Plantapilosa is often claimed to mean "Hairyfeet" or "Hairypaws". This is based on the Latin meaning "sole of foot" of planta. However, in Basque, which is a descendant of the Aquitanian language, planta means "appearance" yielding the meaning "hairy appearance". Also, planta has another Latin meaning, "shoot for propagation". This yields the meaning "Hairyshoot" which, since the broom shoot is hairy, can be compared with the "sprig of broom" symbolism of the subsequent, nearby Plantagenet name. In Old Aquitanian, gods' names were cognate with Basque words for animals and plants.