trishanewberry's Personal Name List

BAILEY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BAY-lee
Rating: 33% based on 6 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: 54% based on 7 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: 23% based on 6 votes
Variant of BRADEN.

BRODY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BRO-dee
Rating: 43% based on 7 votes
From a surname which was originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It probably means "ditch, mire" in Gaelic.

DEAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: DEEN
Rating: 47% based on 6 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 (English)
Rating: 37% based on 7 votes
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.

GRANT
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Scottish
Pronounced: GRANT (English)
Rating: 45% based on 6 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: 47% based on 6 votes
English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament. He was probably of Greek ethnicity. He is considered a saint by many Christian denominations.

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 alongside the Latin form Lucas. A famous fictional bearer was the hero Luke Skywalker from the 'Star Wars' movies, beginning in 1977.

TRAVIS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: TRAV-is
Rating: 31% based on 7 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: VANS
Rating: 49% based on 7 votes
From an English surname which was derived from Old English fenn meaning "marsh, fen".

WAYNE
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: WAYN
Rating: 23% based on 6 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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