Last names meaning healer

Last names meaning healer DEFAULT

ABRAMS (English). (Hebrew) "Father of a multitude".

ACKERMAN (English). "Farmer (literally plot man)."

ACKROYD (English). "Dweller in the oak forest".

ADAMS (English). "Son of Adam (='red' in Hebrew)."

AHLMAN (English). (German) "Slippery person or eel fisher".

ALAN (English). Commonly derived from the term for a member of a nomadic Scythian tribe; in Scotland, derived from ail or stone.

ALBERT (English). "Noble bright" (Germanic).

ALDEN (English). "Old friend."

ALEXANDER (English, others). "Defender of men" (Greek); often through the two Scottish kings.

ALLARD (English; French). From Alah-hard (Germanic), "sacred or divine one".

ALLEN (English). "Member of a nomadic Scythian tribe".

ALVEY (English). "Elf war."

AMBROSE (English). "Immortal" (Greek).

AMMON (English). "Awe/terror protector" (Germanic).

AMMONS (English). "Son of Ammon."

AMOS (English). "Carried" (Hebrew); a corruption of Amis.

ANDERSON (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MacAindris".

ANDERSON (English). "Son of Andrew."

ANDREW (English). "Manly" (Greek); through Saint Andrew.

ANDREWS (English). "Manly Greek," the first-called disciple.

APPLEBY (English). "Apple farm" (Old English, Old Norse), places in England.

APPLETON (English). "Apple farm," places in England.

ARCHER (English). "Bowman" (Old French), either for profession or skill.

ARENDELL (English). "Dwelling place".

ARMBRISTER (German). "Crossbow" (Germanic).

ARMSTRONG (English). "Strong in the arm."

ARNOLD (English). "Eagle power" (Germanic), places in England.

ARTHUR (English). "Bear-guardian" (Greek); through the historical figure.

ASA (Hebrew). From Asa, "physician".

ASHBROOK (English). "Eastern brook," place in England.

ASHCROFT (English). "Croft in the ash trees", place in England.

ASHER (English). From Aescere, "dweller by a landmark ashtree".

ASHLEY (English). "Ash-tree wood/glade/clearing," places in England.

ATKIN (English). Double-diminuitive of Adam.

ATKINS (English). "Son of Atkin."

ATKINSON (English). "Son of Adam".

ATTWOOD (English). "At the wood."

AUFDERHEIDE (German). "On the meadow or heath" (Germanic).

AUGUSTIN(E) (English). Diminuitive of "Augustus" (venerable, consecrated in Latin); through the two saints.

AUSTIN (English). Form of Augustin.

AVERY (English). Form of Alfred (which the Normans found hard to pronounce).

AYER (English). "Heir" (Old French).

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BACCUS (English). "Bakehouse".

BACHMEIER (German). "Brook farmer" (German).

BAGWELL (English). "Of Bagga's spring."

BAILEY (English). "Bailiff, crown official or keeper of a royal building".

BAIN (English). In England, "(Public) bath," for an attendant. In Scotland, "bone" in a northern dialect.

BALDING (German). From Baldo-lug (Germanic), "descendant of the young, bold one".

BALL (English). "Bald, or bare patch"

BANNON (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Banain".

BARKHOUSE (English). Form of Berghaus.

BARNES (English). "Of the barn (originally 'barley house')."

BARNETT (English). "Commerce,chaffering" or "trouble or fraud".

BARNEY (English). "Barley/barn island," places in England.

BARRINGTON (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Barrain".

BARTHOLOMEW (English). "Son of Talmai" (Hebrew).

BARTON (English). "Barley farm or farmyard".

BASTENDORF (German). "Sebastian's town" (Germanic).

BATES (English). Son of diminuitive of "Bartholomew"; or "boat(man)" with a Northern accent; or "profit, gain" (Old Norse).

BAUER (English). "Farmer or peasant".

BAUGHMAN (German). "Brook, dweller on a brook" (Germanic).

BAUSTERT (German). "Bastard."

BEAL (English). "Handsome man".

BEASLEY (English). "Bent grass, wood clearing".

BEATY (English). "Having many furrows, rich in land".

BECK (German). "Brook" (Germanic).

BECKERDITE (German). "Becker=baker" (Germanic).

BECKETT (English). "Little mouth/beak" (Old French), or "Bee cottage (hive)," place in England.

BECKHAM (English). "Stream farm" (Old Norse + Old English).

BEDFORD (English). "Bede's ford".

BEERS (English). ). "Swine pasture" or "barley field."

BEEVER (English). "Place with a nice view".

BELL (English). "Residence by the town bell".

BELL (English). "Beautiful, handsome" (Old French); or "Bell-ringer"; or diminuitive of Isabell.

BELLAM (English). "Handsome man".

BELLEW (English). (Normanic) "Lovely water".

BENDER (English, German). In Britain, "Archer," from the bending of the bow; in Germany, "battle flag-bearing warrior" (Germanic).

BENEDICT (English). "Blessed" (Latin), often through the saint.

BENNETT (English). (Latin) "Blessed, from Benedict".

BENNINGTON (English). "Derivative of St. Benedict".

BENTON (English). "Place in the bent grass" or "bean farm," places in England.

BERNARD (English). "Bear brave" or "warrior brave" (Germanic).

BERRY (English). Form of Bury.

BETHEL (English). "Son of (Welsh ap) Ithel", or diminuitive of "Elizabeth."

BETTS (English, German). Form of Betz, of a diminuitive of "Bertram" or "Bertelmew."

BETZ (German). "Young bear" (German).

BICKEL (German). From Bigo, "staff or long stick (an authority emblem)".

BIDDWELL (English). "By spring or stream in a shallow valley."

BIEBER (German). "Beaver" (German), for industriousness.

BIGGS (English). "Son of Bigg (big, strong)."

BIGNALL (English). Place in England.

BILLING (English). "Son of Bill."

BILTON (English). "Bill's town."

BINGLEY (English). "Clearing with a hollow".

BIRKBECK (English). "Stream in the birches" (Old Norse), place in England.

BISCHOFF (German). "Bishop" (Germanic).

BISHOP (English). "Bishop" - hopefully for one who worked in the house of a celebate bishop.

BISS (English). "Fine linen" (Greek through Old French), or "dull/brownish grey" (Old French).

BISSETT. Possibly a form of Biss.

BLACK (English). "Black haired, dark complexioned."

BLACKBURN (English). "Black stream".

BLAIR (English). From Blar (Gaelic), "plain or field".

BLAKE (English). "Pale"; or, an altered pronounciation of "Black."

BLAKEY (English). "Black haired".

BLANCHARD (French, English). "White," (Old French).

BLANKINSHIP (English). "Hope," or first eight letters may be an owner's name in the genitive (Welsh).

BLYTH(E) (English). "Cheerful, gentle"; or, "land of gentle/pleasant streams," places in England.

BODEMAN (German). "Adherent of the royal messenger" (German).

BODEN (German). Form of Bodeman.

BOGGS (English). ). "Bog" (Irish).

BOLTON (English). "Place with houses/huts, center of a village," places in England.

BONDS (English). ). "Peasant, serf."

BONHAM (English). "Good man" (Old French).

BONNER (English). "Gentle, gracious, courteous".

BOOTH (English). "Hut, shed, shelter" (Old Norse).

BOREN (English). From O'Bodhrain (Gaelic), "Descendant of the deaf one" BORISOV (Russian). "Son of Boris."

BOSCH (German). "Bush, brush, branch" (Germanic).

BOSTON (English). "(Saint) Botulf's stone," place in England.

BOUCHER (English). "Butcher" (Old French).

BOWDEN (English). Many places are called Bowden, "Curved hill" or "above the hill".

BOWEN (English). "Son of Owen."

BOWES (English). "Son of Bow (='arch, vault')."

BOWIE (English). "Yellow-haired" (Scots Gaelic).

BOWLES (English). "Heavy drinker" or "maker/seller of bowls".

BOWMAN (English). "Bowman, archer."

BOWSER (German). "Bolster" (Germanic).

BOYCE (English). "Wood" (Old French); or from a Germanic name meaning "boy, servant."

BOYD (English). "Yellow-haired" (Scots Gaelic).

BOYLE (English). "Descendant of Having Profitable Pledges" (Irish).

BRACKEEN (English). "Bracken (a swampy area)."

BRADBURY (English). "Fort made of boards/planks".

BRADFORD (English). "Broad ford," places in England.

BRADLEY (English). "Broad clearing," name of many places in England.

BRADSHAW (English). Places in England.

BRAGG (English). "Proud arrogant;brisk, brave" (Celtic).

BRANDON (English). ). "Hill covered with broom."

BRANDT (German). "Living in an area cleared by a fire" (German).

BRATTON (English). "Newly cultivated (broken-up) farm," places in England.

BREEDLOVE (English). From Braed-hloew, "broad hill".

BREEN (English). Originally O Breen - "Descendant of Sorrowful."

BRENT (English). "High place" (Celtic); or, "steep" (Old English).

BRETTIN (German). "Brett=pretzel maker or board" (Germanic).

BREWER (English). "Brewer."

BREWSTER (English). "Brewer".

BREWSTER (English). "Brewer, especially a female brewer."

BRIEN (English). For O Brien - "son of 'hill'-something" (Irish).

BRIGHAM (English). "Homestead by a bridge" (Old English scandinavized), places in England.

BRIGHT (English). "Bright, handsome".

BRINE (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Brien".

BRINKMAN (English). The one who lived over by the grassy knoll or was on the edge of the creek. In later parlance the name took on the meaning of an expert statesman practicing "Brinkmanship.".

BRISBANE (English). "Break-bone."

BRIUN (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Beirne".

BROCK (English). "Badger," for foul-smelling; or, "young stag" (Old French); or from "brook/rivermeadow."

BROOK (English). "Brook."

BROOKS (English). Has as many origins as there are streams.

BROTHERS. (English). "Son of Brother" (Old Norse); or "son of a kinsman."

BROWN(E) (English). "Brown-haired, brown-skinned" (Old English, Old French).

BROWNING (English). Diminuitive of "Brown."

BROWNSMITH (English). "Copper/brass smith."

BRUCE (English). Originally from a place in Normandy.

BRYAN (T) (Irish). For O Brien - "son of 'hill'-something" (Irish).

BUCKET(T) (English). Form of Duckett.

BUCKMAN (English). "Goat/stag keeper".

BUEHLER (German). "Scrub covered marsh" (Germanic).

BULLOCK (English). "Bullock (castrated bull)."

BUNCH (English). From Bun, "ready and alert one".

BURCHETT (English). "Dweller by the birch grove or fort hardy".

BURDICK (English). "Girl, maiden".

BURGESS (English). "Citizen, freeman" (Old French; same root as bourgeois).

BURLESON (English). "Son of a butler".

BURROWS (English). "Of the fort/manor".

BURT (English). "Bright, handsome."

BURTON (English). "Manor house enclosure" or "fortified farm".

BUSBY (English). "Small farm with bushes on it" (Old Norse), place in England.

BUSSEY (English). "Talkitive person or a gossiper" (Italian).

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CAIN(E) (English). "Caen (=field of combat)" (Gaulish); or, "Beautiful" (Welsh), possibly after St. Keyne; or, "Son of warrior" (Manx).

CALDWELL (English). "Cold spring/stream," places in England.

CAMDEN (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Camdhain".

CAMERON (English). "Crooked nose" (Scots Gaelic).

CAMPBELL (English). "Crooked mouth" (Scots Gaelic).

CANADA (Native American, English). "place of gathering"; or from Cinneide (Gaelic), "son of the helmeted one".

CANNON (English). "Canon, member of the communal house of clergy" (Old French).

CANTWELL (English). "Cant (unidentified place) Well "stream".

CAPPS (English). "Maker/seller of caps."

CARLTON (English). "Farmer's farmstead/village," places in England.

CARMACK (English). From Cormaig (Gaelic), "charioteer".

CARMAN (English). "Male person" (Old Norse).

CARMICHAEL (English). "Fort of Michael," place in Scotland.

CARPENTER (English). "Carpenter," (Old French).

CARR (English). "Marsh, wet ground" (Old Norse), places in England.

CARREY (English). "Pleasant stream".

CARROLL (English). "Brave in fighting" (Irish).

CARSON (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MacCarrghanma".

CARTER (English). "Maker/driver of carts."

CARTLEDGE (English). Place in England.

CARVER (English). "Sculptor."

CASE (English). Form of Cass.

CASEY (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Cathasaigh".

CASH (English). "Maker of boxes".

CAUDLE (English). Form of Caldwell.

CAVANESS (English). "Cav=bald".

CHADWICK (English). "Wick of Saint Chad," places in England.

CHAIN. Form of Chaney.

CHAMBERS (English). "Of the chamber or private attendent of the king".

CHANCE (English). "Inveterate gambler, someone who has survived by good luck".

CHANDLER (English). "Maker or seller of candles, etc.," (Old French).

CHANEY (English). Form of Chesnay.

CHAPMAN (English). "Merchant, trader."

CHARLTON (English). "Place of the free-peasants/villeins," places in England.

CHASE (English). "Hunt," (Old French) for a hunter.

CHASTON (English). "Chestnut tree" (Old French).

CHERITON (English). "Church farm," places in England.

CHESNEY (English). "Oak grove," places in France.

CHESTERFIELD (English). "Open land by a Roman site," place in England.

CHETWOOD (English). "Wood wood" (English + Old English), place in England.

CHILD(S) (English). "Youth awaiting knighthood, page"; or "spring."

CHRISTIAN (English). "Christian" (Latin).

CLANCY (English). (Form of O'Clancy) "Son of Ruddy Warrior" (Irish).

CLARKE (English). "Cleric, clerk, scholar."

CLAY (English). "Place with clay."

CLAYTON (English). "Place in the clay, place with good clay for pottery".

CLEARY (English). "Descendant of the clerk" (Irish).

CLEAVER (English). "Cliff, slope, river bank".

CLEMENTS (English). "Son of Clement ('mild, merciful' in Latin)."

CLIFFORD (English). "Ford at the cliff."

CLIFTON (English). "Place on a cliff".

CLINE (German). From Klein, "small" (German).

COBB (English). Form of Jacob.

COBURN (English). "From a personal name".

COCHRANE (English). "Red brook(?)," place in Scotland.

COCK (English). "Cockerel" or "fatty"; or "red" (Welsh). Could also be "heap, haycock."

COCKWELL (English). "A natural leader, someone who is as proud as a cock"

COE (English). "Jackdaw" (Old Norse/Old English).

COFFEE (English). "Descendant of Victorous" (Irish).

COFFREN (English). "Maker of boxes/chests".

COLBY (English). From Cald-byr (Anglo-Norse), "cold settlement".

COLCLOUGH (English). "Ravine".

COLE (English). Diminuitive of Nicholas; or, "coal-black, swarthy."

COLE (English). "Coal, black, swarthy or top-knot, crown of the head".

COLLIER (English). "Charcoal burner/seller".

COLLINGSWORTH (English). From Kol-Ing-Worth, "dark one's farmstead".

COLLINS (English). In England, double diminuitive of "Nicholas." In Ireland, derived from "O Cullane (=son of Whelp?)."

COLLIS (English). "Son of Coll (coal, black, swarthy or top-knot, crown of the head)".

COLSTON (English). "Charcoal and stone burner/seller".

COMPTON (English). "Short straight valley and enclosure".

CONNELL (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Conaill".

CONNERY (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Maoilchonaire".

CONNOLLY (English). "Son of Conall, high mighty".

CONNOLLY (English). "Valiant" (Gaelic).

CONVERY (English). "Fierceness" (Gaelic).

CONWAY (English). A town in North Wales.

COOGAN (English). From O'Cuagain (Gaelic), "descendant of the young, awkward one".

COOK(E) (English). "Cook."

COOMBER (English). "Valley in the flank of a hill" or "short valley running up from the sea."

COOPER (English). "Barrel/bucket maker" (Middle English/Germanic/Low Latin).

COPELAND (English). "Bought land."

CORBETT (English). "Black hair" (Old French).

CORMACK (English). "The son of the chariot".

CORNELL (English). An altered form of either Cornwall, Cornwell or Cornhill (all places in England).

COSGRAVE (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MacOscar".

COSTELLO (English). "Son of Jocelyn" (Irish).

COTTER (English). "Son of Terrible Army".

COTTERELL (English). Diminuitive of "Cottager" (Old French).

COX (English). Form of Cocks.

CRABTREE (English). "Crab-apple tree" (Middle English).

CRAFTON (English). "Place where wild saffron grows."

CRANSTON (English). "Cran=crane, long legged".

CRAWFORD (English). "Ford with crows," places in Scotland and England.

CRIDDLE (English). "The believer's valley."

CRISP (English). "Curly" (Anglicized Latin).

CRITCHLEY (English). "Dweller at the clearing with a cross.".

CRITTALL (English). "Derived from Crit Hall in Benenden, Kent".

CROCKER (English). "Crockery maker, potter."

CROFT (English). "Arable enclosure adjoining a house".

CROOKHAM (English). "A cripple or a hunchback" or "someone living in the bent of the road".

CROSBY (English). "Village/farm with crosses" (Old Norse), places in England.

CROSS (English). "Living by the market or crossroads"

CROSSMAN (English). "angry man".

CROWL (English). "Curly, winding".

CROWLEY (English). "Wood/clearing with crows."

CROWTHER (English). Player of the crouth, an ancient type of fiddle."

CRUDEN (English). "Of Cru Dane," place in Scotland from which invading Danes were repelled.

CULLEN (English). "Cologne/colony" (Old French/Latin); or, "at the back of the river" (Scots Gaelic).

CULLEN (English) In Scotland & Ireland, "Son of Conn"; in England, "From (town of) Cunningham."

CULLIN (English). "Colony".

CULPEPPER (English). "Pepper culler".

CUMBERLAND (English). "Land of the Britons and Cymry (Welsh)" (Old Welsh).

CUMMING/CUMMIN (English, Scottish, Irish). "Crooked, bent" (Irish); also has roots in Brittany.

CUNNINGHAM (English). "Milk pails", place in England.

CURRIE (English). "Cauldron (for a ravine)," place Scotland (Scots Gaelic).

CURTIS (English). "Courteous, educated, well-bred" (Old French); or, "short hose, stockings, breeches" (Old French, Germanic).

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DABIN (French). ). Diminuitive of Dabb (a diminuitive of Robert).

DACRE (English). "Dropping, trickling stream" (Gaelic), place in England.

DACUS (Latin). a "Dacian", from the Dacians, a warlike people on the lower Danube

DALE (English). "Valley, dale" (Old English, Old Norse).

DALTON (English). "Dale farm," places in England.

DALY (English). From O'Dalaigh (Gaelic), "descendant of the frequenter of assemblies".

DANGERFIELD (English). "Of Angerville" (Old French, Old Norse).

DANIEL(L) (English). "God has judged" (Hebrew).

DARWIN (English). "Dear friend."

DAVID (Universal). Originally "darling," later "friend" (Hebrew), through Old Testament king, or the patron saint of Wales, or one of two Scottish kings.

DAVIDSON (English). "Son of David".

DAVIES (English). "Son of David" - Davies is the typical Welsh spelling.

DAVIS (English). English form of Davies .. "A lullaby word, darling then friendly".

DAWSON (English). "Son of (diminuitive) David."

DAY (English). "Dairymaid/dairyman/kneader." This is not a short form; 'dairy' is actually 'day-ry' (=place of the kneaders)."

DEAN (English). "Valley".

DEANLY (English). "Chief of ten" (Latin).

DELANY (English). "Descendant of black River Slaine (safe)" (Irish); or, "of the alder grove" (Old French).

DELL (English). "Dweller in a dell."

DEMPSEY (English). "Descendant of Proud" (Irish).

DENMAN (English). "Dane-man," for a Dane.

DENTON (English). "Valley place".

DESROSIER (French). "The flowers."

DEVEREUX (English). "Of Evreux (place named after Keltic tribe Eburovices or 'dwellers on the River Ebura')" (Old French).

DEVLIN (English). From O'Dobhailein (Gaelic), "descendant of the valorous and boisterous one".

DEXTER (English). "Dyer." (once referred only to females dyers)

DIAMOND (English). "Unconquerable, hard stone".

DICKERMAN (German). "Ditch digger" or "dyke dweller."

DIEDERICH (German). "Folk rule" (German).

DIXON (English). "Son of Richard."

DONALD (English). "World mighty" (Scots Gaelic).

DONNE (English). "Dull brown, dark, swarthy". Or, in Ireland "Son of Brown".

DONNELLY (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Dunghaile".

DONOGHUE (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Donchadha".

DONOVAN (English). For O Donovan -- "descendant of Dark Brown" (Irish).

DORAN (English). "Decendent of Exile/stranger".

DORMER (English). "Sleeper, lazybones" (Old French). DOUGHERTY (English). "Descendant of Obstructive, Stern" (Irish).

DORSETT (English). "Pebbles and dwellers".

DOUGLAS (English). "Black water, dark stream" (Scots Gaelic), places in England and Scotland.

DOYLE (English). "Dark stranger, foreigner" (Irish) - probably applied to a Viking.

DRESCHER (Austria,Germany) "Thresher of wheat" (Germanic).

DRINKWATER (English). "Drink water," said either of those too poor to drink ale, or sarcastically of drunkards, or in reference to diabetes.

DRISCOLL (English). "Descendant of Interpreter" (Irish).

DRUMMOND (English). "Ridge" (Scots Gaelic), places in Scotland.

DRURY (English). "Love affair, love token" (Old French).

DUCKETT (English). "Little duke."

DUFF (English). "Black, dark" (Irish and Scots Gaelic).

DUNCAN (English). "Brown warrior" (Irish and Scots Gaelic).

DUNGAN (English). "Someone who lives on raised land surrounded by marsh" (German).

DUNLOP (English). "Muddy hill" (Scots Gaelic).

DUNN (English). "Brown, dark, swarthy."

DURHAM (English). "Hill peninsula" (Old English + Old Norse).

DURLING (English). Form of Darling.

DUTTON (English). "Enclosure, settlement".

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EAFORD (English). "Ford useable at ebb tide. Places in Cornwall Devon and Hampshire."

EARLEY (English). "Ploughing field"; often corrupted to "Early."

EARNSHAW (English). "Shaw with eagles".

EASON (English). From Esne-sone, "servant's son".

EATON (English). "River/island farm," name of many places in England.

ECCLES (English). "Church" (Old Welsh/Irish, from Latin), name of places in England.

ECCLESTON (English). "Church farm" (Welsh/Irish).

ECKLES (English). "Church".

ED(D)INGTON (English). "Wasteland hill," place in Wiltshire; or "place belonging to Blessed Friend/Blessed Joy," place in Somerset; or "place of the folk of Ida," place in Northumberland.

EDELSTON (English). "Lowest order of free citizen" (German).

EDGELL (English). "Park/pasture clearing".

EDMUND (English). "Prosperity/happiness protector"; Saint Edmund.

EDWARD (English). "Prosperity/ happiness friend".

EDWARDS (English). "Son of Edward".

EFORD (English). "Ford useable at ebb tide. Places in Cornwall Devon and Hampshire."

EFFURD (English). form of EFORD

EGAN (English). Originally McEgan -- "son of Hugh" (Irish).

EGGLESTON (English). "Eggle - from first name Eegel; ston (enclosure)".

EICHHAMMER (Austrian, German). "(User of an) oak hammer."

ELIAS (English). Greek form of the Hebrew name Elijah (="Yahweh is God").

ELKINS (English). "Son of (diminuitive) Elias."

ELLIOT (English). "Noble war" or "mound, back".

ELLZEY (German). From Elzee, Germany.

ELMORE (English). "River-bank with elms," place in England.

ELSTON (English). "Everlasting enclosure", "old stone" or "temple stone".

ELSWORTH (English). "Elli=a place in Cambridgeshire; worth=enclosure".

ELY (English). "Eel district," place in England.

EMERSON (English). "Son of Emery"

EMERY (English). "Work rule" (German).

EMMETT (English). "Whole/universal" (Germanic).

ENGLAND (English). "From the country of the Angles," who came from an angle-shaped area of Holstein.

ENGLE (German). From Engilo (Germanic), "young hero".

ENOCH (English). From Hhanakh (Hebrew), "dedicated one".

EPPERSON (English). Derived from Epps.

EPHARD (English). form of EFORD

EPHART (English). form of EFORD

EPPS (English). "Son of the wild boar."

ERWIN (English). "Wild boar friend."

ESSIG (English). "Vinegar".

EVANS (English). "Son of Evan."

EVERSON (English). "Son of Ever."

EVERTON (English). "Wild-boar place," name of places in England.

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FABER (English). "Smith" (Latin).

FAIRBANKS (English). "Lovely hillside" (Old English and Old Norse).

FAIRCHILD (English). "Pretty/handsome child."

FAIRCLOTH (English). "Pretty ravine".

FANE (English). "Glad, eager."

FARLEY (English). "A clearing with ferns," name of places in England.

FARMER (English). "Tax-collector, bailiff" (Old French).

FARR (English). "Bull" (Old English).

FARRELLY (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Fearceallaighe".

FARTHING (English). ). "Farthing," for amount of rent payment or a ). meaning "foreign traveller" (Old Norse).

FEATHERSTON (English). "Four stone, three uprights and a capstone".

FELTNER (English). "Maker of felt."

FELTON (English). "Place in a field," places in England.

FERGUS (English). "Man choice" (Irish and Scots Gaelic).

FIELDING (English). "Field-dweller."

FINCH (English). "Finch," as in "to swindle a simpleton".

FINDLEY (English). Form of Finlay.

FINKEL (German). "Finch" (German).

FINKLEY. Form of Finkel.

FINLAY (English). "Fair hero" (Scots Gaelic).

FINN (English). "Descendant of White" (Irish); or, "the Finn" (Old Norse).

FINNEGAN (English). "Descendant of Fairheaded" (Irish).

FISCHER (English). "Fisherman".

FISHBOURNE (English). "Fish stream," name of places in England.

FITZGERALD (English). "(Illegitimate) son of Gerald."

FITZJOHN (English). "(Illegitimate) son of John."

FITZROY (English). "Illegitimate son of the King" (Old French). Note that illegitimacy is assured in this case.

FLAHERTY (English). "Descendant of Bright Ruler" (Irish).

FLANAGAN (English). "Descendant of Ruddy" (Irish).

FLANDERS (English). "Flanders (submerged land), Netherlands" (Old French).

FLANNAGAN (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MagFlannagain".

FLANNERY (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Flannabhra".

FLEISCHER (German). "Butcher" (Germanic).

FLEMING (English). "Of Flanders (=submerged land), Netherlands" (Old French).

FLESHER (English). "Butcher."

FLETCHER (English). "Arrow-maker, arrow-seller" (Old French).

FLOWER (English). "Arrow-maker" or, "maker of flour"; or, "flower" meaning delicate, smooth, fragrant.

FLOYD (English). Form of Lloyd.

FLYNN (English). "Descendant of Ruddy" (Irish).

FORBES (English). "Field, district" (Scots Gaelic), place in Scotland.

FORSYTH (English). From Fothir (Gaelic), "woodland dweller".

FOSTER (English). "Foster-child/foster-parent"; or "forester", or "shearer/scissors maker" (from Old French forceter).

FOWLER (English). "Bird catcher."

FOX (English). "Fox hunter".

FRAMPTON (English). "Place on the river Frome" (Old Welsh, Old English).

FRANCIS (English). "A Frank or a Frenchman".

FRANKLIN (English). "Free citizen, gentleman" (Old French).

FREELOVE (English). ). "Peace survivor."

FREEMAN (English). "Freeborn man."

FRENCH (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Fraechain".

FROST (English). "White-haired, white-bearded," or "cold personality."

FRY (English). "Freeborn" or "Noble, generous".

FULCHER (German). "People + army" (Germanic).

FULLER (English). "Cloth compacter," (Latin).

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GABRIEL (Universal). "God is a strong man" (Hebrew); Archangel.

GAGE (French). From Gage, "a pledge (a man who had pledged himself as a substitute for another in combat or judicial matters)".

GALBRAITH (English). "Stranger Briton, Welshman who settles among the Scots Gaels".

GALLAGHER (English). "Descendant of Foreign Help" (Irish).

GANT (English). "Ghent, the Belgian city" or ). "gaunt, lean, haggard".

GARDNER (English). "Gardener" (Old French).

GARLAND (English). From Gaer-land, "spearman's property".

GARNER (English). "Granary-keeper"; or, shortened form of GARDNER.

GARNETT (English). "Hinge or pomegranate".

GARREN (English). "Someone with a mustache".

GARRETT (English). Diminuitive of Gerald.

GARRISON (English, Dutch). "Son of Garrett", or "from the garrison."

GARRY (English). Diminuitive of Gerald.

GARTH (English). "Enclosure, garden, paddock" (Old Norse).

GARVEY (English). "Rough, cruel and ill fortune" (Irish).

GATES (English). ). "Gates."

GAVINS (English). "Hawk of the plain" (Scottish).

GAY (English). "Gay, cheerful."

GAYER (German). "Vulture" (Germanic).

GAYNOR (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MacFinnbhair".

GEOFFREY (English). First element may mean "district" or "traveller"; second element "peace" (Franco-Germanic).

GEORGE (English). "Farmer" (Greek), often through the patron saint of England.

GEORGESON (English). "Son of a farmer".

GERALD (English). "Spear ruler" (Germanic).

GERMAN (English). "German." The term 'German' is a Celtic word meaning either "neighbour" or "battle-cry."

GIBBONS (English). "Son of Gilbert (pledge/hostage bright)".

GIBSON (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Gaoithin".

GILBERT (English). "Pledge/hostage bright" (Germanic).

GILL (Belgian, English, French). "Servant, devotee" (Scots Gaelic and Old Norse).

GILLAM (English). English re-spelling of the French name Guilluame.

GILLESPIE (English). "Bishop's servant".

GILLETT (English). Diminuitive of Gilbert.

GILSON (Belgian, English, French). "Son of Gill."

GO(U)LDING (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MacUlahairg".

GODWIN (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "MacGuiggan".

GOERTZEN (German). "Spear + strong" (Germanic).

GOFF (English). "Red headed" (Welsh).

GOFF (English). "Smith" (Old Welsh, Breton, Irish).

GOLD (English). "Fair-haired", or "rich."

GOLDTHORPE (English). "Of gold(en) village."

GOOCH (English). "Good price, bargain".

GOODMAN (English). "Master of the house, landowner".

GOODSON (English). "Dutiful son".

GORDON (English). "Pasture land" or "great hill" (Scots Gaelic).

GORE (English). "Triangular plot of land," places in England.

GORMAN (English) For O Gorman - "descendant of Blue" (Irish).

GORMAN (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Gormog".

GOUGH (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Cuaghain".

GOULD (English). Commoner form of Gold.

GRAHAM (English). "Homestead of Granta" or "Gravelly homestead."

GRAVES (English). "Steward, manager of property".

GREEN(E) (English). "Village green"; or "immature, inexperienced."

GREENWALT (German). "Green wood" (German).

GREER (English). "Gregory" (Scottish).

GREGORY (English). "Watchful" (Greek), name of three saints.

GREGSON (English). "Son of (diminuitive) Gregory."

GRIFFIN (English). Diminuitive of Griffith.

GRIFFITH (English). From Middle Welsh Gruffudd; udd means lord.

GRIM (English, German). From Grimm, "fierce one"; or grimmr (Old Norse), "helmeted one".

GROOM (English). "Servant, attendant, farm-worker" (Middle English).

GROOMS (English). "Son of Groom."

GRUBB (English). From Grob (Germanic), "rough one".

GRUBBS (German). "Hollow pit, mountain cove" (Germanic).

GUNN (English). "War, battle" (Old Norse); or, form of the Norse name "Gunnhildr (=battle battle)."

GUTHRIE (English). From Gaothaire (Gaelic), "from the city of Guthrie ("windy place"), Scotland".

GWINN (English). "White-haired/white-faced," Welsh. Common in Ireland

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HACKER (English). "Woodcutter, maker of hacks/hoes/mattocks/picks/bills" (Middle English, Germanic).

HADDON (English). "Heathery hill".

HADLEY (English). "Heathery clearing," places in England.

HAGEN (English). "Decendant of Young Hugh" (Irish).

HAGER (German). "Dweller in an enclosure" (Germanic).

HAILEY (English). "Hay clearing," places in England.

HALE (English). "(at) the Haugh (=nook, retreat)"; name of places in England.

HALIFAX (English). "Holy (ie. church-owned) flax(field)."

HALL (English). "Hall, manor-house"; or, "boulder, slope" (Old Norse).

HALLETT (English). "Noble hand" (German).

HALLEY (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'h-Ailche".

HALLIDAY (English). "Birth/baptism on a holy day, or a religious festival" (Scottish).

HALSTEAD (English). "Stronghold site."

HALTON (English). "Place in a haugh (=nook, retreat)"; name of places in England.

HAMILTON (English). Name of places in England, derived from "maimed, cut off" and "hill, place, farm" (Old English).

HAMMAN (German). "Well-dressed one" (German).

HAMPTON (English). "Homestead farm."

HANCOCK (English). "Jest on John, Henry or Randolph".

HANDLEY (English). "At the high wood clearing".

HANLEY (English). ). "At the high clearing."

HANLEY (English). Form of Handley.

HANSEN (English). "Son of Hans".

HANSFORD (English). "Ford where there were cocks".

HANSON (English). "Son of Hann," or "son of Hand (=assistant in any of a wide variety of enterprises)." Or may be a form of Hansson.

HANSSON (Scandinavian). "Son of Hans" (short for Johannes).

HARDEN (English). "Grey-stone/hare valley."

HARDING (English). "Brave man, warrior, hero."

HARLAND (English). ). "Land infested with hares."

HARLEY (English). ). "Hare clearing."

HARMON (English). "Army man, warrior" (Old French from Germanic).

HARPER (English). "Harp maker, harp player."

HARRIS (English). "Son of Harry."

HARRIS (English). "Son of Harry".

HARRISON (English). "Son of Harry."

HART (English). "Hart, stag."

HARTCLIFF (English). "Cliff with stags."

HARTLEY (English). "Clearing/wood with stags."

HARTZELL (German). "Stag" (Germanic).

HARVEY (English). "Battle/carnage worthy" (Breton).

HASS (German). "Hare" (German).

HASSETT (English). "Brave person" or "a fool ready to take risks".

HASTINGS (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'h-Uisgin".

HATCH (English). "Forest-gate, flood-gate," places in England.

HAUGHION (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'h-Eochagain".

HAWK(E) (English). "Hawk," whether from rapacity or keeping hawks.

HAWKER (English). Form of Hawk.

HAYDON (English). "Heather-grown hill", or "hay hill/valley," places in England.

HEALY (English). "Decedent of Claimant/ Ingenious" (Irish).

HEANAGHAN (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'h-Eidhneachain".

HEDGEPATH (English). "Path protected by hedges."

HEDRICK (German). "Combatant ruler" or "heathen rule" (Germanic).

HELWICK (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'h-Oilmhec".

HENDERSON (English). "Son of Henry."

HENLEY (English). "At the high wood or clearing".

HENRY (English). "Home rule" (German).

HENRY (English, French). "Home rule" (Germanic normanized).

HENSON (English). "Son of Henry."

HERBERT (English). Became popular in the 12th and 13th centuries after the canonization of Saint Heribert, who was the Bishop of Cologne in AD and was written about by Chaucer.

HERD (English). "Herdsman."

HERMAN(N) (German). "Army warrior" (Germanic).

HERRING (English). "Herring-fisher, herring-seller."

HEWAT (English). Diminuitive of "Hugh."

HEWITT (English). Diminuitive of "Hugh."

HICK (English). Diminuitive of "Richard".

HICKEY (English). "Descendant of Healer/Physican".

HIGGIN (English). "Descendant of Viking" (Irish).

HIGGINSON (English). "Son of Richard" (see Hick); or in Ireland, "son of Higgin."

HIGHTOWER (English). "Dweller near a high tower."

HILL (English). "Hill"; corruption of German "Hild (=battle)."

HILLARD (English). "Battle, strife + fortress, stronghold" (Norman).

HINTON (English). "At the high place/farm".

HITCHCOCK (English). "Hitch" + cock (=son of).

HOAG(UE) (English). "Height or bluff."

HOBBS (English). "Son of Robert."

HOBSON (English). "Son of Robert."

HODGE (English). Diminuitive of Roger.

HOLCOMB(E) (English). "Hollow, deep valley".

HOLDEN (English). "Hollow/deep valley," name of places in England.

HOLLENBACH (German). From one of several towns called Hollenbach in Bavaria, Germany.

HOLLINGWORTH (English). "Worth in the hollies".

HOLLOWAY. Form of Holway.

HOLWAY (English). "Hollow (sunken? artificially cut?) road."

HOOPER (English). ). "One who fits hoops on barrels."

HORNBECK (German). "Brook near peak" or "swamp brook" (German).

HORTON (English). "Muddy place".

HOSKINS (English). "Mercy, peace + power".

HOUSE (English). "House, religious establishment," or, form of Howes.

HOWARD (English). "Heart/mind brave" (Germanic) or "Chief warden" (Germanic).

HOWE (English). "Hill, burial-mound" (Old Norse), places in England.

HOWELL (English). "Eminent" (Welsh), after a Welsh king.

HUBBARD (English). Form of Hubert.

HUBERT (English). "Heart/mind bright" (Germanic), often after Saint Hubert.

HUCKABY (English). "Abode by water".

HUDDLESTON (English). "Hudel + enclosure".

HUFFMAN (German). "Cultivator of one hind of land" (Germanic).

HUGH (English). "Heart/mind" (Germanic), often after Saint Hugh.

HUGHES (English). "Son of Hugh."

HUMPHRIES (English). "Giant peace" (German).

HUNT (English). "Hunter."

HUTTON (English). "Place in an enclosure".

HYNES (English). Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'h-Eidhin".


You are unlikely to hear this baby name on the playground any time soon. In addition, it is the name of the Hong Kong film director, Wong Kar-wai. Beargha refers to ‘spear-like’ and Baire means ‘fair-haired.’, It is the anglicized form of ‘O’Byrne’ meaning ‘descendant of Bran.’ In the Irish language, Bran refers to ‘a raven.’, One of the most common last names in Ireland, Bell derived from the Old English word ‘Belle.’. Because of this, it has remained in the top names for most of the last years. This information is for educational purposes only and not a substitute for professional health services. In Celtic, it means healer. Alaunus is a name that is connected to the Gaulish sun god. Supposedly, Panacaea had a magic potion that she could use to heal people. Lenus is an old-fashioned name that was popular centuries ago. It was also more recently the name of one of the actors in Hugo. This Irish last name means ‘son of the foreigner’ or ‘son of the stranger.’ The word ‘Ghoill’ is derived from ‘Gill’ that means a ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger.’, This Irish surname means ‘son of the priest.’, This is a patronymic Irish surname referring to the ‘son of Aodha.’ ‘Aodha’ is derived from ‘Aed’ – the Old Irish word for ‘fire.’, It refers to ‘descendant of Aodhagan.’ The word ‘Aodhagan’ is a diminutive version of ‘Aodha’ or ‘Aed.’, It means ‘son of Bran’ where ‘Bran’ is the Irish word for ‘raven.’, It is an anglicized form of ‘Mac GiollaBhrighde’ referring to the ‘son of the servant of Brighid.’ The name ‘Brighid’ is derived from Bridget, meaning the ‘exalted one.’, This Irish surname refers to ‘son of Caba’ where ‘Caba’ means ‘cape.’, It means ‘son of Cailean’ and ‘Cailean’ refers to a ‘whelp’ or ‘young dog.’, This Irish surname refers to the ‘son of Cucharraige.’ The word Cucharraige is the combination of ‘cu’ meaning a ‘hound’ and ‘carraig’ meaning a ‘rock.’, MacCarthy refers to a ‘son of Carthach’ and Carthach means ‘loving.’, It is a patronymic Irish surname referring to ‘son of a clerk.’, This Irish surname is a variant of ‘McClelland,’ which is the anglicized form of ‘Mac GiollaFhaolain’ referring to the ‘son of the servant of Faolan.’ Faolan is derived from the Gaelic word ‘fael’ that means ‘little wolf.’, It refers to ‘son of Dhuibhinse’ where ‘Dhuibhinse’ means ‘black island.’, It is derived from ‘Murchadh’ that means ‘sea warrior.’, It is an anglicized version of ‘Ó Murchadha’ referring to ‘descendant of Murchadh.’ Murchadh means ‘sea warrior.’. 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50 Baby Names That Means Healer for Girls and Boys

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Choosing a name for your baby is an important step, and often the most confusing, but yet it is the fun part of being a parent. Everyone wants a unique, beautiful and meaningful name. Your children will be associated with that name for life and this is the first gift you give them as parents.

We have compiled a list of 50 names for baby boys and girls which means a healer. The word healer has a beautiful meaning to it and would bring positivism in the child’s life. 

If you are looking for a name that has a spiritual ring to it, choosing a name that means a healer can be a good option. Healing is a wonderful quality to have in a person. Any ailment, be it physical, emotional, mental or psychological can be treated by healing energy. So we’ve listed 50 baby names meaning healer for your baby girls and boys.

Baby Boy Names For Healing

Below is a list of 25 names for boys with description. Names that mean – The Healer:


Before Jason, it was Aeson. This variation of name had commanded the hearts and minds of the warriors. Aeson means ‘healer’.

2. Alaunus

Alaunus is the name Sun God in Gaulish. It also means prediction, and revenge, which also happens to be related to the Greek god named Apollo. The name Alaunus signifies ‘brightness’.


Apollo is the Greco-Roman Lord’s name for light, sun, music, and healing. Apollo is a quite well-known name in the world and carries a lot of historical background to it. 

4. Arpachshad

Arpachshad, a Jewish name, meaning ‘healer or helper’, is the name of one of Shem’s children, Noah’s oldest child. If this name sounds too old for you, you can take its variants, Arphaxad.


A simple, sober, and scriptural name, Asa, means ‘expert, healer, or an individual born in the morning sun’. This is a uni-sexual name, that sounds equally good on females. 

6. Bliant

In Arthurian mythology, Bliant was Selivant’s brother who fought against Lancelot but was eventually defeated. The name Bliant signifies ‘healer’. Bliant is also a unisex name.


Chiron is a centaur known for its great knowledge and healing capabilities. This is a two syllable word which sound soft and romantic and has an ancient mythological background as it comes Shakespearean era.

8. Errapel

Errapel, the name means ‘divine healer’, is well-known name in Israel, yet has never been in vogue or made famous in various parts of the world.


Galen is the name of a second-century physician who developed the basis of medicine. Galen means ‘quiet or healer’.


Grannus is a Gaulish God associated with the cooling fountain also known as the healing spring in the city of Granum.


The God of Heka was an ancient Egyptian god related to wellness, healing, and health. It is a name that is easy to spell. 


Helem, an Israeli word, signifying ‘to dream or to heal’. This name is slowly losing its existence, however if you like sound of it, you can definitely pick it up for your boy.


The name Hickey comes from Israel and it means a healer. 


Iason is the root word from which the name, Jason is derived. It comes from the terms “iȃsthai”, which means ‘heal, treat’ or “iȃtrikós”, which signifies ‘healing’.


Jaison, Jason’s variety, is found in Greek mythology. Jaison’s meaning is ‘healing’.


Jayr, which means ‘healer’, has been used in America since the founding of the provinces, all thanks to the Puritans. Despite being an old name, its a rarely used one.


Josiah is one of the biblical words that means healing from a multitude of old and archaic names. This Jewish name indicates that ‘Jehovah Heals’.


Josias is a variant of Josiah which also has the same meaning as Josiah. 


Ken is a boy name with various origins. In Japanese, Ken means a strong and healthy boy. 


Maponus is a Gaulish god associated with water in the healing spring. Other than that, he is identified with verses, songs and compositions.


Melchi-Shua is a name from Israel origin. In Israeli, this name means the king of health or a magnificent king. 


With the enthusiasm for the healing names at its climax, would-be mommy’s and daddy’s can take up Ninazu for their baby’s name. It means God of healing in Sumerian religion.


On the chance that you consider your baby to be one as a little divine figure, then you can choose to name him Ninurta, the name of the Mesopotamian lord of the South Wind, and healing. 


Rafael signifying ‘God has healed’, is certainly a fantastic first blessing to give your child. It also shares it meaning with Archangel Rafael known as the healing angel.  


Rafal is a Hebrew and an Israeli name. It means God’s healer.


If you need a name from the opposite side of the world, you can pick Wong, the main name of the Chinese god who has the power of healing.

Baby Girl Names That Mean Healer

Baby Girl Names That Mean Healer

If you are having a baby girl, we have 25 names for you for your little daughter that means healer:


This one is for parents who want their girls to be named with intense names. Aala means ‘a person who chases and heals’. 

2. Aceso 

Aceso, the goddess name for recuperating and sickness, is a case of a fanciful female healing name. 

3. Airmed

The name Airmed comes from the Irish mythology. A woman named Airmed was known for her ability to heal people during battle. There goes a folklore that healing herbs sprouted from her tears and healed the body of the injured.


This sentimental and ethereal name comes from the Greek folklore and has a peaceful ring to it. Althea implies healing power. 


Amethyst has been utilized in healing and enchantment since time immemorial. As Amethyst is a birthstone from February, it would be best utilized for a young lady from February. 


Bona, the main name of the Roman goddess of virginity, ripeness, and healing, qualifies as being one of the most practical alternatives for legendary names. 


Brighid, signifying ‘strength and force’, is the name of the goddess of fire, verse, intelligence, and healing. 

8. Cannenta 

Cannenta is an extravagant and ladylike Latin name, signifying ‘healer’. 


Eir, the name of the Norse goddess, exemplifies healing, mercy, and help. This light and  vaporous name is multi-social, delightful, and fairly extinct. You can opt for this name, if you are looking for a name that so not very common.  


Eirny, a Scandinavian name, means ‘new healing’. 


Emma, the generally acclaimed name, has numerous takers everywhere throughout the world. So no big surprise individuals decipher it unexpectedly. While its most regular meanings are ‘widespread, complete or whole’, in Teutonic, Emma signifies ‘healer of the universe’. 


Febris is an ancient mythological name that originated from Rome. It is literally translated to fever. A goddess named Febris was known to cure malaria and fevers. 


Galena is the female variant of Galen and signifies ‘healer or quiet’. Besides, Galena is likewise the name of a sort of lead. 


Gro is a Danish signifying ‘to develop, to heal’, has never really been a standard female name. 


Iaso, the name of the goddess of remedies, cures, and healings, sounds ladylike in a larger number of ways than one. We especially love this ‘o’ finishing. 


On the off chance that straightforwardness isn’t your cup of tea, you can decide on taking on this complex name for your girl child. Ianuaria, the name of a Celtic goddess is related to healing.


Leigh has several meanings. In Celtic, Leigh signifies ‘healer’. This name can likewise be spelled as Leigha. It is a unisex name.


In case you’re not shy about utilizing a fanciful name for your girl, opt for Meditrina, the Roman goddess of healing. Meditrina is enabled with the appeal to reestablish wellbeing when exhaustion, summer, or winter sets in. 


Panacaea, the little girl of Asclepius and sister of Hygieia, was the goddess of healing utilizing remedial prescription. It’s her name from where we got the word Panacaea, which implies a remedy for all illnesses. It’s said that Panacaea would convey an enchantment mixture, which she used to recuperate individuals and keep the disease under control. 


Regardless of whether you spell it as Raffaella, Rafaela, or Raphaela, this excellent name will always summon pictures of a lady with dark eyes and long streaming hair. Rafaela signifies ‘God has healed’. 


Reselda, an enchanting Latin American name, which means healer, is getting a charge out of moderate degrees of utilization in European nations.


Sekhmet is the Egyptian Healing and Medicine Goddess’s name. We doubt his name’s got enough takers in the 21st century. 


Shaushka, implies goddess of war, fertility, and healing, was never really hyper-trendy in the Hittite mythology, but has always proved the test of time.


The name Sirona belongs to the Celtic healing goddess. In the eastern Gaul, the figure of Sirona appears in carvings near the German sulfur springs. Even its temples are built near the thermal springs and healing wells.


Żywie is the wonderful name that is given to the goddess of health and healing in Slavic mythology. Żywie is not just unique, but is also a distinctive choice for your little princess.

Finding a name can be confusing, as there are hundreds and thousands of names to choose from. A name with a powerful meaning like a healer can definitely bring positivism into your newborn’s life and to everyone around them. 

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Names are an integral part of personal and family identities. They can also illuminate your cultural heritage or your ancestors’ lives. If you have English heritage, it is likely that you have some English surnames in your family tree.

Old English names were widely inspired by a multitude of cultural influences. They commonly include Viking, Nordic, Scandinavian, German, and French roots. English names also take inspiration from religion, familial lines, nature, occupations, physical characteristics, and so on. 

Search your family tree to see if you can find English family names or old English surnames in your tree. 

English First Names

Whether you’re trying to find baby name ideas or you want to learn about English names in your family, this is a great place to look. Get an idea of name meanings and origins for English boy names and English girl names.

25 Common English Surnames, Their Origins, and Their Meanings

The following is a list of some of the most common surnames in England today, or read about English names for boys or English names for girls. Learn a little about the origins of the names and their meanings, which possibly can tell you about your ancestors’ lives if these names are in your family tree.

a man working at a smith, much like the origin of the surname smith

Smith (smith)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Blacksmith or metal worker

In Old English, smitan means “to strike.” Smith is an occupational name, meaning your ancestors were probably blacksmiths, who were valuable members of society and who contributed weapons and tools.

Jones (j&#;nz)

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: God is gracious

The meaning comes from the name John, which evolved from the Hebrew word Yochanan.

Williams (wil-y&#;mz)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of William

Originally from the Germanic Willahelm,William means “desire helmet or protection” or “brave protector.” You can be proud of your possible warrior lineage.

Brown (brau&#;n)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: The color brown

Brown was often a name given to someone with brown hair or skin.

a tailor, much like the origin of the surname Taylor

Taylor (t&#;-l&#;r)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A clothing tailor

Your ancestors were likely tailors. Did you inherit the skills?

Davies (d&#;-v&#;z)

  • Origin: English, Welsh, or Scottish
  • Meaning: Son of David

David is a biblical Hebrew name meaning “beloved” or “uncle.”

Evans (e-v&#;nz)

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Son of Evan

Evan is the Welsh version of John, coming from the Hebrew word Yochanan, which means “God is gracious.”

Thomas (tä-m&#;s)

  • Origin: Greek or Aramaic 
  • Meaning: Twin

While it is possible that your ancestors were twins, Thomas was more likely passed down as a given name made popular by Saint Thomas Becket or others.

Johnson (jän-s&#;n)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of John

This is the third name on this list derived from John, meaning “God is gracious.” It was clearly a popular choice.

Roberts (rä-b&#;rts)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright fame

Robert is an English name from the Germanic roots hrod, meaning “fame,” and beraht, meaning “bright.” Perhaps one of your ancestors was famous?

Lee (l&#;)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Field or meadow

Your ancestors probably lived near an Old English lea, or meadow—sounds picturesque.

a group of walkers.

Walker (w&#;-k&#;r)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Someone who walks on raw, wet wool to clean and thicken it

This outdated occupation could also be called a fuller.

Wright (r&#;t)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Carpenter, craftsman, or wagon maker

Don’t you love these occupational names? Can you picture your ancestors at work?

Robinson (rä-b&#;n-s&#;n)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of Robin

Robin, similar to Robertearlier on this list, means “bright fame,” but it could also refer to the red-breasted bird.

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Thompson (täm-s&#;n)

  • Origin: English or Scottish
  • Meaning: Son of Thomas

Thomas means “twin,” but the name may not indicate that your ancestors were twins; it was a popular name.

White (w&#;t)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: The color white

White was a name often given to someone with white hair or a fair complexion.

Hughes (hyüz)

  • Origin: German, Welsh, Irish, French
  • Meaning: Bright heart, mind, and spirit

Seems similar to hue, right? It’s actually from the Germanic word hug.

Edwards (ed-w&#;rdz)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of Edward

Edward, meaning “wealthy guardian,” was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings. It was a fitting name for a king, right?

Green (gr&#;n)

  • Origin: English or Irish
  • Meaning: The color green or someone who lives near the village green

“Village green” doesn’t actually refer to a village name but rather to the common area in a village.

Lewis (lü-&#;s)

woman chopping wood
  • Origin: English, French, or German
  • Meaning: Famous warrior

Lewis is close cousins with the French name Louis and the German name Ludwig.

Wood (wu&#;d)

  • Origin: English or Scottish
  • Meaning: Someone who lived or worked in a forest

Wood is another picturesque name that hints at your ancestors’ homes.

Harris (her-&#;s)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of Harry

No, your ancestors weren’t named for being hairy. Rather, Harry means “army or estate ruler.”

Martin (mär-t&#;n)

  • Origin: Latin or Roman
  • Meaning: Servant of Mars, the Roman god of war

Martin was made popular by Saint Martin of Tours, who legendarily ripped his cloak in half in the middle of winter to share with a cold beggar.

Jackson (jak-s&#;n)

  • Origin: English or Scottish
  • Meaning: Son of Jack

Jack is yet another name (fourth on this list) derived from John, a name with Hebrew roots meaning “God is gracious.”

Clarke (klärk)

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Clerk, cleric, or scribe

Clerk in Old English was clerec, originally meaning “priest.” 

English Surnames in Your Family Tree

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Healer meaning last names

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Picking a name is one of the first major decisions taken by parents, whether they decide on the options months in advance or wait until the child is born. Amidst the never ending names list, spelling variations, and the fact that your child will be associated with it his entire life, this task can get really overwhelming.

Of the many qualities that a child has, the child being a healer is like a cherry on the cake. And he may not necessarily be a physician, but someone who helps people when they need him emotionally is what we are talking about. So, if you want to move beyond the trend, uniqueness, and sound of names and want to look for a meaningful name, you may consider baby names meaning healer. Momjunction has compiled a list of some of the best boy and girl names meaning healer for you. Take a look!

Baby Names That Mean Healer For Boys:

1. Aeson:

Before Jason, it was Aeson, its variation that dominated the hearts and minds of parents. Aeson means ‘healer’.

2. Alaunus:

Alaunus is the name of the Gaulish God of the sun, prophecy, and healing, who also happens to be associated with the Greek God Apollo. The name Alaunus means ‘bright or light’.

3. Apollo:


Apollo is the name of the Greco-Roman God of light, sun, music, and healing. As a moniker, Apollo is quite well known, though not widely used. But there’s no denying that this name is steeped in historical significance.

4. Arpachshad:

Arpachshad, a Hebrew name, meaning ‘healer or releaser’, is the name of one of the sons of Shem, the eldest son of Noah. If this name sounds a bit too ancient to you, you can pick its variation, Arphaxad.

5. Asa:

Simple, soft, and Biblical name Asa, meaning ‘doctor, healer, or one born in the morning’, is enjoying a newfound visibility, thanks to Asa Butterfield, the actor of ‘Hugo’. This name will sound equally good on females too.

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6. Ase:

Ase, meaning ‘healer or physician’, in the Scandinavian language, was extremely popular with the Puritans in the 19th century.

7. Bliant:

In the Arthurian legend, Bliant was Selivant’s brother who fought Lancelot, but was ultimately defeated. The name Bliant means ‘healer’. While it was used for a man in the Arthurian legend, it can well be used for girls as well.

8. Chiron:

Chiron is the centaur known for his vast knowledge and skill in healing. This two-syllable name is poetic and romantic, as most ancient mythological names are. This name was also used by Shakespear.

9. Errapel:

Errapel, meaning ‘divine healer’, is highly popular in Israel, but has never been trendy or famous in other parts of the world. But despite being Hebrew in origin, Errapel feels very Spanish or French.


Eshmun, the name of the Phoenician god of healing, hasn’t been able to make a mark in the top or even However, this name is unique and is a head turner for sure.


Galen, the name of the second-century physician who formed the basis of medicine, has started to be used for girls now, primarily because of its feminine sound. Galen means ‘calm or healer’.


Grannus is the Gaulish God associated with the healing spring at the town of Glanum.


God Heka was an ancient Egyptian deity associated with health, healing, and wellness. So if you’re an Egyptian and want to honor your roots, pick the name Heka. It’s short, easy to spell, and has a subtle charm.


Helem, an Israeli name, meaning ‘dreaming or healing’ isn’t as famous now as it was a few decades ago. The descent of this name has somewhat begun, and it’s just a matter of a few years before it ceases to exist. But we’re sure it must have enjoyed its ride.


Iason is the root word from which we get the classic name, Jason. It’s believed to have been derived from the term “iȃsthai”, which means ‘to heal, treat’ or “iȃtrikós”, which means ‘healing’.

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Jaison, the variation of Jason, is obtained from the Greek mythology, in which Jason was Argonauts’ leader, who went in search of the Golden Fleece. One of the most notable bearers of this name is Jaison Ibarrola, the Paraguayan footballer. The meaning of Jaison is ‘healing’ and comes with variations such as Jasen, Jasunr, and Jaycen.


Jayr, meaning ‘healer’, has been in circulation in American since the very founding of the colonies, all thanks to the Puritans. But what’s surprising is that it doesn’t sound very ancient. It could be because it was in hibernation for more than half a century.


Josiah is a Biblical name with loads of old fashioned and quaint charm. Plus, we feel it’s a fresher alternative to Joshua or Joseph as it combines both. This Hebrew name means ‘Jehovah heals’. Josias and Joziah are its variations.


Lee is basically derived from an old English word leah, which means clearing. But in Celtic, Lee means ‘healer’. It’s reported that in the US, Lee began as a name to honor Robert E Lee, the Confederate Army commander. To put things in perspective, Lee was the 39th most used name at the turn of the 20th century.


Lenus, an old fashioned, but regal moniker, is associated with the Celtic God of healing.

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Maponus is a Gaulish deity associated with the waters of a healing spring. Apart from that, he’s also related to poetry, beauty, and song.


Since the interest in mythological names is at its peak, parents who secretly love mythological names can embrace the trend wholeheartedly. Ninazu is the name of the god of the underworld and healing.


If you see your little one as a tiny, godlike figure, (yes, we know that many mothers do), then you can select Ninurta, the name of the Mesopotamian god of the South Wind, and healing. Ninurta isn’t much used right now, but you can see more of it in the near future.


Rafael, the ultimate sassy name, meaning ‘God has healed’, is definitely not a bad first gift to give your son. Besides, he’ll share his name with Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis player. Rafaele, Rafe, Raffaello, and R’phael can also be considered as spelling variations.


If you want a name from the other side of the world, you can pick Wong, the first name of the Chinese god with the power of healing. Its namesake is Wong Kar-wai, the Hong Kong, film director.

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Baby Names That Mean Healer For Girls:


This one’s for parents who like stern and tough names for their baby girls. The meaning of Aala is ‘she who hunts or heals’.


Aceso, the name of goddess of healing and sickness, is an example of a feminine mythological name. This name though has gone completely out of style.


Airmed, one of the Tuatha de Danaan in Irish mythology, was known for her power of healing those who were injured in the battle. It’s said that healing herbs sprouted from her tears and healed the body.


Altha is an English baby name meaning ‘healer’.


This poetic and ethereal name, found in pastoral poetry and Greek mythology, is currently famous for its association with the renowned tennis player, Althea Gibson. She was the first African-American to win Wimbledon. Althea means with ‘healing power’. You can pick Thea as a nickname for Althea and this name comes with different spellings such as Altheda, Altheta, and Althia.


Amethyst, the purple stained gem, has been used in healing and magic since time immemorial. It was believed that Amethyst, sacred to Buddha and Dionysus, could prevent intoxication. Since Amethyst is a February birthstone, it would be best used for a February girl.


Bona, the first name of the Roman goddess of virginity, fertility, and healing, holds the distinction of being one of the most viable options for mythological names.


Brighid, meaning ‘strength and power’, is the name of the goddess of fire, poetry, wisdom, and healing.

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Cannenta is a fancy and feminine Latin name, meaning ‘healer’.


Carmentis is a sassy, but slightly obscure baby name, meaning ‘healer’.


Eir, the name of the Norse goddess, epitomizes healing, mercy, and help, which she is associated with. This light and airy name is multi-cultural, beautiful, and somewhat neglected. So we’d suggest Eirny if you are looking for something traditional, but not super common.


Eirny, a Scandinavian name, meaning ‘new healing’, has not been long enough for us to assess its staying power, but we’re sure it will achieve greater heights in the coming years.


Emma, the universally acclaimed name, has many takers all over the world. So no wonder people interpret it differently. While its most common meanings are universal, complete or whole’, in Teutonic, Emma means ‘healer of the universe’.


Febris is one of the most beautiful and usable mythological names we’ve ever heard. In ancient Rome, if someone developed fever or malaria, Goddess Febris was called upon to cure the disease. Literally, the name means ‘fever’.

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Galena is the female version of Galen and means ‘healer or calm’. Besides, Galena is also the name of a type of lead. Unfortunately, this name has been out of circulation for over two decades.


It’s a pity that Gro, a Danish name, meaning ‘to grow, to heal’, has never actually taken off a mainstream female name.


Iaso, the name of the goddess of cure, remedies, and healing, sounds feminine in more ways than one. We particularly love this ‘o’ ending.


If simplicity isn’t your cup of tea, you can opt for unique, but slightly complex Ianuaria, the name of a Celtic goddess associated with healing.


Leigh is a name with several meanings. In English, it means ‘meadow’, but in Celtic, Leigh means ‘healer’. This moniker was highly popular in the s and s, when the wave of unisex names began. This name can also be spelled as Leigha.


If you’re not shy about using a mythological name for your daughter, you can go for Meditrina, the name of the Roman goddess of healing. Meditrina is empowered with the charm to restore the health when weariness, summer, or winter sets in.


Panacaea, daughter of Asclepius and sister of Hygieia, was the goddess of healing via curative medicine. It’s her name that gave us the word Panacaea, which means a cure for all diseases. It’s said that Panacaea would carry a magic potion, which she used to heal people and keep illness at bay.


Whether you spell it as Raffaella, Rafaela, or Raphaela, this beautiful name will forever conjure images of a woman with dark eyes and long flowing hair. Fortunately, Americans have also begun embracing this name, “Girls” star, Jemima Kirke being the first of them. She named her daughter Rafaela and son Memphis. Rafaela means ‘God has healed’.


Reseda, a Latin American name, meaning ‘healing’, is also the name of a town in San Fernando Valley. Don’t you think this name sounds better than common place names like Tarzana or Encino?


Reselda, a charming Latin name, meaning healer, is enjoying moderate levels of usage in European countries.


Sekhmet is the name of Egyptian Goddess of healing and medicine. We doubt there are enough takers of his name in the 21st century.

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Shaushka, the name of the goddess of war, fertility, and healing, in the Hittite mythology has never really been hyper trendy but has always proven to stand the test of time.


The beautiful name Sirona belongs to the Celtic goddess of healing. In the eastern Gaul, Sirona’s likeness appears in the carvings near the sulfur springs in Germany. Even her temples are constructed near the thermal springs and healing wells.


Żywie, the name of the goddess of health and healing in Slavic mythology, would be a beautiful and distinctive choice for the dawn of your life.

These uplifting baby names, meaning ‘healer’, are just perfect for the little one about to grace your family. So which of these names would you pick for your son or daughter? Tell us by commenting below.

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Last Names

Finding a unique and creative name for your little one can be quite challenging nowadays.

Instead of searching through numerous lists of modern names for babies, you could take a trip to ancient times and discover some beautiful names with amazing meanings.

There are many great and creative names that mean healer for boys and girls which are used so rarely that they’ve almost become forgotten.

Some parents prefer to play it safe and choose a common name, while others like to experiment to avoid their child having the same name as several other children.

There’s no better way to name your little one than choosing a name with a strong meaning like ‘healer’ which she’ll be proud of when she becomes an adult.

However, there’s a certain fear that a child with an overly unique name may not be well-accepted by her peers, especially during childhood and the early teenage period, so choose wisely.

Of course, every parent wants only the best for their child and choosing a name that means healer is probably one of the greatest gifts you can give to your baby.

If you’re looking for monikers that mean healer, check out this list of inspiring baby names that will fill your heart with love.

Boy Names That Mean Healer

Happy little boy with blonde curly hair

Most parents are already used to classic names such as William, John, Charles, etc., which are beautiful of course but might be considered a bit overused.

If you’re more of a traditional person, you may opt for a name such as Noah or Rafael.

But, if you prefer more unusual names, you’ll certainly love monikers such as Arpachshad or Giasone.

On this list, you’ll find some of the most unique boy names that mean healer, so let’s get started:

1. Derzelas – This name belongs to the Thracian god of health, prosperity, and vitality from the Hellenistic period.

2. Wong – This four-letter name represents a Chinese god who had healing powers. Wong is considered as a popular given name, but it’s quite common as a last name, as well.

3. Edi – One of the shortest and sweetest baby boy names that translates to the one who aspires to wealth or the one who heals.

Edi is quite an interesting name with an undefined origin. It’s connected to two different languages and cultures, Hindu and German, but has the same meaning in both.

4. Rafael – A classic biblical name from the Hebrew language, known as the name of archangel Rafael, which means “Lord has healed”.

5. Aeson – A Greek name that was used to describe the “father of Jason” and a person with healing powers.

This name is often considered as the forerunner of the more modern name, Jason.

6. Ninazu – The god of the underworld in Sumerian culture and the one who is able to heal.

7. Errapel – A popular Israeli name for boys meaning “divine healer”.

Although it’s very popular in Israel, this Hebrew name never had the same success in the rest of the world.

8. Hale – An Old English moniker that describes a fearless young hero who’s in perfect health.

9. Jaison – An alternative Greek form of the name Jason. This name means “healing” in Greek, or “God is the savior” in Hebrew.

Helem – Another name with a biblical meaning that translates as “healing” or “dreaming”.

Child boy lying on grass

Salim – An oriental name meaning “peaceful and healthy”.

When it comes to the origin, Salim is a classic Arabic name, but it’s quite common in German culture as well.

Apollo – Known as the Greek god of healing and the sun, Apollo was also considered to be the representative of manly beauty and the perfect man.

Josias – A Hebrew name for a baby boy meaning “The Lord helps” or “Jehovah heals”.

This name is an ancient variant of the name Josiah and a really beautiful baby name idea.

Bhesaj – In Hindu culture, Bhesaj represents the god Vishnu, the one who heals from illness and death.

Ase – A Scandinavian name of Hebrew origin that stands for a doctor or the one who heals.

Ase also means “goddess” in Old Norse and it can be used as a unique girl’s name as well.

Arpachshad – A unique name for boys derived from the Hebrew word describing the one who heals and helps those who are in need.

Melchi-Shua – This Israeli name is definitely one of the rarest monikers on this list.

This noble name describes an extraordinary king of healing and health in general.

Iason – The original form of the name Jason that translates to “healing” or “to treat”.

This Greek name will be a perfect choice for parents who are looking for a more unique version of the name Jason.

Ashwinkumar – This is a powerful name, indeed! This traditional Hindu name means the one who heals gods.

This name is quite popular in India but has remained uncommon in the rest of the world.

Valentino – Most people associate this name with love because of Valentine’s Day.

However, it actually stands for a strong and healthy person in Italian or Spanish.

smiling boy running on the grass

Bliant – An interesting name that originates from Arthurian mythology which translates to “healer”.

The original spelling of Bliant is “Blyant”.

According to the story, Bliant was the brother of Sir Selivant. He was defeated by Sir Lancelot after they had a fight.

Rafal – An Israeli name of Hebrew origin that translates as “the Healer of the Lord”.

It’s an alternative form of the name Rafael.

Galen – A boy’s name that comes from Greece, the land of great history and mythological deities.

This moniker translates to “healer” or “the one that heals others”.

Ninurta – A Mesopotamian (present-day Iraq) deity of healing, law, war, and hunting.

This god is also known as Ningirsu in Sumerian tradition.

Chiron – This was the name of the centaur who possessed immense knowledge and could heal everyone.

As you may suppose already, Chiron comes from Greek mythology.

Walentyn – A variation of the name Valentino that has the same meaning.

Grannus – Known as the Gaulish god famous for the healing spring in Granum, the ancient city. This name also translates to “brilliance”.

Jayr – A Greek name that became popular in America after the arrival of the Puritans, but has been replaced by the shorter version of the name, Jay.

It translates to “the one who heals”.

Maximon – It was a popular name among Mayans which stands for the saint also known as the San Simon.

This saint has never been approved by the Roman Catholic Church, but has remained an important part of the Mayan history and tradition.

Daktari – In Swahili, Daktari means “doctor” and “the healer” (they even sound similar).

An interesting fact is that there was a TV show for children named “Daktari” on CBS from to

happy little boy laying on the grass in the park

Giasone – An Italian male name with Greek roots that translates to “the cure” or “healer”.

This name might become quite popular in the US in a few years, as there are more and more parents who are giving their children this name.

Val – It’s considered to be a boy nickname for Valentino, but its translation from Latin is “worth of” or “valuable”.

Val can be used as a female nickname as well, as it commonly stands for Valerie.

Riki – A two-syllable name for boys that means “strong and healthy ruler” in German.

Riki is not an unknown name in the US, but it’s more commonly spelled as Ricky.

Rafe – A short form of the name Rafael, which means “the Jehovah has healed”.

Lee – This name originates from the Old English expression “leah” which translates to “clearing”.

But it’s also known as an Irish name of Celtic origin which describes a person who has the ability to heal others.

Maponus – A Gaulish deity that shares a similar meaning to “Grannus” by representing healing water from the spring.

Heka – An ancient god in Egypt who was associated with magic and medicine, the one who could heal people.

Ken – It can be described as a Japanese name that stands for a “healthy man” or a Scottish expression for “a handsome boy”.

Alaunus – A Celtic name for the god of sun, which connects to the Greek deity, Apollo.

This moniker can also be translated to “light” or “brightness”.

Lenus – A Celtic deity of healing and medicine.

 little boy lying in green grass on spring

Arphaxad – This is a modern form of the name Arpachshad, meaning “the one who heals”.

Eshmun – This is a name of Canaanite origin that was carried by the god of healing.

It’s quite similar to the name Simon, but there’s no evidence that Simon actually derived from Eshmun.

Asa – This unisex name is perfect for all future medical experts who’ll be able to heal others without any trouble. You may translate it as the one who can heal others or a doctor who treats various patients.

Josiah – Although it’s considered to be an archaic moniker, Josiah is still used as a given name, usually within religious families.

Hickey – This name may be considered to be an Irish last name or an Israeli first name – but the meaning stays the same in both cases: “the healer”.

Girl Names That Mean Healer

 happy little girl sitting on a grass in a park

Girl names are mostly associated with feminine symbols like flowers.

But as you’ll see from this list, there are various mythological female deities that have proven that women are much more than that.

From Greek to Celtic goddesses, these names will perfectly fit every brave little girl who is more than ready for every challenge.

Here are some of the best names for little girls that translate to healer:

1. Rafaela – One of the most beautiful names for girls that means “the Lord has healed”.

It originates from Spain, but it’s quite common in Hispanic countries all over the world.

2. Galenia – A Spanish name that describes a small and intelligent person who has the ability to heal others.

3. Eirny – As you might have guessed, this girl’s name means healer and it comes from the Scandinavian tradition. It’s a more common name in Scandinavia than in any other part of the world.

4. Reselda – A classic Latin name for a baby girl which translates to “healer” or “the one with healing powers”.

5. Ianuaria – Known as the Celtic Goddess of healing, Ianuaria is derived from the name of the Roman deity Janus.

Both of these names are forerunners for January, the name of the first month of the year.

6. Brighid – An Irish name and the original form of the name Bridget.

This moniker translates to “strong, healthy, and powerful”.

7. Sekhmet – Translating to “the woman of power”, Sekhmet represents an Egyptian deity of chaos, sun, plague, and healing.

She was typically portrayed as a lioness, which makes this name even more powerful.

8. Elethea – This name means “healer” based on its English and Australian origins. However, when translated from Greek, it means “verity”.

9. Amethyst – This word describes one of the world’s most beautiful gems. What’s more, this gemstone was used throughout history for its healing properties as people believed it could prevent intoxication.

Febris – The name of a Roman goddess who was known as the one who protected people from malaria and fever. Febris is also often used as a medical term for fever.

girl with long blond hair

Shaffia – An Arabic name that translates to “pure healer, full of mercy”.

Gro – An Old Norse name that translates to “growing and healing”, but it may also mean “gardener” or “the one who likes gardens”.

Emma – Even though this cute feminine name translates to “universal”, it’s a lesser-known fact that in Teutonic this moniker translates to “the healer of the universe”.

Today, Emma is a common name all over the world, although people usually consider it to be a classic English name.

Isis – An ancient Egyptian female deity that’s associated with healing and fertility. This name also translates to “the woman of the throne”, describing a powerful and brave woman.

Altha – Here’s a Latin word for “healer” that has a translation in Greek, as well. It stands for a healing herb or a person who is elevated.

Eir – This three-letter name may sound quite simple, but it has a very important meaning – it stands for a Norse female deity of medicine and healing.

Meditrina – This name probably speaks for itself because, at least to me, it sounds a lot like the word “medicine”.

Either way, this name is from Latin and it belongs to the mythical goddess of healing.

Aceso – An interesting name with an even more interesting background. According to Greek mythology, this name is based on a goddess who cured diseases and healed wounds.

Her sister Panacea was also a healer, but Aceso saw the process of curing as more important than the cure itself.

Galena – This is the female counterpart of the name Galen. It translates to a “person who is very calm” and has “the ability to heal others”.

Iaso – A name that’s perfect for a little girl who’ll be your main remedy against anything bad that happens to you.
This baby name has Greek roots and means “a remedy”.

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Artemis – This name has strong roots in Greek mythology, so I’m sure you can already guess who Artemis was.
Yes, she was the goddess of hunting with some serious healing powers.

Airmed – Just to clear things up, this name doesn’t stand for any additional service by Airbnb and it’s not a new brand by Nike.

This is the old Celtic name for a goddess who made remedies for wounded soldiers out of herbs and her tears, which had special healing powers.

Bona – If it’s not a Greek one, it must be a Roman goddess instead. This name stands for a female deity who was known as a healer and a pure soul.

Sirona – A Celtic name that’s deeply connected to healing waters and springs.

Althea – This is the original version of the name Altha that has a slightly different spelling and exactly the same meaning.

Zywie – This name is beautiful when you finally learn how to pronounce it correctly (it took me some time, I admit).
This Slavic name belonged to the goddess of healing and overall health.

Reseda – A flowery name for a sweet little girl that’ll stand out from the crowd with her Latin moniker that translates to a “mignonette flower” or a person with healing abilities.

Shaushka – The Hittite and Hurrian goddess of healing and fertility.

Aala – The origin of this name is quite unclear with several possibilities including Urdu, Arabic, and American roots.
However, the meaning is quite clear as this name stands for a person who hunts and is able to heal other people.

Carmentis – Another Latin expression that means “the one who heals”.
The name is derived from another Latin moniker, “Carmen”, which stands for a song or a poem.

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Beiwe – This name has several forms, such as:

• Beaivi

• Beiwe

• Bievve

• Biejje

Beiwe represents the Sami goddess of the Sun who was celebrated during summer for providing light and healing people after winter.

Leigh – This name may sound more common than other monikers from the list, but that doesn’t make it any less special.
Leigh has roots in English, Celtic, and Hebrew describing the one who has the ability to heal.

Aegle – Described as the glorious one, this Greek name also stands for good health.

Tabeeba – A name with Arabic roots that translates to “doctor”.
However, it does have an additional origin in the Latin language meaning “healer”.

Cannenta – A Latin name that describes the person who has the ability to treat others and heal their wounds.

Panacea – Last, but not least, this Greek girl’s name was carried by a goddess of healing who was also Aceso’s sister that I mentioned earlier.

How To Choose The Right Name?

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Naming your child is a great responsibility, much greater than what we imagine it to be before we actually have kids.

Different people have different tastes, so it’s more than fine to give your little one the name that you and your partner like, rather than the one that everyone else likes.

But, instead of regretting the name you gave to your child in a few months or years, you may want to think about which things you want to avoid first.

One of the most important things you have to avoid is pleasing others with your name choice.

You’ll never make everyone happy, especially not by pushing your own happiness aside.

I also strongly recommend checking the meaning of the name before you give it to your baby, because you may not like what you hear at all.

Another thing that most people forget is to think of or find all possible nicknames for girls and boys for the name you selected.

These names that mean healer are already quite special and unique, but they might become a bit too much with all the nicknames.

However, if you don’t mind any of the pet names and you still want to give your baby one of these unique monikers, feel free to use any name you like.

One more thing to check before reaching the final decision is checking the full name combination, including the middle name.

Say it out loud a few times, write it down, check the initials, just to make sure you’re completely satisfied and love every detail of your child’s future name.

Healer names are unique by nature, mostly because they are rare and are connected to ancient times.

They might sound unusual at first, but it won’t take long for you to fall in love with them.

If none of these suggestions seem good enough, never fear as there are some good chances you’ll find the perfect name for your little boy or girl in unexpected places.

Think along the lines of family gatherings (old family trees can be a fruitful source of beautiful names) or simply when you’re out and about.

You might randomly hear a cool name on the street and you’ll just know that it’s the right name for your baby!

Final Thoughts

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These names that mean healer are indeed very special and, truth be told, this was the first time I heard about some of them and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Each of these names carries a powerful meaning your little one will surely appreciate when she becomes old enough to understand the story behind her name.

Most of the names on the list were given to ancient kings, queens, and other nobility who were worshippers of ancient gods and goddesses from various mythologies, including Roman, Greek, Celtic, etc.

As you can see, besides having beautiful meanings, these names that mean healer also have a rich history.

If you’re not sure which name would be best for your bundle of joy, you can share this list with your partner, so you can decide together.

If you’re still in a dilemma after the consultation, you can turn this process into a fun activity for the whole family.

All you need to do is list all the names you and your partner like and let everyone vote.

However, if you like the meaning of the name, but you’re not so sure about giving such a unique name to your baby, you can go for a more common first name and choose one of the healer names as a middle one.

Good luck and most importantly, have fun!

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