F names, Male, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fenno

Fenno seems to be a variant form of Old Norse Finnr meaning "Sámi, Finn, Laplander", a byname used to refer to someone who came from Finland or was part of the Sami people (also known as Lapps). Although the origin behind  finnr is uncertain it has been linked to Old Norse meaning “wanderer”. I've also seen Fenno listed as… Continue reading Fenno

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

Fenton

Fenton comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Fenton. It means "marsh town" or "settlement by the marsh", made up from Old English elements fenn (marsh, fen, swamp) and tun (enclosure, settlement, town). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Animals, Earth, Elements, Fish, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marlon

Marlon is an English male given name of unknown meaning. It may have originated as a variant spelling of Marland, an English surname derived from a place name meaning "land by lake" or "land by the sea" from English elements mere (lake, pool; sea, ocean) via a PIE root word; and land (land) also derived from a PIE root word.… Continue reading Marlon

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

Vance

Vance comes from an English surname meaning "marsh, fen" from Old English fenn which comes from Proto-Germanic *fanją (fen, marsh, swamp) derived from PIE *pen- (moist; wet; swamp; water; mud). It was originally used as a topographical name for someone who lived near a swamp or marsh. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Indo-Iranian, S names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Saraswati

Saraswati is the name of a Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts. Her name means "possessing water" or "she with many pools" from Sanskrit saras (fluid, water, lake) which comes from Proto-Indo-Iranian sáras ~ sálas (marsh, water) derived from Proto-Indo-European *sélos~*séles (marsh) and vati (having). I've also seen it listed as coming from Sanskrit sāra meaning "essence" and sva (self, one self) so essentially… Continue reading Saraswati

Ancient Greek, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Greek mythology, Latin, M names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Maris

Maris is a female name taken from Latin meaning "of the sea" from Latin mare (sea) derived from Proto-Italic *mari (sea) from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea). It comes from the Latin title stella maris "star of the sea" used for the Virgin Mary. Maris may also come from Latin mās meaning "male". Maris is also the name of an Etruscan god of agriculture and fertility, his… Continue reading Maris

Celtic, Elements, Female, Finnish, Gaulish, German/Germanic, Kin/Family, Latin, N names, Nickname names, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Place names, Surname names, Water, Word names

Neva

Neva is a female with a variety of meanings and origins such as: is a short form of Geneva, which itself could be a short form of Genevieve derived from a medieval name, Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from Germanic elements kuni (kin, family) and wefa (wife, woman). It might also be derived… Continue reading Neva