Soraya

Soraya is the Persian form of Thurayya, an Arabic female name used to refer to the “Pleiades”, a bright cluster of seven stars that are able to be seen with the naked eye. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades are named for the seven daughters of Pleione, a sea-nymph, and the Titan Atlas. Thurayya also means “chandelier” as well as meaning…

Bromeliad

Bromeliad (pr. bro-MILL-ee-ad) is the name of a tropical American plant, used and cultivated as food though now commonly used as houseplants. It was named in honor of Swedish botanist Olaf Bromel. The closest I could find to the surname’s origin and meaning is that it might possibly be from an English surname composed of Old…

Logan

Logan comes from a Scottish surname meaning “little hollow” from Gaelic lag (hollow) with the diminutive suffix -an. Logan may also be an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Leocháin meaning “descendant of Leochán”,  the latter of unknown meaning. Origin: Gaelic

Holden

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 Variants: Holden Houlden