What's the meaning of your name?

@heart143 (1202)
Philippines
March 11, 2008 1:21am CST
Long or short...we all have names, but have you ever wondered what's the meaning of your name? Or how or where your name was derived? When I was just a little girl, I asked my Mom how I was named. I asked her where did she got my name and why I was named like that. This was her answer : A few days before I was born, she was watching a beauty pageant on TV. She liked the winner of pageant so much that she named me after the her. She also said I am a BLESSing from God. Yup...that's my name!
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22 responses
• China
11 Mar 08
That is a vey good question.Acturely every name has the different meaning,and some will be very interesting.My name is related with my family,I have a twin brother,he is just 5 minutes younger than me!Fantastic!So when my uncle were making names for us,he thought about the unique feature.Accidently,my name is the same with a great person in the history of China.Untill now,I am still proud to own that name.I should work hard for that great name,because I can not insult it although it is just a symbol.By the way,adding my name to my brother'one means civilization in Chinese slang.
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
That's great! Can I know what your name is? and your twin brother too? I'm quite intrigued...I also want to know a little Chinese word.
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• China
11 Mar 08
Of course,my name is Sun Wen(??),my brother'name is Sun Ming(??).
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Thanks. I'll remember that!
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@sophialin (2677)
• China
11 Mar 08
i am the second child in my family. because my elder sister name stands for a swallow in the forest. thus i was simply named with a meaning that the second swallow coming to the forest. it's really simple and funny. but i have no choice.
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
I'm sure your sister's name is nice that's why they also gave that name to you. Same thing happened to my friend's siblings. My friend is the first born in the family. The names of her other three sisters are also derived from her name.
• Australia
11 Mar 08
That's so funny. I love it!
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Funny...but true!
@bente63 (50)
• Denmark
11 Mar 08
Thats funny when I was child I never liked my name but after I became christian I found out it means blessed and I do fell very blessed.
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Wow! Blessed also...we are both blessed!
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• Denmark
11 Mar 08
Thats really greate but then why dont you use your name in here?
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
i've got several pen names, all related to my name and my birthday.
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@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
i did asked my mom how i was named, she said it was from her favorite charlie's angels character. :) my chinese name though is different, my grandmom gave it to me and all people who knows my name told me my name in chinese is beautiful. :) it means, kindness of heart. :)
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
It have noticed that most Chinese derive names from a virtue they want the child to achieve. It's a sort of blessing to the child so that the names will influence the person.
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@mizcash (686)
• Canada
11 Mar 08
I know my father was catholic and loved the name Theresa sao, I assume it's the saint which I am definately not wrong. Wrong name for me, wish my name was Rebel lol
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
hahaha! you naughty girl...maybe you haven't found your saintly side yet.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
Mine is really simple and easy.. it means "A Pearl". I asked mom where she got my name and it was the name of one of her best friends.. and it rhymes with my sister's name. (no we aren't twins! lol!)
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
You must be so precious to them, that's why they gave that name to you.
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• Australia
11 Mar 08
My name is Melissa and it apparently means honey bee. My mom didn't know the meaning but she just liked the name and so she chose it. I like to think that it's a good name for me because I can be as sweet as honey but I can sting like a bee sometimes ;-P
• Australia
11 Mar 08
I forgot to mention that apparently Melissa was a character in greek mythology. That's where it stems from anyway...
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
I guess all parents give beautiful names to their children. It's another gift from our parents aside from the gift of life.
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@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
That's additional info. I've never thought that the name Melissa is of a Greek origin.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
12 Mar 08
my name was taken from prophet muhammad. so my name means Muhammad the true
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
What a great name!
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
12 Mar 08
thx drawmoney. yes i should add pbuh or saw after his name. I am proud of my parent giving me this name.
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
13 Mar 08
Amen. love the word you pray
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
11 Mar 08
My name is, at it worst meaning, I just learned, means "snub-nosed". What? Ugh! I love my name but, that stinks...no pun intended! But, a much nicer origin is: Courtney or Courtenay came to England with the Norman Conquest in 1066. There various places in Northern France named Courtenay, as well as the family being an important dynasty in the Middle Ages, both in France and in England, where they are the Earls of Devon. Courtney has also been associated with the French nickname 'court nez' meaning short or snub-nosed. It was at it's height of popularity in the late 80's to mid 90's. My name is spelled Cortney, without a U. So, I am happy to say that it is not the Courtenay version that means "Snub-nosed" or even the Americanized version of Courtney (with a u). I am my own definition!
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Wow! That's really interesting. You really took time to research on your name. But it's a must for us to know the meaning of our names...I mean it's our identity and we can't get away from it.
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Wow! That's really cool. I'll try mine. I want to know how many people in the world has got my name too.
@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
12 Mar 08
My name means 'of noble birth' - well they got that wrong, no silver spoon for me! My friend was named after a book, poor thing. Another is named after a famous set of Irish hills.... Another (male) was named after a film his mother had been watching, a western (Shane!) Just think, when you name your kid - they are stuck with it for life, no matter whether they like it or not! We are all BLESSed in one way or another - we had a loving mother!
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
13 Mar 08
Who says so? We are the royalties of our homes...your parents-the king and queen, and you the prince! Yes, we are all very blessed for having our mothers (and fathers too).
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
13 Mar 08
I should have said...you're the princess in your home! Sorry for that.
• China
12 Mar 08
In china many parents name their child with many meanings like beautiful, rich,wise,lovely,and something like that. Sometimes if the child's brith comes across the anniversary of someday like national day or mid-autumn festival etc, this child's name might name after such meaningful day in chinese.So you can imagine how many identical names are in China.In late 60's as for the political reason, many parents named their chindren as "red" for the purpose of demonstrating their heart for the party.In the 70's children ofter had 2 words' name which sounded simple. But with the increasing amount of the population, 3 or even 4 words names appeared. At present children's names sounds like the love story novels(like Qiongyao, the famous writer in Taiwan, who is good at affecting love story).I don't know why.LOL.In my opinon, I will give my son or daughter a simple and unforgettable name.
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Very well said! That explains everything about Chinese names. Now I know why Chinese names seem to be similar.
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
The Chinese people has a very unique and unusual way of naming their children. Maybe it has something to do with their culture and living.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
13 Mar 08
Apparently my aunt chose my name for me saying' let her be well versed in arts and studies'--my name is the shortened version of the name of Goddess SARASWATHI. We believe that she bestows intelligence, good powers of expression and good grasp of lessons. On the ninth day of the Durga festival we honour Goddess Saraswathi and pray to this goodess thanking her for all her bounties. It is called SARASWATHI Pooja.This goddess is also called by other names like Kalaivani,Kalaiarasi, etc..,'Kalai'means 'art'. I am happy that my aunt chose this name for me .
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
13 Mar 08
That's also a nice name, a very meaningful one. You have enlightened me on some things about your culture. Thank you very much. Maybe you are good artist or in the field of arts now.
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
12 Mar 08
...glen-da... a fertile valley.. I'm taurus, the grazing bull, very nature minded, so I like the meaning..
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
13 Mar 08
yeah, all refers to nature...very nice!
@TShaheed (80)
• United States
12 Mar 08
My first name is completly made up. My mom told me that when she was younger she had an imaginary friend with my current name. I used to wish that I had a common name but now I appreciate how unique it is. my last name means Martyr in Arabic...I think that's pretty cool :-)
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Hmmm, that's strange. It must be a very unique name. Isn't it nice to have a unique name? People will always ask and wonder how you got your name. Makes you more mysterious and interesting.
@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
12 Mar 08
I went to a website a feww years ago to find the meaning of my name. since my parents just wanted to be different in the spelling. My first name is Kati and my middle name is Lynn. They were gonna go by Kaitlyn, but my dad decided to be different and do Kati Lynn. When I went on the site though, it told my name meant Pure/Virginal. Which isn't always true. [: hehe. but that's the basic meaning of my name.. I wasn't named after anyone or anything special.
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Who says you aren't pure! winks* Your parents are very creative in your name, making sure you're the only one with that name or you're the first one with that name so they thought of changing the spelling a bit. Nice name too.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
i am named sarah by my mother which we all know means princess.. she has chosen that name for me because when i was born, the princess sarah movie was a very popular one.. so she decided to name me...actually she was also thinking before of naming me constance.. haha. sounds very historical. haha!
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Not really, lol. Constance may not be too bad...sounds classy also. But I think the name Sarah suits you more.
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Hello heart143 :) My name is Christine. And its very common, but I like it. I guess the meaning of the name is obvious. My mom gave it to me, from the word "Christian" or from the name "Christ". We are catholic-christians :)
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
It's not really common because of the difference in spelling lol, but it's a very nice name. Many parents choose your name because of the meaning it implies - Christ, Christian, Christianity.
@Samanthavv (1383)
• United States
12 Mar 08
My name is Samantha. My mom says she named me after a friend, and sometimes she says she named me after the witch, Samantha, on the television show Bewitched. She changes her story a lot, so you never know. My name is of a Hebrew origin and is supposed to mean "good listener." However, this was not always true of me! When I was really little, I didn't talk much, but once I hit three or four years old, you just couldn't shut me up. I would babble and babble to anyone and anything about whatever I could. I LOVED to talk. Fortunately, I am much older now, and I realize that it is not only important to talk, but it's important to listen to. I can't help but laugh when I see videotapes of myself talking a mile a minute when I was little though!
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Hahaha! Your mom is funny! I think you could be a good adviser or a counsellor...you are "the good listener" and you love to talk. I also like the name Sam because it's a masculine name yet sounds so sweet.
• United States
11 Mar 08
My name is Stefanie it means "Crowned One". My mother said she picked out our middle names, because she named us after different family members, first. Then she went through names she had picked out and seen which ones went best with my middle name. She didnt like the PH in it though so she changed it to an F.
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
That's also a nice. Parents really spends so much time to be able to come up with a very nice name for their children.
@adprast (15)
• Indonesia
11 Mar 08
my name is deracht. In germany language, it can be spelled as "der acht". in English, it mean "the eight" why i got that name ? because i was born at many number of eight....that's my lucky number ... i think. what do you think 'bout that?
@heart143 (1202)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Really? So, is your birthday on the 8th of August? Wow! That's a really nice date. It is also the birthday of my former boss (he is also a German). Danke schoen!