, Cerdic, of unknown origin and meaning though it could be related to Brythonic Caratacos which derives from Proto-Brythonic *karɨd (to love) derived from a PIE root word.… Continue reading Cedric