Lalaine

Lalaine seems to be a Filipino female name, perhaps a combination of prefix la- and given name Elaine, which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend…

Ryan

Ryan comes from an Irish surname, a shortened form of O’Ryan which itself is the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (or Ó Riain) meaning “descendant of Rian”, a name of uncertain etymology though the most popular suggestion is that it is made up of Irish rí meaning “king” combined with a diminutive suffix, so the name essentially means…

Trent

Trent comes from an English surname, a locational surname for someone who lived near  any rivers with that name. Though the etymology behind it is uncertain it could be composed of Old English tri (through, across) and sant (travel, road) meaning “across travel” or “across road” though it could also have meant “traveler” or “trepasser” in…

Rosendo

Rosendo is a Spanish male name which comes from a Visigothic name made up of Gothic elements*𐌷𐍂𐍉𐌸𐍃 (*hrōþs) meaning “glory, fame” and *𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌸𐍃 (*sinþs) meaning “path, journey, way” essentially meaning “famous path”. They both come from Proto-Germanic elements deriving from a PIE source. Rosendo is also a Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese surname originating from the given name.  Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

Paden

Paden (either pronounced pay-den or pad-den) is an English male given name. I’ve seen it listed as a modern invention using the popular -aden suffix but Paden does have a long history as a surname. It seems to be the anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Páidín meaning “son of Páidín”, the latter an Irish pet form of Pádraig/Patrick meaning “patrician”, used to…

Laney

Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with…

Rue

Rue is the name of a species of plants that were used as medicinal herbs and in cooking. The name comes from Latin rūta derived from Ancient Greek rhutḗ, derived from an uncertain etymology though it may be derived from a Peloponnesian word. Rue is also an English word meaning “to regret, feel remorse or sorrow for”. It…

Lane

Lane comes from an English surname meaning “lane, path”, originally used to refer to someone who lived near a lane as well as being an English word referring to a narrow path or passageway between walls, hedges, or fences. It comes from Old English lane, lanu meaning “lane, street” from Proto-Germanic *lanō perhaps derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. Lane…

Kenji

Kenji is a Japanese male name made up of Japanese elements ken with various meanings of 研 (study, sharpen), 件 (case, matter, example), 健 (strong, healthy); 伸 (to stretch, lengthen, extend); 兼 (connect, combine, concurrent); 券 (ticket, certificate); 剣 (sword); 堅 (firm, steady, hard, strict, solid); 宣 (to declare, to announce, to proclaim); 建 (build,…