Tawna

Tawna is an English female name, a variant of Tawny, the name of a color, referring to something that is light-brown or brownish-orange. It comes from Old French tané (tan-colored) which ultimately derives from Proto-Celtic *tannos (green oak). Origin: Proto-Celtic Meaning: refers to a light-brown to brownish-orange color Usage: English Variants: Tawny (English)  

Rayner

Rayner is an English male name, an anglicized form of Rainer, a Germanic male name via Old Germanic Raganhar, composed of ragin (advice, counsel) and hari (army), essentially meaning "advisor of the army". Rayner is also an English surname originating from the same source above. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: advisor of the army Usage: English Variants: Rainer (German) Reiner (German) …

Beulah

Beulah means "married" and is mentioned in the Old Testament, in the Book of Isaiah, metaphorically referring to the land of Judea, that it will be blessed and favored by God. It comes from Hebrew via Proto-Semitic *ba'al (master, owner).  Although Beulah has been used overwhelmingly as a female given name, I've seen some use for it as a male …

Emmaus

Emmaus is the name of a town mentioned in the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament in which Jesus appeared, after his death and resurrection, to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Its location is unknown though various locations have been suggested. Emmaus is the Latinized form of Hebrew Hammath meaning "hot spring", derived from a …

Gen

Gen is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: gen 源 "source, origin"; gen 彦 "lad, boy"; gen 玄 "mysterious, occultness; deep, profound; black"; gen 元 "cause, origin; beginning; former time"; gen 幻 "fantasy, phantom; vision; illusion; apparition" There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it's げん. Gen is also …

Evangela

Evangela is a variant of Evangeline, an English female name meaning "good news", made up from Ancient Greek elements eu (good, well) and angelos (messenger). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: good news Usage: English, Italian Variants: Evangeline (English) Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangelia (Greek) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French) Evangelista (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)   Male forms: Evangelos (Greek) …

Gidget

Gidget is a female given name first created by author Frederick Kohner for his novel Gidget, the Little Girl with Big Ideas (1957), who based it on his daughter Kathy, an avid surfer in Malibu at the time. Apparently Gidget is a portmanteau of the words girl and midget, so the name essentially means "little girl". In the novels, Gidget's real …

Aila

Aila is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Áile which is the Sami form of Helga, a Scandinavian female name meaning "holy, blessed". Aila could also be a variant spelling of Ayla, a Turkish female name meaning “moonlight, halo”, the first element coming from Turkish ay meaning “moon; month” and often used in female given names to indicate beauty. …

Griffin

Griffin is the name of a mythical creature believed to have the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. It comes from Old French grifon via Latin gryphus which may be derived from Ancient Greek gryps (griffin) via grúpos meaning "curved" or hooked". It's also possible that the word derives from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps a …

Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

China

China is the name of a country in East China as well as the name of a fine porcelain. The origin behind the name isn't clear-cut. It may have originated from Persian čin چین (China) via Sanskrit Cīna (China) which may have originated from the name of the Qi 秦 (pr. chin) dynasty, the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from …

Kaylee

Kaylee is an English female given name, a combination of Kay (a unisex name with various possible meanings depending on where it comes from) and Lee, which comes from an English surname meaning "meadow, clearing". Kaylee is also a surname, likely a variant spelling of Cayley which seems to have originated from a place in France called Cailly which …