Raleigh

Raleigh comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Raleigh. It either means “red clearing” from Old English elements read (red) and leah (clearing, wood), or “roe deer clearing” from Old English ra (roe) and leah (clearing, wood). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rawley (English) Rawleigh (English) Raley (English)  

Mercer

Mercer comes from an English and Scottish surname, an occupational name for someone who was a merchant. it comes from Anglo-Norman mercer (merchant, trader) which comes from Latin merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border). Origin: Etruscan, Proto-Indo-European…

Davey

Davey is a nickname for David or its feminine form, Davina/Davinia, meaning “beloved” from Hebrew. Davey is also an English surname which derives from the given name above. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Davy (English) Davie (English) Dave (English) Davee (English) Daveigh (English)  

Rotaru

Rotaru comes from a Romanian surname, an occupational name meaning “wheelwright” or “wheel maker”, referring to someone who built or repaired wooden wheels. It derives from the Romanian word roată meaning “wheel” via Latin rota (wheel) deriving from a PIE root word. As far as I can tell, Rotaru has never been used as a given name….

Hansen

Hansen comes from a Scandinavian surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Hans”, Hans being the short form of Johannes, the Scandinavian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hanson (English) Hanssen (Danish, Norwegian, German) Hansson (Swedish)    

Basilio

Basilio is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Basil, the English form of Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning “king, kingly”. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basilio is also a surname originating…

Dane

Dane comes from an English surname, a variant of Dean, either derived from Middle English dene meaning “valley” or else it’s an occupational surname meaning “dean”, referring to a person who was a dean or someone who worked for one, referring to an ecclesialtical head of a cathedral. It’s derived from Latin decanus meaning “chief of ten” in reference to…

Tahan

Tahan is a Hebrew male name meaning “encampment” from verb hana חנה (to camp down, park) or hanan חנן (to be gracious, merciful). It belongs to two men in the Bible. Tahan is also an Arabic and Jewish (Sephardic) surname derived from Arabic tahhān طحان meaning “miller,” an occupational name for someone who was a miller. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic  

Seymour

Seymour comes from an English surname via a Norman source, a locational name referring to someone who came from the town of Saint Maur(us) in northern France. It could also be a variant form of Seamer, an English surname meaning “sea lake” from Old English elements sae (sea or lake) and mere (pond, lake). Origin: Ancient…