Aila

Aila is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Áile which is the Sami form of Helga, a Scandinavian female name meaning "holy, blessed". Aila could also be a variant spelling of Ayla, a Turkish female name meaning “moonlight, halo”, the first element coming from Turkish ay meaning “moon; month” and often used in female given names to indicate beauty. …

Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

Skye

Skye is the name of one of the largest island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The etymology of the name is obscure; it may be derived from Old Norse ský (cloud) and ey (island) meaning "cloud island". It's also been linked to Scottish Gaelic sgitheanach meaning "winged". Skye can also be used as a variant spelling of Sky, referring …

Māui

Māui is the name of an island, part of the Hawaiian islands and the second largest island. The island was named after the son of the man who first discovered the island, who was in turn named after the demigod. In Hawaiian and Polynesian mythology, Māui is a demigod as well as a trickster who created the …

Icaria

Icaria (also spelled Ikaria) is the name of a Greek island which supposedly derives its name from Icarus of Greek mythology, the son of Daedalus, who escaped the island of Crete by using wings Daedalus had created to fly away. However, Icarus flew too close to the sun, causing the wax that kept his feathers together to melt and he …

Houston

Houston is the name of a city in Texas as well as several other places. It originated from a Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Houston in Glasgow, Scotland. The name is made up from the given name Hugh meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” derived from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz (mind; thought; understanding) which …

Whitney

Whitney comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Whitney. It means "white island", made up from Old English elements hwit (white) and eg (island), and can be used as a unisex name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Whitnee (English) Whitni (English) Witney (English)  

Ennis

Ennis comes from an Irish surname with two possible meanings behind it. The first is that it derives from Irish inis meaning "island" via Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) derived from a PIE root word. The second is that it derives from Angus, an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “either one strength” or “one choice”, made up from Old Irish óen …

Sydelle

Sydelle is an English female name, of modern coinage. I couldn't quite find a specific origin or meaning to it, though it's possible that it may have arisen as a variant (or perhaps another nickname) of Sadie, itself originally a diminutive form of Sarah meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman”. It also does resemble Sydney, which comes from an English surname meaning …

Sidney

Sidney comes from an English surname meaning "wide island" made up from Old English elements sidan (wide) and eg (island). It's also possible that it comes from the name of a town in Normandy, France, St. Denis, Denis being the medieval French form of Dennis, the English form of Dionysius. Although the etymology of his name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the …

Hugh

Hugh is an English male name meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” derived from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz (mind; thought; understanding) which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugh is also an English surname originating from the given name, though as an Irish and Scottish surname it's an anglicized form of Gaelic names …

Kelsey

Kelsey comes from an English surname via a place name, the name of several towns in Lincolnshire, England. The meaning of the name seems to be uncertain as I've seen two different meanings for it: the first is that it could mean "Ceol's island", made up from Old English elements ceol (ship) and eg (island); I've also seen …