Merrick

Merrick comes from a Welsh surname, a variant of Meurig which is the Welsh form of Maurice which comes from Late Latin Mauritius, a Roman name which is a derivative of Maurus meaning “dark-skinned”, in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. It derives from Ancient Greek mauros (black, dark). As an English surname, it derives from…

Morris

Morris is the Medieval English form of Maurice which comes from Late Latin Mauritius, a Roman name which is a derivative of Maurus meaning “dark-skinned” in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. It derives from Ancient Greek mauros (black, dark). Morris is also a surname which has several possible sources: an anglicized form…

Maurice

Maurice comes from Late Latin Mauritius, a Roman name, a derivative of Maurus meaning “dark-skinned” in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. It derives from Ancient Greek mauros (black, dark). Maurice is also an English and French derived from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Maurus (Late Roman) Mauro (Italian,…

Blaine

Blaine comes from a Scottish surname meaning “yellow” from Bláán, a diminutive of blá (yellow), perhaps derived as a nickname for someone who had a sallow complexion. It’s also a shortened form of MacBlain meaning “son of Blain” or Mac Gille Blaan meaning “son of the servant of (St.) Blaan”. Blain is also an English word referring to a skin swelling or sore,…

Rohan

Rohan is an Indian male name meaning “ascending” from Sanskrit rohana. Rohan is also the name of a place in France though the exact origins behind the name is unknown. Rohan is also a surname, a variant form of Rowan, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning “descendant of Ruadhán”, the latter derived from Irish ruadh meaning “red”, derived…

Rosie

Rosie is usually treated as a nickname for Rose, the Norman form of Rohese meaning “famous type, famous kind” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and heid (kind, sort, type). Rose later became associated with Latin Rosa meaning “rose”, referring to the flower. Spelled Rosy, it refers to a pinkish-red color as well as used to refer to something that is cheerful, bright, and optimistic, or it can…

Maurus

Maurus is a Latin male name meaning “dark skinned” in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. Maurus is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Latin Variants: Mauro (Italian, Portuguese/Brazilian) Maurizio (Italian) Maurice (French, English) Mauritius (Late Roman) Morris (English) Maurits (Dutch) Mauri (Finnish) Moritz…

Russ

Russ is a short form of Russell, an English male name which comes from a surname meaning “little red one” from Old French rousel. It was originally given as a nickname for someone who had red hair or a reddish complexion. Russ is also an archaic word for Russian. Origin: Old French Variants: Russell (English) Russel (English)…

Flynn

Flynn comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of O Floinn, a surname meaning “descendant of Flann”, Flann meaning “red” or “blood red”, referring to someone who had a reddish complexion. Origin: Irish   Variants: Flann