What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, folks!
How fares your day?  Mine has been a pretty good one, albeit rather gloomy.  But Gabe & I saw fresh green shoots in our flower beds, and tiny green buds in the small woods by our home.  Spring is COMING!!!

Here's a fresh set of epithets for you, m'dears.  :]


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M | English (rare), Welsh

Unknown.  Could be a combination of, or derived from, the names Howell (ultimately from Welsh, "eminent") and Hylan ("high land").

F | English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology

Means "green shoot" in Greek, and refers to the new plant growth of Spring.  This was another name of the Greek goddess Demeter.  And in the New Testament, Paul mentions a Chloe in one of his letters.  As an English name, it's been in use since the Protestant Reformation.


Variant of Fionnbarr, meaning "fair hair."  It is derived of the Irish elements fionn "white, fair" and barr "head."


Means "earth" in Sanskrit.

Names & meanings via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

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Got any faves of these?
I think Dhara is rather unique & lovely.  *^ - ^*


  1. Dhara IS unique and lovely! And I really, really like Finbar. I can just see a cranky old wizard or mentor named that! :D

    1. HA!! Yessss! I could totally see that a fitting name for a cranky old guy xD

  2. I love Chloe! Never knew the meaning of that one.

    Also, I'm jealous of your signs of spring! Up here in IL it is still icy and snowy. :)

    1. Yes! Neither did I :D

      Oh dear, I honestly don't know what I'd do if I were you (probably never leave the HOUSE)---I'm totally NOT a Winter person!! xD Snow is beautiful, but give me sunshine & warm weather any day!


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