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, April 22, 2014


That's how many names we have left to learn this year, after today's 7 names.


Zenta - according to Nordic Names this is a nickname for the German Kreszentia, which comes from the Latin name Crescentia, which derives from the word 'crescens' meaning 'growing'.

Earline - feminine form of the English name Earl, which comes from the title of a nobleman. It was a word 'eorl' which meant 'nobleman, warrior'. It can also be a form of the Irish name Arleen, which means "a pledge".

Falina - as a variant spelling of Felina, it relates to the masculine name Felinus, which is Roman and means "cat-like" (or feline).


Godofredo - Spanish form of the German name Godfrey or Gottfried, which is known in English as Geoffrey. It means "traveller" or "peaceful one".

Honecle -  perhaps a spelling of Henkel or Hinkle.

Ifan - Welsh form of the Hebrew name John, which means

Jabari -

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