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, April 30, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Though, These are for Thursday

GIRLS

Vanda - a form of Wanda in a few different languages. Wanda means "wanderer". Vanda is also a species of orchid.

Budingen
Zettie

Bedinger  this was the middle name of an American female poet, which is why I thought it was a female name. It is just a surname stuck in the middle after all. It is German and derives from the city of Budingen.

Budingen coat of arms
*side note genealogy-wise. This lends credence to my idea that the name Dellet is a surname indicating the town that family was from. I have now come across at least a few German surnames of this sort.
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Calceolaria- Latin, from 'calceolus' meaning 'small shoe', this is a genus of plants, a kind of orchid. I thought it might make a nice name. It's more commonly called lady's slipper.


BOYS

Elbert -  Old English, meaning "noble, bright.


Heman

NOT SURE WHICH GENDER

Dowdell

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