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#1 Jimn_tonic
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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.

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#2 British_Azimio
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I was named after Jason and the Argonauts. It means 'healer' in Greek. (or something like that)
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#3 RadecSupreme
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My name is Camilo. The spanish version of the name Camillus which is an Ancient Roman cognomen of Etruscan origin.

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#4 DrvoJavorovo
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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.

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#5 johnd13
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My name originally derives from a hebrew name which means "Yahweh is gracious".

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#6 Praisedasun
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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.

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#7 Fightingfan
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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

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#8 GazaAli
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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.
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#9 Fightingfan
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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?
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#10 deeliman
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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.

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#11 GazaAli
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[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.
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#12 rocinante_
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according to that, means "he gave" in hebrew

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

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#13 Sword-Demon
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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
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#14 rocinante_
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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...

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#15 GazaAli
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[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?
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#16 Commander-Gree
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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.  

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#17 CongressManStan
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Teague: Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht
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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.
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#19 Tqricardinho
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Ricardo (Spanish and Portuguese version of Richard) stands for "brave power".

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#20 rocinante_
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[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

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#21 Trail_Mix
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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.

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#22 WhiteKnight77
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My name is hebrew for "He who is God like."

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#23 GazaAli
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[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
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#24 Celldrax
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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.

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#25 br0kenrabbit  Online
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If I told you the origin of my first name you'd pretty much know it.

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#26 mems_1224
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Mine is God is with us in Hebrew.
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#27 rocinante_
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If I told you the origin of my first name you'd pretty much know it.

br0kenrabbit

so?

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so?

rocinante_

I'm a mystery.

<.<

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#29 tocool340
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My name is a medieval variant of GEOFFREY. Apparently, my mom gave me the name because of its meaning, which is "God's peace"....
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Biblical. And the most popular in Chile 06 apparently.
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#31 rabunzel
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[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.
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#32 BossPerson
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my name is an arabic name but it means "dual"
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#33 WhiteKnight77
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lol!! Mine is Amber. You all know what that means so no need to explain.rabunzel
It means that you are solidified tree sap?

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#34 XilePrincess
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"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.
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#35 GamingTitan
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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~

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#36 Big_Pecks
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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. 

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Ciprian. Romanian form of Cyprianus, from the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Nevertheless, I still hate my name.
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The origin of my name is from the Christian bible.

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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...

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#40 -Vulpix-
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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.

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#41 MrsSolidSnake
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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.

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Celtic. Means "little hollow." Keebler elves live in my name.
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Nathaniel: Anglicized Hebrew meaning "Gift of God". I was named after the Apostle.

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It says mine wasn't found.
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"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.
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#46 jeremiah06
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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.
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It comes from an old Germanic tribe.
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#48 TheFlush
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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. 

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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
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[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. 

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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.