Alana

Alana is the feminine form of Alan, an English male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning “to nourish, grow” from Proto-Indo-European…

Stanton

Stanton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “stone settlement”, referring to a place built on or near stony ground, or in some cases a town built near some prehistoric stone monuments. Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Staunton (English)  

Stanley

Stanley comes from an English surname meaning “stone clearing” made up from Old English elements stān (stone) and lēah (clearing, woodland, meadow). Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stanlee (English) Stanlie (English)  

Emery

Emery comes from an English surname, the Norman form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule”, the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be from Germanic ermen meaning “whole, universal”, amal “work, labor” (which would make it a variant of Amalric), or heim “home”. Emery…

Rocco

Rocco is an Italian male name which comes from an Ancient Germanic element of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen several possible meanings for it: Proto-Germanic *hrōkaz (rook, crow), hrok (rest), rohon (to roar, shout). It’s also possible that Rocco is a variant form of Rocca, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Rocca, meaning “fortress, stronghold;…

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…

Hermia

Hermia is the feminine form of Hermes, 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…

Petros

Petros is the Greek and Armenian form of Peter which is the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Petros is also a surname, either derived from the given name or a shortened form of Greek surname Petropoulos. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Peter (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak) Petrus…

Lorelei

Lorelei comes from the name of a rock headland located on the River Rhine in Germany, originally spelled Loreley. In German legend, Lorelei refers to a siren-like maiden who lures men to their deaths with her song. The second element of the name seems to come from Old German ley, lei meaning “rock” derived from a Celtic origin;…