Amberly

Amberly is an elaboration of Amber, which comes from Arabic ‘anbar(عنبر) meaning “ambergris (gray amber), used to refer to a color that is yellowish-brown-orange or jewelry that is made out of amber, or fossilized tree resin which can sometimes contain the fossils of insects stuck within it. The -lee or -ley ending comes from Old English meaning “clearing” or “grove”, so the name essentially means “amber clearing”. Amberly also has a long history as a surname; although the origins are unclear, from what I could find it could be an occupational name for someone employed as an enameller (from Anglo-Norman-French amayler), someone who applies color or varnish to ceramics. Amberly could also be derived from Old English ambler meaning “to walk slowly” and is usually used to describe the easy gait ofa horse, referring to someone who was employed with horses.

Technically speaking, amber is not an actual gemstone but fossilized tree resin.

Origin: Arabic, Old English

Variants:

  • Amber
  • Amberley
  • Amberleigh
  • Amberle

 

Reilly, Riley

 

Reilly comes from an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic surname  Ó Raghallaigh meaning “descendent of Raghailleach”, the latter a name of unknown meaning. Although Riley is another spelling of name, it also has a different source, from an English place name meaning “rye clearing” composed of Old English elements ryge (rye) and leah (clearing, meadow).

Origin: Gaelic, Old English

Variants:

  • Ryley
  • Rylee
  • Ryleigh
  • Rylie

 

Rylan

Rylan is a variant form of Ryland, an English surname meaning “rye clearing” or “rye land” from Old English ryge (rye) and land (land), likely a place name referring to someone who lived near one.

Origin: Old English

Variants:

  • Ryland

 

Leanne

Leanne is an English feminine name composed of two given names: Lee, from an English surname meaning “clearing”, and Anne, the French form of Anna, the Latin form of Hebrew Hannah (or Channah) meaning “favor, grace”

Liane could also be a short form of names like Éliane (the French form of Aeliana, the feminine form of Latin family name of unknown meaning though it might be related to Latin alius (other, another) and it’s certainly been linked to Greek helios (sun) and Juliane (the French and German form of Julian from Ancient Roman name Julius of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Greek ioulos (downy-bearded) or related to Jupiter, the name of the Roman god derived from Indo-European *Dyeu-Pater meaning “Zeus father”, Zeus meaning “shine” or “sky”.

Liane is also the name of a vine in French from lien or lier “to bind” from Latin ligamen (bond, tie, bandage).

Origin: English, Hebrew, Greek, Latin

 

Variants:

  • Lianne
  • Liane
  • Leann
  • Lee-Ann
  • Lee-Anne
  • Lee Ann
  • Lee Anne
  • Li-Anne