is that true that every name has a meaning?

@vandhu (432)
India
November 26, 2008 5:50am CST
is that true that every name has a meaning?
7 responses
@dpk262006 (50335)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec 08
Here in India, most of the names have some meaning or the other, may be direct or indirect. For example my real name is 'Deepak', which means - a small earthern lamp, which is lit with the help of oil and cotton, when lit it gives light to surrounding areas. I was the first one in the next generation to be born in my joint family, so I was given this name by one of the elders in the family, hoping that I will bring light in the life of others and I do the same. I love my name and would not like to change it.
@ankur_sen (193)
• India
30 Nov 08
Mainly in india we use our names which has strong and good meanings.But in western countries i dnt think so such kind of culture in there.
30 Nov 08
Well I am not Indian or Asian and live in the western world and my real name transfers roughly into crooked mouth stream at the back of a meadow.I don't think that is the way I feel but its just the combination of my names.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
29 Nov 08
our past generations always used to go for names with meanings.now its become a sort of competion as to which name is better.................
@egdcltd (5169)
26 Nov 08
Probably not every name, because some are just made up, but names that have been around for many years, including surnames, usually do.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
26 Nov 08
Most of the names have the meaning. My name too had some meaning. Some people keep the names of the gods,rivers,places,flowers and what ever they like. But they too had some meaning.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
26 Nov 08
most of the names have meanings especially here in india people do ask what does your name mean but nobody ask me what my name means as vandana means prayer and everybody knows it here. by the way what your name means?