What's in a Name?

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

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  GRAY-dun

Meaning & History
Possibly means "gray hill."

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.

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."

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