B names, Female, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Briley

Briley comes from an English surname, of uncertain origin, but perhaps a variant of Brierley meaning "briar clearing". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brierley (English) Brierly (English) Briarley (English) Briarly (English)    

Female, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Unisex

Shelley

Shelley comes from an English surname made up of Old English elements scylf (shelf) and lēah (clearing, wood, woodland), essentially meaning "clearing on a shelf" or "clearing on a hillside,  and was originally used as a locational name for someone who lived near a clearing located on the side of a hill or valley. Although it was… Continue reading Shelley

H names, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Huxley

Huxley comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a town called Huxley. The second element comes from Old English lēah meaning “wood, woodland, clearing, meadow”, while the first element could be derived from Old English personal name Hucc, of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Old English hoc which refers to either the marshmallow plant, as well as… Continue reading Huxley

Animals, Birds, Color, Female, H names, Hebrew, Hen, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White

Henley

Henley comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Henley. While the second element comes from Old English lēah meaning “wood; clearing; meadow”, the first element may possibly be derived from Old English héan via heah meaning "high, tall", or from Old English henn "hen". It's also possible… Continue reading Henley

Animals, Color, Deer/Roe, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Raleigh

Raleigh comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Raleigh. It either means "red clearing" from Old English elements read (red) and leah (clearing, wood), or "roe deer clearing" from Old English ra (roe) and leah (clearing, wood). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rawley (English) Rawleigh (English) Raley (English)  

Animals, Female, M names, Male, Nature, Pine Marten, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marlow

Marlow comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational surname for someone who came from a place called Marlow. It's made up from Old English elements mere (lake; ocean, sea) and Old English lafe (leavings, remains) essentially meaning "remnants of a lake", perhaps in reference to an area where there had been a lake that… Continue reading Marlow

Black/Dark, Chinese, Color, Female, Food, L names, Male, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Lee

Lee comes from an English surname, a locational name which comes from Old English lēah meaning "clearing; woodland". Lee is also a variant transcription of Li, a Chinese unisex name with various meanings depending on the characters used such as: 理 "reason, logic"; 立 "stand, establish"; 黎 "black, dark"; 力 "force, power, capability, strength"; *usually masculine; 丽 "beautiful, pretty". Of course there… Continue reading Lee

Female, L names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Loxley

Loxley comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a village called Loxley meaning "Locc's clearing" or "Locc's woodland", made up from Locc and lēah (clearing, woodland). The first element may be made from Old English locc meaning "lock (of hair)", perhaps given as a nickname for someone who had fine, curly hair.… Continue reading Loxley

A names, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ashley

Ashley comes from an English surname, a habitational name meaning "ash tree clearing" made up from Old English æsċ (ash tree) and leah (wood, clearing). Ashley was originally used as a boy's name but it became popular as a girl's name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ashlee (English) Ashleigh (English) Ashlea (English) Ashlie (English) Ashlyn (English) Ashlynn (English)… Continue reading Ashley