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AETA f English (British)
This name derives from the a palm tree called the Aeta Palma (Mauritia Flexuosa), discovered in British Guiana and named by a the botanist William Davis Lamb who then used the name for his daughter.
BERIC m English (British), Literature, Popular Culture
Variant of BERRICK
. Beric Dondarrian is a character in 'A Song of Ice and Fire', as well as it's TV counterpart 'Game of Thrones', known for leading the Brotherhood without Banners and being repeatedly resurrected, though in his case, the name is a variant of BARAK (1)
, as he is known as The Lightning Lord.
BIRTLEY m English (British)
Transferred use of an English locational surname likely derived from Birtley in the county of Durham in North East England derived from the pre 7th century "beorte-leah" whiich means "Bright farm" or less likely from a meshed form of "birc-hyll" which means 'birch hill' & is the root of the surname Birchel(s) & Bircel.
BRANSBY m English (British), English (Australian)
Transferred use of the surname. Famous bearers include: Bransby Cooper (1844–1914), an Australian cricketer and Bransby Williams (1870–1961), a British actor, comedian and monologist.
CARBONEL m English (British)
This name was used in Barbara Sleigh's Carbonel series where Carbonel is a black cat who was owned by a witch. It is also a surname. The name could be an alternate spelling of Carbonell. If this is the case, Carbonel the cat could have gotten his name from Ashford Carbonell, a British village close to where Sleigh was born.
CHELESE f English (British)
Chelese has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Chelese is "chalk landing place". Chelese is an alternate spelling of CHELSEA
(Old English): from "cealc hyo".
CHILLI m English (British, Modern, Rare)
From the name of the spicy fruit which is from Classical Nahuatl chilli
, via Spanish chile
. This name can also be used as a MASCULINE name in the UK. It's only recorded usage in the UK was in 2004 with 4 boys with the name CHILLI.
DOCTOR m English (British, Archaic)
From the English word "doctor" referring to "a member of the medical profession; a person who has attained a doctorate; the nickname of a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions."
ELVET m English (British, Rare)
English place name meaning "swan-stream." Used regularly if infrequently in the 20th century as a first name.
EVANTHIA f Greek, English (British)
Possibly a Latinized form of EUANTHE
. This was the name of a Christian martyr from Nicomedia in Bithynia (Asia Minor) and a Greek Orthodox saint from Skepsis at the Hellespont (also in Asia Minor).
KAYDEA f English (British)
Kaydea is a name that has seen use in Britain, however, it's meaning and cultural origin is unknown
KINVARA f English (British, Rare)
Apparently from an Irish place name, which meant "head of the sea" in Gaelic. Lady Kinvara Balfour (1975-) is an English playwright and novelist.
LAMORNA f Cornish, English (British, Rare)
From a Cornish place name of uncertain meaning, perhaps from lann
"area around a church" combined with a contracted form of morlanow
"high tide". It appears in the title of the folk song 'Way Down to Lamorna', as well as W. H. Davies' poem 'Lamorna Cove' (1929).
LARINDA f English (British)
Larinda comes from the Latin lares
meaning "protection". It can also mean "Laurel tree" or "sweet bay tree", symbols of honour and victory. ... [more]
LILLIBET f English (British)
Used as a nickname for a young Elizabeth II by her close friends and family another form of Elizabeth
MALVERN m English (British)
From the name of the Malvern Hills in England, which is probably of Brythonic origin, meaning "bare hill" (from the equivalent to Welsh moelfryn
"bald hill"). In Britain it was occasionally used as a personal name during the 20th century; "earliest example noted is in 1912, but none recorded after 1951."
MARICOURT f & m English (British, Rare)
From the place name Maricourt
, located in the Somme department in northern France, first used during the First World War and last used before the Second World War.
MASORIE f English (British)
This name is prevelant in the Southeastern United States, especially during the 18th & 19th centuries. It seems to have a British origin, especially among Scots of Scotland, showing up in Monifieth, Scotland & Essex England c. 1630... [more]
NUIT f English (British), Egyptian Mythology
Nuit is the Ancient Egyptian goddess of the heavens, with her name meaning "sky." Originally she was only the goddess of the night sky, but gradually she came to represent the sky in general. Nuit also protects people in the afterlife... [more]
OTTIWELL m Anglo-Norman, English (British, Rare)
, which was a diminutive of the Norman names Otoïs
, meaning literally "wealth-wide" or "wealth-wood" (from the Germanic elements aud
"wealth, fortune" and wid
"wide" or witu
"wood"), and Otewi
, meaning literally "wealth-war" (in which the second element is wig
PANNONICA f English (British)
The name (shortened to NICA
as a nickname) derives from Eastern Europe's Pannonian plain. Her friend Thelonious Monk reported that she was named after a species of butterfly her father had discovered, although her great-niece has found that the source of the name is a rare kind of moth, Eublemma pannonica.
PROMISE f English (Puritan), English (British)
From the English word promise
, meaning "a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc." Comes from the Latin promittere
, literally meaning "to send forth."
ROOKE m English (British)The origins of the Rooke surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who because of their physical characteristics was known as a rook
SAFFY f English (British), Literature
Diminutive of names beginning with a similar sound, such as SAFFRON
(as used in the children's novel Saffy's Angel
(2001) by Hilary McKay). It was also used as an Anglicized form of SADBH
in Ella Griffin's novel Postcards from the Heart
SELICK m English (British)
Originally a habitational name from either of two places in Devon, Sellake, and Sellick, or from the place Sellack in Herefordshire. First recorded in c.1130 as Lann Suluc meaning "church of Suluc" from the Old Welsh lann
, which is a personal name and a diminutive of Suliau
STROMA f English (British), Literature
From the name of a Scottish island off Caithness, uninhabited since 1961, which derives from the Norse Straumey
meaning "island in the stream" or "current". This was the name of a character in the British children's novel 'Broken Soup' (2008) by Jenny Valentine.
SYER m English (British)
Possibly of Old French origin, Syer is a rare English given name primarily used as a secondary name within a longer compound name; e.g. Frederick Syer. It is particularly associated with the Eighteen family of Reading, Berkshire.
TAMBLYN f & m English (British)
Transferred use of a surname. English (British): (chiefly Devon and Cornwall): from the Middle English personal name Tamlin, a double diminutive, with the Anglo-Norman French suffixes -el and -in, of Tam, Tom, a short form of Thomas.
TAROT m & f English (British, Rare)
This name is derived from a word, referring to the card game, which is derived from French tarot
and, ultimately, Old Italian tarocchi
, the plural of tarocco
is a first-person singular present indicative of taroccare
meaning "to fake."
TIGERLILY f English (British), Literature
From the name of a several species of lily. Tiger Lily (with a space) is also the name of the Native American princess in J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan". Primarily used as a given name in the UK.
TRIGGER m American (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Meaning can be particular to the bearer, such as "trigger of a gun" for someone noted for marksmanship. In the British television series 'Only Fools and Horses' (1981-1991) one character was called Trigger after the horse owned by ROY ROGERS
TULISA f English (British, Modern)
Usage of this name is most likely adapted from British singer-songwriter Tula Paulinea Contostavlos (1988), who performs under the mononym Tulisa and has Greek ancestry. It is likely Tulisa is an elaboration or diminutive of her given name, Tula, a variant transcription of TOULA