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.

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

A Number of Names

GIRLS

Flanna - Irish, meaning "a rosy-complexioned woman".

Franzilla - feminine form of Francis

Gatty - a nickname for Gertrude

Gesana - Richard Stephen Charnock in his book Praenomina suggests the name is Spanish and used in Friesland but that some people thought it was Scriptural. He offers the variant Gesina as well.

Giorsal - Gaelic form of Grace



BOYS

Drout

Hain - according to Charnock's book Praenomina, this name is Germanic and probably comes from the name Henry (he suggests as an abbreviation for Hainricus, which comes from Heinreich) or from the word "hain" meaning "a grove".

Jorwerth -a Cornish form of Edward

Leofstan - Anglo-Saxon meaning "beloved stone" or, as Richard Stephen Charnock says in his book Praenomina, figuratively it means "beloved protector".

Leofwin- Anglo-Saxon meaning "loved friend". Lewin is a variant of this.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mid-October Names

GIRLS

Abrahamina - feminine form of the Hebrew name Abraham.

Aeneasina - listed in the book Praenomina by Richard Stephen Charnock as a name used in the Scottish Highlands, a feminine form of the Latin name Aeneas.

Amen - another name in Charnock's book, listed as a female name.

Ardine -

Benigna - Latin, meaning "courteous" or "good-natured".

Davidina -

Donsilla - Charnock thought this name might come from the Italian word donzella, meaning "virgin" or "maid".

Eberhilda - feminine form of the Germanic name Eberhild, meaning "noble boar", which according to Charnock, represents noble man.

Starlene - I saw this on a directory at the Physician's Plaza I went to today.



BOYS

Addement - listed in the book Praenomina by Richard Stephen Charnock as a possible form of Edmund used in Nottingham, England.

Astyanax - Greek, meaning "lord of the city".

Cuddy- Scottish nickname for Cuthbert

Custofre -listed in the book Praenomina by Richard Stephen Charnock as an Anglo-Norman form of Christopher.

Elec - Cornish form of Alexander.