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, June 23, 2015

How 'bout these names!


Emireth - when I came across this name, on a Spanish language website for parents, I also read about Emileth and Emilet, also used by Spanish-speakers. All three seem to be rather rare.


Maelfothartaigh - Irish, I assume,
Coibhdeanach - ditto
Eugenius - Latin?
Maenghal - Irish?
Maelcaularda - ditto
Maelpadraig - ditto
Cathusach - ditto
Ailchi - ditto
Guaire - ditto
Doilghen- ditto
Murtough - Irish, more familiar when spelled Murdoch
Maelbrighde - Irish
Awley - Irish? English???
Gilladowney - Irish?
Mulmurry - Irish?
Florence - Latin, I think. I'd not thought of it ever as a boy's name, but in the Middle Ages I find it used as a man's first name. Now that I think about it, Florent is a boy's name from the Middle Ages, so I don't know why Florence surprises me. But it does.
Giolla - not sure, Irish? Latin? English???
Turloch - Irish?

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