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 6, 2014

In 2014 I have introduced you to 473 Names as of today.


Samoan woman. Perhaps Queen Salamasina looked like this.
the Princess of Wales as a girl, certainly
one of the most 'darling' girls, well beloved
by people in Great Britain and everywhere, really.
Doesn't she also look just how you might imagine a Tegan would look?

Salamasina Samoan, name of a queen of that country.

Tegan - Welsh, a nickname derived from the word 'teg' which means 'fair' and according to means essentially 'darling' or 'loved one' or 'pet' or 'favorite'.


Usha - Sanskrit, meaning 'sunrise'.

Varsha - Sanskrit, meaning 'rainfall.
monsoon rain in India


Woden - according to this comes from the 'Proto-Germanic' theonym "wodanaz" and would have developed from the word 'wodaz'. It seems to have a meaning related to 'madness' or 'insane' or 'rage' as well as a religious component, such as prophet or faith. I couldn't exactly pin down the meaning. I'll update this when I do. Woden was a Norse god, THE Norse god, one eyed, who had visions. Woden's Day is the day we call Wednesday.

Yancy- from the Dutch surname Jansen. In America this converted to Yancy. Jansen means "son of Jan" which is a nickname for Johan or Johannes, which comes from Yhonatan, a Hebrew name meaning "God has given".

Jan Gies, one of the great heros of WWII, hider of Anne Frank and many others, who did have a son, but did NOT name him Yancy. I hardly expected to be able to show the two levels of meaning of the name with one picture. I am sure that the Franks and the others they hid, felt that Jan certainly had been given to them from God. And to think, that in the midst of Hitlers and Stalins we still have heros of such stature!!

Zedekiah - Hebrew, meaning "my righteousness is Yahweh", according to Wikipedia.

 Zedekiah and other captives before Nebuchadnezzar

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