AUTUMN f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus
. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection"
or brun "brown"
. Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
DONNDUBHÁN m Ancient Irish
Composed of the Irish element donn
"brown" combined with dubh
"dark" and a diminutive suffix.
DUNCAN m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh
, derived from Gaelic donn
"brown" and cath
"battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play Macbeth
FAWN f English
From the English word fawn
for a young deer.
FULVIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius
, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny"
HARI m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny"
in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion"
. This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu
, and sometimes of Krishna
. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HAZEL f English
From the English word hazel
for the tree or the light brown colour, derived ultimately from Old English hæsel
. It was coined as a given name in the 19th century.
KAPILA m Hinduism
Means "reddish brown"
in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi)
meaning "monkey". In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata
this is the name of a sage who founded Samkhya philosophy and is identified with the god Vishnu
NGAIRE f Maori
Possibly from the name of the town of Ngaere
in New Zealand, of Maori origin meaning "wetland"
RUSTY m English
From a nickname that was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.
TAWNY f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané
, which means "light brown"
TOPAZ f English (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τόπαζος (topazos)
WIDO m Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu "wood"
or wit "wide"
. From early times this name has been confused with the Latin name Vitus
WOODY m English
Either a diminutive of WOODROW
, or else from a nickname derived from the English word wood
. A famous bearer is film director Woody Allen (1935-).