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.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

More Names for 2014!

7, as usual.
I've already introduced you to 84, 7 more brings us to 91 new names this year. Of the 2,014 you will learn, that leaves 1,923 still to go.


Ghislaine - feminine version of Ghislain which is a French form of the Latin name "Gislenus" which comes from the root "gisil" meaning "pledge" or "hostage.

Hadassah - Hebrew, meaning "myrtle tree". Queen Esther's Jewish name.

Ianthe - Greek, it comes from "ion" meaning "violet" and "anthos"  meaning "flower"

Josette -French, nickname for Josephine, which is a feminine form of Joseph, a form of the Hebrew name Yosef which means "he will add". Josette is pronounced "zho ZET".


Killian - English version of the Irish name Cillian, which probably comes from ceall which means "church".

Lancelin - French, from L'Ancelin, which comes from the German Ansel, which comes from Anselm, meaning "servant". L'Ancelin, then, is "the servant" and that is the meaning of Lancelin.

Melchior - Persian and Hebrew, from the Hebrew 'melekh' meaning "king" and the Persian 'quart' meaning "city".

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