Tawna

Tawna is an English female name, a variant of Tawny, the name of a color, referring to something that is light-brown or brownish-orange. It comes from Old French tané (tan-colored) which ultimately derives from Proto-Celtic *tannos (green oak). Origin: Proto-Celtic Meaning: refers to a light-brown to brownish-orange color Usage: English Variants: Tawny (English)  

Aila

Aila is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Áile which is the Sami form of Helga, a Scandinavian female name meaning "holy, blessed". Aila could also be a variant spelling of Ayla, a Turkish female name meaning “moonlight, halo”, the first element coming from Turkish ay meaning “moon; month” and often used in female given names to indicate beauty. …

Cornelian

Cornelian is an alternate spelling of Carnelian, the name of a reddish-brown type of chalcedony used in jewelry. Cornelian comes from either Latin cornus meaning "cornel, dogwood" which may be related to Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry), derived from an uncertain origin, either Anatolian or pre-Greek; or from Latin cornu meaning "horn". The Carnelian spelling seems to have been influenced from Latin carneus …

Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Vernon

Vernon comes from an Anglo-Norman surname, originating from any of several places called Vernon in Normandy, France. The name seems to be derived from Gaulish uerna meaning "alder" combined with the locational suffix -o, -onis, so the name essentially means "place of the alders" or "place of the alder trees"; uerna comes from Proto-Celtic *wernā (alder) which derives …

Timberlake

Timberlake comes from an English surname derived from a habitational name meaning "timber lake" or "wood lake", made up from Old English elements timber (timber, wood) and lacu (lake, stream). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tymberlake (English) Timberlacke (Old English)    

Salix

Salix is the name of a genus of willow. It comes from Latin salix meaning "willow" which derives from PIE root *saləḱ-, *salək- (willow). As for the pronunciation, it depends. In Latin it's pronounced sa-lix (Forvo) though I imagine many English speakers would pronounce it as say-lix (Forvo). I suppose it depends on one's preference. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Acer

Acer (pr. ace-er; Forvo; aker in Latin, Forvo) is the name of a genus of trees commonly known as the maple. The name comes from Latin acer (maple) which also means "sharp, sour, bitter; keen, sagacious; violent, cruel) ultimately derived from PIE root word *h₂eḱ- (sharp). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Samara

Samara is a female given name of uncertain origin. It's the name of a city in Russia which was named after the Samara River that runs through the city (although there are several rivers named Samara in Russia). It was originally founded as a fortress city in 1586 in order to protect against invading nomadic …

Cullen

Cullen comes from a surname with a few possible sources: from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin meaning "descendant of Coileán", Coileán meaning "pup, whelp, young dog"; it could also be an anglicized form of Ó Cuilinn meaning "descendant of Cuileann", Cuileann being an Irish and Scottish Gaelic word meaning "holly"; as an English surname it …

Larsen

Larsen is a Danish and Norwegian surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Lars", Lars being the Scandinavian form of Laurence, the English form of Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters …

Bexley

Bexley comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Bexley. The name is made up of Old English byxe (box tree) and lēah (woodland; clearing), referring to a place where box trees grow. Nicknames: Bex Origin: Proto-Indo-European