Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A selection of names given to 5 boys in 2013

Anchor - word name
Anthem - word name
Bayard - French meaning "auburn-haired" - lots of history here
Beric - English meaning "grain farm"
Brandell - Old Norse meaning "sword"
Briscoe - Old Norse meaning "birch wood"
Chaplin - English occupational name for a clergyman
Connery - Irish meaning "dog-keeper/keeper of the hound"
Gent - word name
Gracian - prn. GRAY-shen, a variant on Graciano, "grace/gracious"
Gresham - English, "village surrounded by pasture/grazing homestead"
Helix - word name
Hyram - phonetic spelling of Phoenician/Hebrew name Hiram, "exalted brother"
Kline - variant spelling, German, "small"
Lucan - historical, Roman poet
Moxon - English surname, "son of Margaret"
Murdoc - Celtic meaning "sea, seaman"
Oaken - literal spelling of what Aiken means
Obsidian - cooled lava/volcanic glass, "stone of Opsius," possibly "power"
Phillipe - variant spelling of Greek Philip, meaning "lover of horses"
Pollux - star name and mythology name, Roman meaning "very sweet"
Quill - word name
Quintan - rare spelling of Quentin, meaning "fifth"
Roble - Spanish word name meaning "oak"
Ruffin - transferred use between personal name and surname, from Rufus
Seaver - variant of Severus, Latin, meaning "stern"
Sherwood - English place name meaning "bright forest/luminous woods," of Robin Hood fame

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