Blaine

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

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…

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:…

Sterling

Origin: English, Scottish Meaning: from an English surname from Old English sterre meaning “star” with the diminutive suffix -ling meaning “little star”, so named because some of the Norman coins it was named after had star emblems on them. Sterling could also be a variant of Starling, referring to the bird. Sterling could also be a variant spelling…

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”.

Christie

Origin: English, Irish, Scottish Meaning: a diminutive of Christopher and Christine/Christina meaning “bearing Christ”. Variants: Kristie, Kristy, Christy,

Malina

Origin: Scottish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Greek, Inuit Meaning: a diminutive of Scottish Malcolmina, the feminine form of Malcolm meaning “disciple of Saint Columba”. Malina is also a Slavic name meaning “raspberry”. Mălina is also a Romanian name, deriving from the Romanian word mălin meaning “bird cherry tree”. It could also be an…

Esmé, Esmée

Origin: Old French Meaning: “esteemed” or “beloved” from Old French Aimé. Apparently, Esmé was first recorded for Esmé Stuart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) in Scotland, whose parents’ had French ties. Esmé Squalor is one of the guardians of the Baudelaire children in Book 6 (The Ersatz Elevator), who turns out to be one of the villains…

Aiden

Origin: Irish, Scottish Meaning: variant spelling of Aidan, which is the Anglicized form of  Aodhán, from old Irish Áedán, a dimunitive of Áed/Aodh meaning “fire”, a name borne by several figures in Irish mythology Variants: Aidan, Ayden, Adan, Aodh, Aodhán, Áed

Paden

Origin: Irish, Scottish, English Meaning: I’ve seen it described as a modern invention using the popular aden suffix but it also has a long history as a surname as well. It could be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Páidín meaning “son of Páidín”, Páidín being a pet form of Pádraig/Patrick (Patrician/nobleman). It could also be a…

Somerled

Origin: Scottish Meaning: Anglicized form of Old Norse Somarliðr meaning “summer traveler” or “summer passerby” from Old Norse elements sumar “summer” and liðr “to pass by” Variants: Somhairle, Sorley

Craig

Origin: Scottish Meaning: from Gaelic creag meaning “crag” or “rocks”, a Scottish surname referring to someone who lived near a crag

Leslie

Origin: Scottish Meaning: from a Scottish surname, probably derived from Gaelic leas (garden) and celyn (holly) meaning “garden of holly”. Lesslyn is an older form of the name Variants: Lesley, Lesly, Lesslyn

Donna

Origin: Italian, Scottish Meaning: from Italian donna meaning “lady”. It’s also a feminine form of Donald meaning “ruler of the world”

Ross

Origin: Scottish, English Meaning: from a surname indicating a person comes from a place called Ross, from Gaelic ros meaning “promontory, headland”

Isobel

Pinterest Origin: Scottish Meaning: Scottish form of Isabel, which ultimatley comes from Elizabeth meaning “My God is my oath” or “My God is abundance”

Jean, Jeanne

Origin: French, Scottish, English Meaning: Jean is the French masculine form of John (Yahweh is gracious) and Jeanne is the French feminine form of the name. Jean is also the Scottish form of Jane, which is the feminine form of John. Jean and Jeanne are pronounced ZHAWN (or Jaune) in the French language while Jean in English…

Euphemia

Origin: Greek Meaning: to speak well, or one who speaks well; to use words of good omen  ( Ευφημια ) Greek script Variants: Effie (nickname), Eufemia, Euphemie

Una

Origin: Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Scottish Meaning: possibly from Irish uan meaning “lamb”; in Latin it means “one”; or it comes from an Old Norse verb meaning “to enjoy” Variants: Oona, Oonagh

Stuart

Origin: English Meaning: a surname name belonging to a person who was a steward, from Old English stig “house” and weard “guard” Variants: Stewart, Stu, Stewie