B names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bunty

Bunty originated as a Scottish and English pet-name for a girl. It may have originated from Scottish buntin meaning "plump"; it may also be derived from bunt meaning "to butt", in reference to a lamb that butts with its head. The term bunting (which is also a surname) is used as a term of endearment for a child;… Continue reading Bunty

Battle/War, C names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Caden

Caden comes from an Irish and Scottish surname, a short form of McCadden which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán", Cadán possibly deriving from Old Irish cath (battle, fight) with the diminutive -an suffix. Caden could also be a variant form of Cade, an English occupational surname for a cooper which comes from Old French cade (barrel, cask) via Latin cadus (bottle, jar,… Continue reading Caden

German/Germanic, K names, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kade

Kade is a variant spelling of Cade, an English occupational surname for a cooper which comes from Old French cade (barrel, cask) via Latin cadus (bottle, jar, jug) from Ancient Greek káddos (pail, jar, cask, vessel for water or wine) which may be derived from a Semitic origin. Cade may also have originated as a Medieval English given name, Cada, which comes from a… Continue reading Kade

Animals, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theron

Theron is an Ancient Greek male name derived from Greek therao meaning "to hunt", essentially meaning "hunter". It comes from Greek ther (θήρ) "wild beast, beast of prey, especially a lion" deriving from PIE root word *ǵʰwer- (wild; wild animal). Potnia Theron is an Ancient Greek title meaning "Mistress of the Wild Animals", an epithet used for the Greek goddess of… Continue reading Theron

B names, Color, Female, Gaelic, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Blaine

Blaine comes from a Scottish surname meaning "yellow" from Bláán, a diminutive of blá (yellow), perhaps derived as a nickname for someone who had a sallow complexion. It's also a shortened form of MacBlain meaning "son of Blain" or Mac Gille Blaan meaning "son of the servant of (St.) Blaan". Blain is also an English word referring to a skin swelling or sore,… Continue reading Blaine

Black/Dark, C names, Color, Elements, Female, Fire, German/Germanic, Illyrian, Latin, Male, Middle English, Nature, Old French, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Cadrian

Cadrian seems to be a modern English name, either an elaborated form of Cade, which has a variety of meanings and origins such as: being an English surname derived from a metonymic occupational surname for a cooper (someone who made and repaired barrels) which comes from Old French cade (cask, barrel); it could also be from a Medieval English given… Continue reading Cadrian