BIFFmEnglish (Rare) From a nickname that was based on the English word biff, which means "punch, hit, strike".
BLONDIEfEnglish (Rare) From a nickname for a person with blond hair. This is the name of the title character in a comic strip by Chic Young.
BRÁDACHmIrish Possibly derived from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".
BUSTERmEnglish Originally a nickname denoting a person who broke things, from the word bust, a dialectal variant of burst. A famous bearer was the silent movie star Buster Keaton (1895-1966).
CARACALLAmAncient Roman From Latin caracalla, which referred to a type of hooded tunic worn by the Gauls. This was the agnomen, or nickname, of a 3rd-century Roman emperor.
GINGERfEnglish From the English word ginger for the spice or the reddish-brown colour. It can also be a diminutive of VIRGINIA, as in the case of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), by whom the name was popularized.
PURDIEm & fEnglish (Rare) From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French expression pur die"by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
ROCKYmEnglish Diminutive of ROCCO and other names beginning with a similar sound, or else a nickname referring to a tough person. This is the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie Rocky (1976) and its five sequels.
RUSTYmEnglish From a nickname that was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.