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) …

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 …

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 …

Kaylee

Kaylee is an English female given name, a combination of Kay (a unisex name with various possible meanings depending on where it comes from) and Lee, which comes from an English surname meaning "meadow, clearing". Kaylee is also a surname, likely a variant spelling of Cayley which seems to have originated from a place in France called Cailly which …

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 …

Ghazal

Ghazal is the name of a poetic form often used in romantic poetry of the Middle East and South Asia; the verses deal with loss and romantic love consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, and typically consists of no less than five and no more than fifteen couplets. The origin of the word derives …

Bretton

Bretton comes from an English surname meaning "Breton", originally used to refer to someone who came from Brittany, the English form of Latin Britannia which comes from the name of a British-Celtic tribe *Pretanni via Proto-Celtic *mrixtos meaning “speckled, mottled, brindled”, which the Ancient Romans used to refer to the Picts. It’s the name of a region in France. Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Breton (English) …

Doyle

Doyle comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Dubhghaill meaning "descendant of Dubhghall", Dubhgall (Dougal) meaning "dark stranger", composed of dubh (dark, black) and ghall (foreigner, stranger). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dougal (Scottish, Irish) Dubhgall (Scottish Gaelic)  

Jonah

Jonah is an English male name, the English form of Hebrew Yonah meaning "dove, pigeon" derived from a Proto-Semitic root word. Jonah is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Semitic Variants: Jonas (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch) Yonah (Hebrew) Yunus (Arabic, Turkish) Ionas (Biblical Greek & Latin) Iona (Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin) Jonáš …