In case you didn't come in on these posts from the beginning, I am introducing you to 2,014 names in the year 2014 over the course of this year. For the most part they are names that are 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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

1298

Counted up all the names I've introduced you through this year's 2014 New Names in 2014 post series. 1298 names learned so far. I still need to introduce you to 716 more names. 126 a week or 18 a day. Here's some to keep us on schedule.


GIRLS

Enza

Lonia

Lulabelle - I saw this name on a tombstone today in Mt. Hebron Cemetery here in Winchester.

Amarilla


BOYS

Alanson

Alpheus

Azel

Dennon

Plimpton

Stoddard

NOT SURE OF GENDER

Givie

Tollie

25 Names

GIRLS

Arbutus

Arvella

Breelynn

Clavel -Spanish, meaning 'chrysanthemum'.

Condoleeza

Donnabell

Ellender

Evadean

Floremie

Florestine

Gerilene

Gladystina

Rosilla


BOYS

Abiathar

Adetokunbo

Selleck

Shamash

Thayer

Théoden

Verdon

Wattie

Wilberforce

Woolsey

Zephon

Zilbel



Thursday, November 20, 2014

1189 New Names Learned So Far This Year

Here are some more to get us to our goal of learning 2014 new names in 2014. We have 825 more to learn by December 31st. I found these on a fabulous name blog called Legitimate Baby Names.

GIRLS

Adelgjejda- Belarusian form of the German name Adelheid, which comes from the roots "adel" meaning "noble" and "heid" meaning "kind" or "sort" or "type". I have no idea how to pronounce this name but here is how it is written in Belarusian: Адэльгейда.

Burian - Cornish, the name of a saint.

Llora - Catalan form of Laura pronounced "YOH ruh". Laura, first used in Spain, derives from the Latin 'laurel'


BOYS

Akamu - Hawaiian form of the Hebrew name Adam, meaning "man". It could come from the Hebrew "adam" meaning "red" or from an Akkadian word 'adamu' meaning "to make".

Eirikur- Faroese form of the Norse name Eric, meaning "ever ruler" or "always ruler". It comes from the elements "ei" meaning "ever" or "always" or "only" or "one" and "rikr" meaning "ruler". Rikr seems to come from a common Indo-European root as Latin, Celtic, and Sanskrit all have words for ruler which are very similar (rex, rix, and raja). Faroese is a North Germanic language spoken on the Faroe islands in the North Atlantic oceans between Norway and Iceland and belongs to the Kingdom of Denmark.

Foma - Azeri form of the Aramaic name T’oma (Thomas is the more familiar variant in English), meaning "twin". Azeri is a Turkic language spoken in Azerbaijan.

Kurush - Persian, it's equivalent in English is Cyrus, but Kurush is the original name. It may come from "khor" meaning "sun" and "vash" meaning "likeness". There is an argument though, that it has an Indo-European origin with the meaning "to humiliate"

Uzajr - Chechen, Bosnian, and Russian form of the Hebrew name Ezra which means "God helps". Ezra may derive from the Hebrew "Azaryahu". I have no idea at all how to pronouce Uzajr, or Azariyahu either, for that matter.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hand over new names, and no one gets hurt!

GIRLS

Virdžinėjė - Saimogaitian form of Virginia, which comes from the Roman family name Virginius, which probably comes from the Latin "virgo" meaning "virgin" or "maiden".


 BOYS

Alford

Josip - Croatian form of Joseph, from Hebrew, meaning "he shall add".

Titoan - Occitanian form of Anthony, which comes from a Roman family name "Antonius". It may have derived from Etruscan.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cuddle up with some new names

GIRLS

Bethena


BOYS

Chilion
Eliel
Hane
Larman

Monday, November 17, 2014

Some Names the Wind Blew In

GIRLS

Cherry Jo

Derhusucay

Emma Bella

Emma Belle

Leworthy

Lisabel

Meada

Netherdy

Selvesty

Tishy


BOYS

Beasley

Isham

Rollie