Branwell

Branwell is a variant of Bramwell, an English surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Bramwell. The name is made up of Old English elements brom (broom, gorse) and well(a) (spring, stream). Nicknames: Bran Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Bramwell (English)  

Bromeliad

Bromeliad (pr. bro-MILL-ee-ad) is the name of a tropical American plant, used and cultivated as food though now commonly used as houseplants. It was named in honor of Swedish botanist Olaf Bromel. The closest I could find to the surname’s origin and meaning is that it might possibly be from an English surname composed of Old…

Enya

Enya is the anglicized form of Eithne, an Irish female name meaning “kernel, grain” (though it’s also been anglicized as Edna and Etna). However, some sources cite it as a feminine form of Aidan,which comes from Old Irish áed with the diminutive suffix -an meaning “little fire” or “little fiery one” although it seems to be a stretch; and it…

Brandy

Brandy is the name of an alcoholic drink, the shortened for of brandywine which is derived from Dutch brandewijn meaning “distilled wine” or “burnt wine”. It could also be a short form, or a feminine form, of Brandon, an English surname derived from a place name meaning “hill covered with broom” from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone…

Brandon

Brandon is from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “hill covered with broom” from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone who lived near a place covered with gorse or broom shrubs. However, Brandon could also be derived from Old French brandon from Frankish *brand meaning “firebrand, torch, sword” which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, a…