Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Dekkia - In the Oji language "adekia" means "at daybreak" or "in the morning". In Japanese dekia means "ready made".



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Adelhilda

Babichon

Catant - French form of Katherine, which comes from the Greek name Aikaterini.

Debir

Ediltrudis

Fanchette

Gatty

Harty

Ibbott

Javotte - Celtic meaning "white stream", according to the book "Girls' Christian Names, Their History, and Their Association" by Helena Swan. 

Katterle- German, derived from the Greek name Aikaterini, which is the source of the name Katherine.

Larunda - a figure of ancient Roman or Etruscan mythology. A feast was held on Decemeber 22 in her honor (the names Lara or Laurentia are also used, in the book Girls' Christian Names, Their History, and Their Association" by Helena Swan. She connects the meaning of the name to the word 'lars' which came to mean "lord" or "master" and referred to the god of the hearth in the ancient home, figures of dogs generally are associated with this.

Maban -Welsh, meaning "a young child".

Nest - Welsh form of the name Agnes, which comes from Greek and means "chaste".

Ollegard

Paoletta- Italian feminine form of the name Paul, which means "small".

Rhodalind

Sissot

TaeLynn



BOYS

Kenard

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS


Doneen - There is a place name Dooneen which comes from Gaelic and means "little fort". Though I tend to think this name is just a feminine version of Don, one of the short forms for Donald.

Makeda

Rawna



BOYS

Delga - Irish Gaelic

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Annatie - 

Dietta - Dutch surname, though I encountered it as a lady's middle name. Pronounced 'dee etta'.

Rubena-

Tamron - 


BOYS

Blackburn-

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Names that are Food for Thought This Thursday

GIRLS

Ambree - Although the word "ambrée" refers to a beer that is amber colored in French, I think that it would be fine to consider that this name has similar roots. It may be a modern invention, taking the popularity of the name Amber and that of having names end or begin in the 'bree' sound and combining the two. But it is good enough for me to see it as the French word for 'amber' as far as a name etymology goes.


Anahita - Persian goddess of the heavenly streams

Pernel - French, from Petronilla meaning "pretty stone".

Shirin - there was a Persian queen named this and believed to be from either Armenia or to be Aramaic, or from Syria. She was married to the Persian king at the time that Mohammed lived.



BOYS

Botolph- Saxon, meaning "help-ship" or "sailor".

Dunstan - Saxon, from 'dun' meaning "a hill" and 'stan' meaning "peace".

Eldad - Hebrew, meaning "loved or favored of God".

Elymas - in Arabic this means a magician

Ethelard - Saxon, meaning "noble disposition".

Hiel - Hebrew, meaning "the life of God" or "God lives".

Jonadab - Hebrew, meaning "liberal" or "one who acts as a prince".

Kanha- Avestan, meaning "beloved one" and being a name for Krishna.

Khosru- this was a Sasanian king of Persia in the 7th century A.D. He is famous for many things, one of which is tearing up the letter sent to him by Mohammed which demanded that he recognize him as Allah's prophet.

Timeus - Greek, meaning "perfect" or "admirable" or "honorable".

Wildred - Saxon, meaning "much fear".

Wolfert - a form of the Saxon name Wulpher, which means "helper".



NOT SURE WHICH GENDER



Sahnah - if related to the Sanskrit 'sanah', it might mean "old". There is a place in Iran called Sahnah where there are some very ancient ruins, so the meaning would seem suitable.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Alfaretta -one possibility is listed in a Wikipedia article on the town of Alpharetta, Georgia, which was named for a fictitious Indian girl named Alfarata. The article also considers the Greek letter alpha a possible source for the name. Another possibility is a nickname or endearment for the name Alva or Alba or even Elva.

Elmah -

Gertru - I came across this doing genealogy and it was specified that the woman's name was Gertru NOT Gertrude. I am curious about this.

Sedellia -

Sitnah -

Tacy -


BOYS

Alanson -

Beedy -

Lynch - 

Morrison -

Neri -