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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

D thru J, Names for Today, Hip hip hooray!

can you see the bees in this lace curtain?


Sak K'uk - ancient Mayan empress of Palenque
Devery - nickname for the Hebrew girl name Devorah (from which we get the name Deborah), which means 'bee'.

Emperatriz - Spanish, meaning "empress".


Galatea - Greek, meaning "she who is milk-white".


Hypoliti - from the Greek name Hippolytus, meaning 'he who lets horses loose', hippus means horses in Greek.

Idelfonso - Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which comes from the Germanic 'hilde' meaning 'battle' and 'funs' meaning 'ready'.

Jeptha - Hebrew, meaning "he opens". This is the name of a Biblical figure who offers his daughter as a burnt sacrifice to God. Which is unfortunate in many ways, including, it rather spoils a nice name.
Jeptha returns triumphant from battle and is greeted by his daughter

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