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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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I don't particularly like my name; I think I mentioned once, in a post elsewhere, that I made a namebadge for myself when I worked in a clothing store, and I called myself "Patrick". I was the top-selling staff member there, and I think it had a lot to do with the name on the badge.

But that is all secondary to the point of this entry.

According to the website "Behind the Name", (http://www.behindthename.com/) my given name Murray is defined as:
m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the region in Scotland called Moray, meaning "seaboard settlement".

But mine is a first name, not a surname. Meanwhile, at "Meaning of Names", (http://www.meaning-of-names.com) I have four choices, and technically I could also have been a Scandinavian female. The connection with the sea is still there, though:

Murray
M or F Scandinavia
sailor

Male Scottish
From the sea.

Male Celtic
Lives by the sea.

Male Irish
Lord of the sea.


I'm liking the sounds of that Irish definition.

My surname (on that second site) means "a citizen or freeman of a borough who owed special duties to the king and had certain privileges."
La-di-dah!

What does your name "mean"?
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GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
OTHER SCRIPTS: דָּוִד (Hebrew), Давид (Russian, Serbian, Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: DAY-vid (English), dah-VEED (Jewish), da-VEED (French), DAH-vit (German, Dutch), dah-VEET (Russian) [key]
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From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.

This name has been used in Britain since the Middle Ages. It has been especially popular in Wales, where it is used in honour of the 5th-century patron saint of Wales (also called Dewi), as well as in Scotland, where it was borne by two kings. Famous bearers include empiricist philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) and explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873). This is also the name of the hero of Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical novel 'David Copperfield' (1850).
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VARIANTS: Dovid (Yiddish), Dàibhidh, Daividh (Scottish), Davi (Portuguese (Brazilian))
DIMINUTIVES: Dave, Davey, Davie, Davy (English), Dudel (Yiddish), Davie (Scottish)
FEMININE FORMS: Davina (English (British)), Davena, Davida (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Daud, Dawood, Dawud (Arabic), Dauid (Biblical Greek), Dawid (Biblical Hebrew), Daveth (Cornish), Taavetti, Taavi (Finnish), Davit (Georgian), Dávid (Hungarian), Davide (Italian), Dovydas (Lithuanian), Daw (Medieval English), Dawid (Polish), Dávid (Slovak), Dafydd, Dewi, Dewydd, Dai, Dewey, Taffy (Welsh)

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James.

The English New Testament form of Jacob, from Old French James, from Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iacōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iacōb), from Classical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Yaʿăqōḇ).

But you can call me Andy. cool
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DKahnt wrote:
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved".

Well that sums you up pretty well.
There are an awful lot of "beloved" people wandering around in this world though.
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In Scandinavian, the name Erik means honorable ruler.

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William. I've always been fine with my name, other than the annoyance caused when I have an account under "William" or "Bill" somewhere and I can't remember which.

From German Wilhelm, combining "Will, desire" with "helmet." So...I'm the helmet that everybody wants? Uh, I guess?

By the second site my names means "resolute protector." Makes more sense, but don't think it much describes me in any way.

Still, as Tarantino wrote, "I'm American, honey. Our names don't mean shit."
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Michael - From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible.

#8 most common name in the universe. snore

My adopted last name - Chapel, derived from Chappel, derived from Chappelle. Origin France, migrated to England during the Norman invasion. Means lived by a church.

My family name Wolfe, derived from Wolff, derived from Wolf. Known origin back to Switzerland, migrated from eastern France(Wolf)(during Swiss reformation), migrated to central Germany(Wolff)(During Palatine migration), migrated to Virginia(Wolfe)(During War of Spanish Succession)...Means um, Wolf.
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MABBY wrote:
DKahnt wrote:
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved".

Well that sums you up pretty well.
There are an awful lot of "beloved" people wandering around in this world though.


I have seen fewer and fewer little boys named David, quite interesting as I remember there were at least five in my graduating high school class.

Also... My family (i.e.: the one created by my wife and me) do indeed have a theme: each of us have Old Testament names and family middle names.

David Warren
Rebecca Anne
Samuel Edward
Abigail Elizabeth
Hannah Victoria

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Michael - From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible.

#8 most common name in the universe. snore


My brother Mike hates his name. No matter what class he was in from kindergarten through college, he was always one of at least 3 Michaels in the room.
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erak wrote:

My brother Mike hates his name. No matter what class he was in from kindergarten through college, he was always one of at least 3 Michaels in the room.


Which is my theory why most people call me Chapel. I mean, everyone calls me Chapel, almost organically. My wife thought I was crazy at first, till one of her friends started calling her that.
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Much to my surprise,

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The name Avri was not found.
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My name has a boring meaning no matter what, song or able to sing, though I do like my name. The only interesting history in my name is my Grandmother picked out my name, it was the only one she could as her husband named all their children.
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My last name "Wintz" comes from two very old German words. "Vinz" (from which we get the name "Vincent,") meaning chum, pal, buddy, and the word "Vin," meaning "wine."

So, my last name means "drinking buddy" - a family tradition that gives me a direction and purpose in life.
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Joseph, from the Hebrew, meaning "You got pregnant how?"
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nycavri wrote:
Much to my surprise,

Quote:
The name Avri was not found.


According to this site, your name means "elf counselor".
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erak wrote:
nycavri wrote:
Much to my surprise,

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The name Avri was not found.


According to this site, your name means "elf counselor".


I hate you . . .
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Todd = Scottish for fox
Warnken = A form of Warinher which means guard or army

Fox guard sounds pretty cool.
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Hmm..no wonder I used to play as a Ranger character...

My first name (Edward) means "wealthy guardian" and my last name (Holzman) means "forest dweller". So I would make my (apparently abundant) living as a guardian of the forest.
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Hmm..no wonder I used to play as a Ranger character...

My first name (Edward) means "wealthy guardian" and my last name (Holzman) means "forest dweller". So I would make my (apparently abundant) living as a guardian of the forest.


Sounds like you are Robin Hood.
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Jack should not be confused with Jack.

See, Jack is from James (Jacob), where Jack is the diminutive form of John. Different apostle.

My uncle is named Jac, and my grandfather Jacques, so it's probably the first version.
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According to the website

Great, thanks for that. "Rusty" gives a redirect to http://www.petmd.com/dog/centers/puppy/names/male/Rusty
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"I'm an American, honey. Our names don't mean shit."
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Another Michael in the fray.

Aside from my four older brothers and I all having fairly popular names, my parents went in for naming themes. We all got a first name based off of Catholic saints, and a middle name based off of a relative.
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In German, the name Rudy means a famous wolf.

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