Animals, Boar, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

York

York comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from the city of York in northern England. The name was originally named from Latin Eboracum meaning “yew tree place” which comes from Proto-Celtic *eburos “yew”, combined with the Proto-Celtic possessive suffix *-ākos. The name later became associated with Old English Eoforwic meaning “boar settlement” or “boar village”… Continue reading York

Color, Earth, Elements, G names, Gray, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Greyston

Greyston comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Grayston meaning "gray stone" made up of Old English elements grǣġ (grey) and stān (stone). It's also possible that the first element is derived from Middle English greyve meaning "steward" combined with the patronymic suffix -son, with would make it a variant of Grayson. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Greystone (English) Grayston (English) Graystone (English)  

Color, Female, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rossa

Rossa is an Italian word meaning "red", the feminine singular of rosso (red) which comes from Latin russus (red) derived from a PIE root word. Rossa is the name of several places located in Italy and is also an Italian surname originating from the locational name. Rossa could also be used as a feminine form of Ross, a Scottish… Continue reading Rossa

Female, Male, Phoenician, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sevilla

Sevilla is the name of a city in Spain, the capital of Andalusia. It has a long history of colonization of various civilizations, first colonized by the Phoenicians who name dit Spal meaning "valley, plain" in the Phoenician language, from sefela (valley, plain). During Roman rule, the name became Hispalis, than Isbilia when the Moors took over, which eventually… Continue reading Sevilla

Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Revere

Revere is a surname with several possible meanings attached to it: it's a French surname, a variant spelling of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier which mean "river", likely a locational name for someone who lived near the banks of a river; it could also be derived from Middle English revere, reiver meaning "robber, burglar" from Old English rēafere (reaver; robber; spoiler);… Continue reading Revere

Animals, Dog, Hare/Rabbit, K names, Male, Surname names, Wolf

Kenyon

Kenyon comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It derives from an English place name, perhaps from Old English cruc meaning "mound" combined with personal name Einion, the Welsh form of Latin Ennianus. Einion is also a modern Welsh word meaning "anvil". It could also be used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín meaning "son of Coinín", Coinín… Continue reading Kenyon

Female, H names, Hebrew, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hannah

Hannah is a female given name which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "favor, grace"; it's also an English surname originating from the given name. As a Scottish surname it could be a variant of Hannay, a name of uncertain origin though it seems to derive from a locational name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Chanah (Hebrew) Chana (Hebrew) Channah (Biblical… Continue reading Hannah

Color, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, W names, White

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)  

M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Melville

Melville comes from a Scottish surname of Norman origin, a locational name for several towns in Normandy called Malleville meaning "bad town", made up of from French mal (bad) and ville (town, settlement), which may have come about because of poor soil around the area. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Melvin (English) Melvyn (English) Malvin (English)