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.

Monday, December 5, 2016

NTMN-9

GIRLS

Altine

Clema

Danneell

Daviette

Dixie Colledge
                                  
Larsina



BOYS

Holbert

Maxence

Friday, October 14, 2016

NTMN - 8

GIRLS


Cyrilla - feminine form of the name Cyril, which is derived from the Greek 'kyrios' which meant 'lord' or 'master' and came from a verb meaning "to find or possess".

Moncha - Irish variant of Monica







Nedelijka - Illyrian, from the name of the day Sunday.

Christopherine - an English feminine form of the Greek name Christopher meaning "the Christ-bearer".

Christophera - English feminine form of the Greek name Christopher.









BOYS

Cristovalo - a variant form of the name Christopher, Italian, I think, though Christopher comes from Greek.

Christachi - Greek variant of the name Christopher.