|Author:||Anon. (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||August 23, 2004 at 2:06:49 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: What is the origin/meaning of my surname? by brittany grimes|
See http://www.behindthename.com/ for first names.
'Britain' probably derives from a word meaning 'painted', a reference to the original inhabitants' use of body paint and tattoos. It may also derive from the Celtic goddess Brigid. Britain, Breton and Bretagne are all related.
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