Quill

Quill referrs to a quill pen made out of a bird’s feather, or referring to a spindle or bobbin used in yarn, meaning “fragment of reed” and “shaft of a feather” which may be derived from Low German quiele from Middle High German kil (quill, large feather) though the origin behind that is unknown. Quill is also a Gaelic…

Midir

Midir is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of the Dagda and the lover of Étain, who was turned into water, a worm, and a butterfly (or a fly in some versions) by his jealous wife Fuamnach. The meaning of Midir is unknown though it may be related to Old Irish midithir meaning “to…

Sheila

Sheila is an Irish female name, an anglicized form of Síle, the Irish form of Cecilia which comes from Latin Caecilia which is the feminine form of Caecilius, an Ancient Roman family name which comes from Latin caecus meaning “blind; hidden, invisible” via Proto-Italic *kaikos (blind) which derives from PIE *káykos (one-eyed, blind). Sheila could also be a variant spelling of Sheela, an Indian female name meaning…

Brannon

Brannon comes from an Irish surname, a variant spelling of Brennan which is the anglicized form of Ó Braonáin meaning “son of Braonán”, the latter a diminutive of braon meaning “drop, moisture, rain”. Brennan may also be an anglicized form of Ó Branáin meaning “descendant of Branán”, the latter a diminutive of bran meaning “raven”. Nicknames: Bran Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brennan (Irish, English) Brannan…

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means “ash tree” from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…

Sloane

Sloane comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Sluaghadháin meaning “descendant of Sluaghadhán”, the latter derived from Irish sluaghadh, combined with a diminutive suffix, meaning “raid, expedition”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sloan (English)  

Fallon

Fallon comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Fallamhain meaning “descendant of Fallamhan”, the latter coming from a byname meaning “leader” derived from Irish follamhnas (supremacy, rule). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Falon (English)  

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning “descendant of Corragán”, the later made up of Irish corr meaning “pointed” (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means “little dwarf” made up…

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one” from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd…