what does your first name mean?
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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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.
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..........
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.^_^
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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.
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-).