Rorimac


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Literay – Tolkien

Meaning: “Son of red king.”

Pronunciation: (ROR-ih-mak)

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”.

Eowyn


Gender: Feminine

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.”

Fosco


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin  

Meaning: “Dark-haired.”

Pronunciation: (FAWS-koh)

Nicknames: Foz, Fos, Fox

Detail: Fosco Baggins was the paternal grandfather of the ring-bearer Frodo in The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.

Male Variations:

  • Faaiz (Arabic)
  • Fabek (Polish)
  • Fabius (Latvian, Lithuanian, and German)
  • Faiz (Arabic)
  • Falk (Hebrew, Yiddish, and German)
  • Fawzi (Arabic)
  • Fayaz (Arabic)
  • Fayiz (Arabic)
  • Fisk (English and Scandinavian)
  • Fiske (English and Scandinavian)
  • Fokko (Frisian)
  • Folk (English)
  • Folke (English and German)
  • Folki (Scandinavian)
  • Folko (German)
  • Fonsie (English)
  • Fox (English) 
  • Fuyuki (Japanese)
  • Phuoc (Vietnamese)

Female Variations:

  • Faaiza (Arabic)
  • Faiza (Arabic)
  • Fawziya (Arabic)
  • Fayza (Arabic)
  • Feike (Dutch)
  • Feiza (Arabic)
  • Feyza (Turkish)
  • Fieke (German)
  • Fumiko (Japanese) 
  • Fuyuko (Japanese)

Volkan


Mount Doom

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Turkish

Meaning: “Volcano.”

Nicknames: Volk

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.

Tinuviel


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Literary

Meaning: “Daughter of the starry twilight.”

Pronunciation: (tih-NOO-vee-el)

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”.

Amaranth


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

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.

Variations:

  • Amaranta (ah-mah-RAN-ta)
  • Amaranthe (am-ah-RAN-thee)

Peregrine


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Traveller.”

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.

Variations:

  • Peregrin
  • Peregrine
  • Peregrino
  • Peregrinus
  • Peregryn

Frodo


Frodo Baggins

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Clever; Learned; Wise by experience.”

Pronunciation: (FROH-doh)

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.