Marlow

Marlow comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational surname for someone who came from a place called Marlow. It’s made up from Old English elements mere (lake; ocean, sea) and Old English lafe (leavings, remains) essentially meaning “remnants of a lake”, perhaps in reference to an area where there had been a lake that…

Lois

Lois is a female given name of uncertain origin. It was the name of the grandmother of Timothy, a disciple of St. Paul who wrote two epistles to him. A possible meaning attributed to the name is from Ancient Greek loion meaning “more desirable, agreeable”. However, according to this site it’s also possible that the name may be…

Shira

Shira is a Hebrew female name meaning “poetry” or “singing/song”. Shira is also a Jewish surname originating from the given name though it could also be an Americanized spelling of Shearer, an occupational name for someone who sheared sheep, or someone who used scissors to trim finished cloth or cut off any excessive fabric. The origin of…

Kaito

Kaito is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for men) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 斗 “Big Dipper; dipper, ladle” (海斗); kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 翔“soar, fly” (海翔); kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 人 “person” (海人); kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 都 “metropolis, capital, all, everything” (海都); kai 魁 “charging ahead of…

Grey

Grey is another spelling of Gray, an English name which originated as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. It comes from Old English græg (grey) via Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (grey) which derives from PIE root *gʰreh₁- (to grow). Grey could also be derived from a Roman-Gallo name, Gratus, meaning “pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome” from Latin gratia (favor, kindness) and…

Marley

Marley comes from an English surname, originally a locational surname via several places in England. The second element of the name is straightforward, from Old English lēah meaning “wood, woodland, clearing, meadow”. The first part of the name is trickier. It could be made up from Old English mǣre (boundary), Old English mearþ (“pine” marten), or Old English myrig (pleasant)….

Anissa

Anissa is a female given name, likely a combination of Anna (the Latinate form of Hannah meaning “favor, grace”) combined with the -issa suffix. It could also be a variant spelling of Anisa, an Arabic female name meaning “friendly, friend, companion, companionable”. Anisa is also a variant form of Anise, the name of a flowering plant in the Mediterranean used as an…

Anisa

Anisa is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Anis meaning “friendly, friend, companion, companionable”. Anisa is also a variant form of Anise, the name of a flowering plant in the Mediterranean used as an herb and spice. The name comes from Latin anisum meaning “anise” derived from Ancient Greek anison which seems to be derived from an Egyptian source….

Grayson

Grayson comes from an English surname meaning “son of the steward”, an occupational name referring to someone who was in charge of an estate. It derives from Middle English greyve (steward) with the -son suffix. It could also mean “son of Gray”, referring to either someone who is gray-haired, or from given name Gratus meaning “pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome” from Latin…