Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 54

Thread: What does your name mean?

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Posts
    1,880

    What does your name mean?

    http://www.behindthename.com/

    This is a fun site. Find out what different names mean. Also, on the left side of the page you can see the most popular names over the years, name for twins, all different info.

    My name is Barbara which means foreign. What does your name mean?
    Last edited by GagaSmith; 01-28-2012 at 12:11 PM.

  2. #2
    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,913
    Beverly - Beaver streaming
    If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Here not there
    Posts
    1,447
    Blog Entries
    2
    Debbie

    GENDER: Feminine
    USAGE: English, Hebrew, Biblical
    OTHER SCRIPTS: דְּבוֹרָה (Hebrew)
    PRONOUNCED: DEB-ə-rə (English), DEB-rə (English) [key]

    Means "bee" in Hebrew. Deborah was a heroine and prophetess who led the Israelites to defeat Canaanites as told in the Old Testament Book of Judges. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca. Long a common Jewish name, Deborah was first used by English Christians after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

  4. #4
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,509
    Blog Entries
    6
    CHARLENE f English
    Feminine diminutive of CHARLES

    Meaning & History
    From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic element hari meaning "army, warrior".
    The popularity of the name in continental Europe was due to the fame of Charles the Great (742-814), commonly known as Charlemagne, a king of the Franks who came to rule over most of Europe. It was subsequently borne by several Holy Roman Emperors, as well as kings of France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Hungary. The name did not become common in Britain until the 17th century when it was carried by the Stuart king Charles I. It had been introduced into the Stuart royal family by Mary Queen of Scots, who had been raised in France. Famous bearers of the name include naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) who revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution, novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who wrote such works as 'Great Expectations' and 'A Tale of Two Cities', French statesman Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), and American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000), the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Junior Member bigbrownowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    North East England UK
    Posts
    188
    My name is Amanda (although most call me Mandie).

    My name means "worthy to be loved".

    I think my parents were quite pleased when I was born! I had the most fantastic childhood where I felt worthy to be loved every day.

  6. #6
    Super Member valleyquiltermo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    MO.
    Posts
    2,685
    From Italian donna meaning "lady".
    http://www.skillpages.com/DonnaValleyquiltermo
    Sweet Dreams come from under Cozy Quilts made with love.
    Life is short, take time to enjoy it. Play with your kids and g-kids,
    and do what you can for others.

  7. #7
    Senior Member patimint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, Montana
    Posts
    968
    Patsy, derived from Patrick. Patrick mean "nobleman". And no, my legal name is not Patricia, it is Patsy thanks to my father.
    Patimint

  8. #8
    Super Member Greenheron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Briery Mountain in WV
    Posts
    2,622
    Jane, the fem. version of John, means "God is gracious."

    My avatar, Greenheron, means "a hero who lives near the village green" or "hero who wears green."
    Last edited by Greenheron; 01-28-2012 at 02:57 PM.

  9. #9
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,851
    Evidently my name is meaningless!
    When I looked it up, it gave all the points in history that it wasy used, and where it traces to, etc.
    Then I checked the name which it was derived from, and again, no meaning, just the same stuff.
    Neither are way out, unordinary names.

    WoW ... now I feel totally insignificant in the bigger scheme of things!!

    ==============

    Now I feel even worse ... I have two middle names, so I thought I'd see what theay meant. Believe me, these two are VERY common names.
    And guess what? neither of these have any meaning shown. OUCH!
    Last edited by QuiltE; 01-28-2012 at 03:39 PM.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  10. #10
    Senior Member Lois-nounoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    418
    My name is Lois. It is derived from the greek (I believe) and it means War Maiden. Though I am usually calm, cool, and collected if you step on my tail once to often you will see that the name fits quite well. LOL Even my hubby knows if I am REALLY PIS___ watch out!!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    526
    I remember when I was little and in trouble, my mom would say "my name is mud".

  12. #12
    Super Member jitkaau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,119
    I've read two different meanings for mine: "pure" and "Jewish woman"= Judith

  13. #13
    Junior Member countryone77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    217
    Blog Entries
    1
    Google for "name meanings", without the quotes and you'll find many more sites. For example ...

    http://www.meaning-of-names.com/
    Bev in TX

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    3,226
    SHIRLEY






    GENDER: Feminine & Masculine

    USAGE: English

    PRONOUNCED: SHUR-lee [key]

    Meaning & History

    From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "bright clearing" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in Charlotte Bronte's semi-autobiographical novel 'Shirley' (1849). The child actress Shirley Temple (1928-) helped to popularize this name.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    In Plain Sight
    Posts
    307
    Dolores - compassionate or sorrowful. Love "the boys" (GSons) names. Daniel - God will be my judge. Liam Ronald - defender king. Harrison Michael -keeper of the door and Who is like our God.

  16. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    284
    my name is RAVONDA--i was always told i was named after a relative of my grandmother who was from the Cherokees from Cherokee , NC but have never been able to find a meaning if there is one. when I was little I understood her and great grandma talking but can't remember any of it now. wish i did but haven't heard it since i was 7.

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ivins,Utah
    Posts
    2,074
    Ione...violet flower...isn't that nice? If I am a flower,I must be a big one, hollyhock I imagine!

  18. #18
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Clymer, Pa.
    Posts
    267
    Donna means Lady....

  19. #19
    Dee
    Dee is offline
    Super Member Dee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pa.
    Posts
    3,619
    Thanks for the wonderful site.

  20. #20
    Super Member gzuslivz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Federal Way, Washington
    Posts
    1,473
    Renee means born again.
    Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.
    Renee

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Some where in way out West Texas
    Posts
    2,903
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quilte - don't feel too bad, I checked my first name, maiden name, married name and my daughter's middle name, and nothing could be found on either. Guess I'm just out of luck. However I do know that my first name is a name that was made up using part of my Dad's first name and my Mother's middle name, so that is most likely why for me. Same goes for daughter's middle name I made hers up as well. I did think that my maiden name and married names would definitely appear, as I have seen both before. Maybe since our names don't seem to show up that just means we are quite special and no one has found a meaning for us yet. lol.

  22. #22
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    jamestown, new york
    Posts
    1,688
    Mine means pure one. Sure hard to live up to. lol.
    katigirl

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    555
    My name is Verna and is the feminine of Vernon (my father's name). It means spring or spring-like.
    Let peace begin with me and you.

  24. #24
    Junior Member bisbetica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pottstown, PA
    Posts
    182
    I did research on my name a long time ago. Denise: Dionysus - Greek God of Wine & Sex; Michelle: in Italian it means "very young"; Pulgino: Italian word for "baby chicken"; Stout: short & round. So I am a drunk, horny, very young baby chicken who is short and round!
    Denise
    It's not a stash, it's a fabricology research center

  25. #25
    Super Member SunlitenSmiles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,402
    Blog Entries
    2
    name means: Heavenly, Divine .......................wow thats pressure

    other name means: Moon, Torch .............. guess that is light (really like sunshine best)

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.