Bay

Origin: English, Germanic, Gaelic/Scottish, Turkish Meaning: from Latin baca meaning “berry”, originally referring to the berries of a bay tree. As a surname it comes from Old English Beaga (m) and Beage (f) which mean “garland”, “crown” and “treasure thing”. Bay is also an English word referring to an area of water bordered by land on three…

Holland

Origin: Dutch, English, Irish Meaning: from Middle Dutch holtland meaning “wooded land” or “wood land”. It’s also derived from an English locational name meaning “ridge land”. I’ve also seen it as being an Anglicized form of Gaelic surname O’hÓileáin from personal name Faolan meaning “wolf”, or the Anglicized form of Ó’hUallacháin meaning “descendent of Uallachán”, the latter meaning…

Rainey

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: from what I could find, it’s a Scottish or Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic O’Raighne meaning “descendent of Raonull”, the latter being either a form of Ronald which means “advice,counsel +power,ruler” or a form of Reynold meaning “advice+rule”. It can also be a variant spelling of English rainy. Variants:…

Tracy

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: an English surname derived from a Norman-French place meaning “domain belonging to Thracius”, the latter meaning “of Thracia”. It also has a separate origin as an Irish surname, from Gaelic O’Treasaigh meaning “descendant of the war-like one”. Tracy has also been used as a short form of Theresa, either meaning “summer”…

Madigan

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Madaidhín meaning “descendant of Madaihín”, the latter meaning “dog, mastiff” from Irish madadh. Variants: Madden

Ferguson

Origin: Irish, Scottish Meaning: a Gaelic surname meaning “son of Fergus”, Fergus being a personal name meaning “man of vigor” or “man of force”.

Melia

Origin: Greek, English, Gaelic, Georgian Μελια (Greek) Meaning: a derivative of meli meaning “honey” as well as being the word for “ash tree”. It could also be a diminutive of Amelia, a variant of Amalia from Germanic element amal meaning “work, labor”. I’ve also seen Melia listed as a surname of Gaelic origins, from O’Maille/O’Maele, referring to male descendants…

Caden

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: It could be from Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin (or MacCadden) meaning “son of Cadán”, Cadán meaning “battle” from Celtic kat0 and the diminutive suffix –án, although it’s popularity has more to do with the fact that it shares the same sound as Braden, Hayden, and Aiden Caden is also the name of a commune in Brittany,…

Alastair

Origin: Scottish, Gaelic Meaning: Scottish form of Alexander, “defender/protector of men” Variants: Alasdair, Alistair, Alastor, Alistir

Fiona

Origin: Scottish, Gaelic Meaning: white, fair

Mackenzie

Origin: Scottish, English, Gaelic Meaning: son of Coinneach (which means handsome, or comely) Variants: Mckenzie, Makenzie, Kenzi, Kensi

Teague

Origin: Gaelic Meaning: poet, bard Variants: Tadhg Gender: Male Teague is a male name, an anglicization of the Gaelic name Tadhg.