Would you like to save names or email names
to a friend?
Sign up here.

     
 
standish boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old English: From the rocky meadow

First name variations: Stanly, Stanleigh, Stanbury, Stanberry, Stanfield, Stanford, Stanhope, Stanmore, Stanton, Stanway, Stanwick, Stanwyck, Stanley

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + edisc ‘pasture’. There is another place so named in Gloucestershire, but it does not seem to be the source of the surname.
  2. Myles Standish (?1584–1656) was a soldier of fortune, from 1620 captain of the Mayflower Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. Little is known of his origins and early life, but in his will he claimed to be descended from a leading Catholic family, the Standishes of Standish, Lancashire, England. He also claimed to have been deprived of his inheritance, a claim not confirmed.
Comments for Standish
 
     

highlights

Bug Off! 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Which bug bites are dangerous? Learn about 6 diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes, the signs and symptoms, and treatment options if someone in your family gets infected.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
Looking for some fun outdoor games for your Fourth of July party or barbecue? Check out these awesome group games, from sack races to cornhole, to make your backyard a kid-friendly party spot!

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Find out what is happening in each day of your pregnancy!

My due date:

Pregnancy Day By Day

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest