Monday, February 2, 2015

What's in a Name?

Still playing with the futuristic theme. . . This set features singularly those of the masculine.  :]

Graydon
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  GRAY-dun

Meaning & History
Possibly means "gray hill."











Atlas
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Greek Mythology
Pronunciation:  AT-ləs

Meaning & History
Means "not enduring," from the combination of a Greek negative prefix and word.  In Greek Mythology, this was the given name of a Titan, punished by Zeus and forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.

Lennox
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Scottish, English (rare)
Pronunciation:  LEN-eks

Meaning & History
From a Scottish surname, derived from a Scottish district--possibly meaning "place of elms."



Raf
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Dutch
Pronunciation:  RAHF

Meaning & History
Short form of Rafael, another form of Raphael, which is taken from a Hebrew name meaning "God has healed."









Names & meanings via BehindtheName.com & NameBerry.com.
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