Behind the Name
Look into the history behind common first names. Provides etymology, meaning, and popularity for names in many languages including French, German, Indian, Spanish, and mythological names.
Online Etymology Dictionary
Online English etymology dictionary based on a variety of sources. Searchable alphabetically.
World Wide Words
Investigates international English from a British perspective. Includes articles, newsworthy words, and usage notes.
Devoted to the etymology of words and phrases, particularly modern phrases such as 'politically correct' and 'all your base are belong to us'.
Take Our Word for It
Weekly web magazine and resource site on interesting observations about words. Submit your etymology question and stay up-to-date on the latest books and games for word lovers.
Origin of Phrases
Investigates interesting origin of phases including definitions and examples.
Dictionary of interesting and noteworthy word etymologies, both in English and related languages like French and German.
English Words of Norse Origin
Annonated list of English words of Old Norse origin such as father and reindeer.