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 root word meaning “three”, used in conjection with other words such as triple and trisect, so Trip could be used with that in mind, or it could also be used as nickname for someone who is the third (III) generation of the same name.
Origin: Old French Middle Dutch, Latin
Latham comes from an English surname meaning “(place of or by) the barns” derived from Old Norse hlatha (barn). It was a habitational place name referring to someone who originally came from a town called Latham.
Origin: Old Norse
- Laytham (English)
- Lathom (English)
Ndidi is an African Igbo unisex name meaning “patience” though it seems to be more popular for women. It also seems to be a surname as well.
Origin: African (Igbo)
Kato is an African male name meaning “second of twins” in Luganda, as well as also being a Japanese surname (also spelled Katō or Katou) meaning “increase wisteria” (加藤) though it could have other meanings if other kanji are used. It’s pronounced ka-toe in Japanese. Kato could also be a variant spelling of Cato, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “wise” in Latin. Cato is also a Dutch diminutive of Catharina, the Dutch and Swedish form of Katherine. Katherine comes from Greek name Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads, from hekas possibly meaning “far off” though another theory states it comes from a Greek word meaning “will”. It might also be derived from Greek aikia “torture”. Katherine could also be from a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”. The spelling of the name was later changed to be associated with Greek katharos “pure”.
Origin: East African (Luganda), Japanese, Latin, Greek, Coptic
- Kató (Icelandic, Hungarian)
- Cato (Ancient Roman, Dutch, English)
Isingoma is an African male name meaning “first of twins” in the Luganda language. It also seems to be a surname as well.
Origin: African (Luganda)
Jared is the English form of Hebrew name Yared or Yered meaning “descent”, so named because in his time angels descended from Heaven down to earth. Jared could also be related to a root word meaning “to rule, command” and I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “rose”, although I don’t know how accurate that last part is. Jared is also a surname though it doesn’t come from Hebrew but from a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Gerard”, Gerard meaning “brave spear” or “hardy spear” from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy);
Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Germanic
- Jarod (English)
- Jarrod (English)
- Jarred (English)
- Jerrod (English)
- Jerred (English)
- Jered (English)
- Iared (Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin)
- Yared (Hebrew, Ethiopian)
- Yered (Hebrew)
Arioch is a Hebrew male name meaning “fierce lion” or “lion-like”.
Jyoti (pr. jo-tee; Forvo) is an Indian unisex name meaning “light” from Sanskrit.
- Jyothi (Malayalam, Telugu)
- Jothi (Tamil)
- Jothi (Tamil)
Brophy comes from an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Bróithe meaning “descendant of Bróth”, Bróth being a given name of unknown meaning.
Laith is an Arabic male name meaning “lion”. It’s pronounced the same as Leith, a name I already profiled. It’s also a surname derived from the given name