F names, Male, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fenno

Fenno seems to be a variant form of Old Norse Finnr meaning "Sámi, Finn, Laplander", a byname used to refer to someone who came from Finland or was part of the Sami people (also known as Lapps). Although the origin behind  finnr is uncertain it has been linked to Old Norse meaning “wanderer”. I've also seen Fenno listed as… Continue reading Fenno

Animals, F names, Female, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Fox

Fox comes from the name of the animal, which has gained a reputation of being and wily, depicted as tricksters in folktales, such as Reynard the fox. Fox is also a surname, originally given as a nickname for someone who was cunning, or who had red hair. The word comes from Proto-Germanic *fuhsaz (fox) derived from a… Continue reading Fox

F names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Florian

Florian comes from Roman cognomen Florianus, via Ancient Roman Florus meaning "flower" which comes from Latin flos (blossom, flower) derived from PIE root word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Florian is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Florianus (Ancient Roman) Florus (Ancient Roman) Florinus (Late Roman) Florin (Romanian) Floro (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Fiorino (Italian) Fiorello (Italian) Fiore (Italian) Fiorenzo… Continue reading Florian

Color, F names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Floyd

Floyd is a variant of Lloyd, which comes from a Welsh surname meaning “gray” via Welsh llwyd, derived from a PIE root word. It was originally a descriptive name referring to someone with gray hair. Floyd is also a Welsh surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lloyd (English) Loyd (English) Llwyd (Welsh)  

F names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fayre

Fayre comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Fair meaning "fair, beautiful" which comes from Old English fæger (beautiful, good-looking, attractive) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. As a surname, Fair could also have been given to someone who had blond hair, or someone who was honest and unbiased. Apparently Fair was also used as a… Continue reading Fayre

F names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Froila

Froila is a Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese male name which seems to come from a Gothic source. The first element of the name seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic *frawjô meaning "lord" combined with diminutive suffix *ila. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Froilán (Spanish) Froilan (Spanish, English) Froylán (Spanish) Fruela (Spanish) Froia (Spanish)   Female forms: Froilana (Spanish) Froiliuba… Continue reading Froila

F names, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ferdinand

Ferdinand is an Italian and Spanish name made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning "dangerous journey" or "brave journey"; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning "peace". Ferdinand is also a surname originating from the given name. Ferdinand was the name of a character in Shakespeare's The… Continue reading Ferdinand

F names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Frankie

Frankie is a nickname for Francis/Frances or any of its forms (Franklin, Francesca, etc.). The name comes from Franciscus, a Late Latin name meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Franky… Continue reading Frankie