Vail, Vale

Vale is an English word meaning “valley” which comes from Old French val via Latin vallis (valley, vale) which derives from an unknown origin, although it’s been linked to a PIE root word. Vale is chiefly used as a poetic word for valley, which refers to a tract of land lying between two hill ranges sometimes with a…

Warda

Warda is an Arabic unisex name (though more common for girls) meaning “rose, rosette, rosebush; flower”. Warda was also used as a nickname for someone who had a rosy or reddish complexion. Warda is also a Latin word meaning “watch, watchpost, protection” from Frankish *warda via Proto-Germanic *wardō ultimately deriving from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to heed, notice). Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wardah (Arabic)…

Stuart

Stuart comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Stewart, an occupational name for someone who was an administrative official of an estate or someone who was in charge of domestic affairs of a household. The names comes from Old English stiweard  meaning “house guardian” from Old English elements stig (house, hall, building) and weard (guardian, watchman) derived from Proto-Germanic *warōną (to watch;…

Shepherd

Shepherd comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who tended over sheep. It comes from Old English sceap (sheep) and hierde (herdsman) or weard (guardian, watchman) derived from Proto-Germanic *warōną (to watch; protect) via Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to heed, notice), so the name essentially means “sheep guardian”. A shepherd also refers to someone who protects, watches over, and guides over someone or a…