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.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday Name Finds in "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS


Elmina



BOYS



Aurelius

Baldwin

Bernhard

Bradhurst

Bunford

Coleman 

Cordenio

De Alton

Donatus 

Doremus 

Dorsey

Elmon

Garvin

Lamson

Laurenus

Minot

Philetus

Reinhold

Seaton

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Names to Take Notice Of

GIRLS


Jillinda

Leopoldina 

Lueen



BOYS


Samoset - Abenaki, name of a Nauset chief that the Pilgrims met when they arrived in Plymouth, Massachusets. He was originally from Maine.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Rolling Out Some Interesting Names from "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS



Ardelia

Doretta

Lucette



BOYS


De Lorme

Denman

Doane

Edsel

Erskine

Fairman 

Filibert 

Henley

Hervin 

Hubert

Lessing

Per - this man was born in Sweden

Ruric

Ryerson

Stealy

Vasco 

Worth

Saturday, December 28, 2019

"Who's Who in America 1904" Unusual Names Revealed

GIRLS


Eurith


Itti




BOYS


Beale

Boardman

De Forest

Erman
 
Guilford

Manoah

Massey

Mazyck

Mosheim

Norval

Opie - this man was from Tennessee

Palmer
 
Sylvanus

Verner 

Warfield
 
Wheelock
 
Whitelaw

Wyllys

Friday, December 27, 2019

Shedding Light on Unusual Names From "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS


 Zénaïde - this woman was Russian




BOYS


Altus

Arsène

Bie - this man was from Norway

Bradford

Carman

Carr

Choice

Egbert

Emilius

Fletcher

Harrington

Irenaeus - 

Jeter

Lingan

Marathon

Overton- this man was named for his father. His last name was Price. He was born in Liverpool, England. But since my Price ancestors lived in Overton, Wales, it just makes me wonder if maybe his father was from Wales or connected with the Price family of Overton, and the first name was a nod to where they were from.

Rastus

Redfield 

Wilder

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Names for the Day After Christmas

GIRLS


Electa

Gheeda

Jemimita - Spanish nickname for the Hebrew name Jemima, pronounced "heh me me tah". Jemima means "dove".

Lozette

Lucina

Reseula



BOYS


Almenus

Ansgar - Germanic, from "ans" meaning "god" and "ger" meaning "spear".

Arend

Asbjorn - Old Norse, from "ass" meaning "god" and "bjorn" meaning "bear".

Bent- Danish form of the Latin name Benedictus meaning "blessed".

Christer -  Danish nickname for the name Christian, which comes from the Latin Christianus meaning "a Christian".

Dagfinn - from Old Norse "Dagfinnr" from "dagr" meaning "day" and "finnr" meaning "person from Finland".

Eilert - Scandinavian form of the Germanic name Egilhard, from "egil" meaning "edge of a sword" and "hard" meaning "hardy" or "brave".

Fridolf - Germanic, from "fridu" meaning "peace" and "wolf".

Gurdon

Orange - this was quite a family name. The father and son had it, then he named his son Orange, his brother also had a son named Orange,

Pierpont - Apparently the banker J.P. Morgan preferred to go by his middle name Pierpont, which was his mother's maiden name.



NOT SURE OF GENDER

Lectie

Names From the Pages of "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS


Dalinda -a woman from Buenos Aires


 
BOYS


Alba

Barnet

Bela - Bela Pratt was a sculptor, born in Connecticutt.

Butler - he seems to have gotten his first name from his father, whose middle name was Butler

Eltweed

Epifanio

Fitz-John

Hazen

Howell

Le Gage

Marsden

Mott

Rice 

Sedgwick

Treneo -a man from Buenos Aires

Van Dearing 

Waldron

Warley 

Young - this man appears to have been known by his initials, Y.J., but Young was his given name.