Kent

Kent comes from an English surname which originated as a locational name for someone who came from the name of a county in England. In Old English the name was spelled as Cent which originated from Latin Cantium, meaning “coastal district” or “corner-land, land on the edge”, derived from a Brythonic source. Kent is also used as…

Hammett

Hammett comes from an English surname which seems to be combined of Norman personal name Hamo/Hamon (the Norman form of Germanic haim meaning “home”) with the diminutive suffix coupled with the French diminutive -ette from French petite “small, little”, meaning “son of Hamo/Hamon”. The prefix ham- could also be from Anglo-Saxon ham referring to the flat wetlands, referring to someone who lived…

Primrose

Primrose is the name of a flower belonging to the genus Primula. The name is made up of Medieval Latin prima rosa meaning “first rose”, apparently because it was the first flower to start blooming in spring. Primrose is also a Scottish surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Prenrhos, made up…

Stanton

Stanton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “stone settlement”, referring to a place built on or near stony ground, or in some cases a town built near some prehistoric stone monuments. Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Staunton (English)  

Preston

Preston comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “priest town”, made up from Old English elements prēost (priest) and tun (settlement, enclosure, town), either referring to a place that had a priest, or a town that was owned by the Church. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Cyprian

Cyprian is a shortened form of Cyprianus, a Roman family name meaning “from Cyprus”, given to someone who came from the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus comes from Ancient Greek Kupros derived from an unknown origin, possibly pre-Greek, although there have been several theories suggested: it could be related to the word cypress, which derives from an…

Stanley

Stanley comes from an English surname meaning “stone clearing” made up from Old English elements stān (stone) and lēah (clearing, woodland, meadow). Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stanlee (English) Stanlie (English)  

Ida

Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning “wooded hill, wood”…

Fernald

Fernald comes from a French surname which seems to be a variant of Furnell, either a  topographic or occupational name meaning “furnace” in reference to someone who either worked as an iron-worker or lived near one. It’s also possible that Fernald is a variant spelling of Farnall, an English locational name meaning “fern hill” given to someone…