At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Sunday, 14 August 2016


Does your name mean an animal?  Below you'll find a list of names which are said to have animal meanings or associations.  In some cases, the etymology may be doubtful, e.g. Arthur could mean 'bear-man', but this is not certain.

badger: Tadhg, Teague, Brocard
bear: Arthur, Orson, Bjorn, Bernard, Bernadette, Ursula
beaver: Castor
bee: Deborah, Debra, Melissa
blackbird: Merle
cow: Leah, Rebecca
deer: Oscar, Oisín, Ossian
dog: Caleb
dolphin: Delphine
dove: Jonah, Jonas, Paloma, Columba, Colm, Colman, Colmcille, 
eagle: Aquila, Arnold
ewe: Rachel
goat: Yael
horse: Rose, Philip, Philippa, Ippolito
lion: Leo, Leon, Leona, Léonie, Lionel
otter: Ottar
pig: Portia
raven: Bran
seagull: Lara, Larissa
seal: Ronan, Phocas
wolf: Wolfgang, Gangolf, Ulf, Ylva

The name Robin may now be associated with the bird rather than Robert.

The name Rose does not come from the flower, but Rosa at least sometimes does.

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