Means either "black" (from Old English blæc
) or "pale" (from Old English blac
). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.
Variant of BLACK
. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
From a nickname for a person with blue eyes or blue clothing.
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the 'Peanuts' comic strip by Charles Schulz.
Means "brown" in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
FROST English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost", a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
From Japanese 緋 (hi)
meaning "scarlet, dark red" and 村 (mura)
meaning "town, village".
From Japanese 黒 (kuro)
meaning "black" and 澤 (sawa)
meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
From Italian nero
"black", indicating a person with a dark complexion or dark hair.
ROSE (1) English, French, German, Jewish
Means "rose" from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose
, all from Latin rosa
. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental, from Yiddish רויז (roiz)
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit
From Chinese 朱 (zhū)
"vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.