Meaning & History
From a Scottish surname that was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah . A famous bearer was the Russian-American songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin (1888-1989), whose birth name was Israel Beilin.
People think this name is
classic mature formal upper class wholesome strong refined strange serious nerdy
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Sources & References
- Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 163.
Entry updated February 4, 2020