In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gosh Almighty! A Bunch of New Names

GIRLS

Bessina

Maral - this may just be a variant spelling of Meryl, Merle, or Merrill, but I came across it in written form, so I don't really know.

SeQuette


BOYS

Cloyd

Harrington

Langdon

Seburn

Tillotson

Waitman


NOT SURE OF GENDER

Glynnell

Orvia

Friday, February 22, 2019

Names for a New Year

GIRLS

Joylynn



BOYS

Granderson

Jussie

Maltba -this was the name of a German boy in Ohio that died of scarlet fever, but I don't know if the name's origin is German or not.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A few names for the weekend

GIRLS


Asira - Arabic, feminine form of Asir, meaning "honored" or "chosen".

Ibrisam - Arabic, meaning "silk".



BOYS


Tylan

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Basket of Names

GIRLS

Lardiana - from a book on Virginia genealogy




BOYS

Brewster

Celedon

Hallem

Turkand

Sunday, November 4, 2018

November Names

GIRLS

Marilda



BOYS

Moseley

Nirum

Stoddard

New Yorker Names

I came across these in a book on New York genealogy. Technically some of the names are Connecticut, England, or Holland, but since they are in the ancestry of New Yorkers, I felt the title for this post applied.



GIRLS

Aeltje

Jacomyntje




BOYS

Banyer

Beant -

Catoonah- name of an Indian chief in Long Island in the early 1700s

Clermont

Cuyler- I've seen Kyler in recent years, but this spelling was the first name of the author of a book on genealogy published in 1914.

Eckford

Goozen

Levinus

Medad - name of a New England colonial inhabitant

Roelif

Wolrave


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Some Names in Spanish

GIRLS

Adelvina - Spanish, from the Germanic name Athalwin, meaning "noble victory". It is also a variant of Adelvisa.

Adrenilda - Spanish feminine form of the Germanic name Adrohild, meaning "father of the warrior".


BOYS

Adelelmo- Spanish, from the Germanic name Athalhelm, meaning "noble helmet" or "noble protector".

Agilulfo - Spanish, from the Germanic name Aghildwulf, meaning "sword of the warrior".

Anasvindo- Spanish, from the Germanic name Answind, meaning "God's strength".

Andolf- Spanish, from the Germanic name Andwulf, meaning "spirit of the warrior".

Ansaldo - Spanish from the Germanic name Ansbald