What does your birth-name mean?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Brad Barker, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    mine is brad. it is norse for "spike."

    cool, eh?
  2. JoelEoM


    Mar 11, 2002
    Lancaster, PA
    Joel is Hebrew for "Jehovah is God"
  3. laura- crowned (like with LAURELS)

    z z z z borrrrring:rolleyes::)
  4. ConTraBajisTa

    ConTraBajisTa Guest

    Oct 5, 2000
    auburn, ny
    serena = (latin) serene.

    who would have thought?
  5. Jake in hebrew is Yakov(sp?) which literally means "one who trips another and takes his place"

    no joke. Is that cool or what? :D
  6. Ariel - Hebrew for "Lion of God"

    BTW, it's pronounced R-E-L...not AERIAL!!!
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    William (wil'yum) = "a helmet of will", "determined protector"

    William is among the most commonly found Medieval given names, and as a result, is among the most common surnames. Williams is a patronymic form.
    William is derived from an Old French given name with Germanic elements: wil = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection.

    If anyone cares:

  8. ScJaxx

    ScJaxx Guest

    Mar 15, 2002
    Sean (Irish spelling)
    Gift from God. Form of John from the French Jean.

    so you all can bow down, cause we all know that Jesus was gods gift to the world.
  9. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Ryan= african princess
  10. XAVIER "the new house" from the Basque place name Etxabier. Saint Francis Xavier was the Jesuit priest who popularized the name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in eastern Asia. He is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.

    GROSSON French, "big sound" from "gros" meaning "big" and "son" meaning "sound".

  11. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Michael, which in Hebrew translates as, phoenetically, Meh-chiy-el. Michael was the leader of God's legion of protecting archangels. He was powerful, forceful, aggressive, and a leader. Literally, Michael means, "Who is like Jehovah."
  12. Aaron-Hebrew for "Mountain Tall" made famous by Moses's brother.

    How'd mom know I'd grow up to be 6'3":confused:

    Musta been the 18 hours in labor I put the poor woman through
  13. my full name is " Tim van Dijk "

    Tim = Timotheus = honour to the lord

    " van " is Dutch for " from " or " of the "

    " Dijk " is Dutch for " dike " ( you know, the grassy hills along side rivers & canals that are used to stop / prevent floodings. ) b.t.w. you pronounce it as " Dyke " :rolleyes: :D

    apparantly my ancestors lived on or near a dike..

    my grandmother is russian, but i dunno what her last name means.. her maiden's name is " Soura Koschaczowa " :)
  14. James - Follower after the Lord
    Christian - Follower of Christ...
    Vanderwekken - "of the" wekken's I guess :p

    I guess my parents had some funny ideas about me...what name means "intolerable hell" or "destined for suicide"?
    Sorry, I'm in a bad mood today.
  15. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Christopher-Christ Bearer as in St Christopher the patron saint of travellers

    no middle name

    Sexton-Grave Digger as in Vicar/Curate/Sexton who looked after various parts of the running of a church. Sexton is also an Irish name derived from O Sessanain (sp).
  16. Well, that's my first name. My last name is Norweigian, and relatives tell me it was spelled, Yuelson a long time ago. Is this true? I dunno.

    Isn't it odd how many common names today come from Hebrew? Makes you wonder. ;)

    Mike J.
  17. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Taylor: makes clothing
    Sherman: (from Shearman) makes fabric

    Call the anti-trust lawyers! :D

    Anyone know what Karsten (middle name) means? Something to do with Christ I'm sure. :)
  18. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    me last name is "barker" as in ye olde advertisers.

    me middle name is "alan." don't know what that means...YET!! mwahahahaha...

    :oops: :p
  19. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Charles: "A man" or "manly"
  20. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    10/12s of the children of Israel disapeared