Kelson

Kelson comes from an English surname, made up of Old Norse personal name Kel, a diminutive of Ketill meaning “kettle, cauldron; helmet” combined with the patronymic son meaning “son of Kel” or “son of Ketill”. Ketill derives from Proto-Germanic *katilaz, of uncertain origin, though it may be derived from Latin catillus (small bowl) via a PIE root word. Kelson is also…

Menelik

Menelik is the name of several Ethiopian emperors, including the first emperor of Ethiopia, traditionally believed to be the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon. The closest meaning I could find behind the name is that it developed from Arabic Ibn al-hakim meaning “son of the wise one”. Origin: Proto-Semitic, Arabic Variants: Menelick (English) Ménélik (French)…

Greyston

Greyston comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Grayston meaning “gray stone” made up of Old English elements grǣġ (grey) and stān (stone). It’s also possible that the first element is derived from Middle English greyve meaning “steward” combined with the patronymic suffix -son, with would make it a variant of Grayson. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Greystone (English) Grayston (English) Graystone (English)  

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning “house of God” made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning “son of Ithael”, Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning “bountiful lord”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

Polina

Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it’s a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and…

Maddox

Maddox comes from a Welsh surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Madoc”, Madoc being a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set…

Baron

Baron is the name of a title in English nobility, which is of low rank. It comes from Late Latin barō meaning “man, servant; baron” via Frankis *barō (servant; man, warrior) which may be derived from PIE root word *bʰer- (to bear, carry). It’s also possible that Baron may be related to Old English beorn (man, warrior) but that’s just a possibility….

Hansen

Hansen comes from a Scandinavian surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Hans”, Hans being the short form of Johannes, the Scandinavian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hanson (English) Hanssen (Danish, Norwegian, German) Hansson (Swedish)    

Reuven

Reuven is a Hebrew male name meaning “behold, a son” or “vision of a son”, the name of the eldest son of Jacob and Leah from the Old Testament. Nicknames: Reu, Rue Origin: Hebrew Variants: Reuben (Hebrew, English) Rouben (Armenian, Biblical Greek) Ruben (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian) Rubèn (Catalan) Rúben (Portuguese) Rubem (Brazilian Portuguese) Rubens (Brazilian…

Brannon

Brannon comes from an Irish surname, a variant spelling of Brennan which is the anglicized form of Ó Braonáin meaning “son of Braonán”, the latter a diminutive of braon meaning “drop, moisture, rain”. Brennan may also be an anglicized form of Ó Branáin meaning “descendant of Branán”, the latter a diminutive of bran meaning “raven”. Nicknames: Bran Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brennan (Irish, English) Brannan…