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 …

Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Clarity

Clarity is an English word referring to a state or quality of clearness or lucidity, either in appearance, thought, or style. It comes from Old French clarté (clarity; clearness) via Latin clāritās (clarity; brightness) from clarus (clear, bright; famous) derived from PIE root word *kelh₁- (to shout, call). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Klarity (English)  

Callahan

Callahan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallacháin meaning "descendant of Ceallachán", Ceallachán being a diminutive form of Ceallach, a name of uncertain meaning though it could mean "bright-headed" or it could be derived from ceallach (war, strife) or ceall (church). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kallahan (English) Ceallachán (Irish)  

Clarissa

Clarissa is the Latinate form of Clarice, a Medieval English vernacular form of Late Latin Claritia which comes from Clara meaning "clear, bright, famous" via Latin clarus (clear bright; famous) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Clare, Clary, Rissa Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Clarisse (French) Clarice (English) Claritia (Late Roman) Clarisa (Spanish) Klarissa (English)    

Roberta

Roberta is the feminine form of Robert, the anglicized form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Nicknames: Bobby/Bobbie, Robby/Robbie, Berta Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Robertina (Italian and Spanish diminutive of Roberta Roberte (French) Robin (English) Robyn (English) Robina (English) Robinia (English) Ruperta (Spanish)   Male forms Robert (English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Estonian, …

Sherlock

Sherlock is an English surname most famously associated with the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by British author Arthur Conan Doyle who first appeared in 1887. As I've mentioned, the name itself comes from an English surname meaning "bright lock", likely in reference to someone who had fair hair. It comes from Old English schir (bright, shining, fair) …

Min-ho

Min-ho (민호) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hanja used:  민 (敏) min "nimble, agile, quick-witted; hard-working"; 민 (民) min "people, nation"; 민 (珉) min "jade"; 민 (旼) min "gentle, affable"; 민 (旻) min "heaven"   호 (皓) ho "bright, clear"; 호 (虎) ho "tiger"; 호 (豪) ho "heroic, chivalrous, brave, overpowering, great"; 호 (鎬) ho "stove; bright"; 호 (旻) ho "autumn sky"; 호 (浩) ho …

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: …

Norbert

Norbert is a male given name originating from German meaning "north bright", composed of Germanic elements nord (north) and beraht (bright). Norbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Norberto (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Norbaer (Limburgish) Norbertas (Lithuanian)   Female forms: Norberta (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  

Muriel

Muriel is an English female name, an anglicized form of a Scottish Gaelic name Muireall, made up of muir (sea, ocean) and geal (white, bright). Muriel is also a surname originating from the given name. Apparently, Muriel is also the name of an angel in Christianity associated with the month of June and ruler of the sign of Cancer. While …

Aharon

Aharon is the Hebrew form of Aaron, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning. It’s possible that it comes from an Ancient Egyptian source, perhaps aha rw meaning “warrior lion”. It’s also possible that it comes from a Hebrew source with possible meanings of “high mountain”, “bright”, or “exalted”. Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew Variants Aaron (English, Jewish) Aron (Polish, …