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…

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)  

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…

Fernald

Fernald comes from a French surname which seems to be a variant of Furnell, either a  topographic or occupational name meaning “furnace” in reference to someone who either worked as an iron-worker or lived near one. It’s also possible that Fernald is a variant spelling of Farnall, an English locational name meaning “fern hill” given to someone…

Marlow

Marlow comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational surname for someone who came from a place called Marlow. It’s made up from Old English elements mere (lake; ocean, sea) and Old English lafe (leavings, remains) essentially meaning “remnants of a lake”, perhaps in reference to an area where there had been a lake that…

Theodore

Theodore is the English form of Ancient Greek Theodoros meaning “gift of God” or “God’s gift”. Theodore is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Ted, Teddy, Theo Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Theodoros (Greek, Ancient Greek) Theodorus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Tewodros (Amharic, Eastern African) Toros (Armenian) Teodor (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Serbian,…

Gunther

Gunther is the name of a historical king who appears in the Germanic saga Nibelungenlied, wanting to marry Brunhild, a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, but a fiercely strong and independent woman. She sets a series os tasks for Gunther that are impossible for him to do, so his oath-brother (and later brother-in-law) Siegfried took his place with the aid…

Colton

Colton comes from an English surname name, originally used as a location name for someone who came from a place called Colton. It’s made up from Old English cola meaning “coal, charcoal” and tun (settlement; enclosure). Nicknames: Col, Colt Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolton (English) Kolten (English) Colten (English)