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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

C-I 7 Names for Monday


coat of arms of Florange, France
Florange - This seems to be a variant spelling of Fleurange. I have also seen the name (as a given name) written as Fleur-Ange. It is also a surname and the name of a Commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

Gwenfrewi -Welsh, meaning "blessed peace". The middle syllable should be emphasized when pronounced. The name Winnifred comes from Gwenfrewi, as this is what St. Winnifred's name would have been in Welsh.
St. Winnifred's Well
Although my Wilson ancestors are from Flintshire, Wales, where
this well is located, my grandmother Winnifred's ancestors are not.


Iniya- Malayalam, meaning "sweet". Malayalam is a language spoken in Kerala, India (the southwestern tip of the country) by about 33 million people. It is a Dravidic tongue and probably developed from Middle Tamil in the 6th century, though perhaps it became a separate language sooner than that.


Celipe -Spanish, a variant of Felipe, which comes from the Greek Philippos, which is made from 'philos' meaning "friend or lover" and 'hippos' meaning 'horses', so that it means 'friend of horses' or 'lover of horses'.

Drury - Old English meaning "treasure" or " a gift" or "a love token". In Old French it came from drue "a concubine". It may be German from 'drut" or "druyt" meaning "faithful" or from "draut" meaning "dear". "Drud", which is German and "drut" which is French both mean 'friend'. But as a first name it may have come into use as a surname as first name, since Drury is an English surname.

Ehud - Hebrew, meaning "united".

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