The origin of your first name

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#1 Posted by Jimn_tonic (819 posts) -

http://www.behindthename.com/

Mine apparently is derived from a french word, meaning 'raven' traditionally given to black-haired folk, which makes a ton of sense because I'm strawberry blonde.

#2 Posted by British_Azimio (2452 posts) -
I was named after Jason and the Argonauts. It means 'healer' in Greek. (or something like that)
#3 Posted by RadecSupreme (4639 posts) -

My name is Camilo. The spanish version of the name Camillus which is an Ancient Roman cognomen of Etruscan origin.

#4 Posted by DrvoJavorovo (40 posts) -

Well, apparently, my name, Marko, is a cognate of Mark, which is a form of Marcus, which was a Roman name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god Mars.

#5 Posted by johnd13 (7981 posts) -

My name originally derives from a hebrew name which means "Yahweh is gracious".

#6 Posted by Praisedasun (444 posts) -

Well my first name is "Chris".It originates from jesus christ,I presume.

My second name is the one of an ancient athenian who brought democracy back to athens,after the spartans conquered it.

#7 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Named after a city in the Kingdom of Narvarro(now spain), name made popular from the famous Saint Francis Xavier.

File:Franciscus de Xabier.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier

#8 Posted by GazaAli (22500 posts) -
Ali :Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shiite Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.
#9 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Ali :Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shiite Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.GazaAli
Why are all you guys named Ali, or Muhammad?
#10 Posted by deeliman (2386 posts) -

Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the high priest of Israel and the teacher of Samuel. In England, Eli has been used as a Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation.

#11 Posted by GazaAli (22500 posts) -
[QUOTE="GazaAli"]Ali :Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shiite Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.Fightingfan
Why are all you guys named Ali, or Muhammad?

Ali is popular, but no where near Mohammad.
#12 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

according to that, means "he gave" in hebrew

i could've swore i've read of cooler meanings of my name somewhere else

#13 Posted by Sword-Demon (6960 posts) -
James: English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (Jacob) it means Supplanter
#14 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

according to that, means "he gave" in hebrew

i could've swore i've read of cooler meanings of my name somewhere else

rocinante_

oh ok, also means "gift of god". yes, a gift, sure...

#15 Posted by GazaAli (22500 posts) -

[QUOTE="rocinante_"]

according to that, means "he gave" in hebrew

i could've swore i've read of cooler meanings of my name somewhere else

rocinante_

oh ok, also means "gift of god". yes, a gift, sure...

Is your name Nathan?
#16 Posted by Commander-Gree (4929 posts) -

Taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling".

Which is sort of funny because he first road I ever lived on was called Meadow Lane.  My last name is Scottish as well.  

#17 Posted by CongressManStan (918 posts) -
Teague: Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht
#18 Posted by kitty (114541 posts) -
Meaning & History Short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as JAMES or JASON. It was originally used in America in honour of founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.
#19 Posted by Tqricardinho (340 posts) -

Ricardo (Spanish and Portuguese version of Richard) stands for "brave power".

#20 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

[QUOTE="rocinante_"]

[QUOTE="rocinante_"]

according to that, means "he gave" in hebrew

i could've swore i've read of cooler meanings of my name somewhere else

GazaAli

oh ok, also means "gift of god". yes, a gift, sure...

Is your name Nathan?

yes

#21 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Austin

Medieval contracted form of AUGUSTINE.

Okay, let's try Augustine.

From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS.

Okay... let's try Augustus...

Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. This was also the name of three kings of Poland.

There we go.

#22 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

My name is hebrew for "He who is God like."

#23 Posted by GazaAli (22500 posts) -

[QUOTE="GazaAli"][QUOTE="rocinante_"]

oh ok, also means "gift of god". yes, a gift, sure...

rocinante_

Is your name Nathan?

yes

I was just testing my research skills :P
#24 Posted by Celldrax (14563 posts) -

I've known mine for ages, but anyway.

'From an English surname which originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.'

It also seemed to be a pretty common name in the US during the early and mid 1900's.

#25 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12820 posts) -

If I told you the origin of my first name you'd pretty much know it.

#26 Posted by mems_1224 (46485 posts) -
Mine is God is with us in Hebrew.
#27 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

If I told you the origin of my first name you'd pretty much know it.

br0kenrabbit

so?

#28 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12820 posts) -

so?

rocinante_

I'm a mystery.

<.<

#29 Posted by tocool340 (20483 posts) -
My name is a medieval variant of GEOFFREY. Apparently, my mom gave me the name because of its meaning, which is "God's peace"....
#30 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58095 posts) -
Biblical. And the most popular in Chile 06 apparently.
#31 Posted by rabunzel (256 posts) -
[QUOTE="GazaAli"]Ali :Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shiite Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.Fightingfan
Why are all you guys named Ali, or Muhammad?

lol!! Mine is Amber. You all know what that means so no need to explain.
#32 Posted by BossPerson (9433 posts) -
my name is an arabic name but it means "dual"
#33 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

lol!! Mine is Amber. You all know what that means so no need to explain.rabunzel
It means that you are solidified tree sap?

#34 Posted by XilePrincess (13126 posts) -
"Chantel", a phonetic misspelling of "Chantal", from the French verb "chanter" (there's an accent in there somewhere), meaning "to sing". I cannot sing at all.
#35 Posted by GamingTitan (511 posts) -

From a surname which was derived either from the Old English place name wade meaning "a ford", or else from the Old English given name Wada, a derivative of the word wadan "to go


sounds about rite. i've always heard it means one who wanders.

and of course to walk into shallow water~

#36 Posted by Big_Pecks (5242 posts) -

Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover". It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.

Umm, okay. I'm not a Stark though. 

#37 Posted by lancea34 (6912 posts) -
Ciprian. Romanian form of Cyprianus, from the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Nevertheless, I still hate my name.
#38 Posted by junglist101 (5457 posts) -

The origin of my name is from the Christian bible.

#39 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12820 posts) -

The origin of my name is from the Christian bible.

junglist101

Which language? Or did you think Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were their actual names?

John = Y'hochanan

Matthew = Mattithyahu

James = Ya'aqov

and so on...

#40 Posted by -Vulpix- (2375 posts) -

Not sure about it's origin, the only thing I can find about my name it says it is British tried that site my name can't be found guess Cynder doesn't exist on that site.

#41 Posted by MrsSolidSnake (4902 posts) -

Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.

#42 Posted by Makhaidos (1613 posts) -
Celtic. Means "little hollow." Keebler elves live in my name.
#43 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4727 posts) -

Nathaniel: Anglicized Hebrew meaning "Gift of God". I was named after the Apostle.

#44 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20833 posts) -
It says mine wasn't found.
#45 Posted by Kenny789 (10215 posts) -
"Variant of BRIAN" Ok..... "The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century." Interesting.
#46 Posted by jeremiah06 (7169 posts) -
I already knew from the bible but From the Hebrew name (Yirmiyahu) which meant "YAHWEH has uplifted". This is the name of one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Jeremiah and (supposedly) the Book of Lamentations. He lived to see the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th century BC. In England, though the vernacular form Jeremy had been occasionally used since the 13th century, the form Jeremiah was not common until after the Protestant Reformation.
#47 Posted by killerfist (19812 posts) -
It comes from an old Germanic tribe.
#48 Posted by TheFlush (5508 posts) -

Roel (pronounce: rule) is a Dutch name and it means 'famous for bravery'.
It's derived from the Germanic word 'hroth' meaning fame.
The first time the name Roel has been recorded in written history was in 829 A.D. in a Germanic chronicle about a knight named Roel. 

#49 Posted by killerfist (19812 posts) -

Roel (pronounce: rule) is a Dutch name and it means 'famous for bravery'.
It's derived from the Germanic word 'hroth' meaning fame.
The first time the name Roel has been recorded in written history was in 829 A.D. in a Germanic chronicle about a knight named Roel. 

TheFlush
Roel rules :P
#50 Posted by TheFlush (5508 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheFlush"]

Roel (pronounce: rule) is a Dutch name and it means 'famous for bravery'.
It's derived from the Germanic word 'hroth' meaning fame.
The first time the name Roel has been recorded in written history was in 829 A.D. in a Germanic chronicle about a knight named Roel. 

killerfist

Roel rules :P

 

My neighbour from Downstairs is from the US and she cannot pronounce my name properly hehe. The Dutch 'R' is pretty difficult if your not from around here. It's pretty cute the way she says my name.