Female, G names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Gilby

Gilby comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Gilby. The second element comes from Old Norse byr meaning "settlement, farm", while the first part of the name may be a diminutive of Gilbert (meaning "bright pledge” or “bright hostage”), so essentially meaning "Gilbert's farm" or "settlement of Gilbert". It's… Continue reading Gilby

Female, G names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ghislaine

Ghislaine is a French female name, the feminine form of Ghislain which derives from a Germanic word gisil meaning “hostage” or “pledge”, possibly originating as a nickname for a royal child pledged to a foreign court. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Giselle (French, English) Gisella (Italian) Gisela (Spanish, Portuguese) Gisèle (Grench) Gizella Ghislaine (French) Ghyslaine (French) Gisila (Ancient Germanic)… Continue reading Ghislaine

G names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gilbert

Gilbert is ab English name name which comes from Proto-Germanic Gisilbert meaning "bright pledge" or "bright hostage", made up from Germanic elements gisil (pledge, host) and beraht (bright), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Gilbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Gil, Bert, Berty/Bertie, Gilby/Gilbie, Gibby Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Giselbert (Ancient Germanic)… Continue reading Gilbert

Female, G names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Giselle

Giselle is a French female given name which comes from Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge", possibly originating as a nickname for a royal child pledged to a foreign court. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gisella (Italian) Gisela (Spanish, Portuguese) Gisèle (Grench) Gizella Ghislaine (French) Ghyslaine (French) Gisila (Ancient Germanic) Male forms: Ghislain (French) Ghyslain (French) Gislin… Continue reading Giselle

Black/Dark, C names, Cabbage, Color, Food, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Cole

Cole comes from an English surname from Old English Cola via col meaning "black, charcoal", originally a descriptive name for someone who had a swarthy appearance. It comes from Proto-Germanic *kulą (coal) derived from PIE root *ǵwelH- (to burn; to shine). Cole is also a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” coming from Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both… Continue reading Cole

G names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Geoffrey

Geoffrey is the Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element of the name comes from Germanic frid meaning "peace" while the first element is trickier. It could be derived from Proto-Germanic *gautaz meaning "Geat", Old Germanic gawia meaning "territory", walha meaning "foreigner, Celtic, Gaul", or gisil meaning "hostage, pledge". It's also been conflated with Godfrey in the past meaning "peace of God". Geoffrey is… Continue reading Geoffrey

J names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Jefferson

Jefferson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Jeffrey", Jeffrey being a medieval variant of Geoffrey, the Norman-French form of a Germanic name. The second element of the name comes from Germanic frid meaning "peace" from Proto-Germanic *friþuz (peace, tranquility; sanctuary, refuge) from PIE *priHós (beloved, dear) from root word *preyH- (to love, to please). The first element is a little… Continue reading Jefferson

Ancient Germanic, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Gilberte

Gilberte (pr. zheel-bert in French; Forvo and Youtube) is the French female form of Gilbert, an English male name meaning "bright pledge" or "bright hostage" from Germanic elements gisil (pledge, host) and beraht (bright). Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Gilberta (Dutch, Italian)   Male forms: Gilbert (Ancient Germanic, German, Dutch, French, English) Giselbert (Ancient Germanic) Gisilbert (Ancient Germanic) Gilberto (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)