Malia

Malia is a Hawaiian female name, the Hawaiian form of Mary, the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr,…

Freesia

Freesia is the name of a genus of flowers named after German botanist Friedrich Freese. Freese itself is a German surname meaning “Frisian”, referring to someone who came from Friesland, an area in Germany in Lower Saxony (as well as the name of a province in the Netherlands). The name itself comes from the name of a…

Sherlock

Sherlock is an English surname most famously associated with the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by British author Arthur Conan Doyle who first appeared in 1887. As I’ve mentioned, the name itself comes from an English surname meaning “bright lock”, likely in reference to someone who had fair hair. It comes from Old English schir (bright, shining, fair)…

Crispin

Crispin is the English form of Roman cognomen Crispinus, a diminutive of Crispus meaning “curly (haired)”. Crispin is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Crispus (Ancient Roman) Crispinus (Ancient Roman) Crispian (Archaic English) Kryspin (Polish)  

Cayzer

Cayzer comes from a surname, a variant of Kaiser which derives from the Germanic word for “emperor”; it’s a variant form of Caesar, an Ancient Roman cognomen famously attributed to Julius Caesar which later came to be regarded as an imperial title. Though its origins are unknown, it’s been linked to Latin caesaries meaning “hair”, referring to abundant or a luxurious head of…

Hakue

Hakue is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haku 白 “white” + e 恵 “favor, blessing; grace; kindness” (白恵); haku 毫 “fine hair; brush” + e 衛 “defense; protection” (毫衛); haku 博 “doctor, PhD; fair, exposition; esteem; winning acclaim” + e 衛 “defense; protection” (博衛); Written in hiragana it’s はくえ.   

Quigley

Quigley comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coigligh meaning “descendant of Coigleach”, the latter originating as a nickname for someone who was an untidy person or someone who had long, unkempt hair. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Quickley (Irish)  

Loxley

Loxley comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a village called Loxley meaning “Locc’s clearing” or “Locc’s woodland”, made up from Locc and lēah (clearing, woodland). The first element may be made from Old English locc meaning “lock (of hair)”, perhaps given as a nickname for someone who had fine, curly hair….

Flavia

Flavia is the feminine form of Flavius, an Ancient Roman family name meaning “blonde, golden, yellow” from Latin flavus via Proto-Italic *flāwos (yellow) which derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Flávia (Portuguese) Flavie (French) Flaviana (Ancient Roman, Italian) Flavienne (French)   Male forms: Flavius (Ancient Roman) Flávio (Portuguese) Flavio (Italian, Spanish) Flavia (Romanian) Flavian (Latin) Flavianus…

Tressa

Tressa is a female given name, a variant of Theresa, a name of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Greek theros meaning “summer; harvest, crop; heat” or from Greek therizo meaning “to reap, cut”. It could also possibly be related to Greek ther meaning “wild beast; beast of prey” or Greek thēráō “to hunt”. Tressa is also a Cornish female name which comes…