Nicknames: Ny, Nyie, Lala
Meaning: “From the wilderness by the river.”
Nicknames: Fy, Fee
Detail: The name of Fyvie itself has changed since earliest days when it was known as Fywin.
According to one source, the name is derived from the Gaelic flodh abhuinn meaning “wilderness by the river”.
Name of a haunted Scottish castle in whose history goes back to the year 1211.
Meaning: “Son of one without envy; Son of a freeman.”
Nicknames: Kerm, Kermie, Kurt
Detail: From the Irish surname Mac Dhiarmaid, which means “son of Diarmaid”. Diarmaid (DEER-mid) means either “freeman” or “without envy” in Irish. Dermot would be English speaker friendly spelling of Diarmaid.
This name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.
Meaning: “Fair shouldered.”
Nicknames: Fi, Fin, Fini, Finna, Flo, Fola, Lola, Nola
Detail: The name comes from fionn + ghuala “fair shouldered.”
The chieftan King Lir(leer) and his wife Aobh(ay) had a daughter Fionnoula and three sons Aedh(aid), Conn and Fiachra(fee-AH-kruh). When Aobh died, Lir’s new wife Aoife(EE-fah) was so jealous of her husband’s love for his children that she cast a spell on them and turned them into swans and condemned them to spend 300 years on Lake Daravarragh(dair-uh-vair-uh), 300 years on the Sea of Moyle and 300 years on Innis Glora. However, if they heard a Christian bell in Ireland they would become people again. One morning they were awakened by the sound of a Mass bell. St. Patrick had arrived. The children were brought to him and he baptised them and they have lived on in Irish mythology as the “Children of Lir”
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “Fair; Wanderer.”
In the Prose Edda, Finn is of the lineage of Thor.
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: Czech / Gaelic Meaning: “Rock.”
Origin: French Meaning: “Bird; Hazelnut.”
Origin: Greek Meaning: “Bright one; shining one; defender of men.”
Nicknames: Ala, Ali, Lena, Leni
Detail: Saint Alena was a Belgian martyr.
Meaning: “Sweet; goodness.”
Pronunciation: (shee-vah); (SAHYV)
Detail: According to Irish mythology, Sive refuses the advances of the Druid Fear Doirche who then casts a spell on her making her take the form of a deer. Sive is rescued by Fionn mac Cumhail (fyun) and discovers that spell is broken while under Fionn‘s protection. They have a son (Oisin (uh-SHEEN)) together but eventually Sive is tricked into leaving Fionn‘s house and is turned back into a deer.
Meaning: “Maiden; Innocent.”
Nicknames: Immy, Immo, Imzy
Detail: Imogen was the daughter of King Cymbeline, in Shakespeare’s play, Cymbeline.