Griffin

Griffin is the name of a mythical creature believed to have the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. It comes from Old French grifon via Latin gryphus which may be derived from Ancient Greek gryps (griffin) via grúpos meaning "curved" or hooked". It's also possible that the word derives from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps a …

Jahking

Jahking is the name of a young American actor, Jahking Guillory, and as far as I can tell he's the only one with this name. Apparently the name was created by his father, made up of Jah, a shortened form of Yahweh, the name of the Hebrew god in Judaism (and part of Biblical names such as Isaiah, …

Tallulah

Tallulah is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It seems to have originated from the Tallulah River and Tallulah Falls in Georgia, USA, which is believed to be derived from a Native American origin of unknown origin. It could be derived from a Creek word meaning "town". I've also seen it listed as possibly …

Valery

Valery is a Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian male name, a variant transcription of Valeriy which comes from Valerius, an Ancient Roman cognomen derived from Latin valere meaning “to be healthy, strong” via PIE *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Spelled Valéry, it's a French male name which in this case seems to derive from an Ancient Germanic name, Walaric, Walherich; the second element of the name comes from …

Balthazar

Balthazar is a variant form of Belshazzar, a Babylonian male name meaning "may Bel protect the king" or "may Bel safeguard the king", Bel being a variant of Baal, a Canaanite god who was the chief god in Phoenician mythology and all across Mesopotamia; Baal was also used as an epithet for other gods in Near East mythology; the name …

Regis

Regis comes from French Régis, which comes from a surname meaning "of the king" or "ruler" from French régir (to govern) via a PIE root word; it originated as an occupational name for someone who worked in the king's household. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Régis (French)  

Kinsey

Kinsey comes from an English surname which comes from a Middle English given name, Kynsey, which comes from Old English Cynesige meaning "royal victory", made up from Old English elements cyne (royal, kingly) and sige (victory, success). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kynsey (English, Middle English)   Male forms: Kynsey (English, Middle English) Cynesige (Old English)  

Kenric

Kenric is a variant spelling of Kendrick, a surname with various possible sources and meanings: as an English surname it comes from Old English given name Cyneric or Cenric meaning "bold power" or "royal power" made up from Old English elements cyne (royals kingly) and ric (ruler, power, king); as a Welsh surname it derives from Welsh Cynwrig meaning "chief hero" or …

Kimber

Kimber comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Kimber. The first element of the name comes from Old English cempa meaning "champion; warrior" and bearu "grove" essentially meaning "grove of the champion". Kimber could also be used as a shortened form of Kimberly. The second element of the name …

Jeong-ah

Jeong-ah (정아) is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 정 (靜) jeong "quiet; still, tranquil"; 정 (貞) jeong "virtuous, chaste, loyal"; 정 (晶) jeong "clear; crystal; diamond"; 정 (廷) jeong "royal court; rural court" 아 아 (兒) ah "child; 아 (雅) ah "elegant, neat, tidy"; 아 (娥) ah "good, beautiful"; There are likely other meanings …

Uther

Uther is the name of the father of King Arthur in Arthurian legend. While the name is of uncertain meaning, it's been linked to Welsh uthr meaning "terrible" though it's also possible it may be a variant of Arthur meaning "bear king". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Uthyr (Welsh)  

Tudor

Tudor is the name of an English royal house as well as the name of a historical era (1485-603), named from the House of Tudor. The name comes from Welsh Tudur which seems to be derived from Proto-Celtic Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" or "ruler/king of the tribe", composed of Proto-Celtic elements *toutā (people, tribe) and *rīxs (king); making it …