Usage: English (Rare)
Rating: 71% based on 24 votesFrom an English surname which was derived from the given name EDGAR.ALEXANDRE
Pronounced: a-lek-SAWNDR (French), ə-lə-SHAN-drə (Portuguese), ə-lə-SHAN-drə (Brazilian Portuguese), a-le-SHAN-dre (Galician)
Rating: 79% based on 31 votesForm of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.DANTE
Rating: 71% based on 30 votesMedieval short form of DURANTE. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote 'The Divine Comedy'.ELIOT
Rating: 73% based on 29 votesFrom a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT. A famous bearer of the surname was T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), an Anglo-American poet and dramatist, the writer of 'The Waste Land'. As a given name, it was borne by the American mob-buster Eliot Ness (1903-1957).MINNIE
Rating: 49% based on 11 votesSILAS
Other Scripts: Σιλας (Greek)
Pronounced: SIE-ləs (English)
Personal note: My #1 favorite.
Rating: 69% based on 31 votesShort form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. It was not used as an English name until after the Protestant Reformation.STERLING
Rating: 62% based on 31 votesFrom a Scottish surname which was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".