Animals, Deer/Roe, Elements, Fox, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Rey

Rey is a Spanish male name (and word) meaning "king" derived from Latin rex (king, ruler) via a PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). It could also be a short form of Reymundo, a variant spelling of Raymundo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector… Continue reading Rey

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C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Conrad

Conrad is an English male name meaning "brave counsel" derived from Germanic elements kuoni (brave, bold) and rad (counsel). It's also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Con, Connie, Rad, Cord/Kord (German) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konrad (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene) Konrád (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak) Coenraad (Dutch) Koenraad (Dutch) Corrado (Italian) Corradino (Italian diminutive of Corrado)… Continue reading Conrad

Female, M names, North African, Numbers, Phoenician, Virtues/Attributes

Monica

Monica is a female given name of unknown origins though it's likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin. It's often been associated with Latin moneo meaning "to advise, warn" or Ancient Greek monos meaning "one, single, only". Nicknames: Mona (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Origin: North African, Phoenician Variants: Monika (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian,… Continue reading Monica

Animals, Female, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Randi

Randi is primarily a feminine spelling of Randy though it's been used for men as well. Randy is a short form of Randall which derives from Germanic name Randolf meaning “shield of a wolf” or “wolf’s shield” from Germanic elements rand (rim ‘of a shield’) and wulf (wolf). I've also seen it listed as a nickname for Miranda, a female name derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful" from Latin mīrus (wonderful, marvelous,… Continue reading Randi

Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Renfred

Renfred is an Old English male name meaning "counsel of peace" or "peaceful counsel" derived from Old English elements regin-, ragin- (advice, counsel) and friþ (peace; refuge, sanctuary). Renfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Raganfrid (Old German) Renfry (Old English) Renfree (Old English) Reynfrey  

Animals, Earth, Elements, Male, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Rolin

Rolin comes from a French surname of uncertain origin. It could be a variant form of Roland, a male name meaning "famous land" made up from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and land (land), both deriving from a PIE source, though it’s possible that the second part of the name may derived from nand meaning “brave, daring”. Rolin could also be a variant spelling… Continue reading Rolin

Black/Dark, Color, D names, Frankish, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Dougray

Dougray is a male name which seems to have originated as a French surname. It could be a variant form of Dugarry, a French surname referring to someone from a town called Le Garry, or perhaps from another habitational surname, Duguay, referring to someone from a place called Dugay.  I've also seen it as possibly being… Continue reading Dougray

Animals, Color, Deer/Roe, English, Male, Nature, Old English, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Reed

Reed comes from an English surname which comes from multiple sources: it comes from Old English rēad meaning "red" from Proto-Germanic *raudaz via Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ- (red); it was originally a nickname given to someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion; it's also from Old English ried meaning "clearing", likely a topographical surname for someone who lived in or near one; it comes… Continue reading Reed

A names, Elves, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Alfred

Alfred is an English male name meaning "elf counsel", made up from Old English elements aelf (elf) via Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy), of uncertain origin though it's been linked to Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); and raed (counsel) which also comes from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (advice, counsel) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂reh₁- (to think, count, reason; arrange). Alfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Alf, Alfie/Alphie, Fred,… Continue reading Alfred

A names, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes

Andromeda

Andromeda was the name of an Ethiopian princess in Greek mythology, whose mother Cassiopeia's boast that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids (the daughters of the sea god Nereus) led to Poisedon sending the sea-monster Cetus to destroy the coast of Ethiopia for revenge. The only way to stop it was to chain Andromeda to a… Continue reading Andromeda

Male, Old Norse, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ronald

Ronald is the Scottish form of Ragnvaldr, an Old Norse name meaning "powerful advice" or "counsel ruler" from Old Norse elements regin (advice, counsel) and valdr (power, ruler, leader) and a cogante of Germanic name Reynold. Ronald is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Ron, Ronny/Ronnie Origin: Old Norse Variants: Raghnall (Irish, Scottish) pr. raynel Ranald (Scottish form of… Continue reading Ronald

Animals, Earth, Elements, Female, Frog, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Latin, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Rayne

Rayne seems to be a variant spelling of Rain on the surface which comes from Old English regn (rain) which might possibly come from Proto-Indo-European *hreg- meaning "moist, wet". It could also be derived from Germanic element ragin meaning "counsel" and used as a short form of names beginning with the element such as Raymond or Rainer (meaning "advice army"). Rayne could also be a medieval female… Continue reading Rayne

A names, Elves, English, Female, German/Germanic, Male, Mythological creatures, Old English, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Avery

Avery comes from an English surname derived from two possible given names: either the Norman French form of Alberich meaning "elf power" or "elf ruler" from Germanic elements alf (elf) and ric (power, ruler), or it could be a medieval variant of Alfred, an English name composed of Old English elements aelf (elf) and raed (counsel) meaning "elf counsel". Origin: German, Old English Variants: Averie… Continue reading Avery

German/Germanic, Male, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Raymond

Raymond is the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning "advice protector" or "counsel protector from ragin (advice, counsel) and mund (protector, protection). It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Germanic Variants: Raymund (English) Raymundo (Spanish, Portuguese) Raimundo (Spanish, Portuguese) Raimondo (Italian) Ramón (Spanish) Redmund (Irish) Redmond (Irish) Réamann (Irish) Rajmund (Polish, Slovene) Raimondas (Lithuanian) Remao (Limburgish) Raimonds… Continue reading Raymond

Animals, German/Germanic, Male, Norse, Old Norse, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Ralph

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: a contracted form of Ráđúlfr, an Ancient Scandinavian name meaning "wolf counsel" or "counsel wolf" from Old Norse elements ráđ (counsel) and úlfr (wolf). A masculine given name as well as surname, in British English it's pronounced as Rayf while in American English it is Ralf. Variants: Ráđúlfr (Ancient Scandinavian) Radulf (Germanic) Ralf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)… Continue reading Ralph