Tai

Tai is a Chinese unisex name (as well as a surname also spelled Dai) with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: tài 太 “very, extreme; excessive; big; highest; elder”; tài 泰 “extreme; greatest; safe, peaceful; big, large; good, excellent;”, also used as shortened form of Thailand; Tai can also be used as part of a compound name,…

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one” from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd…

Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning “archer, thrower” which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning “to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious”. However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning “tame, meek, docile”. Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)…

Boston

Boston is the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”, Botulf/Botolph being an Old English name made up of Old English boda (messenger, envoy; prophet) and wulf (wolf), combined with Old English elements tun (settlement) or stan (stone). It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around…

Joram

Joram is a Hebrew male name, the contracted form of Jehoram meaning “exalted by Yahweh” or “Yahweh is exalted”. Nicknames: Jory, Ram Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jehoram (Hebrew) Yehoram (Hebrew) Yoram (Hebrew) Ioram (Biblical Latin & Greek)  

Jeremy

Jeremy is the Medieval English form of Jeremiah, a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh has uplifted” or “Yahweh has exalted”. Nicknames: Jerry Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jeremiah (English) Jeremia (English) Hieremias (Biblical Latin) Ieremias (Biblical Greek) Yirmiyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Jeremias (Portuguese, German, Finnish) Jorma (Finnish) Jérémie (French) Jérémy (French) Jeremie (English) Jeremías (Spanish)  

Sebastian

Sebastian comes from Latin Sebastianus meaning “from Sebaste”, Sebaste being a city in Asia Minor (in what is now modern day Turkey). The name is derived from Ancient Greek sebastos meaning “venerable, august, exalted” (a Greek translation of Latin Augustus) via Ancient Greek sebázomai (to feel awe, revere) and the adjectival suffix -tos, meaning “worthy of being revered”. Sebastian is also a surname…

Kendall

Kendall comes from an English surname, a locational name with two possible origins. The first is that it comes from the name of a town in Cumbria, England, originally recorded as Kirkby Kendal meaning “church by the valley of the River Kent”, made up of Old Norse kelda (spring, well) and dalr (valley). It could also be an…

Elaya

Elaya is a name with a murky etymology behind it. At first glance it seems to be made up, a modern American name containing two popular sounds and that could be the case. It could also be a variant spelling of Alaya, an Indian word meaning “storehouse, dwelling, abode”; there’s a Buddhist term, ālāyavijñāna, which means “storehouse consciousness”…