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.

Friday, January 3, 2014

2, 014 Names in 2014 - 7 more!

The previous post was supposed to get posted on Wednesday, but I could not find information on the two names I had wanted to post (Harmar and Landred - when I can tell you more about them than I currently know, I'll post them) so it got posted January 2nd. Still a day behind, this post is for yesterday, January 2nd.


Ocean - this is a nature name whose meaning is obvious. But what is the origin of the word ocean? Ever wondered? Okeanos, in Greek mythology, was a great stream that encircled the earth's disk (remember, the earth was supposed to be flat! We get our English word ocean from the French word occean which comes from the Latin oceanus. Which is just a form of Okeanos.

Pomelline -  a French form of the Italian name Pomellina which comes from the Italian word 'pomella' which comes from the word 'poma' which means "apple". The word 'pomme' in French also means apple, but the use of Pomelline appears to be related to a saint named Pome.

Queenie -  Not a name anyone is likely to use nowadays. It has been used as a given name in the past, though. It comes from the English word 'queen' which means 'ruler'.

Renate - Latin meaning "reborn", a form of the name Renata.


Stavros - Greek, meaning "cross".

Tavish - anglicized form of Thamais, which is a form of Tamhas, which is the Scottish form of the name Thomas. Thomas is the Greek form of the Aramaic name Ta'oma', which means 'twin'. tah vish', where the 'ah' is the same as the a sound in father.
Tavish is pronounced '

Urias - Latin form of the Hebrew name 'Uriyah, which means "Yahweh is my light"  (remember, Yahweh is the name used for the Hebrew god).

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