Dirk

Dirk is a Low German and Dutch short form of Diederik, which is the Dutch form of Theodoric, a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the people” composed from Proto-Germanic elements *þeudō (people, nation) and *rīks (king, ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Dirk is also the name of a type of dagger which originated with the Scots…

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning “house of God” made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning “son of Ithael”, Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning “bountiful lord”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

Henriette

Henriette is the French form of Henri, the French form of Henry meaning “home ruler”, made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriëtte (Dutch) Harriet (English) Harriett (English) Harriette (English) Harrietta (English) Henrike (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Hendrika (Dutch) Hendrina…

Tudor

Tudor is the name of an English royal house as well as the name of a historical era (1485-603), named from the House of Tudor. The name comes from Welsh Tudur which seems to be derived from Proto-Celtic Toutorix meaning “ruler of the people” or “ruler/king of the tribe”, composed of Proto-Celtic elements *toutā (people, tribe) and *rīxs (king); making it…

Géza

Géza is a Hungarian male name of uncertain meaning. It seems to have originated as a diminutive of Gyeücsa, a name of uncertain meaning. It may have originated from a Turkic title, yabgu, referring to a ruler, though it’s also possible it may have derived from a Chinese or Iranian source. Origin: Uncertain, possibly Turkic or even Chinese…

Kyrian

Kyrian seems to be a variant of Kyrion, a Late Greek male name derived from Greek kyrios meaning “lord”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kyrion (Late Greek)    

Ishan

Ishan is the name of an avatar of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and transformation and one of the most important deities in the Hindu pantheon. The name comes from Sanskrit meaning “master, lord” derived from root word īś ईश् (own, possession) via a PIE root word. Ishan is also the name of a guardian of the…

Tierney

Tierney comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized from of Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning “descendant of Tighearnach”, the latter derived from Gaelic tighearna meaning “lord” which derives from Proto-Celtic *tigernos (lord, ruler). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Tighearnach (Irish) Tigernach (Irish) Tiarnach (Irish)  

Gerald

Gerald is an English male name, as well as a surname, made up from Germanic elements ger (spear) and wald (rule) essentially meaning “ruler of the spear”. Nicknames: Gerry, Jerry Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jerald (English) Jerold (English) Jerrold (English) Gerold (Germanic, Ancient Germanic) Gerhold (Archaic German) Gerolt (Dutch) Gérald (French) Géraud (French) Gearalt (Irish) Gearóid (Irish) Giraldo (Italian) Geraldo (Spanish,…

Dominique

Dominique is a French unisex name, the French form of Dominic which comes from Late Latin Dominicus meaning “of the Lord” via Latin dominus (master, lord, ruler) derived from PIE *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Dominque is also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Dominic (English) Domenic (English) Dominick (English) Dominicus (Late Latin, Dutch) Dominik (German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene,…