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, January 14, 2014

14 more Names

I missed posting for the 13th by 30 minutes, so I'm combining Monday's post with Tuesday's. Enjoy!


Nike - Greek, meaning 'victory'.

Odette - French form of Odo, which comes from a German word meaning "possessor of wealth".

Parthenia- Greek, from 'parthenos' meaning "maiden" or "virgin". It was used to refer to Athena, goddess of wisdom - the Parthenon in Athens was her temple. Parthenia is pronounced "par THEE nee uh".

Quinn - English version of the Irish last name O Cuinn, which means "descendant of Conn", which means "chief".


rowan tree in Snowdonia

Rowan - English form of the Irish last name " O'Ruadhán ", which means "descendant of Ruadhán", which comes from the name Ruadh, which means "red" and is often a nickname given to someone with red hair. The rowan tree gets its name from the Old Norse word "reynir", derived from the German "ruad-inan" which means "to redden". Some people may use Rowan in reference to the rowan tree rather than the Irish surname. Both seem to have essentially the same meaning. 

Came across this blog, Beneath the Rowan Tree, that seemed appropriate to share here. Adorable crafts for sale, such as crocheted clothes for dolls, such as a mermaid outfit, or dyed fabrics.

Shiloh - Hebrew, meaning "tranquil".

Tamar - Hebrew, meaning "palm tree".


Uther -from the Welsh name Uthyr which comes from uthr meaning "terrible".

Vassily - variant of Vasiliy, which is the Russian version of Basil.

Waldemar - German, either from 'wald' which means 'rule' and 'meri' which means 'famous' or a version of the Slavic name Vladimir, which comes from similar roots.

Xenon -Greek, from 'xenos' meaning "stranger" or "foreigner".

Yitzak - Hebrew, it comes from "tsachaq" meaning "he laughs" or "laughter".

Zebedee - the English form of Zebedaios, which is the Greek form of Zebadiah, which means "Yahweh has bestowed".

Atticus- Latin, meaning "from Attica" - a region in Greece (Athens is located there).

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