Sharley's Personal Name List

Ashworth
Usage: English
From an English place name meaning "ash enclosure" in Old English.
Beckett
Usage: English
Pronounced: BEHK-it
Originally a diminutive of Beck 1 or Beck 3.
Causey
Usage: English
Indicated a person who lived near a causeway, from Old French caucie.
Cloutier
Usage: French
Pronounced: KLOO-TYEH
Derived from French clou meaning "nail", referring to someone who made or sold nails.
Deering
Usage: English
From the Old English given name Deora meaning "dear, beloved".
De la Fuente
Usage: Spanish
Means "of the fountain" in Spanish.
De Luca
Usage: Italian
Means "son of Luca 1".
Ellsworth
Usage: English
Habitational name for a person from the town of Elsworth in Cambridgeshire. The town's name is derived from the masculine given name Ella (a short form of Old English names beginning with the elements ælf meaning "elf" or eald meaning "old") combined with worþ meaning "enclosure".
Endicott
Usage: English
Topographic name derived from Old English meaning "from the end cottage".
Fairclough
Usage: English
From a place name meaning "fair ravine, fair cliff" in Old English.
Harlow
Usage: English
Pronounced: HAHR-lo
Habitational name derived from a number of locations named Harlow, from Old English hær "rock, heap of stones" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
Kelley
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: KEHL-ee
Variant of Kelly 1.
Kozlov
Usage: Russian
Other Scripts: Козлов(Russian)
Pronounced: kuz-LOF
Patronymic from Russian козёл (kozyol) meaning "male goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
Kozłow
Usage: Polish
Variant of Kozłowski.
Marlow
Usage: English
Pronounced: MAHR-lo
Originally a name for a person from Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England. The place name means "remnants of a lake" from Old English mere "lake" and lafe "remnants, remains". A notable bearer was the English playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593).
Mercer
Usage: English
Pronounced: MUR-sər
Occupational name for a trader in textiles, from Old French mercier, derived from Latin merx meaning "merchandise".
Merlo
Usage: Italian, Spanish
Pronounced: MEHR-lo(Spanish)
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
Merrill 1
Usage: English
Pronounced: MEHR-əl
Derived from the given name Muriel.
Northrop
Usage: English
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
Outterridge
Usage: English
Derived from the Old English given name Uhtric.
Pelletier
Usage: French
Pronounced: PEHL-TYEH
Derived from Old French pelletier "fur trader".
Rigby
Usage: English
Pronounced: RIG-bee
Originally derived from a the name of a town in Lancashire, itself from Old Norse hryggr "ridge" and býr "farm, settlement".
Southgate
Usage: English
Name for a person who lived near the southern gate of a town or in a town named Southgate, from Old English suþ and gæt.
Valdez
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: bal-DETH(European Spanish) bal-DEHS(Latin American Spanish)
Means "son of Baldo".
Valerio
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: va-LEH-ryo
From the given name Valerio.
Van Laren
Usage: Dutch
Variant of Van Laar.
Vitali
Usage: Italian
From the given name Vitale.
Vlahović
Usage: Serbian, Croatian
Other Scripts: Влаховић(Serbian)
Patronymic from Serbo-Croatian Vlah meaning "Romanian".
Winslow
Usage: English
Pronounced: WINZ-lo
Derived from an Old English place name meaning "hill belonging to Wine".
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