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03/03/2009 07:43:09 PM · #1
I just found a rather interesting website for the meanings of mames //www.thinkbabynames.com which although it doesn't mention the "leader of men" meaning for Alexander, it does mention it meaning warrior or defender. The funny thing was that as a youngster growing up I thought it meant I was in trouble. If everything was good, the parents just called me Alex but once they started calling me by full name, it usually meant I had just been caught doing something naughty.
03/03/2009 07:37:14 PM · #2
Michael:
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.

Mick:
From the Irish name (Mick) meaning "He who makes awesome pics and is exceedingly cool." This is a testament to his phenomenal photographic and artistic abilities. In the book of DPChallenge in the current testament he is portrayed as the awesomest artist ever, and thus is considered the patron saint of photographers.

03/03/2009 07:23:51 PM · #3
Meaning of "Katherina"

In English, the name Katherina means- derived from katherine pure. The name Katherina orginated as an English name. The name Katherina is most often used as a girl name or female name.

03/03/2009 07:14:33 PM · #4
Originally posted by valiooo:

valio - bravo in lithuanian


RANDOM NOTE! I'm going to lithuania for study abroad in fall 2010!
03/03/2009 07:13:37 PM · #5
gediminas - yearn, sorrow, refer

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 19:20:02.
03/03/2009 07:07:21 PM · #6
Barbara according to Urban Dictionary means:

Noun: Beautiful lady. Voluptuous. A mysterious, strange woman.

Adjective: Perfection. Beauty. Strange.

I never knew this. I know its origionally Greek.
03/03/2009 07:04:43 PM · #7
Jessica means rich, or wealthy. Jesse is a Biblical name. Jessie is in between...

My middle name is Lynn, which means lake in welsh! I think it's pronounced differently though.

Urban Dictionary says:
A wonderful person who brings sunshine into people's lives. Being a Jessie is a beautiful thing and a rare quality.
A word to describe a vegan girl with cool hair and glasses with an even cooler personality.
A Jessie is a wise and witty person who proclaims virtues that everyone can learn from.
A typical Jessie enjoys quotes from all kinds of wise people and enjoys the use of spell check.
Something made of stardust ready to shine but sometimes burns to brightly and bursts into flames and becomes dust once again, ready to repeat the process.
A girl who most of the time makes no sence but she is a really funny girl. She hangs out with her own little group. She often wears glasses, short and she is a great friend she might say something that will probably afend you but it means nothing. She thinks that everyone hates her but not everybody does they just think that she is self-center but if you really know her she is nothing like that. She will often go up to a random person and say the stupist thing but you got to love her. She always wants to go out for walks in the middle of the night even if its snowing. She loves talking about stuff that happened years ago but she is a great freind so if you know a Jessie, become her friend and never let go!

haha....see the funny thing is that I do wear glasses, but I am my own spell check. That one really does describe me pretty dang well.

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 19:14:02.
03/03/2009 06:54:49 PM · #8
Well, you asked.........
Every time I go somewhere, I get comments "Thats a Traditional XXXXX name"

My parents knew it as Maori (Native NZ, even though i am an Aussie) and means Food. Of course, kai is also German, short for kaiser, which means Emperor.....

So for this, I went to Wiki

The name Kai (pronounced /ˈkaɪ/) has various origins in completely different cultures:

Kai is a Polynesian and Japanese word/name. In Japanese it can have the meaning "big water", "the ocean", "the sea" or "paddle";
Kai in Hawaiian means "ocean".
In the Maori language of New Zealand Kai means 'food', or the verb 'eat' or 'feed'.
Kai is a Chinese given name, which can be one of several characters. The most common Cantonese name is "ã" with five radicals for silkworms on sieve, meaning "unceasing (like silk)" or "following intimately (like silk)" or "continual (like silk)". The most common Mandarin name, "M"C meaning "Victory" or "Triumphant". In Chinese Kai "J" also means open.
In Scandinavian cultures, Kai means "keeper of the keys; earth".
Kai is a Hmong male name that is sometimes spelled Kha.
In Burmese, Kai means "strong", or "unbreakable".
In Japanese, Kai has several meanings, including "change" or "the action to correct", "mediation" or "concerning oneself with", as well as "sea" (the last definition possibly derived from Polynesian languages[citation needed]).
Kai in the Navajo language means "willow tree".
Kai is a popular Welsh name, although the name is normally spelt Cai. From the Arthurian legend Sir Kay.
In Estonian, Kai is a female name meaning "pier".
In various Germanic languages, Kai means Quay or safe harbor.
In Basque, Kai is a common word meaning "pier of a harbour" and a variant of the first name Kaio (from the old Latin name Caius)
In Yoruba, a Nigerian dialect, Kai means "Love".


I guess I can use any definition I wish, or combine them.........
03/03/2009 06:54:14 PM · #9
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03/03/2009 06:52:50 PM · #10
My name is Juliet

The only thing it means is that may parents must have been stoned when they named me, cos they have no idea what teasing I get for it

apart from that some bloke called Shakespeare used it in something! =oP

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 18:53:45.
03/03/2009 06:49:09 PM · #11
First definition from Urban Dictionary
LOOK UP YOUR NAME :D

Leah
Verb;
"To describe something of such superb standards it almost cannot be described by any word or sentence or onomatopoeia in the English language.

Oh man, look at that Leah!
She soooo sexy!!!!
"

I really like the 4th defintion too ;)

"A unique individual who is always there for her friends. She is sometimes shy, and doesn't have complete confidence in herself even though she should, she always seems to know the right thing to say. She worry's just a lil too much, but always about the important things she needs to just take things a lil more in stride XD. Leah = pretty and thin eventhough she may not think so.
Friend: Leah, what should I do?
Leah: well, tell me what happened ...
"
03/03/2009 06:37:09 PM · #12
Brandi - I was named after the song "Brandy (you're a fine girl)" by Looking Glass...
03/03/2009 06:30:37 PM · #13
Caterina

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Pure

pppffff :D
03/03/2009 06:23:15 PM · #14
Alexander, I have been told means "leader Of men" & is Persian in origin. I am guessing it has something to do with Alexander the Great.
03/03/2009 05:49:34 PM · #15
Fritz is a German nickname for Friedrich or Frederick, and is a nickname my (very German) grandmother gave me well before I was even born. I've used it all my life, and consider it a small tribute to the wonderful person that she was.
My given name, Francis, is derived from the Latin "Franciscus," referring to St. Francis of Assisi; naming children for saints is a Catholic tradition, and my parents were devout Catholics. The religious upbringing didn't take, however, and so I answer to Fritz... or kirbic (small "k"), that works too :-)
03/03/2009 05:21:28 PM · #16
Kelli

Kelly (pronounced /ˈkɛli/) is an Irish origin given name and surname. Etymologically, it originated as a patronymic surname, with the prefix Ó ("grandchild", or "male descendant") and the suffix Ceallach ("strife", or "contention"), an Old Gaelic clan name, Ó Ceallaigh (anglicisized as "O'Kelly").[1]

It's been adapted to mean "Brave Warrior" in many English language armies (for example, the Irish Army, British Army, and Australian Army), and "Warrior Princess" by American popular culture. Kelly is the second most common family name in Ireland (after Murphy).

Alternative origins are locational:[1]

In England, from Kelli in Devonshire, reflected as the Welsh/Cornish celli ("grove"), in public records dating as far back as 1194.
In Scotland, from Kelly, near Arbroath, Angus, reflected as the Gaelic coille ("wood" or "grove"), in public records dating as far back as 1373.
There are several surname variants including: Cheallaigh (add the prefix Ní for a maiden name,[2] instead of the masculine prefix Ó; see example Lisa Kelly/Laoise Ní Cheallaigh), Kelle, Kelley (often associated with pre-famine, mostly Protestant emigrants, during the Irish diaspora), Kellog, Kellye, Kellyn, and McCullough.

Kelly, and variants, was originally only a surname. With transferred use, Kelly become a popular masculine given name also, and subsequently became a popular feminine given name also. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, Kelly, girl's name, was ranked #999 in 1944, then steadily gained popularity through 1977 (#10), before declining (#212 in 2006); Kelly, boy's name, was ranked in the top 600 through 1939, then steadily gained popularity through 1968 (#97), before declining (#884 in 2002).[3] There are several given name variants, including: Keely ("strife", or "war"), Kellee, Kelleen, Kelleigh, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, and Kellye.[4].

03/03/2009 05:18:46 PM · #17
Adam: of the Earth
Origin: Hebrew

I was so named because I was my parents' first child.

My Korean name is Min-seob Kim which means "warm and intelligent"

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 17:20:30.
03/03/2009 05:13:35 PM · #18
I've heard that Tate means:

One Tenth (British)
Cheerful One (British)
One who talks too much (American Indian) and/or the God of Wind (which means full of hot air?)

A good place to look up names?
03/03/2009 05:08:50 PM · #19
Jonathan- given by god i believe.
03/03/2009 05:08:03 PM · #20
Wikipedia says, Alan = Rock, little rock, and handsome. Well Handsome didnt happen, and a little rock is still a rock. In my case Alan = Rock. Ironically my last name in German is black.
03/03/2009 05:02:51 PM · #21
"What does your name mean" has always fascinated me. There are many names that have another life as a noun or a verb.

Brad = a slender wire nail with a small barrel-shaped head
Jimmy = a short crowbar (noun); to force open with a short crowbar (verb)
roger = used especially in radio and signaling to indicate that a message has been received and understood (verb)
john = toilet or prostitute's client (noun)
joe = coffee (noun)

I started a dictionary of names--once I started looking for these, I found them everywhere.

[eta]

Besides the names of flowers & precious stones, for women we have

sally = a venture or excursion usually off the beaten track (noun, also a verb for the same action)
ruth = compassion for another's misery

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 17:16:47.
03/03/2009 04:59:13 PM · #22
Are = "Ocean Eagle" in the old Norwegian language
03/03/2009 04:52:05 PM · #23
Nathan = Arrogan, sarcastic, pain in the arse, (at least that's who I am, not necessarily the real meaning to my name). *grin*
03/03/2009 04:49:15 PM · #24
Both my first and last name are embedded in Hungarian history. Steven (has already been detailed by Five_Seat) is after King Stephen of Hungry. There were (before deaths) seven Stephens in our family with various spellings. In Hungry, there are numerous churches named St. Stephen. My last name translate to "light." Therefore, King of light.

Sorry, rmezzo! This King never bows to another!

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 16:51:36.
03/03/2009 04:38:00 PM · #25
Ryan = It is of Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "king"

Now kneel before me peasants!!!
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