Guillermo

Guillermo (pr. gee-yehr-mo; Forvo) is the Spanish form of William, the English form of Germanic Willahelm meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Memo (Spanish), Guille (pr. gee-yay; Forvo) Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Anson

Anson comes from an English surname meaning “son of Agnes” though I’ve also seen some sources list it as meaning “son of Anne“. It could also be derived from a patronymic surname meaning “son of Hann”, the latter a variant of John (meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew) or “son of Anselm” meaning “god’s helmet” or “god’s protection”….

Elmo

Elmo is a male given name which comes from Italian Ermo, a diminutive of Erasmo, the Italian form of Greek Erasmus meaning “beloved” from Ancient Greek erásmios (lovely, pleasant; beloved, desired). It could also have been used as a variant of Elmer, which comes from Old English Æðelmær meaning “noble famous” from æðel (noble) and mær (famous) both of which derive from a PIE root. Elmo is…

Bryton

Bryton is a variant spelling of Brighton, an English surname and place name. The second  element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, enclosure). The first element is a little tricky. It could be derived from Old English brycg (bridge) so the name could essentially mean “settlement by the bridge”; or from Old English beorht meaning “bright”. The…

Elma

Elma may have started out as a short form of names such as Wilhelmina (the feminine form of Wilhelm, the German cognate of William meaning “willful protection” or “desiring protection” made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection”) or Anselma (the feminine form of Anselm meaning “god + helmet, protection” or any names endig in elma. Elma is also Turkish word meaning “apple”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European,…

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)…

Astin

Astin is an English surname, a contraction of Anglo-Norman given name Asketin, itself a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill made up of Old Norse elements áss (god) derived from Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god, deity) from a Proto-Indo-European root word, and ketill (cauldron, helmet) from Proto-Germanic *katilaz (kettle, bucket, vessel) which may have been derived from Latin catillus (small bowl, dish) which comes from Proto-Italiac *katinos-, so the name essentially means “god’s…