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, August 26, 2014

New to me, new to you too?

Here are some names I've come across just in the last week that I had not heard before, or so little they seemed new.


Fergusia- a feminine form of the Gaelic name Fergus, meaning "brave man".

Robina-feminine form of Robin, which is both the name of the bird and an English nickname for the Germanic name Robert, which comes from "hrod" meaning "fame" and "bert" meaning "bright". Robina, according to was popular in Scotland in the 17th century. This is how I encountered the name (a Scottish woman from that time period). Unfortunately, I still do not know how it is pronounced.




Wrixham - Anglo Saxon, from Writtlesham, which comes from "wreoth" meaning "wreath" and "ham" meaning "home" or "dwelling" (Christina Blackie's Geographical Etymology: A Dictionary of Place-names Giving their Derivations gives the meaning as "town of wreaths". Wrixham is spelled as Wrexham in her book).


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