trishanewberry's Personal Name List

BAILEY

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: BAY-lee

Rating: 43% based on 4 votes

From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.

BENNETT

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: BEN-ət

Rating: 64% based on 5 votes

Medieval form of BENEDICT. This was the more common spelling in England until the 18th century. Modern use of the name is probably also influenced by the common surname Bennett, itself a derivative of the medieval name.

BRAIDEN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: BRAY-dən

Rating: 33% based on 4 votes

Variant of BRADEN

BRODY

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: BRO-dee

Rating: 58% based on 5 votes

From an Irish surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "ditch" in Gaelic.

DEAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: DEEN

Rating: 68% based on 4 votes

From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2). The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.

GRADY

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English

Pronounced: GRAY-dee

Rating: 50% based on 5 votes

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendent of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.

GRANT

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Scottish

Pronounced: GRANT

Rating: 63% based on 4 votes

From an English and Scottish surname which was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.

LUKE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: LOOK (English)

Rating: 38% based on 4 votes

English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in Italy. Saint Luke, the author of the third Gospel and Acts in the New Testament, was a doctor who travelled in the company of Saint Paul. Due to his renown, the name became common in the Christian world (in various spellings). As an English name, Luke has been in use since the 12th century. A famous fictional bearer was the hero Luke Skywalker from the 'Star Wars' movies.

TRAVIS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: TRA-vis

Rating: 42% based on 5 votes

From the English surname Travis (a variant of TRAVERS). It was used in America in honour of William Travis (1809-1836), the commander of the Texan forces at the Battle of the Alamo.

VANCE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: VANTS

Rating: 66% based on 5 votes

From an English surname which was derived from Old English fenn meaning "marsh, fen".

WAYNE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: WAYN

Rating: 33% based on 4 votes

From an occupational surname meaning "wagon maker", derived from Old English wægn "wagon". Use of it as a given name can be partly attributed to the popularity of the actor John Wayne (1907-1979). Another famous bearer is Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky (1961-), generally considered the greatest player in the history of the sport.
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