Newton

Newton comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Newton. It’s made up of Old English elements neowe (new) and tun (enclosure, settlement), meaning “new settlement” or “new town”. Nicknames: Newt Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Melville

Melville comes from a Scottish surname of Norman origin, a locational name for several towns in Normandy called Malleville meaning “bad town”, made up of from French mal (bad) and ville (town, settlement), which may have come about because of poor soil around the area. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Melvin (English) Melvyn (English) Malvin (English)    

Paxton

Paxton comes from an English surname meaning “Pœcc’s town”, Pœcc being an Old English given name of unknown meaning. The first part of the name, Pax, sounds exactly like the Latin word for “peace” (which was also the name of the Roman goddess of peace), though I’m not sure if it’s related to the name or just a…

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