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What does your name mean?
« on: September 11, 2004, 01:02:04 AM »
If I remember correctly, my name means "God is my judge" .

P.S. I mean their real meanings. If you want to decide on another meaning, make a thread in Haven.
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2004, 01:03:45 AM »
My full name including middle translates roughly to:

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2004, 07:49:18 AM »
My first name, depending on where you look, means either "Dedicated/Consecrated to God" or "God's Oath". My middle name means "Youthful".

Dunno what my last name means, if anything.

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004, 07:49:52 AM »
My first name means "pure"  my middle name means "godly"...both very appropriate!
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2004, 07:58:04 AM »

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

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Duh :P  J/K Jeysie.  Shadrack, Meshack, and Abindigo (forgive spelling errors, but didn't look it up).  Just a little piece of trivia for you guys :P
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2004, 08:22:48 AM »
Hee. Harrison bought a new barbershop CD while on his trip, and it had an arrangement of the "folk" song "Shadrack" on it, which is how I heard about it. :P

And my names totally don't fit me, seeing as how I'm Agnostic and everyone always thinks I'm 10 years older than I really am. :P I'd need names that meant "absent-minded" and "cynical"! XD (Hee, I wonder if there really are names that mean that... (goes and looks))

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2004, 08:53:34 AM »
I have no doubt that there are. Back during Bible times there were quite a few times when children were named horribly dismal names such as "backstabber," "Misery," and "bitter." Some people have all the luck.
...those people didnt.  ::)

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2004, 09:00:54 AM »
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king. A famous modern bearer of this name was American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2004, 09:24:48 AM »
JAMES   m
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: JAYMZ
English form of the Late Latin Jacomus which was derived from Iakobos, the New Testament Greek form of Ya'aqob (see JACOB). In the New Testament James is an important apostle, the brother of the apostle John. According to the Book of Acts he was beheaded by Herod Agrippa. Another James is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus. Kings of England and Scotland have borne this name. Other famous bearers include the inventor of the steam engine James Watt, the explorer Captain James Cook, and the novelist and poet James Joyce, and the KQ9 Groupie James Ingram.

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2004, 09:30:35 AM »
Mine means defender of Mankind

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2004, 03:25:24 PM »

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

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Duh :P  J/K Jeysie.  Shadrack, Meshack, and Abindigo (forgive spelling errors, but didn't look it up).  Just a little piece of trivia for you guys :P

DUH!!  ::) ::) :P ;-D

it is kinda weird; ppl are usually referring to Daniel to his israeli name (Daniel) instead of his babylonian(sp?) name (Belteshazzar), while the other 3 are usually referred by their babylonian name (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego) instead of their israeli name (Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah)

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2004, 03:29:45 PM »
ehh.... IIRC correctly my name has something to do wit courage or so, not sure though have to look it up  :-\
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2004, 03:44:54 PM »
This is from http://www.behindthename.com; everything I've always been taught confirms it.

REBECCA   f
Usage: English, Italian, Biblical
Pronounced: re-BEK-a
From the Hebrew name Ribqah, possibly meaning "a snare" in Hebrew, or perhaps derived from an Aramaic name. This was the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament.

I always though Isaac seeing Rebekkah first by the well to be particularly nice :)

ANNE   f
Usage: French, English, German, Scandinavian, Finnish
Pronounced: AN
French form of HANNAH. This is the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary, though she is not mentioned in the Bible. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.

HANNAH   f (Hannah does not appear in my name but Anne is a version of Hannah so I included it)
Usage: English, Jewish, French, Biblical
Pronounced: HAN-a
From the Hebrew name Channah which meant "favour" or "grace". Hannah was the mother of Samuel the prophet in the Old Testament. The Latin version of this name is Anna.

Therefore Anne really means favor or grace. Although my name is spelled Ann, not Anne (though I infuriated my father enough after reading Anne of Green Gables by spelling it that way ;) )

My last name, which obviously can't be said here, starts with a G and is Dutch, not Irish in origin. (One of my brothers looks very Dutch, actually.)

So my initials spell RAG :)

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2004, 03:52:18 PM »
My last name, which obviously can't be said here, starts with a G and is Dutch, not Irish in origin. (One of my brothers looks very Dutch, actually.)

how can you look dutch??  :-\ :P ...btw is there any chance you can read dutch??  ::)
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2004, 03:53:27 PM »
ROBERT   m
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Pronounced: RAH-burt (English), ro-BER (French)
Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright".
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2004, 04:17:45 PM »

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

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Duh :P  J/K Jeysie.  Shadrack, Meshack, and Abindigo (forgive spelling errors, but didn't look it up).  Just a little piece of trivia for you guys :P

DUH!!  ::) ::) :P ;-D

it is kinda weird; ppl are usually referring to Daniel to his israeli name (Daniel) instead of his babylonian(sp?) name (Belteshazzar), while the other 3 are usually referred by their babylonian name (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego) instead of their israeli name (Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah)

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Yeah, that's something I've always wondered about. I was planning to post it. XD

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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2004, 04:21:45 PM »
great minds think alike  ::) ::) ;-D
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2004, 05:01:52 PM »
My last name, which obviously can't be said here, starts with a G and is Dutch, not Irish in origin. (One of my brothers looks very Dutch, actually.)

how can you look dutch??  :-\ :P ...btw is there any chance you can read dutch??  ::)

Unfortunately not. :( I'm afraid the only language I know is English and I don't even speak that very well ;) As for how you can look someway...<shrugs> how do you look Indian, or English, or French or Italian...one wonders...since you are from the Netherlands according to your profile maybe you know how to look Dutch lol  

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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2004, 05:59:49 PM »
Usage: English
From the Greek name Aikaterine. The etymology is debated: it could derive from the earlier Greek name Hekaterine, which came from hekateros "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess HECATE; it could be related to Greek aikia "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". The Romans falsely derived it from Greek katharos "pure" and changed their spelling from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this. The name belonged to a 4th-century saint and martyr from Alexandria who was tortured on the famous Catherine wheel. This name was also borne by two empresses of Russia, including Catherine the Great, and by three of Henry VIII's wives.

Usage: English, German, French, Scandinavian, Biblical (Variant)
Variant English form of ELIZABETH, as well as the German and French normal form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
Usage: English, Biblical
From Elisabet, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheba meaning "God is my oath". In the New Testament this is the name of the mother of John the Baptist. It was also borne by the 12th-century Saint Elizabeth, a daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary who became a Franciscan nun and lived in poverty. It was also the name of a ruling queen of England and an empress of Russia. Famous modern bearers include the British queen Elizabeth II and actress Elizabeth Taylor.
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Re:What does your name mean?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2004, 06:55:33 AM »
My first name is Greek and means "healer" :D, my second name *shudders* is Old English and means "spear carrier" :-\
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