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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Names for a Hot Summer Day

GIRLS


Edvardine

Lehua

Lovina


BOYS


Asaf

Verndale


Friday, July 1, 2022

Names from the Carnegie Rolls of Honor

I found these names of heroes or the people they saved, or attempted to save, on the Rolls of Honor kept by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission that awards medals in the United States and Canada to individuals who risked substantial harm to themselves saving or trying to save someone's life. 


GIRLS


Arnetta

Delcina

Floria

Luona

Ruthella

Thera



BOYS


Amanson

Amno

Brace

Churchill

Cirlo

Cline

Erford

Phaon

Woodhull -  a middle name, but the name he went by


NOT SURE OF GENDER


Brainerd

Canzada

Mazell

Perniece

Ranghild


Sunday, June 19, 2022

A Parcel of Names

GIRLS


Nabby

Rizpah

Tamma


BOYS


Gearsen

Wiar

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Names Abound!

 GIRLS


Texie 



BOYS


Attewall - an English immigrant

Bengt - a Swedish immigrant

Haskel

Millen - 

Ozro

Monday, June 13, 2022

A Dozen Names

GIRLS


Anselma -

Betha -

Delpha - 

Elzina -

Geniora- 

LaMay- 

Lesieli - possibly Tongan

Rinda -



BOYS


Beecher -

Cathcart -

Clemeth -



NOT SURE OF GENDER


Grizal - possibly feminine, Scottish

Friday, June 3, 2022

Names Both Old and New

GIRLS


Alberada

Huguette - Germanic, feminine form of the name Hugh, meaning "heart" or "mind" or "spirit". 

Shandray - the lady at the grocery checkout tonight


BOYS


Bohemond - the name of a legendary giant, it was also used as a given name by Normans in the Middle Ages. 

Giselbert