Beryl

Beryl is the name of a mineral which is often used as a gem, of a bluish-greenish color, though it can also come in other colors. The name comes from Latin beryllus via Ancient Greek berullos which derives from Prakit veruliya via Sanskrit vaidurya- which ultimately derives from a Dravidian origin, the name of a city in India called Velur (now known as Belur)…

Preston

Preston comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “priest town”, made up from Old English elements prēost (priest) and tun (settlement, enclosure, town), either referring to a place that had a priest, or a town that was owned by the Church. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Trevor

Trevor comes from a Welsh surname originating as a locational name from any place called Trevor. It’s made up from Welsh tref (village; town) and mawr (big, great). Trevor has also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair meaning “descendant of Treabhar”, the latter an Irish by name meaning “industrious”, “ambitious”, “prudent”. Nicknames: Trev Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:…

Fenton

Fenton comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Fenton. It means “marsh town” or “settlement by the marsh”, made up from Old English elements fenn (marsh, fen, swamp) and tun (enclosure, settlement, town). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Sutton

Sutton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “south town” or “south settlement” made up from Old English sūþ (south) via Proto-Germanic *sunþrą (south) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *sóh₂w meaning “sun”; and tun (enclosure, settlement) which also derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Colby

Colby comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning “coal town” made up from Old Norse kol (coal) and býr (town, farm, settlement). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolby (English) Colbie (English) Kolbie (English)  

Benton

Benton comes from an English surname, a locational surname meaning “town by the bent grass” made up from Old English beonet (bent grass) and tun (enclosure, settlement, town). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Orville

Orville is a male given name that seems to have some mystery behind its origin. Some sites I’ve went to claim it was invented by English author Fanny Burney for her novel Evelina (1778) while it’s also possible that the name comes from a French place name. Either way, the name seems to be derived from French or…

Melvin

Melvin comes from a Scottish surname derived from a place name, a variant of Melville meaning “bad town” from Latin mala (bad) and ville (settlement, town) both of which derive from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Melvin has also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Gille Bheathain meaning “son of the servant of St. Beathan”, Beathan a Gaelic Scottish name…

Quentin

Quentin is the French form of Quintinus, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “fifth” from Latin quintus (fifth), which may have originally been given to a fifth child or a child born in the fifth month of the year. Quentin is also a surname derived from the given name. Quinton is a variant spelling though it’s also an English place name…