Elam

Elam is a Hebrew male name either meaning “hidden” or “eternity, forever”; Elam also means “young (unmarried) man”. Elam is also the name of an ancient civilization in what is now southwest Iran. The name itself comes from the Sumerian transliteration of elama or from Elamite haltamti which I’ve seen meaning “lord country”, or perhaps from…

Eldrid

Eldrid is a Norwegian female name, the modern form of Old Norse, possibly derived from Old Norse elements eldr (fire) and fríðr (beautiful). Eldrid is also an English male name which comes from Old English Æðelþryð meaning “noble strength” made up from Old English elements Æðel (noble) and þryð (strength).It’s also possible that it’s an Old Norse form of Eldrit, a…

Verna

Verna is the feminine form of Vernon, derived from a Norman surname and place name meaning “alder” from Gaulish word vern referring to someone who lived near a grove of alders. Verna has also been associated with the Latin word vernus meaning “spring”, as well as also being a Latin word meaning “house servant, family slave”, either…

Vero

Vero is a Latin adverb meaning “verily, truly, really, in truth” which comes from Latin Verus meaning “true, real” which derives from PIE root word *weh₁- (true). Vero is also a Finnish word meaning “tax” as well as an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese word meaning “true; truth”. Vero could also be used as a nickname for Veronica and Veronique both meaning…

Alder

Alder comes from an English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived near an alder tree or a grove of alder trees. The word comes from Old English alor (alder) via Proto-Germanic *alizō deriving from a PIE root word meaning “red” or “brown”. Alder may also have originated from two Old English given names: Ealdhere meaning “old army”…

Laney

Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with…

Delaney

Delaney comes from an English surname with two possible sources: the first is that it may be derived from a Norman French place name, de l’aunaie, meaning “from the alder grove”; the second is that it comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Dubhshláine meaning “descendant of Dubhshláine”, the latter made up from Gaelic elements dubh (black) and…

Devere

Devere comes from a French surname meaning “of Ver” or “from Ver”, referring to someone who came from a town called Vere. It’s made up from French de (of, from) and  Vere meaning “alder” which comes from a Gaulish word so the name essentially means “from the alders”. Origin: French, Gaulish