what does your first name mean?

@Lakota12 (42681)
United States
July 11, 2008 7:20am CST
I was checking on this reading about it in one of my programs and thought y'll might be interested in finding out what your first name means and how old it is. check it out here http://www.behindthename.com/ I knew some history of my name but what else I found was interesting . Have fun let me know what ya think.
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@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
11 Jul 08
My name is Alexander and I found this: Name: Alexander ALEXANDER Gender: Masculine Usage: English, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovak, Greek Mythology (Latinized) Pronounced: al-?g-ZAN-d?r (English), ah-lek-SAHN-der (German), ah-luk-SAHN-dur (Dutch) [key] Latinized form of the Greek name ??e?a?d??? (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek a?e?? (alexo) "to defend, help" and a??? (aner) "man" (genitive a?d???). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe. The name has been used by kings of Scotland, Poland and Yugoslavia, emperors of Russia, and eight popes. Other notable bearers include English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), American statesman Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Scottish-Canadian explorer Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764-1820), Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor of the telephone.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
wow a great name to live up too huh? Sure didnt know it had been a name for popes but then I have never kept up witht them . but is a good strong name!
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@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
12 Jul 08
thanks very much.Have a great day.
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
11 Jul 08
My first name is ANWAR,which is an Arabic word.This means "lights" and if you join middle and last name "ul Haq",it will mean "Lights of one God Almighty or Truth"..........In fact you should have asked meanings of full names instead of the fist one only..........
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
maybe I should have but the page only asked for first names anyone who wants to try all can I myself need to try it and see what I come up with thanks for respionce!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I did try it my first name mean god is gracous middle latin for violet nothing on last name
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@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
12 Jul 08
Thanks for your nice reply.It is good you have also given meanings of your name.It shows so many things.Keep it up..........
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Wow! That was a really good site! I thought I knew everything there is to know about my name but boy was I wrong. I searched in my second name but it returned with both of my first names!. It turns out that my first names combine together to be one of Virgin Mary's title. I thought it was just my Mom's whim to pattern it after my paternal grandmother and maternal great grandmother. Im guessing she doesnt know that its one of Virgin Mary's titles. The only difference is that there is a 'de' in between the names but still. Thanks for sharing the site.^_^
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
you are so welcome glad you learned something differnt about you name ! hugs
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
yep, thanks again.^_^
@mummymo (23707)
12 Jul 08
They didn't know as much as I do about my name Lakota honey but at least they didn't get anything wrong! Then again my name isn't very common outside of Scotland! lol xxx
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
lol that ok too hugs
• United States
12 Jul 08
MUADHNAIT Gender: Feminine Usage: Irish Pronounced: MOO-nat [key] Means "little noble one", derived from Irish muadh "noble, good" combined with a diminutive suffix That is what mine means what ya think
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I like that can I call you little noble one now lol
• United States
12 Jul 08
What a great site! It is also a great resource for any writer out there in myLot land. I hope they all come across this discussion. I knew my name had something to do with the Godess of the moon, but other than that I didn't think much about it. Here is what it said about the name Cynthia: Latinized form of Greek ?????a (Kynthia) which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance, and it did not become common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century. I'm off to look up my children's names now. Great discussion Lakota.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
nice meaning to your name thanks for likeing it1
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jul 08
hi lakota my first name is Patsie,a derivative from Patricia and Patrick, and likePatrick means noble man , Patricia means noble woman from anglo saxons. Dont know how noble I am but sounds good. lol.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
lol sure does!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. I am not big and humble can easy apply to my personality. HUGS
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
cool I like that hugs
• United States
11 Jul 08
My name..Lynnette...is a French name and a linet is a small French singing bird, from what I understand.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
that is cool. Do you sing? would fit with the name if you can
• Nepal
11 Jul 08
Well my name is Rabin n in my language the word refers to the sun moreover i can relate it to englis name robin i love my name
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
how nice glad you do like your name. real nice when you an go thru life with a name ya love!
@cavtel (186)
• Indonesia
11 Jul 08
My name is Latif, Latif means for tenderness and humble kind. I hope I'm reflecting as my name's mean.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
nice a good name to try to keep up too in what you do allthe time keep it up
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
Interesting. Evidently I was meant to work with sheep.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
seems to me like you live in the wrong place for that lol must have been way back in history for that
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 08
Thanks for the information. My name means 'angel' but haven't gone into detail with the site. I'll check it up later.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
that sounds real nice thanks for looking hugs
@MichaelJay (1100)
11 Jul 08
Well, I'm a Michael and this is the answr MICHAEL Gender: Masculine Usage: English, German, Czech, Biblical Pronounced: MIE-k?l (English), MI-khah-el (German) From the Hebrew name ???????? (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Saint Michael was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies, and thus is considered the patron saint of soldiers. The popularity of the saint led to the name being used by nine Byzantine emperors, including Michael VIII Palaeologus who restored the empire in the 13th century. It has been common in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and in England since the 12th century. It has been borne (in various spellings) by rulers of Russia (spelled ??????), Romania (Mihai), Poland (Michal), and Portugal (Miguel). Other more modern bearers of this name include the British chemist/physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and basketball player Michael Jordan (1963-).
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Jul 08
thanks I am glad for all the info you received hope it let you know how well your name has got about and the meaning sounds good to me good luck