Color, Earth, Elements, Gold, Male, O names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Orville

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Gaelic, Kin/Family, M names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Melvin

English, Latin, Male, Numbers, Old English, Physical Attributes, Place names, Q names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Quentin

English, Latin, Male, Numbers, Old English, Place names, Q names, Surname names

Quinton

Quinton has two possible origins and meanings. The first is that it's a variant spelling of Quentin, which is the French form of Roman name Quintinus derived from Quintus meaning "fifth" in Latin, used for a fifth child or a child born in the fifth month of the year. Quinton is also an English surname meaning "Queen's town" from… Continue reading Quinton

D names, Earth, English, Male, Nature, Old English, Proto-Germanic, Surname names

Dalton

Dalton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "valley town" or "valley enclosure" from Old English elements dael (dale, valley) ultimately deriving from Proto-Germanic *dalan (curve, arch); and tun (enclosure, settlement). Origin: Proto-Germanic, Old English