Guy

Guy is the Norman French form of Wido, an Ancient Germanic name which originated as a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu “wood” or wit “wide”. Guy as also been used as an anglicized transcription of Gai, a Hebrew male name meaning “valley, gorge, ravine”. As a surname it originated from the given name above, but it…

Antony

Antony is a variant of Anthony which comes from Latin Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning. Though there’s a very good possibility that it derives from Etruscan roots, several possible Greek and Latin meanings have been attributed to it though it’s possible that they are attempts at Greek and Latin loanwords, such as Greek possibly meaning…

Antonio

Antonio is the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Anthony, the English form of Antonius, a Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be Etruscan in origin. However, there have been other possible meanings attributed to it such as: it could also possibly have Greek roots, possibly meaning “priceless one”; it could be derived from…

Rivalen

Rivalen is the name of the father of Tristan in Arthurian legend (in some versions his father is Meliodas). The origin of the name seems to be a medieval form of Rhiwallon, the Welsh form of Brythonic *Rigovellaunos made up from Proto-Brythonic *riɣ (king) via Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from a PIE root word; and *vellauno meaning “chief, leader, ruler” so the name essentially means…

Lewis

Lewis is the medieval English form of Louis, the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Chlodovech, meaning “famous battle” or “famous in battle” from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). It could also be used the anglicized form of Lughaidh (Lugaid), derived from Lugh. Lewis is also a surname with two…

Yujiro

Yujiro is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 佑 “to help; assist” + ji 次 “next, order; sequence” + ro 郎 “son” (佑次郎); yu 裕 “abundant; rich; fertile” + ji 次 “next, order; sequence” + ro 郎 “son” (裕次郎); yu 雄 “male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence” + ji 二 “two” + ro 郎 “son” ( 雄二郎); yu 勇 “courage; bravery; heroism” + ji 治 “reign; govern; regulate” + ro 郎 “son” (勇治郎); yu 裕 “abundant; rich; fertile”…

Morena

Morena is a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian female name, the feminine form of Moreno meaning “brown, dark brown, dusky, brunette”. The origin of the word derives from Latin maurus (Moorish, Moor) via an Ancient Greek origin. It’s also a Spanish and Italian surname derived from the given name. Morena is also a word in the Sotho language, a Southern…

Cadette

Cadette is the feminine singular of cadet in French, which refers to a student in military school training to be an officer in English, derived from French cadet which was used to refer to the younger sons of a noble family who won’t inherit. The name comes from Latin capitellum meaning “small head” and “capital or chapter of a…

Toni

Toni is often used as a short form of Antonia or Antoinette, the feminine form of Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin and meaning which seems to be derived from an Etruscan origin. I’ve seen some sources cite it as possibly having  Greek roots, possibly meaning “priceless one” or it could be derived from Latin antius meaning…