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

Cortez

Cortez is an anglicized form of Cortéz, a Spanish surname which comes from cortés meaning "courteous, polite" via Latin court (court), which derives from a PIE root word. It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was courteous or had nice manners (though it may also have originated as an ironic nickname for someone who was the… Continue reading Cortez

Female, G names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Genteel

Genteel is an English word, an adjective meaning "refined, well-mannered or polite; belonging or suited to polite society; affectedly proper or refined" which comes from Old French gentil (helpful, kind; pleasant, amiable, nice; noble family, well-born) via Latin gentilis (tribesman, clansman; of the same family or clan) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word *ǵenh₁- (to produce, to beget, to… Continue reading Genteel

G names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Gallant

Gallant refers to someone who is brave, chivalrous, noble, and courteous, and someone who was attentive to women. It was originally used to refer to someone who stylish, pompous, or dashing. It derives from a PIE root word. Gallant is also an English surname that originally derived as a nickname for someone who was cheerful or… Continue reading Gallant

C names, Earth, Hungarian, Latin, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Curtis

Curtis comes from an English surname meaning "courteous" from Old French corteis which is derived from Latin court (court). Curtis is also the Anglicized form of Hungarian surname Kertész meaning "gardener" from kert (garden). Nicknames: Curt Origin: Latin, Hungarian Variants: Kurtis (English)