Friday, April 29, 2011
To get you started, here are a few online databases of name meanings and origins. Browse these sites for your name and see what they have to say. What does your name stand for? Is it a direct translation of a word? What nationality is it? Use the information you find to give you a starting point for this writing piece.
This link goes to a list of baby names and their meanings, but clicking on "More info" will give you lots of specific facts about the origin of your name, its translation(s) and its use throughout history!
Behindthename.com is a more adult-oriented name origin website, with some pretty comprehensive histories of names.
This site is a database of the meanings and origins of last names.
Have fun with these! See you in class,