Names That Mean After
Meaning:"one who looks after horses"
Description:Marshall is an occupational surname, not having to do with anything military or martial, but stemming from the Norman French for someone caring for horses. It's been used as a first name since the nineteenth century and has been on the Social Security list since it started to publish its data in 1880.
Origin:Feminine variation of Galileo, after "Galilee"
Description:Like the masculine form Galileo, Galilea is a variant of Galilee, a region in Northern Israel of great Biblical significance. Given the current popularity of soft Italian girls’ names, this name’s long historical roots, its beautiful sound and the potential for cute nicknames (Leia, Lil, Ally, etc) it’s no surprise that this name has been on the rise in recent years.
Origin:Portuguese and Spanish variation of Adalfuns, German
Meaning:"noble and ready"
Description:Alonso is the Spanish and Portuguese diminutive version of Alfonso, itself deriving from an old Germanic name “Adalfuns” meaning "noble and ready." Although the Italian spelling Alonzo is more popular in the US, Alonso has its own strong history.
Origin:Italian surname, after Germanic Herman, meaning "warrior"
Description:One of the designer baby names -- Chanel and Gucci are others -- that have appeared in this era of branding everything from your purse to your offspring. Just be aware that there is a saying among fashionistas that people only call their children after designer labels when they can't wear them.
Origin:French after the Greek name for the Queen of Atlantis
Description:In Pierre Benoit's novel, Antinea is a beautiful and charming queen with a hideous secret: She has a cave wall with 120 niches carved into it, one for each of her lovers. Only 53 have been filled; when all 120 have been filled, Antinea will sit atop a throne in the centre of the cave and rest forever.
Origin:Latin from Greek
Description:Proserpine is the Roman equivalent of the goddess Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld in Greek myth.
Meaning:"born after twins"
Description:Affectionate sounding name that could have birth-order meaning.