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, February 23, 2014

Sunday's Names



Eiluned - Welsh, meaning"idol".

Floridalma- Spanish, probably a combination of 'florida' meaning 'flowering' and 'alma' meaning 'soul'.

Code of Hammurabi, Oldest Known written laws

Gulielma - Italian feminine form of the German name William, which derives from the roots "wil" meaning "will" or "desire" and "helm" meaning "helmet" or "protection".


Hammurabi - Akkadian, from the Amorite "Ammurapi" meaning "the kinsman is a healer", from "ammu" "paternal kinsman" and "rapi" "healer". I would think that would make the name mean something more like "my father's kinsman is a healer".

Iah - Egyptian, meaning "moon". The name of the Egyptian moon god.

           Egyptian hieroglyphs that represent the name of the moon god Iah

There was also a female bearer of the name Iah, daughter of a pharaoh, married to a pharaoh, and mother to another pharaoh and his wife (since they were brother and sister).

Jehiel - Hebrew, meaning "God lives", pronounced "jee HIE ul".

No comments:

Post a Comment