Colton

Colton comes from an English surname name, originally used as a location name for someone who came from a place called Colton. It’s made up from Old English cola meaning “coal, charcoal” and tun (settlement; enclosure). Nicknames: Col, Colt Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolton (English) Kolten (English) Colten (English)  

Kirby

Kirby comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who lived near a place called Kirby or Kirkby. It’s made up form Old Norse kirkja (church) and býr (settlement) essentially meaning “church settlement”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kerby (English) Kirbee (English) Kirbie (English)  

Boston

Boston is the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”, Botulf/Botolph being an Old English name made up of Old English boda (messenger, envoy; prophet) and wulf (wolf), combined with Old English elements tun (settlement) or stan (stone). It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around…

Fenton

Fenton comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Fenton. It means “marsh town” or “settlement by the marsh”, made up from Old English elements fenn (marsh, fen, swamp) and tun (enclosure, settlement, town). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Wharton

Wharton comes from an English surname, originally a habitational name for someone who came from any of several places in England; the second part of the name comes from Old English tun meaning “enclosure, settlement” while the first part of the name could be from Waefer meaning “wandering” or “winding”; it could also be derived from Old…

Weston

Weston comes from an English surname via a place name meaning “west town” made up from Old English west (west) and tun (settlement, enclosure). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Westen (English)  

Avi

Avi is a Hebrew male name meaning “father” and could also be used as a nickname for Avraham (the Hebrew form of Abraham meaning “father of many” or “father of multitudes”) or Avram or Aviram (meaning “high father”) or any name meaning with Avi. Of course, Avi could also be a short form for female names such as Aviva, Avila or Avis, making it a…

Sutton

Sutton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “south town” or “south settlement” made up from Old English sūþ (south) via Proto-Germanic *sunþrą (south) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *sóh₂w meaning “sun”; and tun (enclosure, settlement) which also derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Grandon

Grandon comes from an English surname. It may have originated as a variant form of Grantham, possibly meaning “Granta’s homestead” or “Granta’s settlement”, Granta being an Old English given name of unknown meaning. However, the first part of the name may also have been used to refer to gravel and might have referred to a homestead…