What's in a Name?

Well, hi there.  Here's some new names for you!

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  DAYN

Meaning & History
From an English surname, which was either a variant of Dean or an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.  The surname Dean comes from the Middle English deen, which is ultimately derived from Latin decanus, meaning "chief of ten."  (Could possibly also be a variant of the Middle English word dene, meaning "valley.")
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Pronunciation:  A-shǝr

Meaning & History
Means "happy" or "blessed," in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, Asher is a son of Jacob and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Welsh, English
Pronunciation:  EV-ǝn (English)

Meaning & History
Anglicized form of Iefan, a Welsh form of John, meaning "YAHWEH is gracious."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Dutch
Pronunciation:  KOON (Dutch), KO-ǝn (English)

Meaning & History
Short form of Koenraad, the Dutch form of the German name Conrad, essentially meaning "brave/counsel."

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  1. Oooh, these are all great names! I especially like Dane. Actually Asher as well. These are fantastic! :D

  2. I KNEW A GUY NAMED DANE!!!! Oh goodness, that would be awkward if I named a character that. I used to have a crush on him. :P

  3. I like those names and especially the picture of the old guy you found!! HAHAHA!

  4. oops I forgot.. I love your new blog design!!! very pretty, girl!

  5. Love all of these, but Koen really grabbed me. :) (And the picture for Asher is HILARIOUS.)

  6. Love these! I have a character named Dane in one of my works-in-progress, actually. :) I'll have to add the rest to my list for possible character names.

    Your blog design is so, so pretty, by the way!

    I've also tagged you for the 777 Writing Challenge , if you're interested.

    Have a wonderful day! :)


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