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.

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