H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Hernán

Hernán is a Spanish male name, a shortened form of Hernando, the medieval Spanish form of Ferdinand, made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning “dangerous journey” or “brave journey”; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning “peace" which would change the meaning to "peaceful journey" or "peaceful traveler". Hernán is… Continue reading Hernán

F names, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ferdinand

Ferdinand is an Italian and Spanish name made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning "dangerous journey" or "brave journey"; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning "peace". Ferdinand is also a surname originating from the given name. Ferdinand was the name of a character in Shakespeare's The… Continue reading Ferdinand

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

Denver

Denver comes from an English surname made up from Old English Dene-fær meaning "Dane's crossing" from Dene (Dane) which comes from Proto-Germanic *daniz (a Dane) of unknown etymology though it's possible that it derives from PIE *dʰenh₂- (to set in motion, to flow); and fær (journey; crossing, passage) via Proto-Germanic*faraną (to go, to travel) also derived from a PIE root word. It… Continue reading Denver

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

Rosendo

Rosendo is a Spanish male name which comes from a Visigothic name made up of Gothic elements*𐌷𐍂𐍉𐌸𐍃 (*hrōþs) meaning "glory, fame" and *𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌸𐍃 (*sinþs) meaning "path, journey, way" essentially meaning "famous path". They both come from Proto-Germanic elements deriving from a PIE source. Rosendo is also a Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese surname originating from the given name.  Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Rosendo