Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning “descendant of Corragán”, the later made up of Irish corr meaning “pointed” (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means “little dwarf” made up…

Peredur

Peredur is the name of several figures in Welsh mythology from which the name Percival may have been based upon. The name possibly means “hard spear”.  Nicknames: Perry Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Rhonda

Rhonda is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It could be made up from Welsh elements rhon (pike, lance) and da (good). It’s also possible that it may be derived from Rhondda, the name of a valley and former coal mine in Wales. The meaning behind it is also unknown, though it could mean “noisy”, related to…

Doris

Doris is the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of the sea-god Nereus with whom she had the Nereids, the fifty daughters of Nereus, one of whom was Thetis, the mother of Achilles. She seems have been the goddess of fishing grounds at the mouth of rivers where free water mingled with sea…

Françoise

Françoise is a French female name, the feminine form of François which is the French form of Franciscus, a Late Latin name meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Francine (French,…

Rowena

Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title “King of the Britons”. However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler…

Sufyan

Sufyan is an Arabic male name of uncertain meaning though several possible ones have been attached to it. It could mean “light, nimble” or “fast-moving” possibly derived from a Persian source; it could be derived from Arabic ṣafā صَفَا (to be pure, be clear, be serene) or ṣūf صُوف meaning “wool” which comes from the same root word as Sufi, referring…

Doria

Doria is an English female name, likely a twist on either Dora meaning “gift” from Ancient Greek and often used as a nickname for names beginning or ending with dora (Pandora, Dorothy, Isadora, etc.), or it could be a feminine form of Dorian, which comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology,…

Essex

Essex comes from an English surname which comes from the name of a county in England, which gets its name from an ancient kingdom. The name is made up of Old English east (east) and Seaxe (Saxon) meaning “East Saxon”; Seaxe is the plural form of Seaxa (Saxon) which comes from Old English seax meaning “knife, dagger” via Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger,…