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

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

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

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

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

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

Flynn

Flynn comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of O Floinn, a surname meaning “descendant of Flann”, Flann meaning “red” or “blood red”, referring to someone who had a reddish complexion. Origin: Irish   Variants: Flann

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    

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