Saturday, September 16, 2017

Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury

 

I'm not sure how Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury is related to Nancy Kingsbury (who married Caleb Baldwin). But I'm sure they are related. Her husband Caleb recorded another famous revelation in Mormon Scripture, received by Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail. Her father was Judge James Kingsbury and she was likewise from the same part of Ohio.  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought this Thursday

 Perhaps you have heard of Scheherezade, the beautiful princess who tells a tale to the sultan that lasts 1,001
 Nights (the story, or stories, really, are often just called the Arabian Nights). She tells the story in such a way in order to preserve her life, as this sultan has the habit of killing his wife after his first night with her. Scheherezade, though, has better luck than most due to her clever storytelling that preserves her life. Well, here is a little feast of Babylonian names, and perhaps they will help give insight into the rather long and complicated name of Scheherezade.



GIRL NAMES

A ha zu nu - Babylonian, meaning "their sister".


Aja ku zu ub ma tim - Babylonian, meaning "Aja is the splendor of the country".

E li e ri za - Babylonian, meaning "exalted is her planter".



BOY NAMES

A mur be li -  Babylonian, meaning "I saw my lord".

Di nam ili  - Babylonian, meaning "Judge, my God".

E a ra bi - Babylonian, meaning "Ea is great" (Ea is a Babylonian god).

Ha li lum- Babylonian, meaning "friend".

Ib ni shu ilu shu- Babylonian, meaning "His god has created him".

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday's Names

GIRLS

Amarielle - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ananya - There were 181  girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Han -  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Maha - There were 40 girls named this in 2012  according to the Social Security Administration.

Sanjana -  There were 74 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Vyla - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS


Davier- There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Deegan - There were 222 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaheim- There were 77 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Matvey -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Subhan -  There were 41 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yuv - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Divya - There were 76 girls named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Ellarae- There were 10 girls named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Kalayah - There were 41 girls named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Kalyani -  There were 20 girls named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Macon - There were 5 girls named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zayla - There were 142 girls named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Buster- There were 10 boys named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Eder - There were 85 boys named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Jayon -  There were 39 boys named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Mills - There were 20 boys named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Uchenna - There were 5 boys named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yandel -  There were 205 boys named this in the United Stated in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday's Names

GIRLS

Faithlynn - There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Marbella - There were 83 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Admnistration.

Maylene- There were 41 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Admnistration.

Ryma - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Shreya - There were 177 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Somaya -  There were 206 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yalissa - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.




BOYS 


Demir - There were 39 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Lamin -  There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration. Laman is a name in the Book of Mormon and I wonder if this is an alternate spelling. He is a negative character, though, and it seems odd that anyone would name their child after him. So perhaps it has a different origin.

Korver -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zaman - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS


Ilhan -  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration


Ivyonna - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration

Lizeth -  There were 206 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration

Nechama -  There were 83 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration

Retal - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Sanai - There were 175 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration

Xinyan - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.




BOYS

Chesky -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Dakari -  There were 139 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Gadiel -  There were 83 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaloni -  There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Magdaleno - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Parth -  There were 41 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday's Whatsits

GIRLS



Itzayana -  There were 207 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Laisha -  There were 77 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Nalaysia -  There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Deniya -  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Saisha -  There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tzivi - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zoya - There were 147 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Drayton -  There were 78 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaderian - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jamoni - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Nainoa - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tayven -  There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Alayla - There were 78 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Gaurika - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Laniyah - There were 229 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Nalia - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Nyasia -  There were 152  girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tanishka - There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zenya - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Amontae - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Brydon -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Delonte - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Hanniel - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jayshawn - There were 82 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought This Thursday

GIRLS

Aiza - There were 80 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Beyza- There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Cing - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Diya - There were 248 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaya - There were 153 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Lamaria-  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Uzuri - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.




BOYS


Braylin - There were 185 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Gildardo - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Kelson - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Martez - There were 81 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Slayton - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wilian - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yisroel - There were 189 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday's Whatsits

GIRLS

Cabella -  There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ghadeer - There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jakayla - There were 273 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaslene - There were 162 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jaylee There were 501 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Siya-  There were 82 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
 
Yuxi - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zamaya - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.


BOYS

Angad -  There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Kaikoa -  There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Musa - There were 168 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Saith - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Siddhant -  There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tylen -  There were 80 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday's Names

GIRLS

Jadelyn -  There were 80 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Janiyah - There were 713 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Mairely -There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Qirat - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Swara - There were 40 girls named this in 2012  according to the Social Security Administration.

Zailyn - There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zaniyah - There were 329 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Zaylee - There were 159 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Drayden - There were 166 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jamarion - There were 365 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Mahdi -  There were 79 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Mihir - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Onyekachi - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Thijs - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yossi - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS 

Abrar- There were 20 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Anagha - There were 40 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Bracha - There were 80 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Islarose- There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration. This is a 'smoosh' of the names Isla and Rose. 

Jaliyah - There were 669 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ladan -  There were 10 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Saanvi- There were 290 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Yaneli - There were 160 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS 

Daylan - There were 80 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Dhruv - There were 161 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ekam - There were 20 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Izyan - There were 10 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jadiel - There were 332 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Jamari - There were 672 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Keston - There were 40 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Ryman - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Oyuki- There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.
Oyuki is the name of a ghost depicted in a famous Japanese painting.



BOYS

Kierce - There were 5 boys named Kierce in 2012 in the U.S. according to the Social Security Administration.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Nadeline - There were 5 girls named this in the U.S. in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.



BOYS

Tali -There were 5 boys named this in the U.S. in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday's Names

GIRLS

Safiatou-  There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration in the United States. An online search showed some people in the African country of Senegal with this name. 



BOYS 

Quandarius - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought this Thursday

GIRLS

Fenna - Dutch, used as a nickname for names like Frederika. Fenne is another spelling. There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.


BOYS


Iktan - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday's Names

GIRLS

Kabria There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Adminnistration.


BOYS 

Elpidio - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Adminnistration.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday's Names

GIRLS

 Ebba - There were 5 girls named this in the 2012 Social Security Administration data.



BOYS

Naden - There were 5 boys named this in the 2012 Social Security Administration data.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Harjot - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.




BOYS

Fenris - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Chenxi -  This is the name of a Chinese dialect. There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.




BOYS 

Dámaso- Spanish. There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. There is a famous poet named Dámaso Alonso. Dámaso is pronounced "DAH  mah so". It may come from the name Damasus. One source said this is Greek and means "tamer" and another said the origin was the Hebrew Daman, which also means "tamer".

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Daelani -




BOYS

Tarver - English, it can mean "tower" according to babynamespedia.com and can also be spelled Terver or it may come from a place name in Lancashire and mean "hut made of turf" and then it can also be spelled Torver or Torvergh or Thoreurgh. There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday's Name Free-for-all

GIRLS


Lah -There were 5 girls named this in 2012 by the statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

This is listed on behindthename.com as a user-submitted boy name from the Khana language meaning 'second son' (from the Ogoni tribe of Nigeria). But since it is was listed as a girl name on the SSA list, I do not think that is the right origin for its use as a feminine name, though I could be wrong.

It could come from the Anglo-Saxon for 'meadow'. Frederick Davis, in his book The Etymology of Some Derbyshire Place names, lists this as one way of writing the Anglo-saxon word (others being lea or leag, lag, leah, and leg).

I'm not satisfied with this though. For all I know the parents were naming their child after the way a person sings (la la la la la).


BOYS


Pratheek - Sanskrit, meaning "look" or "appearance". There were 5 boys named this in 2012 by the statistics from the U.S. Social Security Administration. It is also written as Pratik.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Names that are Food for Thought this Thursday

GIRLS

Bezawit - There were 5 girls named this in 2012 in the United States according to the Social Security Administration.







BOYS


Cadarrius -  There were 5 boys named this in 2012 in the United States according to the Social Security Administration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday's Names

GIRLS


Aethelburh- Anglo-Saxon. This was a medieval princess who married King Edwin for whom Edinburgh, Scotland is named. She was also called Tate or Tata. Aethelburga is another form of her name (plus alternate spellings like Ethelburh or Ethelburga.) Her father's  name was Aethelberht so it seems she was named for her father.

Jabrielle - There were 5 little girls named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Ricole - Anglo-Saxon. This was the aunt of Aethelburh and sister to Aethelberht. She was mother of Saeberht, king of the East Saxons.


BOYS


Aethelberht - Anglo-Saxon

Sepp - There were 5 boys named this in 2012 according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. I don't really know where it comes from, except that when I typed it into the label box for this post, the editor wanted to insert Giuseppe, so maybe it is a nickname for Giuseppe? That is the Italian form of Joseph, which comes from Hebrew and means "he will add".

Saeberht- Anglo-Saxon

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Names for Tuesday

GIRLS

Aania - There were 5 girls given this name in the U.S. in 2012. I know nothing about it and can't even guess how it's said. It will be fun to learn about it!




BOYS


Balraj - Another name from the 2012 list of the Social Security Administration of the most popular names in the U.S. There were only 5 boys named this. I have no idea where it comes from.

Ella - name of a Saxon king, also written as Aelle.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Names That are Food for Thought This Thursday

GIRLS

Drenna




Marché








BOYS

Lamoni - this is a name from the Book of Mormon pronounced "lah MOAN eye". There were 5 little boys named this in 2012 according to data from the Social Security Administration here in the U.S.

Zytaevius

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

BOYS


Brevin

Vinton

Webb





NOT SURE OF GENDER


Wensley

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Dekkia - In the Oji language "adekia" means "at daybreak" or "in the morning". In Japanese dekia means "ready made".



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Adelhilda

Babichon

Catant - French form of Katherine, which comes from the Greek name Aikaterini.

Debir

Ediltrudis

Fanchette

Gatty

Harty

Ibbott

Javotte - Celtic meaning "white stream", according to the book "Girls' Christian Names, Their History, and Their Association" by Helena Swan. 

Katterle- German, derived from the Greek name Aikaterini, which is the source of the name Katherine.

Larunda - a figure of ancient Roman or Etruscan mythology. A feast was held on Decemeber 22 in her honor (the names Lara or Laurentia are also used, in the book Girls' Christian Names, Their History, and Their Association" by Helena Swan. She connects the meaning of the name to the word 'lars' which came to mean "lord" or "master" and referred to the god of the hearth in the ancient home, figures of dogs generally are associated with this.

Maban -Welsh, meaning "a young child".

Nest - Welsh form of the name Agnes, which comes from Greek and means "chaste".

Ollegard

Paoletta- Italian feminine form of the name Paul, which means "small".

Rhodalind

Sissot

TaeLynn



BOYS

Kenard

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS


Doneen - There is a place name Dooneen which comes from Gaelic and means "little fort". Though I tend to think this name is just a feminine version of Don, one of the short forms for Donald.

Makeda

Rawna



BOYS

Delga - Irish Gaelic

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday's Moniker Musings

GIRLS

Annatie - 

Dietta - Dutch surname, though I encountered it as a lady's middle name. Pronounced 'dee etta'.

Rubena-

Tamron - 


BOYS

Blackburn-

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Names that are Food for Thought This Thursday

GIRLS

Ambree - Although the word "ambrée" refers to a beer that is amber colored in French, I think that it would be fine to consider that this name has similar roots. It may be a modern invention, taking the popularity of the name Amber and that of having names end or begin in the 'bree' sound and combining the two. But it is good enough for me to see it as the French word for 'amber' as far as a name etymology goes.


Anahita - Persian goddess of the heavenly streams

Pernel - French, from Petronilla meaning "pretty stone".

Shirin - there was a Persian queen named this and believed to be from either Armenia or to be Aramaic, or from Syria. She was married to the Persian king at the time that Mohammed lived.



BOYS

Botolph- Saxon, meaning "help-ship" or "sailor".

Dunstan - Saxon, from 'dun' meaning "a hill" and 'stan' meaning "peace".

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

Elymas - in Arabic this means a magician

Ethelard - Saxon, meaning "noble disposition".

Hiel - Hebrew, meaning "the life of God" or "God lives".

Jonadab - Hebrew, meaning "liberal" or "one who acts as a prince".

Kanha- Avestan, meaning "beloved one" and being a name for Krishna.

Khosru- this was a Sasanian king of Persia in the 7th century A.D. He is famous for many things, one of which is tearing up the letter sent to him by Mohammed which demanded that he recognize him as Allah's prophet.

Timeus - Greek, meaning "perfect" or "admirable" or "honorable".

Wildred - Saxon, meaning "much fear".

Wolfert - a form of the Saxon name Wulpher, which means "helper".



NOT SURE WHICH GENDER



Sahnah - if related to the Sanskrit 'sanah', it might mean "old". There is a place in Iran called Sahnah where there are some very ancient ruins, so the meaning would seem suitable.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names

GIRLS

Alfaretta -one possibility is listed in a Wikipedia article on the town of Alpharetta, Georgia, which was named for a fictitious Indian girl named Alfarata. The article also considers the Greek letter alpha a possible source for the name. Another possibility is a nickname or endearment for the name Alva or Alba or even Elva.

Elmah -

Gertru - I came across this doing genealogy and it was specified that the woman's name was Gertru NOT Gertrude. I am curious about this.

Sedellia -

Sitnah -

Tacy -


BOYS

Alanson -

Beedy -

Lynch - 

Morrison -

Neri -

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Names for Tuesday


BOYS

Armistead -
 
Catlett- 


Larken - 

Newgent -

Taverner

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names


GIRLS

Lamanda -


BOYS




 Acker -

Erkuries - Complete guesswork on my part, but this would seem to be a corruption of Hercules, which is the Roman version of the classic Greek hero Heracles. Heracles comes from the name of the goddess Hera and the name of the hero before he reached hero status, Alcaeus or Alcides. One source gives the etymology as "Glory of Hera" from Hera's name and the element "kleos" meaning "glory" or "renown". The Etruscan form of the name was Hercle which is said to come from the Greek Herakles.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Eoline

Nieka

BOYS

Joscar

Pitt - English, meaning "a pit" or "a hollow". This would have been the surname for someone who lived near a pit or hollow and later became a first name when the tradition of using family surnames as first names became a trend (often it would come from the mother's line or the father's mother's line).


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Amelinde- the name of one of the characters in the German novel Dietwald und Amelinde. Amelinde is a princess in this story. Babynamespedia suggests that this name derives from the Gothic element which means 'work'.



BOYS

Dietmar - German, meaning "famous people" or "famous person".

Dietwald -German, meaning "people power". The book Zodiac Baby Names: The Complete Book of Baby Names Defined by Star Sign by Russell Grant also gives the meaning as"powerful people" or "ruling tribe".

Warmund - Gothic, meaning "true mouth" according to Karl F. Otto in his book A Companion to the Works of Grimmelshausen. Warmund is a character in the novel Dietwald und Amelinde.