Color, Female, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rossa

Rossa is an Italian word meaning "red", the feminine singular of rosso (red) which comes from Latin russus (red) derived from a PIE root word. Rossa is the name of several places located in Italy and is also an Italian surname originating from the locational name. Rossa could also be used as a feminine form of Ross, a Scottish… Continue reading Rossa

Brythonic, C names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Chance

Chance comes from an English word in reference to something that happens randomly or by luck or the probability of something happening. It comes from Old French chance (fortune, luck, accident) via Vulgar Latin *cadentia (that which is falling) from Latin cadens (falling) deriving from PIE *ḱh₂d- (to fall). Chance is also an English surname deriving from the origin above. Chance could… Continue reading Chance

Female, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex

Ross

Ross comes from a Scottish and English surname via a place name meaning "promontory, headland" from Scottish Gaelic ros which ultimately comes from a PIE root word. Although traditionally a male name, I can see Ross as being used as a unisex name, perhaps because of its similarity to Roz. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ros (English, Irish,… Continue reading Ross