Rayner

Rayner is an English male name, an anglicized form of Rainer, a Germanic male name via Old Germanic Raganhar, composed of ragin (advice, counsel) and hari (army), essentially meaning "advisor of the army". Rayner is also an English surname originating from the same source above. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: advisor of the army Usage: English Variants: Rainer (German) Reiner (German) …

Emmaus

Emmaus is the name of a town mentioned in the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament in which Jesus appeared, after his death and resurrection, to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Its location is unknown though various locations have been suggested. Emmaus is the Latinized form of Hebrew Hammath meaning "hot spring", derived from a …

Gen

Gen is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: gen 源 "source, origin"; gen 彦 "lad, boy"; gen 玄 "mysterious, occultness; deep, profound; black"; gen 元 "cause, origin; beginning; former time"; gen 幻 "fantasy, phantom; vision; illusion; apparition" There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it's げん. Gen is also …

Sigismondo

Sigismondo is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Sigismund, a Germanic male name, a variant of Sigmund, made up of Germanic elements sigu (victory) and mund (protector), so the name essentially means "victorious protector" or "victory protection". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: victory protection or victorious protection Usage: Italian Variants: Sigmund (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Sigismund (German, Ancient …

Seamus

Seamus (pr. sha-mus) is an anglicized form of Séamus, the Irish form of James, an English male name derived from Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form of Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”.  Origin: Hebrew Variants: Séamus (Irish) Séamas (Irish) Shamus (Irish) Sheamus (Irish) Shaymus (English)  

Griffin

Griffin is the name of a mythical creature believed to have the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. It comes from Old French grifon via Latin gryphus which may be derived from Ancient Greek gryps (griffin) via grúpos meaning "curved" or hooked". It's also possible that the word derives from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps a …

Midian

Midian is the name of a place in the Bible and the Quran, named after Midian, the son of Abraham and Keturah. The name means "strife" from Hebrew madon מדון (strife) via root word din מדון (to judge; law). Midian also seems to be a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Semitic VAriants: Midyan (Hebrew) Madyan (Arabic) Madiám (Greek) Madian (Italian, …

Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

China

China is the name of a country in East China as well as the name of a fine porcelain. The origin behind the name isn't clear-cut. It may have originated from Persian čin چین (China) via Sanskrit Cīna (China) which may have originated from the name of the Qi 秦 (pr. chin) dynasty, the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from …

Rollo

Rollo is the Latinized form of Roul, the Medieval English and French form of Rolf which originated from Germanic given name Hrodulf meaning “famous wolf”. Rollo is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rudolph (English) Rudolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian) Rodolph (French, English) Rodolphe (French) Rodolfo …

Yukihiro

Yukihiro is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yuki 幸 "happiness, blessing, fortune" + hiro 洋 "ocean; foreign; the West; vast, wide" (幸洋); yuki 行 "line, row; going; journey; carry out; conduct" + hiro 央 "center, middle" (行央); yuki 志 "purpose, will, determination, aspiration, ambition" + hiro 弘 "vast, broad, wide" (志弘); yuki 至 "climax; to reach, …

Shaddan

Shaddan is an Arabic male name meaning "grown antelope", or at least that's what the sites I've found list it as meaning. There was very little I could find behind the name itself. Origin: Arabic Shaddan- شَدَّان (Arabic)