Meaning: “Place of the cow sheds.”
Nicknames: Byr, Byro
Detail: From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning “place of the cow sheds” in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron.
Meaning: “Vendor of sewing materials.”
Nicknames: Mer, Mero
Detail: Transferred use of the surname, in origin an occupational name for a trader of sewing materials (Old French mercier, from Late Latin mercarius, a derivative of merx meaning “merchandise”).