Monday, September 22, 2014

Names from An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names

GIRLS

Dido - Phoenician, meaning "a manlike woman".

Goodith - contracted from 'Good-wife'. The short form is Goody.

Ninon - a French form of Ann meaning "little Ann".


BOYS

Abiezer - Hebrew, meaning "my father's attention"

Bardulph - German, form of Bertolf, meaning "fair help"

Diotrophes - Greek, meaning "nourished by Zeus". The book actually says "nourished by Jupiter" but that is used as a translation for Zeus.

Eldad - Hebrew, meaning "loved" or "favored of God".

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