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  • Ailey - Place name—A small place in Herefordshire, England; surname or family name given for a first or middle name—sometimes given in honor of the late dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey.
  • Alden - Old, wise protector or friend; friendly (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Alston - From the old manor (Anglo-Saxon); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Anderson - Son of Anders, the Scandinavian form of Andrew: Strong, manly (Greek); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Anthony - Inestimable, priceless one; worthy of praise (Latin). Usually a male name or a surname given as a first or middle name.
  • Armstead - Form of Armistead: Dweller by a hermit's cell (Middle English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Arzie - Meaning and origin unknown; surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Asbury - Form of a place name—Astbury in Cheshire, England: Dweller from the east manor (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name—sometimes given to honor the eighteenth-century Methodist preacher and circuit rider, Frances Asbury.
  • Autrey - Place name—places in England and France: Ancient power; surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Barrington - Meaning uncertain (Norman; Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Barron - Form of Baron: Son of strength; vigor; potency (Middle English; Old French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Basie - Meaning unknown (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name—sometimes the name is given to honor the surname of the late great bandleader Count Basie.
  • Beverly - Form of Beverley: Dweller at the beaver meadow or stream (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Beverly - Form of Beverley: Dweller at the beaver meadow or stream (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Birks - Form of Birkett: Dweller at the birch headland (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Blaine - Thin (Irish; Scottish); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Blair - Dweller on the plain or fields (Irish; Scottish); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Blake - Word name—from the word blaec: Dark complexioned (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Blake - Word name—from the word blac: Fair haired and fair complexioned (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Blakely - From the black meadow or hill (English; Irish; Scottish); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Blondell - English form of Blundell: Meaning unknown (Swedish); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Boice - Word name—form of Boyce—English, Irish, and Scottish forms of bois: Wood, dweller by the wood (Old French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Boyce - Word name—English, Irish, and Scottish forms of bois: Wood, dweller by the wood (Old French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name. Usually a male name.
  • Boycereid - Blend of two names such as Boyce (word name—English, Irish, and Scottish forms of bois: wood, dweller by the wood—Old French—surname or family name given for a first or middle name) and Reid (one who has red hair—Scottish; surname or family name given for a first or middle name).
  • Boyd - Blond; one with yellow hair (Irish Gaelic; Scottish); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brandi - Feminine form of Brandon, a form of Branton: Dweller from the brushwood hill (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brandy - Feminine form of Brandon, a form of Branton: Dweller from the brushwood hill (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Bratodd - Blend of two names such as Bradford (from the broad river crossing—English) and Todd (resembling a fox; sly, cunning—English; Scottish; surname or family name given as a first or middle name).
  • Braxton - The Brown family's farm or enclosure (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brent - Dweller by the burnt land (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brentton - Form of Brent: Dweller by the burnt land (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brooke - Dweller near a brook or small stream (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brougham - Place name—village in Cumbria, England: Fortress homestead (broo-um—Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Brown - Dark, reddish complexion (Middle English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Bruce - Dweller at the thicket or woods (Scottish form of Old French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Buber - Hardworking, industrious (German); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Buck - Form of Buchanan: Belonging to Buchanan, Scotland (Scottish); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Bud - Form of Budd: One whose body is thick (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Buddy - Form of Budd: One whose body is thick (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Burke - Dweller at the fortress or stronghold (Old English; Old French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Burnell - From the burned hill (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Burris - Form of Burrows: From the fortified house on the hill (Anglo-Saxon); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Burton - Fortified enclosure; farm near a fort (English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Camara - One who teaches from experience (Mandinka, West Africa); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Camera - Form of Camara: (Mandinka, West Africa); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Carpentier - Form of Charpentier: Worker of wood (French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Carrington - Place name—a place in Greater Manchester, England: Settlement of Cara's people; dwellers at the rocky settlement (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Carter - Cart driver (Old English); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Cary - Dweller at the castles (Old Welsh); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Chancellor - Keeper of records (English and Scottish, from the Old French); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.

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