Astin

Astin is an English surname, a contraction of Anglo-Norman given name Asketin, itself a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill made up of Old Norse elements áss (god) derived from Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god, deity) from a Proto-Indo-European root word, and ketill (cauldron, helmet) from Proto-Germanic *katilaz (kettle, bucket, vessel) which may have been derived from Latin catillus (small bowl, dish) which comes from Proto-Italiac *katinos-, so the name essentially means "god's … Continue reading Astin

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Ralph

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: a contracted form of Ráđúlfr, an Ancient Scandinavian name meaning "wolf counsel" or "counsel wolf" from Old Norse elements ráđ (counsel) and úlfr (wolf). A masculine given name as well as surname, in British English it's pronounced as Rayf while in American English it is Ralf. Variants: Ráđúlfr (Ancient Scandinavian) Radulf (Germanic) Ralf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) … Continue reading Ralph