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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thursday's Names X-D


Xyliana -
Deianira and Nessus (the Centaur)
who cleverly causes the death of Deianira's husband

Yanira - short form of the Greek name Deianira, which means "destroyer of her husband".

Zella- German short form of the name Marcella, which is the feminine form of Marcellus, a Roman family name. It comes from Marcus, a Roman given name that honored the god of war, Mars. Mars may derive from 'mas' meaning 'male'.


Lake Hula, Israel

Agam- Hebrew, meaning 'lake'.


Castiel- Hebrew, indicating someone from Castille, Spain, according to Heinrich Walter and Eva H. Guggenheimer's book Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary. This is a name used among Sephardic Jews (those expelled from Spain). Castille means "castle".

Dewalt-Germanic, from "theuda" or "theot' meaning "people" such as a nation, and "bald" meaning "brave. Dewald and Theobald are other forms of the same name.

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