Gender: Masculine / Feminine
Meaning: “Light, splendor, glow.”
Detail: According to the Holy Quran it means the “light of true knowledge”.
Meaning: “Guardian of the squids.”
Nicknames: Squid, Squido
Detail: Formed from the combination of the English squid and from Old English weard meaning “guard”.
This name is now associated with Squidward Tentacles, one of the sea creatures from Spongebob Squarepants.
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Detail: Derived from Old Norse alfr “elf”.
In Norse mythology, King Alf was the suitor of Alfhild. She dressed as a man to avoid marrying him. Then, he thinking she was a warrior, they battled almost to the death. Realizing he was as strong as she was, Alfhild married him.
Pronunciation: (roo-BAY-us); (ROO-bee-us)
Detail: Derived from the Latin word ruber.
Rubeus Hagrid is a character in the Harry Potter books.
“Hagrid”, according to Rowling in an interview, comes from the word “hagridden”, meaning to have a nightmarish night, particularly when hung over.
Meaning: “Protector of victory.”
Pronunciation: (SEE-gur); (SIH-gur)
Nicknames: Sig, Sjur
Detail: From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr “victory” and varðr “guardian”.
Sigurd is a hero in Norse legend, which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon, Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds. By listening to the birds Sigurd learned that Regin was planning to betray him.
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
Origin: Old English
Meaning: “Blessed spear.”
Nicknames: Ed, Eddy
Detail: Derived from the Old English elements ead “rich, blessed” and gar “spear”.
This was the name of a 10th-century English king who is regarded as a saint.
Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Origin: Gaulish; Roman ; Latin
Meaning: “Alder; Man; True.”
Details: It is probable that this name could derive from a Norman surname, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning “alder”.
It is also possible that the name originated from the Roman name Virilius “man”, but this is not confirmed.
It could also be connected to the medieval name Ver, derived from the Latin Verus “True”. Ver enjoyed some popularity with this usage in medieval England to honor a 4th century bishop. Thus, the exact lineage of the name is unknown, but could come from any one of these roots.
Meaning: “the terrible.”
Detail: Possibly of Celtic origin and means “the terrible”.
In Celtic mythology, Uther Pendragon is Arthur‘s father in the Arthurian ledgends.
Origin: Old Norse
Nicknames: Fen, Fenno
Detail: The meaning Fenrir is disputed on is thought to be the Old Norse “fen-dweller”. Another idea is the short form of Fenrisúlfr. Which means “Fenris-wolf”, derived from the name Fenris combined with Old Norse úlfr “wolf.” The etymology of the name Fenris is uncertain; it is thought that it is derived from Old Norse fen “moor, marsh, swamp” and Old Norse hris “brushwood, shrub.”
In Norse mythology, Fenrir is a monstrous wolf and is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök (the end of the world).
J. K. Rowling also uses the name for one of her werewolf characters, Fenrir Greyback, in the popular Harry Potter series.
Meaning: “Dragon, serpent.”
Detail: From the Greek name Drakon which meant “dragon, serpent”.
In the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, Draco Malfoy is a popular character.
This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator.
This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
Meaning: “Pledge; hostage.”
Nicknames: Hom, Homie
Detail: A Greek name derived from homeros meaning “hostage” or “pledge”.
Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the ‘Iliad’, about the Trojan War, and the ‘Odyssey’, about Odysseus’ journey home after the war.
This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series ‘The Simpsons’.
Meaning: “Noble Wolf.”
Nicknames: Ado, Dolf, Alf, Alfie
Detail: From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant “noble wolf” from the Germanic elements adal “noble” and wulf.
Is Adolf forever off limits? Middle name? How about his variations? How strongly do you feel about this name?
I think he is very handsome, however some people have gone as far to say that they would “doubt the morality of such a person” who would bear this name onto a child. I find this a bit on the extreme side.
Will this forever be my tainted love?