Rowe

Rowe comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it could be a locational name for someone who lived near a hedgerow or a row of houses. It comes from Old English rāw, ræw meaning “row”; it’s also possible that it may have arisen as a medieval form of Roul, the Norman French form of Rolf which comes…

Constantine

Constantine is the name of several Roman and Byzantine emperors of the ancient world. It comes from Latin constans meaning “constant, steadfast” derived from a PIE root word. Constantine is also a surname originating from the given name. While overwhelmingly a male name in many countries, in France it’s used as a female name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

Miller

Miller comes from an English surname, originally an occupational name for someone who was a miller or worked in a mill. It comes from Old English mylen (mill) which comes from Late Latin molīnus (mill) via molere  (to grind) derived from PIE root word *melh₂- (to grind, to crush). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Mills (English)  

Sherlock

Sherlock is an English surname most famously associated with the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by British author Arthur Conan Doyle who first appeared in 1887. As I’ve mentioned, the name itself comes from an English surname meaning “bright lock”, likely in reference to someone who had fair hair. It comes from Old English schir (bright, shining, fair)…

Kari

Kari (pr. kah-ree or care-ee) is a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Katarina, the Scandinavian form of Katherine which is the English form of Greek 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. Though…

Gaia

Gaia is the name of the primordial goddess of the earth in Greek mythology, and mother of the many Olympian gods, the Titans, and the giants. Her name means “earth” which may be derived from Ancient Greek gê (earth), of uncertain origin though perhaps deriving from a pre-Indo-European origin. Gaia is also the feminine form of Gaius,…

Sunder

Sunder is an Indian male name, an alternate transcription of Sundar, itself a variant of Sundara meaning “beautiful, attractive, handsome” and also “noble” from Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology it’s another name for the god Krishna. Sunder is also an Indian surname originating from the given name. Sunder is also an English word meaning “to separate, divide, sever” which…

Ira

Ira (pr. eye-rah) is a Hebrew male name meaning “watchful”. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Ira (pr. ee-rah) is a female given name, a diminutive of Irina, the Slavic form of Irene, which comes from Greek Eirene meaning “peace”. In Greek mythology, Eirene is the Greek goddess of peace and the season of the spring, and is one of the Horae/Horai, goddessess of…

Kelson

Kelson comes from an English surname, made up of Old Norse personal name Kel, a diminutive of Ketill meaning “kettle, cauldron; helmet” combined with the patronymic son meaning “son of Kel” or “son of Ketill”. Ketill derives from Proto-Germanic *katilaz, of uncertain origin, though it may be derived from Latin catillus (small bowl) via a PIE root word. Kelson is also…

Camden

Camden comes from an English surname, originating as a locational name for someone who came from a town called Camden. It’s made up of Old English campas (enclosure) and denu (valley), essentially meaning “enclosed valley”. Nicknames: Cam Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kamden (English)