Friday, January 24, 2014

What's in a Name?

Elon
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  EH-lon,  EE-lon

Meaning & History
Means "oak" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this name was borne by a judge of the Israelites.









Deja
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Various
Pronunciation:  day-ZHA

Meaning & History
Meaning "already," from the French phrase deja vu "already seen."



Arden
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  AHR-dǝn

Meaning & History
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which are possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "high."



Sarai
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Pronunciation:  SER-ie (English)

Meaning & History
Means "my princess" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it, as recorded in Genesis 17:5.



Names and history via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

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4 comments:

Aili said...

Wow, awesome names! I really like Deja.

Cheers,
Aili

P.S. I'm hosting a writing contest and would really appreciate it if you entered.

http://ailigirl.blogspot.ca/2014/01/creative-writing-contest.html

Lauriloth said...

Whooa! I JUST made a character named Elan and almost spelled it Elon. That is so funny! I declare we share a brain. XD

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Thank you, Aili! And thanks for the invite to your contest!!

Haha! Lauri, that is too funny! Wow. O_o I agree!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Thank you, Aili! And thanks for the invite to your contest!!

Haha! Lauri, that is too funny! Wow. O_o I agree!