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.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Some Names to Unwrap this Christmas Night

Another neat name webpage I came across is called Viking Answer Lady Webpage. Many thanks to her plenteous explanations of Norse names.

GIRLS

Ægileif - Norse, possibly derived from the Icelandic Aegir, the sea or the god of the sea, or from aegja, to frighten or to make terrible, and leif, meaning "one who comes after" or "heir", derived from laibo which means legacy or inheritance.

Curline

Kalani - meaning "the heavens". Ka is the equivalent of the word 'the' in Hawaiian and 'lani' means 'sky' or 'heaven' or 'royal' or 'majesty.

Kalea - Hawaiian, meaning "joy" or "happiness".

Lodean -

Tiggi -

Xiu - Chinese, meaning "beautiful" or "elegant".



BOYS

Barsabbas - Aramaic, meaning "son of the Sabbath". Bar means 'son of' and 'sabbas' comes from the Hebrew 'shabat' which means 'sabbath', which is the 7th and holy day and therefore a day of rest. For Hebrews this began at Sundown on Friday and ended at sundown on Saturday. For Muslims Friday is the Sabbath. Christians generally celebrate Sunday as their Sabbath. A day of rest in all three religions.

Bartimaeus - Aramaic & Greek, meaning "highly prized" or "honorable" or "honorable son". It derives from the Aramaic 'bar' meaning 'son of' and the Greek 'timaeus'.

Bishlam- Hebrew?, meaning "with peace".

Elhanan - Hebrew?, meaning "is gracious".

Eliasaph - Hebrew?, meaning "increases the family".

Eliathah - Hebrew?, meaning "comes".

Elishama - Hebrew?, meaning "hears".

Elzaphan - Hebrew?, meaning "conceals".

Ishbosheth -

Jahdiel - Hebrew?, meaning "gladdens".

Jehaleel - Hebrew?, meaning "is praised".

Jehoahaz - Hebrew?, meaning "holds fast".

Jehoram - Hebrew?, meaning "is high".

Jehozadak - Hebrew?, meaning "is just".

Jerahmeel - Hebrew?, meaning "has mercy".

Kaleo - Hawaiian, meaning "the voice" or "the sound".

Malchiel - Hebrew?, meaning "is king".

Qiang - Chinese, meaning 'strength'.

Raamiah - Hebrew?, meaning "thunders".

Shephatiah - Hebrew?, meaning "judges".


Both Genders

Jia - Chinese, meaning either "good" or "fine" (depending on the Chinese character chosen)  or else "home" or "family.

Lehua - Hawaiian, meaning "the ohia flower".

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