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

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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

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

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

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

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

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