Penn

Penn comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Penn, which seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “head; chief” though I’ve also seen it listed as possibly meaning “hill”. It could also be derived from an occupational name for someone who was either a…

Quinn

Quinn comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn meaning “descendant of Conn”, Conn coming from a Gaelic word meaning “chief, head” or “intellect, counsel”. Origin: Gaelic Female forms: Quin (English)   Male forms: Quin (English) Conn (Irish)  

Paden

Paden (either pronounced pay-den or pad-den) is an English male given name. I’ve seen it listed as a modern invention using the popular -aden suffix but Paden does have a long history as a surname. It seems to be the anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Páidín meaning “son of Páidín”, the latter an Irish pet form of Pádraig/Patrick meaning “patrician”, used to…

Cara

Cara comes from an Italian word, the feminine singular of caro meaning “dear, beloved; precious, expensive”; it comes from Latin cārus (dear, beloved; expensive) via Proto-Italic *kāros (dear) derived from PIE root word *keh₂- (to desire, wish). Cara is also an Irish word meaning “friend” coming from Old Irish carae (friend; relative) via Proto-Celtic *karants (friend) derived from the same PIE root word…

Cadette

Cadette is the feminine singular of cadet in French, which refers to a student in military school training to be an officer in English, derived from French cadet which was used to refer to the younger sons of a noble family who won’t inherit. The name comes from Latin capitellum meaning “small head” and “capital or chapter of a…

Kennedy

Kennedy comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning “descendant of Ceannéidigh’”, the latter meaning “ugly head” or “misshapen head” composed from Irish elements ceann (head) and éidigh (ugly, misshapen), though I’ve also seen the second element as possibly being derived from éide meaning “armor, helmet, clothing” so the name may also mean “armor headed”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kenadie (English)…

Miho

Miho is a Croatian male name, a short form of Mihovil, the Croatian form of Michael, or Mihael, the Croatian and Slovene form of Michael, a Hebrew male name meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Miho is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “beauty; beautiful+…

Honoka

Honoka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “harmony; Japanese style; peace; soften; Japan + flower” (和花); “ear; ear (grain); head; crest (wave) + flower” (穂花); “ear; ear (grain); head; crest (wave) + incense; smell; perfume” (穂香); “sail + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly + incense; smell;…

Eltanin

Eltanin comes from Arabic Al Ra’is al Tinnin meaning “the head of the dragon” or “the dragon’s head” which is the name of a star in the Draco constellation, also known as Gamma Draconis. Origin: Arabic Variants: Etamin Ettanin