It is a symbolically suitable name for Tod Clifton since, after serving as a Brotherhood member, Tod has mysteriously vanished. According to Brother Jack, "He has vanished... So don't waste time asking unnecessary inquiries" (page 421). Perhaps this is why the people of Denver have come to call him "The Vanished One".
Or perhaps it is just another way for the Brotherhood to remind everyone that they are never to be taken lightly.
The name Clifton is derived from the Old English clif'slope' (see Cliff) + tun'enclosure','settlement'. Thus, "cliff village". The first record of the name is in 1155. There are two possible origins for the name: one is that it may have been given by settlers who came from either England or France; the other is that it may have been given by a religious leader named Clifton.
The name Ben Aan is a misnomer that may be traced back to Sir Walter Scott. The Scottish author called the mountain "Ben Aan," although its original name was Am Binnean, which means "little pointed peak" or "the pinnacle"—an apt description for this small, finely sculpted hill!
Walter Scott was not alone in his use of the term "ben" before its actual meaning. Many people today still use the word "ben" when they mean "mountain." For example, someone might say "That's a ben king." Or, "We're ben an apple tree."
However, the word "ben" has come to mean "peak" or "top" only since the 1600s. Before then, it meant "hill" or "slope." So, technically, Ben A'an does not really have a proper name; rather, it has a phonetic name based on its origin story!
The name "Ben A'an" first appeared in an English-language book published in 1772. This book described a trip up the west coast of Scotland made by one of my ancestors, David Allan.
Although he lived more than 200 years ago, David Allan's journey fits with many modern trips up the west coast of Scotland because the A8 road follows much the same route today.
Alfred is traditionally used to derive a surname. It means "wise" in both French and English: "governing with elf-wisdom" in French and "counselor" in English. It is used for both boys and females. Fern's brother in Charlotte's Web is a well-known Avery.
There are many people with the first name Alfred in the US, so it isn't very unique. But there are only three other names that are derived from the word "awe" (as in "I am awed by your knowledge of physics!"): Avery, Abe, and Andy. And only one of these names can be used as a first name.
So the name Avery is unique because there aren't that many names that start with "awe".
Trevor can be a Welsh given name or surname (as Trefor in Welsh): it can also be a habitational name from any of the numerous places in Wales, particularly the one near Llangollen, derived from the Welsh tre(f), meaning "homestead" or "settlement," and a form of mawr, meaning "large, big" (as in "Bryn ap Mawr").
The name was made popular by an English actor who played Ptolemy Caesar on television in the 1950s. His name was Trevor Howard.
Other famous people with the name include: Trevor James Hedley, a British musician; Trevor Marriott, an Australian cricketer; and Trevor Moore, an American basketball player.
Trevor is the eighth most popular male name in England. It is also widely used in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.
Tommy is a boy's name from the United Kingdom. The name merely means "twin," but based on the renowned Tommys, it's logical for a parent to utilize this adorable name in various ways.
Edmond is an Old English name for boys that means "rich defender." It was popular in England and some other countries around the world. Today, Edmond is used as a given name among people who believe in protecting the environment.
Other names for a boy named Edmond are Edwin, Edward, Edmund, Denny, Dan, Danny, Donny.
Edmond is an ancient name that has been in use for many centuries. People have been naming their children after this name since the 11th century. However, it did not become popular until the late 15th century. Since then, it has been used by people all over the world.
Some examples of people with the name Edmond include: King Edward II of England, who was overthrown and killed in 1327; Edgar, the first king of England to be given a royal title; and Daniel, a character in the book of Genesis in the Bible.
Edmond is a modern name that has been used extensively since its introduction in the 1500s. It may be used as a given name or surname.
Wyatt is a patronymic surname and a male given name derived from the Norman surname Guyot, which is derived from the Proto-Germanic word "widu," which means "wood." The name was brought to England by some of the early settlers from France.
The 2010 United States Census reported that there were 2,917 WYATTS in the United States. This makes Wyatt's last name the 997th most common surname in the country.
In terms of ethnicity, according to the US Census Bureau, 99.7% of Wyatts are White alone or in combination with other categories. Around 0.3% of Wyatts are Black or African American.
Wyatt is primarily found in Wyoming but is also widely distributed across other states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
Around 1 in 50 Americans has the last name Wyatt.