Nicknames: Cas, Caz
Detail: Traditionally it belonged to one of the three Magi (the Three Wise Men of the Christian nativity story). The name is also associated with the children’s cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Meaning: “Famed warrior.”
Nicknames: Ludo, Lu, Dov, Vic
Detail: From the Germanic name
Chlodovech, composed of the elements hlud “fame” and wig “warrior”.
Harry Potter series, Ludovic Bagman was a quidditch beater for the Wimbourne Wasps and Head of the Department of Games and Sports within the Ministry of Magic.
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Hope by Rodion Yefymov
Meaning: “Light of a lamp.”
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Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “Fair; Wanderer.”
Huckleberry Finn is the title character of the Mark Twain novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
In the Prose Edda, Finn is of the lineage of Thor.
Finnr (Old Norse)
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Racehorses in a Landscape by Edgar Degas
Meaning: “Horse racecourse.”
Nicknames: Hesk, Hess, Heth
Detail: It is derived from the Old Norse words
hestr “horse, stallion” and skeid “racecourse”.
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Meaning: “Protector and ruler.”
Nicknames: Var, Rick
Detail: Germanic name derived from the elements
war, var “protecting” and rik “ruler”.
Meaning: “Deep valley.”
Detail: Holden is an English surname which was first taken from the same English place name. It is made up of the Old English elements
hol “deep, hollow” and denu “valley”.
Holden Caulfield was the main character in the novel
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
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