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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ahead of the curve

Trying to stay ahead of the curve by posting Friday's names today.


Hermina Greek, it may come from the name of the messenger god Hermes or from the word 'herma' meaning 'heap of stones' or 'cairn'.

Jazzabella  -it seems like an invented smooshed up name from Jazz and Bella. However, it is close to the Biblical name Jezebel, which means "where is the prince?" according to The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible. Jezebel was an evil queen and so it is unfortunate the similarity between Jazzabella and Jezebel.

Keeva - Irish, though this is a spelling that is easier on English-speakers than the Irish Caiomhe. In northern Ireland this is pronounced as 'kee va'. In the rest of Ireland it is said 'quee va' and so the spelling Keeva wouldn't adequately address the name.


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Hieroglyphic expression of Edom

Edom Hebrew, meaning "red".

Fenon - perhaps French or African

Gandalf - the name of the gray wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien's books about Middle Earth, The Hobbit and the 3 books of The Lord of the Rings.

Ilias a form of Elias, which is the form of Elijah used in the Greek Bible. Elijah is from the Hebrew Eliyyahu, which means "my god is Yahweh".

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