B names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Burton

Burton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "fort settlement", "fortified enclosure", or "settlement by the fort", made up from Old English burh (stronghold, fort, castle) and tun (settlement, enclosure), both of which derive from PIE root words. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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C names, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Carlton

Carlton is an English male name derived from a surname via a place name meaning "settlement of free peasants" or "settlement of free men", referring to numerous places in England made up from Germanic Karl  “man”, originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society,… Continue reading Carlton

G names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gerrick

Gerrick is a variant spelling of Garrick, a variant of Garwick, an English surname derived from a place name: the second element of the name derives from Old English wīċ (settlement; village; dwelling) which ultimately derives from PIE *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement), while the first part of the name may be derived from an English given name, Gara, of uncertain meaning. Garrick is also the anglicized… Continue reading Gerrick

K names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Kenton

Kenton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "Coena's settlement" or King's settlement"- the second element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, farm, enclosure) while the first part of the name comes from an Old English given name, Coena or Cena, which may be derived from Old English cyne meaning "royal, kingly"… Continue reading Kenton

Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Joy, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Winston

Winston comes from an English surname derived from a place name with two possible meanings: it could either be derived from Wynnstan, an Old English name meaning "joy stone" from Old English elements wyn (joy) which comes from Proto-Germanic *wunjō (joy, delight, pleasure) derived from PIE *wenh₁- (to love); and stan (stone) which also derives from a PIE root word; Winston may also derive from… Continue reading Winston

B names, Irish, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Brady

Brady comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of Brádach", the latter a byname possibly meaning "broad" in reference to someone who was broad-chested; or it means "descendant of the thief" from bradach meaning "thieving, stolen, plunder". Brady also has its own origins as an English surname meaning "broad eye" from Old English brād (broad) derived… Continue reading Brady

Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Warrick

Warrick comes from an English surname via a place name, a variant spelling of Warwick meaning "dam settlement" or "dwelling by the weir", a weir being a small dam near a river or stream which regulates the flow of water downstream. It's made up from Proto-Germanic warją (dam, weir) and Old English wīċ (settlement; village; dwelling) derived from Germanic *wīk- (settlement, village, dwelling) via… Continue reading Warrick

Gaelic, Kin/Family, M names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Melvin

Melvin comes from a Scottish surname derived from a place name, a variant of Melville meaning "bad town" from Latin mala (bad) and ville (settlement, town) both of which derive from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Melvin has also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Gille Bheathain meaning "son of the servant of St. Beathan", Beathan a Gaelic Scottish name… Continue reading Melvin

English, Latin, Male, Numbers, Old English, Physical Attributes, Place names, Q names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Quentin

Quentin is the French form of Quintinus, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "fifth" from Latin quintus (fifth), which may have originally been given to a fifth child or a child born in the fifth month of the year. Quentin is also a surname derived from the given name. Quinton is a variant spelling though it's also an English place name… Continue reading Quentin

Animals, Birds, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Renwick

Renwick comes from a surname derived from a place name meaning "raven settlement", derived from Old English given name Hræfn meaning "raven" from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz (raven) which comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word word; and wick meaning "village, settlement, dwelling" from Germanic *wīk- (settlement, village, dwelling) via Latin vicus (village; hamlet; street; neighborhood; row of houses) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement). Nicknames:… Continue reading Renwick

English, G names, Male, Old English, Place names, Surname names

Graham

Graham comes from a Scottish surname originally derived from an English place name, Grantham. The second part of the name comes from Old English ham meaning "homestead) while the first part of the name is uncertain. It may be based on a personal name Granta meaning "Granta's homestead", Granta being a name of unknown meaning though it could be derived from Old… Continue reading Graham

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gaelic, Joy, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Carroll

Carroll comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Cearbhall which may derived from Gaelic cearbh meaning "hacking", which may have been a byname for a butcher or a fierce warrior. Carroll could also be a variant spelling of Carol, either a shortened form of Caroline which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning “free man”, though Carol is also an English word meaning "joyful… Continue reading Carroll

Ancient Germanic, Gaulish, Hare/Rabbit, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names, Word names

Warren

Warren comes from an English surname with a few possible origins: it could be derived from Norman French warrene meaning "animal enclosure" or "game park" possibly originating from Gaulish *varenna (enclosed area) from *varros (stick, post); it may also refer to someone who lived near a game park; it may be derived from a town called La Varenne in Normandy, France;… Continue reading Warren

Animals, Camel, Chinese, Color, Female, German/Germanic, Horses/Stallions, L names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, White, Word names

Locke

Locke comes from a surname of several origins and meanings such as: an English, Dutch, and German surname derived from a place name called Lock, referring to someone who lived near an enclosure or a barrier on a river such as a bridge which could be open and closed at will; it could also be an… Continue reading Locke

Ancient Germanic, Ancient Greek, German/Germanic, Greek, Greek mythology, H names, Male, Mythology, Proto-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hermes

Hermes is the name of the Greek god of commerce and trade, known as the trickster god and the protector of thieves, travelers, and athletes, as well as a messenger of the gods and the god of boundaries. He guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. The son of Zeus and Maia, one… Continue reading Hermes