Beulah

Beulah means "married" and is mentioned in the Old Testament, in the Book of Isaiah, metaphorically referring to the land of Judea, that it will be blessed and favored by God. It comes from Hebrew via Proto-Semitic *ba'al (master, owner).  Although Beulah has been used overwhelmingly as a female given name, I've seen some use for it as a male …

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) …

Brinley

Brinley comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Brindley, made up of Old English elements biernan (to burn) and lēah (wood, woodland, clearing, meadow), a locational name referring to land cleared by fire. Nicknames: Brin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brindley (English)  

Briony

Briony is a variant spelling of Bryony, an English female name which is the name of a type of Eurasian vine with red or black berries and have been used as herbal medicine, though they are generally poisonous; it's in the genus Bryonia. The name comes from Ancient Greek bruōnia via brū́ō βρυω (to swell, teem, burst), of uncertain …

Booker

Booker comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who worked with books, such as a scribe or a book-binder. The name comes from Old English bōcere (scribe) derived from a PIE root word. Booker could also have originated for someone who was a bleacher of cloth, or it could be an Americanized spelling …

Bexley

Bexley comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Bexley. The name is made up of Old English byxe (box tree) and lēah (woodland; clearing), referring to a place where box trees grow. Nicknames: Bex Origin: Proto-Indo-European      

Boann

Boann is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, goddess of the River Boyne. Her name means "white cow" from Irish bó (cow) and fhionn (fair, white). She had an affair with the Dagda, an important god in Irish mythology, despite being married to Elcmar (also known by Nuada), and she became pregnant by him. In order to hide their …

Bora

Bora is a multi-cultural name with various meanings depending on the origin: it's a Turkish male name meaning "storm, squall" which ultimately derives from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Boreas means “north wind” which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root …

Bertha

Bertha is a female given name originating as a short form names beginning with Germanic element beraht meaning "bright, famous". Berchta (also spelled Perchta) is the name of a Germanic goddess. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Berta (German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene) Berhta (Ancient Germanic) Berthe (French) Bertille (French diminutive of Berthe) Bertina (English)   Male forms: …

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning "house of God" made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning "son of Ithael", Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning "bountiful lord". Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

Briley

Briley comes from an English surname, of uncertain origin, but perhaps a variant of Brierley meaning "briar clearing". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brierley (English) Brierly (English) Briarley (English) Briarly (English)    

Bunty

Bunty originated as a Scottish and English pet-name for a girl. It may have originated from Scottish buntin meaning "plump"; it may also be derived from bunt meaning "to butt", in reference to a lamb that butts with its head. The term bunting (which is also a surname) is used as a term of endearment for a child; …