Earth, Elements, G names, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Grant

Grant is a male given name which derives from an English and Scottish surname meaning "great, large" from Norman French graund (tall, large) via Latin grandis, grandem (large, great, grand; full-grown; full, abundant; powerful) derived from a PIE root word. Grant also comes from Old English personal Granta, of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Old English granian meaning "to groan"… Continue reading Grant

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Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Grayer

Grayer is an English surname of uncertain meaning and origin. It could be an anglicized form of Grauer, a German surname meaning "gray", originally starting out as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. The etymology of the name comes from German grau (gray) derived from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (gray). Grayer may also have arisen as… Continue reading Grayer

Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, G names, Hebrew, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Gael

Gael (pr. ga-el or gale) is an anglicized spelling of Gaël, a Breton male name of uncertain origin and meaning. It could be derived from a contracted form of Gwenaël, a French name meaning "generous" or "white +genereous" from Breton gwenn (white, fair, blessed) derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white); and hael (generous). I've also seen it linked to Gael, the ethonym of an ethnic group related to Ireland,… Continue reading Gael

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Geoffrey

Geoffrey is the Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element of the name comes from Germanic frid meaning "peace" while the first element is trickier. It could be derived from Proto-Germanic *gautaz meaning "Geat", Old Germanic gawia meaning "territory", walha meaning "foreigner, Celtic, Gaul", or gisil meaning "hostage, pledge". It's also been conflated with Godfrey in the past meaning "peace of God". Geoffrey is… Continue reading Geoffrey

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Gerrick

Gerrick is a variant spelling of Garrick, a variant of Garwick, an English surname derived from a place name: the second element of the name derives from Old English wīċ (settlement; village; dwelling) which ultimately derives from PIE *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement), while the first part of the name may be derived from an English given name, Gara, of uncertain meaning. Garrick is also the anglicized… Continue reading Gerrick

Emotion/Feelings, G names, Kin/Family, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gottlieb

Gottlieb is the German form of Goteleib which is an Ancient Germanic male name meaning "God's love" or "beloved by God" or "beloved of God" composed from Old High German elements got (god) from PIE *ǵʰutós (invoked, poured) derived from root word *ǵʰew- (pour, liberate); and lieb (beloved, dear) derived from PIE root word *lewbʰ- (to love). Gottlieb also means "god +offspring, son", the latter from Old High German leiba (offspring,… Continue reading Gottlieb

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Gable

Gable comes from an English surname of uncertain origin and meaning: It's been linked to Old Norse gafl meaning "gable", which referred to a triangular-shaped hill or it may even be a variant spelling of Gabel, a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a maker or seller of forks, such as agricultural equipment like hayforks; it's also… Continue reading Gable

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Gus

Gus is often used as a short form of names such as:  August, derived from Augustus meaning "great", "venerable", "majestic"; Gustavo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) and Gustav (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German) both deriving from Slavic Gostislav meaning "guest glory" from Proto-Slavic *gȏstь (guest) and slava (glory); Angus, the anglicized form of Scottish Aonghus either meaning "one choice" or "one strength, vigor, force"; the first element of the name comes from… Continue reading Gus

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Gallant

Gallant refers to someone who is brave, chivalrous, noble, and courteous, and someone who was attentive to women. It was originally used to refer to someone who stylish, pompous, or dashing. It derives from a PIE root word. Gallant is also an English surname that originally derived as a nickname for someone who was cheerful or… Continue reading Gallant

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Grigori

Grigori is a variant transcription of Grigoriy, the Russian form of Gregory which means "watchful, vigilant, alert". It comes from Ancient Greek grḗgoros (watchful, alert) derived from a PIE root. Grigori also refers to a group of watcher angels. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gregory (English) Gregorios (Greek) Gregorius (Latinized Greek) Gregor (German, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene, English) Gregorio (Italian, Spanish) Grégoire (French)… Continue reading Grigori

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Gene

Gene derives as a short form of Eugene, the English form of Latin Eugenius which derives from Ancient Greek Eugenios meaning "well born" from eu (well) from PIE root *h₁es- (to be) and genos (born) which also derives from PIE *ǵénh₁os (race, lineage). A gene is also a word used to refer to a molecular unit of heredity among living organisms. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eugene  

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Gordan, Gordon

Gordan originates from South Slavic  gord meaning "dignified" or"proud" from Proto-Slavic good. The name is pronounced gor-dahn. Spelled Gordon (pr. gor-den), it's a Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "spacious fort" from Welsh elements gor (spacious) and din (fort) though it may also come from Old English meaning "mud hill" or "dirty hill". Another possible etymology of Gordon is from Gallo-Roman… Continue reading Gordan, Gordon

Astronomy, Female, G names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Zodiac

Gemini

Gemini is the name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor's father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning "twins" from geminus (twin; double, paired), possibly deriving from PIE *yem- (to pair, match). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Geminus (Ancient Roman)… Continue reading Gemini

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Gladiolus

Gladiolus is the name of a genus of flowers that have sword-shaped leaves and brightly colored flowers. The name comes from Latin gladiolus meaning "little sword, sword lily" which is a diminutive of gladius (sword) which derives from Gaulish *kladyos (sword) via Proto-Celtic *kladiwos  (sword) from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning “to break, beat”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gladio (Italian, Latin) Gladius (Latin)  

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Greer

Greer comes from a Scottish surname which derives from the given name Gregor meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert; to be awake” from Ancient Greek grígoros (quick, fast, swift). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Grier (Scottish, English) Gregor (Scottish, German, Slovak, Slovene)  

Ancient Greek, Color, G names, Gray, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Grayson

Grayson comes from an English surname meaning "son of the steward", an occupational name referring to someone who was in charge of an estate. It derives from Middle English greyve (steward) with the -son suffix. It could also mean "son of Gray", referring to either someone who is gray-haired, or from given name Gratus meaning "pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome" from Latin… Continue reading Grayson

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Godfrey

Godfrey is the English form of Germanic name Godafrid meaning "peace of god" from Germanic elements god (god) from Old English which derives from Proto-Germanic *gudą (god, deity) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós (to call, to invoke); and frid (peace) from Proto-Germanic *friþuz (peace, tranquility) which also derives from a PIE source. Godfrey is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Godafrid (Ancient Germanic) Guðfriðr (Old… Continue reading Godfrey