Animals, C names, Cow, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Calder comes from an English and Scottish surname though with two very different origins. The first is that it comes from a place name in Cumbria, deriving its name from a nearby river, possibly made up of Welsh caled (hard) and dwfr (water, stream) both derived from a PIE source, so the name essentially means "hard water"… Continue reading Calder

D names, Earth, English, Male, Nature, Old English, Proto-Germanic, Surname names


Dalton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "valley town" or "valley enclosure" from Old English elements dael (dale, valley) ultimately deriving from Proto-Germanic *dalan (curve, arch); and tun (enclosure, settlement). Origin: Proto-Germanic, Old English