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, February 28, 2017

Names for Tuesday


Armistead -

Larken - 

Newgent -


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday's Set of Names


Lamanda -


 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






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).