Luck

Luck is an English word referring to something that happens by chance, usually something good or advantageous. It seems to have been borrowed from Middle Dutch luc, a shortened form of gheluc "good fortune", deriving from an unknown origin. Luck is also a German and English surname which comes from the given name Luke, the English form of Greek Loukas meaning …

Brinley

Brinley comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Brindley, made up of Old English elements biernan (to burn) and lēah (wood, woodland, clearing, meadow), a locational name referring to land cleared by fire. Nicknames: Brin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brindley (English)  

Vissarion

Vissarion is the Russian and modern Greek form of Bessarion, a Late Greek male name of uncertain etymology. It could be related to Greek bessa βῆσσα meaning “wooded valley, glen”. It’s been connected with Ancient Greek bathus meaning “deep; thick”  perhaps originating from a PIE root word, but it doesn’t seem likely that bessacomes from that source. I’ve also seen it …

Yardley

Yardley comes from an English surname, originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Yardley. The name is made up either from Old English gerd, gyrd (stick, rod; unit of measurement) or Old English geard (enclosure; yard, garden) combined with lēah (wood, woodland, clearing, meadow), so the name would essentially mean "enclosed woodland" or …

Hadley

Hadley comes from an English surname, originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Hadley. It's made up of Old English elements hæð (heath) and lēah (wood, woodland, clearing, meadow) essentially meaning "heather field" or "field of heather", referring to a place where there was a lot of heather. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: …

Farley

Farley comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from any of various places called Farley. The name is made of Old English fearn (fern) and lēah (woodland; clearing). It's also possible that it's a variant of Farrelly, an Irish surname which is an anglicized form of Farrelly which comes from Gaelic Ó Fearghaile meaning "descendant of Fearghal", …

Weatherly

Weatherly comes from an English and Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Weatherly. It's made up from Old English elements weðer (wether; a castrated ram) and lēah (woodland; clearing). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Weatherley (English, Scottish) Weatherlee (English) Weatherlie (English)  

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      

Kimber

Kimber comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Kimber. The first element of the name comes from Old English cempa meaning "champion; warrior" and bearu "grove" essentially meaning "grove of the champion". Kimber could also be used as a shortened form of Kimberly. The second element of the name …

Thorley

Thorley comes from an English surname meaning "thorn clearing", made up from Old English elements þorn (thorn) and lēah (woodland; clearing, meadow). It was originally a locational name for someone who lived near a place where thorns grew. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Thornley (English)  

Barclay

Barclay comes from a Scottish surname via a locational name for someone who came from a place called Barclay. The name itself comes from English Berkeley meaning "birch wood" or "birch clearing", made up from Old English elements beorc (birch) and lēah (wood, clearing) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Berkeley (English) Barkley (English)    

Leah

Leah is the name of the first wife of Jacob in the Old Testament, and the older sister of Rachel. The name itself is of uncertain meaning. It's often been interpreted as meaning "weary, languid, tired" or even "tender, soft, gentle", which could refer to someone who was gentle in manner. Leah has also been linked …