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Names That Mean Rocky

TarynHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish, variation of Tara
  • Meaning:

    "rocky hill"
  • Description:

    Taryn is an offshoot of Tara that has a variety of meanings in a variety of cultures. In 1953, Taryn was presented to the public as an invention by actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian for their daughter's name, at which point it gained a short spurt of popularity. Taryn returned to the Top 1000 in 1974, peaking in the 1980s, and has remained on the list ever since.

CalderHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "rocky water"
  • Description:

    Artistic associations with the sculptor who invented the mobile make this one of the more creative surname choices.

TaraHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "rocky hill"
  • Description:

    Despite a rich history in Irish myth preceding its plantation appearance in Gone with the Wind, widespread use in the seventies caused Tara to lose its Irish accent.

HarlanHeart

  • Origin:

    German and English
  • Meaning:

    "rocky land"
  • Description:

    Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers Ellison and Coben. After three decades off the US Top 1000, it reentered in 2013, maybe because it's an unusual example of the trendy class of two-syllable n-ending boys’ names. Kevin Harlan is an NFL, NBA, and college basketball announcer for TV and radio.

CaledonHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish place-name from Caledonia
  • Meaning:

    "hard or rocky land"
  • Description:

    Caledon, the name of the arrogant Billy Zane character in "Titanic," is an Irish place-name related to Caledonia, the Latin word for Scotland thought to be derived from the ancient Celtic word for "hard." Cal is a wonderful nickname, and Caledon an inventive way to get there.

CaledoniaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin place-name for Scotland
  • Meaning:

    "hard or rocky land"
  • Description:

    Caledonia is a rhythmic and alluring place name used by singer Shawn Colvin for her daughter. It would make an interesting and apt choice for a girl with Scottish ancestry.

CreightonHeart

  • Origin:

    English and Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "hilltop town, rocky place"
  • Description:

    One instance where a phonetic spelling might be better.

CalderHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "rocky water"
  • Description:

    One art name that sounds distinctly more masculine. Unless you're a big mobile fan, keep thinking.