From Old English croft
meaning "enclosed field".
FOREST English, French
Originally belonged to a person who lived near or in a forest. It was probably originally derived, via Old French forest
, from Latin forestam (silva)
meaning "outer (wood)".
Derived from Old High German forst
"forest". Probably unrelated to the Old French word forest
, which was derived from Latin, Old High German forst
was derived from foraha
meaning "fir tree".
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
Means "green forest" from German grün
"green" and Wald
HERSCHEL German, Jewish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1)
or HIRSCH (2)
. A famous bearer was the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HIRSCH (1) German
Means "deer, hart" in German. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a deer in some way, or who raised or hunted deer.
HUMMEL (2) German, Dutch
Nickname for a busy person, from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hommel
, Middle High German hummel
, all meaning "bee".
From a place name which is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet
meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
Derived from Middle High German kol
From Japanese 黒 (kuro)
meaning "black" and 澤 (sawa)
meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
LANGLEY (1) English
From any of the various places with this name, all derived from Old English lang
"long" and leah
Derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou
"wolf" and a diminutive suffix.
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
From Middle English pecok
meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
Topographic name derived from Old English rod
meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
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)
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus
"forest, glade" and novalis
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal
meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
From Middle Low German vos
meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.
Ornamental name derived from German Wald
meaning "forest" and Vogel
WOOD English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a forest, derived from Old English wudu
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.