B names, Color, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Bowie

Bowie comes from an Irish and Scottish surname which seems to be derived from Scottish Gaelic buidhe meaning "yellow", possibly originating as a nickname for someone who was fair-haired. It's also possible that it may be an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach", Buadhach deriving from buaidh meaning "victory, triumph". The Bowie knife was named after American pioneer Jim… Continue reading Bowie

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Battle/War, C names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names

Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

Animals, Boar, Color, Elements, Green, I names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Irvin

Irvin comes from a surname with a few possible meanings tied to it: it comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic O'hEireamhoin meaning "descendant of Eireamhan", the latter a given name of uncertain origin; it may also be derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning "boar friend", made up from Old English elements eofor (boar) and wine (friend, protector, lord);… Continue reading Irvin

A names, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Numbers, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Angus

Angus is an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning "either one strength" or "one choice", made up from Old Irish óen (one) via Proto-Celtic *oinos (one) deriving from a PIE root word; while the second element could either be derived from gus meaning “strength, vigor” via Proto-Celtic *gustu-; or from Proto-Celtic *gus (choose). Spelled Aengus, it becomes the name of the Irish… Continue reading Angus

Elements, L names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Lochlan

Lochlan is a variant spelling of Lochlann, the Scottish Gaelic name referring to Scandinavia, more specifically Norway, and was used as a nickname to refer to someone who came from there. The name is made up of Scottish Gaelic loch (lake; fjord) and lann (enclosure; land), essentially meaning "land of the lakes". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lochlann (Scottish Gaelic)… Continue reading Lochlan

Etruscan, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Mercer

Mercer comes from an English and Scottish surname, an occupational name for someone who was a merchant. it comes from Anglo-Norman mercer (merchant, trader) which comes from Latin merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border). Origin: Etruscan, Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Mercer

Battle/War, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Griselda

Griselda is an English female name derived from a Germanic origin meaning "gray battle" via Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Zelda, Selda Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Griselde (German) Grisold (German) Grizeldisz (Hungarian) Grizelda (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, English) Grizel (Scottish) Grissel (Medieval English) Griseldis (English) Grisilde (English)  

Female, German/Germanic, Male, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Q names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Quill

Quill referrs to a quill pen made out of a bird's feather, or referring to a spindle or bobbin used in yarn, meaning “fragment of reed” and “shaft of a feather” which may be derived from Low German quiele from Middle High German kil (quill, large feather) though the origin behind that is unknown. Quill is also a Gaelic… Continue reading Quill