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, September 23, 2014


That's how many names I've introduced you to so far this year. We are more than halfway done! But, unfortunately, we only have 3 more months to finish the next 886 names. Just under 300 names per month.

Here are some names to move us along towards our goal of 2014 new names this year.


Sheira - I met a young Hispanic girl named this the other day, pronounced 'shear uh'. Then I came across Shira as one of the top names given in Israel.

Tiona - a name featured on another website. Fascinating story about an adopted girl whose name, Tiona, was her only clue as to her parentage.

Walpurga - from the Anglo-Saxon 'weald' meaning "power" or "authority" or "ruler" and "burg" meaning "fortress" or "castle" or "town" or "city". St. Walpurga was an English missionary from the 8th century.

Casilda - Spanish, possibly originally Visigothic (the Visigoths conquered Spain in the early Middle Ages). Hard to determine a meaning, one website suggests "of the home" and "battle" for a possible meaning, but confesses that the meaning and origin is uncertain. Casilda was Moorish, which doesn't mean she couldn't have had a Visigothic name, but it seems more probable that it was not.


Itai - another name I came across as one of the top names given in Israel.

Jamier -

Deval -

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