FLEMINGEnglish Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from FLANDERS in the Netherlands.
FROSTEnglish, German From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost", a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
HAWTHORNEEnglish Denoted a person who lived near a hawthorn bush, a word derived from Old English hagaþorn, from haga meaning "haw berry" and þorn meaning "thorn bush". A famous bearer was the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter.
HILLEnglish Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
HUXLEYEnglish From the name of a town in Cheshire. The final element is Old English leah "woodland, clearing", while the first element might be hux "insult, scorn". A famous bearer was the British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).
LINDGRENSwedish From Swedish lind "linden tree" and gren "branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
TOLKIENGerman Derived from Saxon tollkühn meaning "foolhardy". A famous bearer was the English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
TRAVERSEnglish, French From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser (which comes from Late Latin transversare), which means "to cross".