What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  German
Pronunciation:  AH-mahnt

Meaning & History
German form of the Late Roman name Amandus, which is taken from the Latin amanda, meaning "lovable, worthy of love."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Spanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Pronunciation:  yoo-LAY-lee-ah

Meaning & History
From a Greek name meaning "to talk well," derived from the elements ευ "good" and laleo "to talk."  This was the given name of a patron saint and martyr of Spain during the early 4th century.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  EE-dem (English)

Meaning & History
Means "red" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, Esau, eldest twin of Jaco and son of Isaac, is given this name by God, having
traded his birthright for a serving of red broth.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English
Pronunciation:  PET-rah, PEH-trah

Meaning & History
Feminine form of Peter, meaning "stone."  This was also the name of an ancient city in the region now known as Jordan.

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A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.