F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Fergus

Fergus is the anglicized form of Fearghas, a Gaelic name meaning "man of vigor" composed from fear (man) derived from a PIE root word; and gus "vigor". It's the name of several figures in Irish and Scottish mythology. Fergus is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Fergie, Gus Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Fearghas (Irish, Scottish)  

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Celtic, Color, F names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Flannery

Flannery comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal", Flannghal meaning "red valor", "red fury", or "red ardor" made up from Irish flann (red, blood-red) derived from PIE root word *welh₃- (to hit, to strike); and gal (warlike ardor; valor, fury) from Proto-Celtic *galā (might, ability). Flannery could also be the anglicized form of Flannabhra meaning "red eyebrows" from Irish fabhra (eyelash;… Continue reading Flannery

Elements, F names, Female, Fire, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

February

February is the name of the second month of the year. It comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa from Latin februum meaning “purification, purging”; the word is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a Sabine source, from a PIE word *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze) or from a root word *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). There’s also a Roman god called… Continue reading February

Color, F names, Male, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Fingal

Fingal is the anglicized form of Fionnghall, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning "white stranger" from Gaelic elements fionn (white, fair) via Proto-Celtic *windos (white) and gall (stranger) via Old Irish gall (stranger, foreigner) which comes from Latin Gallus meaning "Gaul", referring to someone who came from there though it later came to mean "foreigner" from a Proto-Indo-European source. Nicknames: Fin Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Fionnghall… Continue reading Fingal

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Fletcher

Fletcher is an English surname, an occupational surname referring to someone who made arrows. It comes from Old French fleche meaning "arrow" derived from Frankish *fliukkija (arrow) via Proto-Indo-European *plew- (to fly, flow); combined with the suffix -er.  Nicknames: Fletch Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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Froy

Froy could be an anglicized form of Frøy, a Norwegian unisex name, the Norwegian form of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather. His name comes from Proto-Germanic *frawjaz meaning “lord”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Frøy (Norwegian) Fray (Norwegian) Frey Freyr   Female forms: Freya (Norse mythology, English) Freyja (Norse mythology, Icelandic) Freja (Danish,… Continue reading Froy

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Francis, Frances

Francis/Frances is the English form of Late Latin Franciscus meaning "Frenchman" which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning "free" or "free man", or the name could be derived from a type of spear they used. Francis is the typical masculine spelling while Frances is usually used for women.… Continue reading Francis, Frances

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Florence

Florence comes from Latin Florentius and its feminine form Florentia which is derived from Latin florens meaning "flourishing, prospering, blossoming" from flos (flower) which ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European toot word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Although Florence is commonly used as a girl's name, it was also used as a boy's name. Florence is also the capital of Tuscany as well as a surname derived… Continue reading Florence

Animals, Birds, F names, Female, Gaelic, Latin, Male, Raven, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Foy

Foy comes from a surname with several possible meanings and origins: it may be derived from Old French foi or from Latin fides meaning "faith", either used as a nickname for someone who was a pious person or someone who often swore; it may also be a medieval French female name also derived from Foy (or Faith);  it may also… Continue reading Foy

Color, F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Finn

Finn comes from an Irish name meaning "fair", "blessed" or "white" derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Finn is the older spelling of Fionn, which belongs to the name of a warrior in Irish myth known as Fionn mac Cumhaill (or Finn MacCool in English) and the leader of the Fianna. His birth name was Deimne but he was… Continue reading Finn

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Fruit, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Felix

Felix comes from a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful, auspicious" in Latin. According to K.M. Sheard's Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names, it seems to have originally been used in Pagan religious ceremonies for trees whose fruit were offered to the gods and that it's original meaning in Latin was "fruit-bearing" and "fertile" from a root cognate with… Continue reading Felix

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Frey

Frey is a variant of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather, and the twin brother of Freya, as well as the husband of Gerd, a frost giantess, for whom he gave up a magical sword just to be with her though, without it, he will be killed during Ragnorak. His name comes from… Continue reading Frey

F names, Female, Japanese, Male, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fuyu

Fuyu is a Japanese unisex name (as well as a word) meaning 冬 "winter" though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used, such as Fuyuki, a male name meaning 冬木 "winter + tree, wood, timber" or 冬樹 "winter + tree, to plant, to cultivate" and likely other meanings; Fuyumi, a Japanese female name… Continue reading Fuyu

Anglo-Norman, English, F names, French, Male, Middle English, Old French, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Franklin

Origin: Anglo-Norman Meaning: originally a surname which comes from Middle English frankeleyn meaning "free man" from Old French fraunclein referring to someone who owned land but was not of noble birth. Nicknames include: Frank and Franky/Frankie Variants: Franklyn    

F names, German/Germanic, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Frederick

Origin: Germanic Meaning: the English form of German Friedrich meaning "peaceful ruler" from Germanic elements frid (peace) and ric (ruler, power). Some nicknames for Frederick are Fred, Freddy/Freddie, and Rick or Ricky/Rickie. Variants: Fredric (English) Fredrick (English) Friedrich (German) Frédéric (French) Frederic (French, English) Friduric (Ancient Germanic) Frederik (Danish, Dutch) Fredrik (Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish) Frigyes (Hungarian) Friđik (Icelandic) Federico (Spanish, Italian)… Continue reading Frederick