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.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Something to Sip on Should You So Desire, This Saturday







Ajuwon Nigerian, probably used in Ogun State. Not sure of the language of origin or meaning. However, I was able to find that Ota, in Ogun State has a family by the name of Ajuwon who is allowed to present candidates for the 'enforcer' of the tribe, a 'generalissimo' type, who carries a sword. The people in this tribe speak Yoruba, so perhaps Ajuwon is a Yoruba name.

Baltzer - German, form of "Balthasar", from the Phoenician "Balat-shar-usur" which means "Baal protects the king".  Balthasar is a name used for one of the three wisemen that visited the Holy Family after Jesus' birth. It can also be used as a form of Belshazzar, which is a Babylonian king in the Bible. It is also a form of Belteshazzar, which is a name that was given to the Biblical Daniel by the Chaldeans.

Not sure which gender

Zavan - maybe boy?

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