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…

Garland

Garland comes from an English surname meaning “triangle land” made up of Old English gara (triangular piece of land) and land (land). It could also have originated as an occupational name for someone who sold garlands. Garland also refers to a wreath of flowers or leaves, as well as also referring to a mark of honor or…

Lark

Lark is the name of a type of a small passerine bird. It comes from Old English lāwerce (lark) via Proto-Germanic *laiwarikǭ (lark) which derives from an unknown origin. Lark is also a word in English meaning “romp, frolic, carefree fun” as a noun and “to behave mischievously; play pranks; to have fun” as a verb, which…

Hind

Hind (pr. hend; Forvo) is an Arabic female name which means “group of camels”, referring to a number that is more than one or two hundred. Hind is also the Arabic name for India which comes from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean” via Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river, stream). Hind (pr. haynd; Forvo) is also an English word- as a noun it…

Fisher

Fisher comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who was a fisherman, though it may have also been used as a locational name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river which comes from the Old English term fisc-gear (fish weir). As an Irish surname, Fisher was used as a translation…

Tyree

Tyree comes from a Scottish surname, a shortened form of McIntyre, an anglicized form of  Scottish Gaelic Mac an tSaoir meaning “son of the carpenter”. It’s also possible that Tyree came out as a modern English name, a twist on Tyrese or Tyrone, the name of a Gaelic kingdom in Ireland (Tyrone being the anglicized form of Irish Tír Eoghain meaning “land…

Penn

Penn comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Penn, which seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “head; chief” though I’ve also seen it listed as possibly meaning “hill”. It could also be derived from an occupational name for someone who was either a…

Sherman

Sherman comes from an English surname which was originally an occupational name for someone who was a sheep-shearer or someone who trimmed cloth or cut cloth. It’s made up from Middle English shere (shear) via Old English sċēar (scissors, shears) and mann (man). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shermann (English)  

Paige

Paige comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Page meaning “servant, page” via Old French page possibly via Italian paggio (page; pageboy) from Latin pagius (servant) which derives from Ancient Greek paidíon (little child, young child) made up from paîs (child) with the diminutive suffix -ion. Though Paige is overwhelmingly used as a female name, it has occasionally been used…