Blaine

Origin: Scottish Meaning: a Scottish surname from given name Blaan meaning “yellow”. Variants: Blain, Blayn, Blayne Advertisements

Nebula

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin meaning “cloud”. Nebula is also used in astronomy to refer to an intersteller cloud of gas and dust.

Gilgamesh

Origin: Akkadian, Sumerian Meaning: though the meaning is not clear, I’ve seen it listed as meaning something to the effect of “the ancestor is a young man” or “may the (mature) man become a young man again”. Variants: Bilgamesh (Sumerian); Gilgamos (Greek) The eponymous hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem believed to be…

Vadim

Origin: Russian Meaning: it’s the Russian form of Bademus, a Latinized form of a Persian name, meaning unknown. It’s also been linked to Slavic Vadimir meaning “accuse + peace, world” from Slavic elements vaditi (accuse, to slander, to blame) and miru (peace, world). Vadik is a diminutive form of the name. Variants: Vadym (Ukrainian); Vadzim (Belarusian)

Rémy

Origin: French Meaning: French form of Latin Remigius meaning “oarsman” or “rower”. It could also come from Latin Remedius meaning “cure, remedy”. Variants: Rémi, Remy, Remi

Mahmoud

Origin: Arabic محمود (Arabic) Mahmoud Meaning: a variant transcription of Mahmud meaning “praiseworthy”, from Arabic hamid meaning “to praise”. Mahmuda is a very rare feminine form of the name. Variants: Mahmud, Mahmood; Mahmut (Turkish); Mehmud

Perry

Origin: English, Welsh Meaning: an English surname meaning “pear tree”. It’s also a Welsh surname from ap Herry meaning “son of Herry”, the later a medieval English form of Henry meaning “home ruler”. Perry or Peri is also a short form of Peregrine meaning “traveler, stranger” or “pilgrim”. Spelled Perri, it becomes an Italian surname derived from…

Emmett

Origin: English Meaning: a masculine form of Emma which means “whole” or “universal”. Variants: Emmott

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:…

Curtis

Origin: Anglo-Norman Meaning: from an English surname meaning “courteous, polite” from Old French curteis or courtois, originally used as a nickname for someone who was refined. Curt is a short form of the name. Variants: Kurtis

Gilead

Origin: Hebrew גִּלְעָד (Ancient Hebrew) Gil’ad Meaning: the name of a place in the Old Testament, located east of Jordan, I’ve seen it meaning “monument of testimony”; “harsh”, rude” from Arabic jal’ad; “perptual fountain”, “heap of stones” or “camel hump”. Variants: Gilad It’s pronounced gil-ee-uhd and I’ve posted a link below. http://forvo.com/search/gilead/

Lee

Origin: English, Chinese Meaning: an English surname from Old English lēah meaning “clearing” or “meadow”. It’s also a variant spelling of a Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese surname derived  from Chinese character Li (李) meaning “plum” or “plum tree”. Other meanings I’ve come across depending on the kanji are “black”; “reason” or “judge”; “chestnut”, “sharp”, “benefit”, “profit”…

Vidya

Origin: Indian विद्या (Hindi, Sanskrit) Meaning: it means “knowledge, science, learning” in Sanskrit. It was also one of the epithets of the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Also it’s listed as a feminine name on Behind the name, I’ve seen it used as a masculine name, making it a unisex name. Variants: Widya (Indonesian); Vidyā, Vidhya

Jago

Origin: Cornish Meaning: the Cornish form of Jacob meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced jay-go.

Benton

Origin: English Meaning: a surnamde derived from a place name meaning either “town near the bent grass” from Old English elements beonet (bent grass) + tun (enclosure, settlement), or from Old English bean meaning “beans” in the collective singular.

Billie

Origin: English Meaning: a common nickname for William or Wilhelmina, essentially meaning “resolute protection” from Germanic elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”. Variants: Billy; William; Wilhelmina

August

Origin: Latin Meaning: a form of Augustus, from Latin meaning “great” or “venerable”. It was originally a title given to the first Roman emperor. Gus and Augie are diminutives of the name. Augusta and Augustine are feminine forms of the name, while Auguste is a unisex name (feminine in German, masculine in French) as well…

Manuel

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, German Meaning: the Spanish, Portuguese and German form of Emmanuel meaning “God is with us”. Manuela is the feminine form of the name. Manny is a common nickname in English; Manolo and Manu are the Spanish diminutives of the name while Nelinho is the Portuguese diminutive. Manu is also the short form…