What's in a Name?

Hullo, all!  Long time no see.  :]  How was your weekend?  Can you believe Summer is nearly here??
I've two ladies names for you today!  Enjoy.


Eden
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Biblical, Hebrew
Pronunciation:  EE-dǝn (English)

Meaning & History
Means "place of pleasure" or "delight" in Hebrew.  This was the name of the Garden in the Old Testament that God created as a haven where the first man and woman, Adam & Eve, lived before they were expelled.


Sylvia
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Pronunciation:  SIL-vee-ǝ (English), SUYL-vee-ah (Finnish)

Meaning & History
Variant of Silvia, the feminine form of Silvius, which is derived from the Latin silva meaning "wood, forest."  This spelling became the most common after the 19th century.  










xxx,
Sarah
Names & meanings via behindthename.com and
All the Names in the Bible by Thomas Nelson.
Photos via Pinterest.

2 comments

Blue said...

I didn't know Sylvia meant forest. That's cool, and it ties in with the name Eden (in a way)!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Oh, how awesome! I didn't even realize :D