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 “proud” or “arrogant” (the surnames have also been Anglicized as Houlihan and Holohan).

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: Rainy

Riley

Origin: English, Irish

Meaning: from an English surname meaning “rye clearing”.

It’s also a variant spelling of Reilly, an Irish surname of unknown meaning from given name Raghailleach, though I have seen it listed as possibly meaning “valiant” or “courageous”.

Variants: Reilly, Ryley, Rylie, Rylee, Ryleigh

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” from Greek theros or “to harvest” from Greek therizo.

Trace/Trayce is a diminutive form of the name.

Variants: Traci, Tracie, Traycie, Tracee, Traycee

Gillian

Origin: English, Irish

Meaning: a medieval English feminine form of Julian, derived from Julius, which either means “downy-bearded” or else is related to Jupiter, composed from elements dyeus meaning “shine” or “sky” and pater “father”.

It’s also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gileáin meaning “son of Gileán”, the latter derived from personal name Gealán, a diminutive of geal meaning “bright, white”.

Variants: Jillian, Jill

Though a lot of people would pronounce this the same is Jillian, I’ve always pronounced it with a hard g- like Gilbert.

Interesting fact: Apparently this used to be a unisex name once upon a time, although I don’t know how popular it was for boys. I found a male character with the name, however, named Gilliam B. Loeb, a character in the Batman universe.

Brigid

Origin: Irish

Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one”, but also coming from Celtic brig/brigant meaning “high” or briga meaning “might” and “power”.

Variants: Brighid, Bridget, Bridgette, Bride, Brid, Breda; Brigitta, Brigitte, Birgitta, Britta, Brigida

In Irish mythology, Brigid is one of the triple goddess and ruled over healing, poetry and smithcraft.

Moran

Origin: Hebrew, Irish, Spanish

מוֹרָן (Hebrew)

Meaning: a unisex Hebrew name meaning “viburnum shrub”.

It’s also an Anglicized form of Irish surnames O’Morain and O’Moghrain meaning “descendant of Móran”, Móran being a diminutive of Mór meaning “large” or “great”.

Moran is also a Spanish surname, a habitational surname denoting those who came from a town called Morán.

Hanan

Origin: Hebrew, Arabic, Irish

חָנָן (Ancient Hebrew)- Chanan

حنان (Arabic)- Hanan

Meaning: a masculine Hebrew name meaning “gracious”; there are several minor figures in the Bible with the name.

It’s also a feminine Arabic name meaning “mercy, compassion”.

Hanan could also be a variant spelling of Irish Hannan from a Gaelic surname of unknown meaning.

Shannon

Origin: Irish

Meaning: It may be related to Old Irish sen meaning “old, ancient” and abhainn meaning “river”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “wise”.

It’s also the Anglicization of Gaelic surname Ó Seanáin meaning “descendant of Seanán”, the latter meaning “old”. It could also be related to O’Sionain, referring to someone who worked with straw.

As well as also being the name of the longest river in Ireland, Shannon is also associated with the Irish goddess Sionna

Ida

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, Irish, Hindu, Japanese

Meaning: a multicultural name with many meanings, Ida is from the Germanic element id meaning “work, labor”.

It’s also a Greek feminine name, the name of a mountain on the island of Crete, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, as well as being the name of the nymph who nursed him as a baby, along with another nymph, Adrasteia. The Greek meaning is unknown though I have seen it possibly coming from Greek idê and ida meaning “woodland”.

I’ve also seen Ida listed as being a variant of Iðunn, an Old Norse goddess from Old Norse  (again) and unna (to love).

It also seems to be an Anglicization of Irish Íde possibly meaning “thirst”.

Ida is also a name found in Hindu myth, a variant of Ila, a god or goddess who seemed to change gender frequently.

Ida is also a Japanese surname though I couldn’t find any meaning on it.

Bronte

Origin: Irish, Greek

Βροντη (Greek)

Meaning: an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Proinntigh meaning “descendant of Proinnteach”, the latter meaning “bestower”. Usually spelled Brontë.

Spelled Brontê, it’s the name of the Greek goddess of thunder whose name also means “thunder”, who along with her sister Astrapê the goddess of lightning (whose name also means lightning) were the handmaidens to Zeus.

Sullivan

Origin: Irish

Meaning: an Anglicized form of Súilleabháin from Irish surname Ó Súilleabháin meaning “descendant of Súilleabháin”, Súilleabháin meaning “little dark eye” from Irish elements súil “eye” + dubh “black” and the diminutive suffix -án.

Sully is a diminutive form of the name.

Lassarina

Origin: Irish

Meaning: an Anglicized form of Lasairfhiona, composed of elements lasair meaning “flame” and fion meaning “wine”, essentially meaning “flame of wine”.

Lassarina is another name for the Irish goddess Lasair (whose name means flame). Part of a goddess triad (her sisters being Inghean Bhuidhe and Latiaran) who presided over the growing, ripening and harvesting of the crops. Lasair is the goddess of spring budding, Inghean Bhuidhe representing the growing and ripening of the crops, and the youngest Latiaran representing the harvesting of the crop. Lasair is described as having long black hair, wears a silver crown with silver jewelry and armbands, and lived in a red castle with an orchard. The god Flann brought her the Rose of Sweetness which never withers, the Comb of Magnificence, and the Girdle of Truth.

Variants: Lassarina, Lasairfhiona

Lark, Larkspur, & Larkin

Origin: English, Irish

Meaning: Lark is the name of a type of bird, as well as a word meaning “to have fun, to frolic”, “to behave mischievously, to play pranks”, “a source of or a quest for adventure or amusement”.

Lark is also a nickname for a merry, cheerful person, as well as an occupational name for someone who hunted larks and sold them for food.

Larkspur is the more popular name of the genus delphiniums and can symbolize airiness, levity and fickleness in the language of flowers.

Larkin is a medieval diminutive of Laurence meaning “from Laurentum”. It could also be an Anglicized form of Irish Lorcan meaning “little fierce one”.