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…

Fionnuala

Fionnuala is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the daughter of King Lir and the sister of Aodh, Fiachra, and Conn. She and her brothers were changed into swans by their stepmother Aoife, a curse that lasted for 900 years. The name is made up from Irish elements finn (fair, white) and guala (shoulder) meaning “fair shoulder” or “fair-shouldered”….

Juniper

Juniper is the name of a type of tree or shrub which comes from Latin iuniperus meaning “juniper tree”. It could be related to Latin iuncus (reed, rush) derived from PIE root *yoy-ni- (juniper berry), combined with *-paro, *-pareo (to produce), though it’s also possible that first element of the name could be derived from Latin iuvenis meaning “young” (from which the…

Yorath

Yorath is a Welsh male name, the anglicized form of Iorwerth meaning “handsome lord” made up of Welsh elements iôr (lord) and berth (fair, handsome, beautiful, fine). Yorath is also a Welsh surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Iolo (Welsh), Iolyn (Welsh) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iorwerth (Welsh)  

Gwenhwyfar

Gwenhwyfar is a Welsh female name, the Welsh form of Guinevere which is made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means “fair phantom”, “white phantom” or “white magical being”. In Arthurian legend, Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur and ends up being his eventual downfall. Nicknames: Gwen, Gwennie/Gwenny Origin:…

Rowena

Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title “King of the Britons”. However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler…

Mackenzie

Mackenzie comes from a Scottish surname, an anglicized form of Mac Coinnich meaning “son of Coinneach”, the latter a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful”. Nicknames: Mack, Mac, Kenzie/Kenzi, Kensi Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Gaelic Variants: Makenzie (English) Mckenzie (English) McKenzie (English, Scottish) MacKenzie (English, Scottish)  

Lilwen

Lilwen is a Welsh female name meaning “lily white” or “white lily” or “fair/blessed lily”, made up of Welsh elements lili (lily) and gwen (white, fair, blessed). Origin: Egyptian, Proto-Celtic Variants: Lilwenn (Breton)  

Jenifry

Jenifry is a Cornish female name, the Cornish form of Welsh Gwenfrewi. It’s made up of Welsh elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and frewi (reconciliation, peace)  though it’s possible the latter element could derived from Welsh ffrwd (brook, stream) so the name essentially means “blessed/fair peace” or “blessed/fair brook”. Nicknames: Jen, Jenny Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gwenfrewi (Welsh) Winifry (Welsh,…