What's in a Name?

Just a couple handles for you today, dearies.  :]

Hope you have a lovely week!

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Near Eastern Mythology
Pronunciation:  NAH-boo

Meaning & History
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce."  This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters, and writing.

Note:  If you think of Star Wars when you hear this name, you are a true geek.  

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  TRIS-

Meaning & History
Feminine form of Tristan, which is an Old French form of the Pictish name Drustan, a form of Drust, meaning "riot" or "tumult."  Also possibly associated with the Latin word tristis, meaning "sad."



  1. I don't recall coming across any Nabus, Tristas (only Tristans), or even Drustans before. But I hope I will someday!
    (yes, I am a true geek)

  2. Awesome! Thanks for commenting!! If you do happen across any of them, lemme know :D

    Ahahaha! Alright! *fist bumps fellow geek* xD


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