Fane

Fane is a pet-form of Ștefan, the Romanian form of Stephen, the English form of Greek Stephanos meaning “crown, wreath” and more literally “that which surrounds or encompasses” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Fane is also a word in English, an archaic…

Kirby

Kirby comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who lived near a place called Kirby or Kirkby. It’s made up form Old Norse kirkja (church) and býr (settlement) essentially meaning “church settlement”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kerby (English) Kirbee (English) Kirbie (English)  

Kirk

Kirk comes from an English and Scottish surname meaning “church”, a topographic name for someone who lived near one. It comes from Old Norse kirkja (church) via Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ (church) which seems to be derived from Ancient Greek kuriakón (church) via kū́rios (lord) derived from PIE root word *keuə- (to swell, spread out, strong, powerful, prevail; vault, swell). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kirke (English)  

Kelly

Kelly comes from a surname, an anglicized form of Ó Ceallaigh meaning “descendant of Ceallach”, Ceallach being an Irish given name of uncertain meaning though possible meanings attributed to it are “bright-headed” or perhaps coming from Irish ceallach “war, strife, contention” or Irish ceall meaning “church”. Kelly could also be derived from Scottish Gaelic coille meaning “wooded area” and “grove, forest, woodland”. Origin:…