Emery

Emery comes from an English surname, the Norman form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule”, the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be from Germanic ermen meaning “whole, universal”, amal “work, labor” (which would make it a variant of Amalric), or heim “home”. Emery…

Oswald

Oswald is an Old English male name meaning “god power” or “god ruler”, made up from Old English elements ōs (god) and weald (power, ruler). Oswald is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Os, Oz, Ozzie/Ozzy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ozwald (English) Osvald (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Osvaldo (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian) Ansaldo (Italian) Ansovald (Ancient…

Lada

Lada is the name of a Slavic fertility goddess of love, beauty and marriage, often associated with the other goddesses Freya, Isis and Aphrodite. She’s depicted as a young woman with long golden hair with ears of grain braided in it to represent fertility. Lada is also associated with the summer season and her animals are…

Enrique

Enrique is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Henry which comes via Germanic given name Heimirich meaning “home ruler” made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule). Enrique is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Kike (Spanish), Quique (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henry (English) Heimirich (Ancient Germanic) Heinrich (Ancient Germanic, German) Henricus (Dutch, Latinized Ancient…

Hal

Hal originated as a nickname for Harry (an English medieval form of Henry meaning “home ruler”) or Harold (meaning “army ruler” or “army leader”), though it can be used as a given name on its own. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Rainey

Rainey comes from a Gaelic surname, an anglicized form of O’Raighne meaning “descendant of Raighne”, Raighne perhaps derived from Raonull or Ronald which derives from Old Norse Rognvaldr meaning “powerful advice” or “counsel ruler” from Old Norse elements regin (advice, counsel) and valdr (power, ruler, leader) and a cognate of Germanic name Reynold. Rainey could also be a variant spelling of rainy, an English word referring to weather that is…

Montgomery

Montgomery comes from an English surname, a locational surname meaning “Gumarich’s mountain”, Gumarich meaning a Germanic personal name meaning “man ruler” or “ruler of man”, made up from Germanic elements guma (man) and ric (power, rule). Nicknames: Monty/Montie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Montgomerie (English)  

Aldrich

Aldrich comes from an English surname via an Old English personal name. The second element comes from Germanic element ric meaning “ruler, power, king” while the first element seems to be a little less certain, either derived from ald (old), ælf (elf, sprite, fairy), and adal (noble). Nicknames: Al, Aldo, Rich Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aldric (French, Ancient Germanic) Aldéric (French)…

Zoltán

Zoltán is a Hungarian male name which seems to be derived from the Turkish title sultan, a title of authority. It means “power, might; authority, rule” which seems to have derived from an Aramaic source. Origin: Aramaic   Variants: Zoltan (English) Zsolt (Hungarian)