Barry

Barry is the anglicized form of Bairre, an Irish male name which is a diminutive of either Fionnbharr or Barrfhion both of which mean “fair hair” or “fair-headed”, composed of fionn (white, fair) and barr (head). As a surname Barry has several possible origins: as an Irish surname it could be used as an anglicized form of Berach meaning “sharp” or…

Achillea

Achillea is the botanical name for the yarrow which derives its name from the Greek mythological hero Achilles. It got its name because the plant was used to staunch the bleeding of his soldiers during the Trojan War. The origin of the name is of uncertain meaning though the first part of his name has been linked…

Achilles

Achilles is the name of a great warrior in Greek mythology, the son of the human king Peleus of Aegina, and the sea-nymph Thetis. In fact, it was their wedding that resulted in the Trojan war because of all the gods that attended, only Eris, the goddess of discord, wasn’t invited. Angered, she arrived at the wedding with a…

Spike

Spike is an English word referring to a very large nail or a surge in power, and is often used as a nickname than an actual name. It’s also an English surname, either originally derived as a nickname for a tall, thin person, or perhaps derived from Latin spica meaning “ear or a head of grain”. It…