Southern Names

Male Names
  • Austin (Latin) - Venerated [English speaking countries]

    A contracted form of Augustine and originally a surname. Austin is a city in Texas. Austin was a British car manufacturer, that was later called the British Motor Corporation. They were responsible for the first Mini and later the Austin Rover group.

  • Beau (French) - Handsome [English speaking countries]

    French word for "handsome" (and therefore never used in French spaking countires as a given name) and American slang for "boyfriend". Its use as a first name likely came from a shortening of a surname such as Beauchamp or Beaufort in order to honor someon

  • Bo (French) - Handsome [English speaking countries]

    Possibly a respelling of Beau meaning "handsome." Also a nickname for Boaz which means "fleetness."

  • Cody (Gaelic) - Descendant of Cuidighthigh; son of Óda [English speaking countries]

    An anglicised form of one of the Gaelic surnames 'Ó Cuidighthigh' (descendant of Cuidighthigh - originally a byname for a helpful person) or 'Mac Óda' (son of Óda).

  • Cole (English) - Coal; dark one [English speaking countries]

    Perhaps came into first-name use as a nickname for Nicholas. Cole is also a common surname, derived from the Old English "cola," meaning "coal." Perhaps the most well-known Cole in history is "Old King Cole," the subject of an English nursery-rhyme.

  • Colt (English) - Young male horse [English speaking countries]

    "Colt" can be used as a nickname for Colton.

    "Colt" is also a well known U.S. firearms manufacturer.

  • Colton (English) - Coal town; Cola's town [English speaking countries]

    "Colten" or "Colton" is a place name. "Coal town" is one likely translation, but many places called Colton originated as "Cola's town," where Cola was an Old English first name.

  • Deacon (English) - Deacon [English speaking countries]

    A deacon is the name given to someone who works in the Christian church but is not a priest or minister - the role can change from denomination to denomination. As a verb, to deacon has various meanings. It can mean 'to pack fruit or vegetables so that on

  • Graydon (English) - Gray-haired; pleasant, Gray [English speaking countries]

    Graydon has made one appearance on the Top 1000 list in 1905, when color names, along with jewel and nature names, were at their height of popularity.

  • Jackson (English) - Jack's son [English speaking countries]

    Traditionally a surname, Jackson has gained recent popularity as a first name. This rise in popularity is probably due to parents using Jackson as a longer form of the nickname Jack. Jack is traditionally a nickname for the name John.


  • Jesse (Hebrew) - Gift; wealthy [English speaking countries]
  • Logan (Gaelic) - Hollow [English speaking countries]

    Originally a surname which was derived from a Scottish place name

  • Lyndon (English) - Lime tree hill [English speaking countries]

    Most famous bearer of this surname turned personal name is 36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson. Other famous bearers include political activist and economist Lyndon LaRouche,

  • Vance (English) - Dweller of a bog [English speaking countries]

    Vance Brand is a former American astronaut.

  • Wayne (English) - A cartwright [English speaking countries]

    Wayne Rooney and Wayne Bridge are English football or soccer players. Wayne Gretzky is a former Canadian ice-hockey player and Wayne Newton is a singer.

  • Wyatt (English) - Brave/strong/hardy war [English speaking countries]

    Historically, Wyatt was predominantly used only as a surname, though it occasionally made an appearance as a first name (e.g. the American cowboy Wyatt Earp). It is now very popular as a first name in the U.S.

Female Names
  • Destiny (English) - Destiny, fate [English speaking countries]

    From the English word which is ultimately derived from the Latin word "destinare," meaning "to determine".

  • Leanne (English) - Lee + Anne [English speaking countries]

    Possibly a converted spelling of Liane but more likely the simple combination of Lee and Anne.

  • Nevaeh (Gaelic) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Nevaeh is a modern creation and is simply the word "heaven" spelt backwards. This first appeared in 2000 during an interview with a member of the American Christian rock band P.O.D. when he was explaining about his daughter's unusual name. Since then, N

  • Savannah (Spanish) - Plateau [English speaking countries]

    A savanna (also spelled "savannah") is a large, grassy plateau. Savannah is the name of a large city in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is also the name of a breed of cat.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Cassidy (Gaelic) - Curly [English speaking countries]

    Anglicised form of the Gaelic surname Ó Caiside ('descendant of Caiside'). This surname is currently also used as a first name for both genders. It was the surname of Wild West bank and train robber Butch Cassidy, and American singer Eva Cassidy.

  • Dakota (English) - The allies [English speaking countries]

    "Dakota" is a Sioux word used to denote a certain tribe within the Sioux nation. It is not used as a first name by the Sioux, for obvious reasons. Dakota is also the name of two U.S states - North Dakota and South Dakota, both originally located in the

  • Dallas (Gaelic) - Meadow stance [English speaking countries]

    Dallas is a city in Texas that grew due to it's importance in the oil and cotton industries. 'Dallas' was a long-running TV show that focussed on the Ewing family.

  • Shelby (English) - A place where willows grow; sheltered [English speaking countries]