Do you know what your name means?

Philippines
October 1, 2008 3:41am CST
Hello MyLotters! What is your name? Wait, don't post it hear. Do you guys know what your name mean? Where it came from? Who gave it? , etc., etc.,??? Well you should know if you don't. I saw this book in a book store "most popular baby names", and found my name there. My name means white, fair skin. My Father is the one who gave it to me. Now if you know what names mean or have a book of names you'll know what my name is. LOL. How 'bout you guys, do you know the meaning of your name?. Happy posting!!
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53 responses
• United States
1 Oct 08
My name was my mothers maiden name and she just add an -A, whallah! I like my name though and I does feel good having an uncommon name. As you can see beside my avatar, I did find it annoying in grade school where boys teased me calling me "Vanilla", retarded and I could even see that in elementary school,lol
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Ah okay. They will this because that is an additive to foods. Thanks for sharing! Happy posting!!
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
1 Oct 08
My name has no meaning lol Its true. it is said though its coming from the name Mary and we all know what that means :)
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• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Okay, your name is Holy.... But, does the person bears that name holy? LOL. thanks for sharing! Happy posting!!
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• India
1 Oct 08
you have selected a very interesting topic well my name is ashvini its an indian name here in our country ashvini is the name of a star in sky and also in the vedas(historical writing) they are the doctors of heaven and also one who runs as fast as horse my dad named me so, because he liked this name and also wanted my name to be starting from the letter A i guess your name if fairy / pinky
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Hey there!! Thank for saying that this is an interesting topic!! You have beautiful name right there. Very meaningful.. Your father likes your name to start at letter A huh? So as my father too. Me and my siblings, our name starts at A too. All of us four. Wrong guess you have there. LOL. Starts with is.. Thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
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• India
2 Oct 08
thank you for telling that my name is nice hmmmmm, sorry for the wrong guess. angel
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
You're welcome.. your guess is still wrong..
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
3 Oct 08
My given name is a derivative of a biblical name which means "gift of God." I've often wished that I had been given the original name. Instead, I've been stuck with a "nickname" all my life.
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
So Matthew, why didn't you like to be called Matt? There's nothing wrong with. If was your friend I'd call you Matt to. Thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Sorry, but you guessed wrong. The biblical name to which I was referring to is the name of the cousin of Mary, the mother of Jesus. You can find that story in the book of Matthew. The lady for which I was indirectly named was the mother of John the Baptist. The nickname that I objected to being stuck with is the one on my birth certificate.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
But Matthew means "gift Of God." I didn't know that there are other name with that same meaning. I don't have much time to read that book you're talking about. I'm too busy to search that name. happy posting!!
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Mine is simple. Richie is a variation of Richard which comes from "Rex" which means king or ruler. But my parents named me Richie because they want me to be rich.
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Nice name you have there. Richie wanna be richie rich. LOL Thanks for posting 1 Happy MyLotting!!
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Yes, I wanna be Richie Rich! I hope I can make it online!
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Good luck and work hard!!
@Aniakim (351)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Oct 08
i'm guessing yours is Albino. LOL. my parents actually got my first name from a very popular child star of the 70's here in my country. it actually meant "little girl" in spanish. my second name is a combination of my pop's and mum's names so i don't think it mean anything but it sounds "rich." wanna guess?
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• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Hmmm.. is it "ninya" with (~) on the n? I don't know how to put it on top of the "n". LOL. You almost got my name there, but that's not my name. Some call me by that name though, got my name now?.. LOL. don't post it here, okay? you can PM me, I'll add you up. Anyway you have a nice name. thanks for sharing!! happy posting!!
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@Aniakim (351)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Oct 08
got me there! you really did. now this doesn't seem fair. i'll make sure i get back at you, i have to think first about your name, do some research. you better be ready! lol
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Haha.. Your name is easy to guess, because of Sto.Nino.. meaning SANTO-saint. Nino-Little (Spanish).. Do you wanna still guess my name or you want me to tell you via private message?.. thanks for posting!! Happy posting to you!!
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• China
1 Oct 08
Yes, my name is King ,it's my parents gave me.Its meaning is to memorize our National Day. I very love my name. Do you love your name?
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Ah.. When is your country's National Day? Were you born on that day? What country is it? Of course, I love my name!! Thanks for sharing here!! Happy posting!!
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• China
6 Mar 09
lol ,me too, though i am a girl , the meaning of my name is king .maybe my mum just want me to be as smart as the king ,lol maybe as wealthy as a king
@Ramyaa (62)
• India
1 Oct 08
My name is Ramya.The meaning of my name is Beautiful,elegant.My father is the one who gave me this name.My father told me the meaning of my name.I like my name.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Beautiful name. Yeah, you should like your name. Is that an Indian name or Arabic or something else?. Thanks for sharing anyway! Happy posting!
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@Ramyaa (62)
• India
1 Oct 08
Its an Indian name.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
My name is a Latin origin means "to open" it was pretty common name and easily to remember it. My mother is the one who gave that name to me, actually, I always teased and kinda always asked why she chose that name when it was common and simple. And she just told me that because she likes the name and the simplicity of it.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Hmmm. I can't guess what your name is. I can't of a simple name. Thanks for sharing anyway. Happy posting!!
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@jayman32 (268)
• Australia
4 Oct 08
hello, my name is jason, it means healer.. have a good day.
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Your name is the name of my favorite Power Ranger character. LOL. Thanks for sharing! Happy posting!
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@littleowl (7157)
3 Oct 08
I have changed my birth name for personal reasons..but am not sure what my birth name meant my name now means luck prosperity protection sacred semi preious crystal and my middle name is associated with water comfort earth spiritual and psychic...littleowl
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Your name sounds kinda interesting. I'd like to know that. Thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
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• Philippines
3 Oct 08
My name's quite uniqe so i guess books will find no exact meaning of my name. But there's story behind my name. It came from my dad and my mom's nick put altogether plus the name Joy since i am their first born after their 5yrs of marriage. that makes my name unique. =)
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• Philippines
4 Oct 08
So you are their joy in life? Are you the only child, unica hija, of your parents? thanks for sharing! Happy posting!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
1 Oct 08
According to most of the naming definition books out there my name "James" means Servant of God. I also know that the Gaelic version of my name is "Shamus". I have not seen any other meanings aside from this one.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 08
That's a nice name.. Named after a Saint.. thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
2 Oct 08
My name means, unfortunately, "Hard worker". Thanks, Mom! I've worked hard my entire life and I can blame my mother for that because she's the one who chose my name. LOL I don't know what my middle name means. I've never looked it up. But I did what you did. When I was looking through a book of baby names to help me decide what to name my sons, I saw my name there. "Hard working person." Hmmph!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I just looked it up again and, after 27 years, the meaning changed on me! They're now saying it means "Mistress of the house" or "Lady". Now, THOSE I don't mind! LOL
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Aha! My middle name means "Friend". I like that, too.
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Hey there! Yeah, thank your mom. Lol. After all the hard work that you did did it pay you back? So, what name did you give to your son? I'm sure found the best one. My middle name is Spanish which means "Shepherd",. My Surname, is also Spanish, means Sun, in Latin it means Helios, the Roman Sun God.. Thanks for sharing! Happy posting!!
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
2 Oct 08
i was a namesake of my mother's friend. she had dark skin and green eyes. she looked beautiful. so, many friends of the family tell me that my name means "tall, beautiful woman." also, i found a man who has a computerized name listing of different names from all over the world and their origins and meaning. and, according to his listing, my name means "desirable and precious."
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Hi there! You have a nice name with a good meaning. I wonder if you live up to its meaning. LOL. Thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
2 Oct 08
people give me compliments on my looks all the time. my profile photo is an old picture of me when i was 24.
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Hmmm.. I wonder how you look like now. You said that picture was way back when you were 24, so how old are you now?.
@irishidid (8535)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I came with my name. Seriously. My mom adopted me and kept the name I was given by my biological mother. It means dawn but it isn't Dawn.
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@frinces (419)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
so what is your real name?
@irishidid (8535)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Roxan
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
That's a beautiful name. Only dawn came early in your life when your biological mother gave you up. i don't mean to offend you.. Thanks for sharing it here. Happy posting!!
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Sheep, or "Lamb of God". I'm not even kidding. Yeaaah...it IS a biblical name, and that's all I'm leaving it at, lol. I don't really like the meaning, so I shorten it so it doesn't mean that haha.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Your name is Sheep? Your parents should have named you after a Saint and not to an animal. Although the meaning of your name is good, but they should have think of other name, you know.. Thanks for sharing here!! Happy posting!!
• United States
2 Oct 08
It isn't "Sheep" it MEANS sheep. Mind you, it's an old name, so that's why lol.
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Oh,. Sorry for that. You really are not proud of your name aren't you?.. It's Okay,,.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
[i]Hello AltheGreat2430, When I was born, the most popular family are the Kennedy's. I was name Robert, from the brother of John F. Kennedy. It means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". I don't think I will be famous and bright just like my namesakes but I am bright and famous with my family. My mother is the one who gave it to me. Have a great day. Regards. [/i]
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Hi there! Your name has a good meaning. How come you say that you are famous with your family? Are you something special to them? or You play a major role in your family? Thanks for sharing here anyway. Happy posting!!
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
[i]Hello AltheGreat2430, No, I am just an ordinary guy from our family. Nothing special. I am just glad I have a family that accept me for what I am. That's what I mean. Even though I am not famous, I have a family to go to. Have a blessed day. Regards.[/i]
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Ah okay. It's nice to have a family like that. Happy posting!!
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
4 Oct 08
My name is Judy, not Judith. I havent a clue what it means or who desided upon that. I havent met many Judy s in my life either. I would be happy if you could tell me what it means.
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Hi there. Well what I only know about the name Judy is that it derived from Judaea(Land of the descendants of Judah, its origin is English, diminutive form of Judith. I hope that helps. Thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Close enough i guess.
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• Canada
2 Oct 08
Hey very interesting question..Whenever i saw a book about baby names i'de always check if my name was there, didnt found it anywhere..i asked my parents how they got it. They said they wanted a boy named 'Danny' but they got 3girls..upsetting coming from them lol..they said first one was easy 'Julie' cuz my mom loves the name, second 'Joanne' its original, third was me 'babygirl' for 2weeks. my godmother gave them a sugestion..her daughter's middle name, its my name now cuz it starts with the letter 'J' like my sisters..i checked on the internet though it said the meaning was 'God Will Add'.. can u guess it?
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• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Hey there! haha. You know what your parents are opposite of mine. My parents wants a girl, that's why they reached four offspring. LOL. I don't know what your name is. Can't make a wild guess on it. Thanks for sharing!! Happy posting!!
• Canada
3 Oct 08
oh really! i guess they always want what they cant have lol.. i know its wasnt quite obvious considering its french and i didnt exactly say that.. its Josée! :)