F names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Word names


Ford comes from an English surname via a place name meaning "ford", referring to a shallow stream one can walk through without a bridge. It could also be used as a nickname for Clifford meaning "ford by a cliff". Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Animals, Birds, C names, Crow, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Crawford comes from an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" likely in reference to a ford where crows gather. It's composed from Old English crawe (crow; raven) via Proto-Germanic *krēǭ (crow) derived from a PIE root word; and ford which also comes from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Craw, Ford Origin:… Continue reading Crawford

C names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Water


Clifford is an English male name derived from a surname meaning "ford by a cliff" originally used to refer to someone who lived near one. It's made up of Old English elements clif (cliff) derived from Proto-Germanic *klibą (to stick) which ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *gleybʰ; and Old English ford (ford) also derived from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing). Nicknames: Cliff, Ford… Continue reading Clifford

Elements, Female, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, W names, Water, Word names


Wade comes from an English surname, either derived from Old English wæd meaning "ford" or "shallow water", used to refer to someone who lived near a ford; it comes from Proto-Germanic wadą. Wade may also be derived from an Old English given name, Wada, which comes from Old English wadan meaning "to go" from Proto-Germanic wadaną (to wade, to walk) via Proto-Indo-European *weh₂dʰ- (to… Continue reading Wade