Randi

Randi is primarily a feminine spelling of Randy though it’s been used for men as well. Randy is a short form of Randall which derives from Germanic name Randolf meaning “shield of a wolf” or “wolf’s shield” from Germanic elements rand (rim ‘of a shield’) and wulf (wolf). I’ve also seen it listed as a nickname for Miranda, a female name derived from Latin mirandus meaning “admirable, wonderful” from Latin mīrus (wonderful, marvelous,…

Giles

Giles is the medieval English form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning “young goat; kid” which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂eyǵ- (goat). Giles is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gyles (English) Gilles (French) Gidie (Medieval French) Gil (Spanish, Portuguese) Gillis (Dutch) Egidio…

Randall

Randall is a variant spelling of Randel, a medieval diminutive of given name Randolf, a Germanic male name meaning “shield of a wolf” or “wolf’s shield” from Germanic elements rand (rim ‘of a shield’) and wulf (wolf). Randall is also a surname. Nicknames: Randy, Rand Origin: Ancient Germanic   Variants: Randel (Medieval English) Randell (English) Randle (English) Randolf (German, English) Randolph (English)…

Aegeus

Aegeus is the name of the father of Theseus in Greek mythology, the king of Athens, and who gave his name to the Aegean Sea. His name may be derived from Greek aigeios meaning “of a goat” though it may also be derived from Greek aigis meaning “goatskin” or “shield”, the latter referencing the shield of Zeus or Athena….