Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning “beloved”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning “to shine”. Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 “big, large”; dai 太 “plump,…

Tariq

Tariq is an Arabic male name which comes from the Arabic verb taraqa meaning “to knock, rap, pound” in reference to a nocturnal visitor, hence its other meaning “night visitor”. The reference comes about to a visitor who came about at night to avoid the scorching heat of day. Tariq may also have originally been used to refer…

Pierce

Pierce is a variant of Piers, a medieval form of Peter meaning “stone, rock” which comes from Greek petros (stone, rock) as well as being a surname originating from the given name. Pierce is also an English word meaning “to penetrate; to thrust or bore through” which derives from Latin pertundo which comes from Proto-Indo-European elements per (through) and tundo (beat, strike). Origin: Ancient Greek; Proto-Indo-European…

Caelum

Caelum is the name of a faint constellation formerly known as Caelum Scalptorium “the engraver’s chisel”. It comes from Latin meaning “chisel” though Caelum also means “heaven, sky, atmosphere, climate” as well. The former derives from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂eyd- (cut, hew, strike) whilte the latter also comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word of uncertain meaning. The pronounciation is kind of tricky though….

Trip

Trip comes from a word referring to a journey or a voyage, or it refers to someone who stumbles and falls. It comes from Old French tripper (strike with the feet, tread or skip lightly) which comes from a Germanic source; or it could be from Middle Dutch trippen meaning “to skip, hop, trot, stamp, trample”. Tri- is also a Latin…