Tuesday, February 4, 2014

1,748 Names left to learn this year

GIRLS



Life in the Elysian Fields was one of perfect bliss and joy.

Elysia-  Greek, meaning "incorruptible" or "to be deeply stirred from joy" or "to come". The Elysian Fields were Paradise in Greek mythology.


Fauneil possibly French, this is a surname also. I encountered it as a woman's name, however.
 



In the devotional medal above, the assassins 
have a rope or ribbon to strangle Godelieve
Godelieve - Flemish, from Godeliva, the feminine form of the German name Gotelieb, which comes from 'god' and 'leub' meaning 'dear' or 'beloved'.

Saint Godelieve, a pious Christian 
woman, was murdered on her husband's command.







BOYS


Heriberto - Spanish, from the Germanic name Herbert, which comes from 'hari' meaning 'army' and 'beraht' meaning 'bright' (according to behindthename.com).


Isembart - Saxon, from "isern" meaning 'iron and steel' and 'beraht' meaning 'bright'. Beraht came from 'barta' which was the Saxon name for a broad axe.  There is a medieval poem that described the deeds of the knight Isembart with his cohort, Gormont, a Moor. Not the book pictured below, necessarily, that was just a nice picture to go with the name.

I will get around to reading the epics, when I can pull my nose out of the book I came across that FINALLY after hours of research gave me the origin of the name Isembart, which is

Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary

By Henry Harrison

Which is nice resource and available on Google Books.


Jubal  - after all the hard work to find the etymology of Isembart, I am taking the easy way out and giving you the etymology for Jubal that I found in another source, likewise available on Google Books.

The Encyclopædia britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences ..., Volume 16

A hedge could be made of stone, as in the stone wall surrounding this village
 from long ago



Kellen - Richard Stephen Charnock in his  Patronymica Cornu-Britannica: Or, the Etymology of Cornish Surnames   (1870) supposes that this name comes from 'ke-lan' and refers to a church or place surrounded by a hedge. Well, his spelling is Kellan, until I find that there is any difference other than spelling, we'll assume it is the same name. He does offer the possibility that it comes from Kelland, which he connects with the name Helland in 'Trigg Hundred'. He also mentions that 'kil' means 'neck' or 'promontory' and 'kelin' means 'holly-tree'. As for Helland in Trigg Hundred, well, there were enough different theories of how the name came to be, that I decided to just let you read his explanation:




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