Verlie

Verlie could be used as a short form for Beverly, an English surname which originated as a location name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream). Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Verlie could also be a short Verla or Verlene,…

Beverly

Beverly comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Nicknames: Bev, Verlie/Verly…

Rhea

Rhea is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, the mother of Zeus and his siblings, and the wife of Cronus. When Cronus swallowed their children after birth for fear of a prophecy in which he would be overthrown by one of them, Rhea managed to save the youngest, Zeus, and had him smuggled away, and in which he…

Brooke

Brooke comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Brook, a locational name for someone who lived near a brook or stream. The word comes from Old English brōc (brook, stream) via Proto-Germanic *brōkaz (brook, stream; marsh), of uncertain origin though which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Brook (English)   Male forms:…

Hind

Hind (pr. hend; Forvo) is an Arabic female name which means “group of camels”, referring to a number that is more than one or two hundred. Hind is also the Arabic name for India which comes from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean” via Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river, stream). Hind (pr. haynd; Forvo) is also an English word- as a noun it…

Jubal

Jubal is a Hebrew male name meaning “stream” though it could also be related to a word meaning “ram” or “ram’s horn trumpet”. In the Old Testament, Jubal was a descendant of Cain and the first person to be a musician. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yuval (Hebrew) Ioubal (Biblical Greek)   Female forms: Yuval (Hebrew)  

Brock

Brock comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: the first is that it comes from Old English broc (badger) which comes from Proto-Celtic *brokkos (badger), likely originating as a nickname for someone who either resembled a badger or had a personality similar to it; it may also be derived from Old French broque or brocke meaning “young stag”, likely…

Indiana

Indiana comes from the name of an American state meaning “land of the Indians” or “Indian land”. It’s made up of the English adjective Indian, which comes from India which derives its name from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”, and a Latin suffix place name. The name was originally applied to Native Americans in…

Jenifry

Jenifry is a Cornish female name, the Cornish form of Welsh Gwenfrewi. It’s made up of Welsh elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and frewi (reconciliation, peace)  though it’s possible the latter element could derived from Welsh ffrwd (brook, stream) so the name essentially means “blessed/fair peace” or “blessed/fair brook”. Nicknames: Jen, Jenny Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gwenfrewi (Welsh) Winifry (Welsh,…