Brythonic, C names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Chance

Chance comes from an English word in reference to something that happens randomly or by luck or the probability of something happening. It comes from Old French chance (fortune, luck, accident) via Vulgar Latin *cadentia (that which is falling) from Latin cadens (falling) deriving from PIE *ḱh₂d- (to fall). Chance is also an English surname deriving from the origin above. Chance could… Continue reading Chance

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Latin, Male, P names, Surname names, Word names

Porter

Porter comes from an English surname meaning "gatekeeper, doorkeeper" from Old French portier via Latin porta meaning "gate"; it was an occupational name for someone who was a gatekeeper of a town or a large house. Porter could also refer to someone who carried loads for a living with their own strength rather than a cart or a horse,… Continue reading Porter