AUTUMN f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus
. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
DONNDUBHÁN m Ancient Irish
Composed of the Gaelic 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' (1606).
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
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)
"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 τοπαζος (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-).