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)  

Benoit

Benoit (pr. ben-wa; Forvo) is a French male name, the French form of Benedict, the English form of  Late Latin Benedictus meaning “blessed”, made up from bene (good) and dicere (to say, speak) both of which derive from a PIE origin. Benoit is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Benoît (French) Benoist (French, Medieval French)      

Bayu

Bayu is an Indonesian male name, a variant transcription of Vayu meaning "wind, air". In Hindu mythology, Vayu is the god of the air and wind and is one of the five classical elements in Hinduism. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vayu (Hinduism)  

Bridger

Bridger comes from an English surname, either a locational name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for someone who built bridges or was a bridge keeper. The name comes from Old English bryċġ (bridge) via Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ (bridge) which derives from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Bridge Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Bridge (English) …

Barrett

Barrett is an English and Irish surname with several possible origins: Barrett comes from an English surname which seems to have arisen as a nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, which comes from Old English barat, barrette (trouble, trickery, deception, strife) via an Old French word referring to commerce such as bartering and haggling; it …

Balthazar

Balthazar is a variant form of Belshazzar, a Babylonian male name meaning "may Bel protect the king" or "may Bel safeguard the king", Bel being a variant of Baal, a Canaanite god who was the chief god in Phoenician mythology and all across Mesopotamia; Baal was also used as an epithet for other gods in Near East mythology; the name …

Bayard

Bayard is a male given name meaning "reddish brown" though it later became associated with someone of exceptional courage and integrity, such as Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (lord of Bayard), a French knight in the late 15th century who was considered the epitome of a chivalrous knight, earning the title le chevalier sans peur et sans …

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 …

Blade

Blade refers to the sharp edge of a knife, a sword, or any other tool; in botany, it refers to the thin, flat part of a leaf or grass. The origin of the word comes from Old English blæd (leaf; broad, flat blade of a utensil, e.g. an oar or spade) via Proto-Germanic *bladą (leaf "of a plant"; …

Breccan

Breccan is an anglicized form of Breccán, an Irish male name meaning "speckled, freckled", made up of Old Irish brecc (speckled, freckled) via Proto-Celtic *brikkos combined with diminutive suffix -an.   Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Breccán (Irish) Brychan (Welsh)    

Blaise

Blaise is a French male name, the French form of Late Latin Blasius meaning "lisping, stammering" from Latin blaesus via Ancient Greek blaisós (bent, distorted; twisted, crooked), which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Blaise is also a French and English surname originating from the given name. Origin: pre-Greek Variants: Blasius (Ancient Roman) Blai (Catalan) Blaž (Slovene, …