Detail: The name for autumn in Quenya (a language created by Tolkien)
Origin: Literay – Tolkien
Meaning: “Son of red king.”
Nicknames: Rory, Mac
Detail: Possibly derived from the Gaelic rori meaning “red king” and mac “son of”
Rorimac is grandfather of Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck. He was present at Bilbo’s famous Birthday Party, and was noted as being the first to suspect that Bilbo’s disappearance at that party meant that “Mad Baggins” had gone off on another adventure. He was nearly a hundred years old at that time, and commonly known as “Old Rory”.
Origin: English / Tolkien
Meaning: “Delightful charger; horse lover.”
Pronunciation: The first syllable of Eowyn sounds like “eh-ah,” with the “ah” just barely pronounced. The y in the second syllable is the same sound as the German letter ü or the French u.
(eh-ah-weun) [French u]
In the films it is pronounced (EY-oh-win)
Nicknames: Eo, Wyn
Detail: J.R.R. Tolkien created the name Eowyn using elements from Old English. In the Old English language the word eoh (or eh) means “war-horse, charger” while wyn means “delight, pleasure.”
Nicknames: Foz, Fos, Fox
Detail: Fosco Baggins was the paternal grandfather of the ring-bearer Frodo in The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.
Detail: The name is from the Turkish word volkan (‘vulcano’), which is ultimately of the Latin vulcanus (‘vulcano’). The name Vulcanus was borne in Roman mythology by the god of fire.
In honor of Frodo’s journey to Mount Doom.
Meaning: “Daughter of the starry twilight.”
Nicknames: Tini, Tin, Tinu, Nuvi
Detail: Luthien Tinuviel, a half-elven princess, was “the fairest maiden that has ever been among all the children of this world.” It literally means “daughter of the starry twilight”, which signifies “nightingale”.
Meaning: “Immortal; unfading.”
Pronunciation: (am-ah-RANTH) Amaranth
Nicknames: Ama, Amara, Am, Ammy, Ranthe, Mara
Detail: In Greek mythology, the amaranth was an eternally-blooming flower.
Amaranth Brandybuck was a Hobbit in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Pronunciation: (PAIR-eh-grin) Peregrine
Nicknames: Pippin, Pip, Grin
Detail: Peregrin “Pippin” Took, a hobbit in The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. His first name, Peregrin, is a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Razanur.
St. Peregrine is the patron of cancer patients.
Meaning: “Wild rose; sweetbrier.”
Pronunciation: Fre (EG-lun-teen) ; Eng (EG-lun-tine)
Listen to it here: Eglantine
Nicknames: Eggie, Eggs or Tina
Detail: Eglantine Banks was the mother of Peregrin Took in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
In the General Prologue of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales the Prioress is named Madame Eglantine (in the form Eglentyne).
Meaning: “Clever; Learned; Wise by experience.”
Detail: Icelandic name derived from Old Norse fróðr, meaning “wise.”
Frodi is the name of a number of legendary Danish kings in various texts including Beowulf and Prose Edda.
Frodo Baggins is a principal protagonist of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He was a hobbit of the Shire who inherited Sauron’s ring from Bilbo Baggins and undertook the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.