Haydn is a German surname meaning “pagan” or “heathen” from German Heide, which also means “heath, heathland”. It’s also been used as a variant spelling of Hayden, derived from Old English elements heg (hay) and denu (valley) or dun (hill) meaning “hay valley” or “hay hill”.
Origin: Old English, Germanic
Perry is a nickname for Peregrine, from Latin Peregrinus meaning “traveler”, or Percival, likely based on Welsh Peredur meaning “hard spear” though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val “to pierce the valley”. Perry is also an English surname which comes from Middle English perrie meaning “pear tree”, referring to someone who lived near a pear tree. As a Welsh patrynomic surname it comes from ap Herry meaning “son of Herry”, the latter a medieval English form of Henry meaning “home ruler”. Spelled Perri, it’s an Italian surname derived from given name Peter meaning “stone”.
Origin: Latin, Welsh, Old French, Greek
- Perri (u)
- Peri (u)
- Perrie (u)
Knox comes from a Scottish surname meaning “hillock” or “round hill” from Old Irish cnoc (hill, round hill), a habitational surname referring to someone who lived near a hilltop.
Origin: Old Irish
Brandy is the name of an alcoholic drink, the shortened for of brandywine which is derived from Dutch brandewijn meaning “distilled wine” or “burnt wine”. It could also be a short form, or a feminine form, of Brandon, an English surname derived from a place name meaning “hill covered with broom” from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone who lived near a place covered with gorse or broom shrubs.
However, Brandon could also be derived from Old French brandon from Frankish *brand meaning “firebrand, torch, sword” which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, a cognate of Old Norse brandr.
Origin: Dutch, Old English, Proto-Germanic
- Brandee (English)
- Brandi (English)
- Brandie (English)
- Brande (English)
- Branda (English)
Dalya is a variant transcription of Dalia, a Hebrew female name meaning “branch”, though Dalia is also an Arabic female name meaning “grape vine”.
Dalia is the name of the Lithuanian goddess of fate meaning “fate, luck” in Lithuanian from dalis (part, portion, share), as well as being a variant spelling and Spanish form of Dahlia, the name of a flower named after Anders Dahl; Dahl is a surname that means “valley” from Old Norse dalr.
Origin: Hebrew, Arabic, Lithuanian, Old Norse
Dalton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “valley town” or “valley enclosure” from Old English elements dael (dale, valley) ultimately deriving from Proto-Germanic *dalan (curve, arch); and tun (enclosure, settlement).
Origin: Proto-Germanic, Old English
Holden comes from an English surname meaning “hollow valley” or “deep valley” from Old English elements hol (hollow, deep) and denu (valley), originally referring to someone who lived near one.
Origin: Old English
Dale comes from an English surname meaning “dale” or “valley” from Old English dael (dale, valley) derived from Proto-Germanic *dalan (curve, arch).
Glenn comes from a Scottish surname meaning “valley” from Gaelic gleann, originally used to refer to someone who lived near a valley.
- Glen (English, Scottish)
- Glyn (Welsh)
- Glynn (Welsh)
- Glenna (English, Scottish)
- Glenne (English)
Linden comes from a surname as well as a place name meaning “linden tree” or “lime tree” from Germanic element lind, which comes from Proto-Germanic *lindo meaning “soft, tender, flexible”. It was used to refer to someone who lived near a lime/linden tree.
Spelled Lindon, or Lyndon, it comes from an Old English surname derived from a place name meaning “flax hill” from Old English lin (flax) and dun (hill).