From the Old English elements 'ælf' (elf) and 'ræd' (counsel).
Alfred the Great was King of the Anglo-Saxons in southern England in the 9th century. His reign was well-documented by a contemporary Welsh Monk named Asser, in his 'Life of Kin
The male name Ben is from the Hebrew meaning "son", mentioned in the Old Testament.
Ben is also used as a nickname for Benjamin, the Anglicized form of Binyamin, meaning "son of my right hand". In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob.<
Respelling of Darian.
This is the variant used in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
From an English surname that was derived from Tucian. Tucian and Tucker are both occupation surnames referring to someone who fulls or increases the weight of cloth.
Nickname for names such as Tyler and Tyrone.
Respelling of Bailey.
Nickname for Elizabeth.
Hurricane Betsy, which occurred in 1965, was the first American hurricane to cause more than a billion dollars of damage.
Notable bearers include actress Betsy Blair and Betsy Ross, who supposedly sewe
Many English speakers became familiar with this name through the Whoopi Goldberg movie "Corrina, Corrina."
Latinate form of Eve, Eva was also used to Anglicize Aoife in Ireland, an old name believed to be derived from aoibh (beauty). Eabha is the Gaelic form of Eva.
Eva Braun was the companion and later the wife of Adolf Hitler. Eva Perón (also
This name is frequently miscategorized as a Hawaiian name meaning "God's gracious gift." There is actually no Hawaiian name that resembles "Keona," so it is likely a modern construction that "sounds" Hawaiian to non-Hawaiian ears.
Variant respelling of Marlon.
Nadia has two sources. It can either be the English form of Nadya, which itself is the pet form of Nadezhda and is Russian for "hope" or it can be a variant of Nadiyya which, in Arabic, means "moist, tender, delicate".
Famous bearers inclu
A modern repselling of Riley.
Shelia is probably most widespread as a coinage, derived from the name Sheila (itself a Gaelic cognate of Cecilia, from the Latin meaning "blind").
Shelia could however be taken as a variant transcription of the Hebrew Sheliya, meaning "god
Modern coinage of uncertain derivation. Tamia might be an elaboration of Tam or Tammy. It may also be modeled on the name Tania.
The meaning of "plain", suggests that Blair is someone who comes from the plains, and not that he is plain-looking.
In recent years, Blair has gained popularity as a girl's name.
The first name Briley may be an elaboration on the name Riley; alternatively, it might be derived from a surname like Briarly or Briarley. There seems to be no true etymology for the name and is of modern creation.
A modern name of uncertain origin, Daylen has gained popularity along with similar-sounding names like Jaylen and Kaylen. Daylen has appeared on the Canadian top names.
Jalon, Jalen, Jaylen, Jaylyn, Jalin and their counterparts are modern trendy creations without any true meaning. Could possibly have been modeled after the classic, Jason or perhaps be a combination of two separate names, such as Jay and Lynn, or Jane and
In a surge of popularity toward using place names as first names, this reached #275 in the United States in 2005.
Became popular in names such at Katie-Leigh, Jodi-Leigh.
Lindsey is a variant spelling of Lindsay, but can also come from a Middle English phrase meaning "Lelli's island."
Nickname for names containing -lind-.
Originally a medieval French diminutive form of Marie, introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages.
It is now used as an independent name in both countries.
It is sometimes taken as a pet form of Margaret or Margery.