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What does your name mean?

 
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Have you ever thought what your name means?

Darya - driver of ancient chariots (Farsi)
Said - happy (Arabic)
Akbari - great (Arabic)

Hope to see yours soon .
 
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Deja vu! (I think we've had this conversation already).

In any case:

Bear: heavy-set, hairy, tendency to growl when riled.

Bibeault: nickname for a heavy drinker, from a derivative of Latin bibere ‘to drink’.

 
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Hi Darya,

I just recently found out where my last name comes from.

According to the german edition of Wikipedia the Bengler were a federation (or maybe just a bunch) of knights at the end of the 14th century here in Germany, named after the medieval weapon, a flail, which used to be their symbol.

For those of you,who understand German (or have powerful translation tools):

Bengler - wikipedia


My first name seems to be derived from the hebrew Yochanan, wich means "god has been gracious"..


John
 
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Wow! This got me curious to google my first and last names separately to find their meanings. I knew what my first name meant, but had no idea that there's a Wiki page dedicated to my last name!!

From google, I found:
Pushkar: 'a lotus that blooms in mud' or 'Like the blue lotus'

Choudhary: 'a title indicating the ownership of ancestral land'. Here's the wiki page
 
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Sonu - Monu is a common nick name given to children here in India. My elder brother was named Sonu so I became Monu.
Monu is not my official name, though. It does not mean anything in particular.

Tripathi comes from Sanskrit. Tripathi means one who knows/reads the three Vedas. Trimeans three and pathimeans reader.

BTW, in case you didn't know, "Darya" in hindi means sea.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Deja vu! (I think we've had this conversation already).

In any case:

Bear: heavy-set, hairy, tendency to growl when riled.

Bibeault: nickname for a heavy drinker, from a derivative of Latin bibere ‘to drink’.



Yet you think you are a walrus!
 
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Maneesh means Mastermind or rather who has mastered his mind and stays focused. Godbole literally means sweet talker
It has been rumored Issac Asimov came across the meaning of Maneesh and got the inspiration for the Second Foundation. I am still waiting for the royalties

@Monu.
I would translate Darya as Ocean rather than Sea. Samundar, Sagar would indicate Sea better. Think of it as the difference between War and Batttle. Also, Tripathi indicates one who has learnt and understood the three Vedas. It is not just reading and writing. In ancient times, your ancestors would be the ones whom people went to learn these Vedas, they being the final authority.

@Bear
You mean Bear is your real name? I used to think it is your nickname...and I thought you were a teetotaler
 
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Monu Tripathi wrote:Yet you think you are a walrus!


Actually, it was not I that applied the moniker. The story goes as follows:

On another forum (where "be nice" is not as important as it is here on the Ranch), I dared to express an opinion that differed from someone else's. This person took great umbrage at this affront, and called me an "opinionated walrus" -- obviously intended to be slur against my girth and facial fur.

It further infuriated him that I refused to be insulted, and in fact, found great humor in it and continue to use it to this day. I imagine he grinds his teeth every time he sees it.

Maneesh Godbole wrote:You mean Bear is your real name? I used to think it is your nickname...and I thought you were a teetotaler


It might as well be as it's the name I've been known by for just about two decades now. But no, it's not the name on my birth certificate.

And while I wouldn't say that I'm a teetotaler, I very very rarely drink. We have some great local beers here in Texas that I enjoy every once in while, and I can enjoy a good margarita on occasion.


 
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Monu Tripathi wrote:Sonu - Monu is a common nick name given to children here in India. My elder brother was named Sonu so I became Monu.


I'm curoius to know about what would your parent named the third male child ?

Monu Tripathi wrote:BTW, in case you didn't know, "Darya" in hindi means sea.


And it means "Sagar" means "Ocean".

Rohankar - Our forefather migrated from the village called "Rohankhed", so we became Rohankar.
Unfortunately, the "Rohan" is very common name here and people unknowingly called me as "Rohan" many time
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:
@Monu.
I would translate Darya as Ocean rather than Sea. Samundar, Sagar would indicate Sea better. Think of it as the difference between War and Batttle.



My mistake. Darya means ocean.

Maneesh Godbole wrote:Also, Tripathi indicates one who has learnt and understood the three Vedas.It is not just reading and writing.In ancient times, your ancestors would be the ones whom people went to learn these Vedas, they being the final authority.


Yes, my father(and his father) is/were Vyakranacharyas (Sanskrit grammarian); I never learnt Sanskrit. It is believed that we are descendants of the great sage Shandilya. Unfortunately, (from my mistake above) I think I am messing up my Hindi too!
 
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@Sagar: Again, sagar means Sea; Mahasagar means ocean.



 
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Christian - Follower of Christ. From Christós, the ancient greek word for the hebrew word Moschiach.
Baron - Free Man. From Old High German Baro meaning "(free) man, (free) warrior".
 
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Nishan means cross, sign

Patel it is common surname in India.
 
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Nishan Patel wrote:Patel it is common surname in India.


Or in Gujrat
In Marathi, "Patel" means "to convinced someone"
 
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Sagar Rohankar wrote:

Nishan Patel wrote:Patel it is common surname in India.


Or in Gujrat
In Marathi, "Patel" means "to convinced someone"



is it so Sagar, So full means of name if we combine is sign or mark to convinced someone
 
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Bindu: (Sanskrit): "A drop, small particle, dot,seed,source". Bindu also signifies the silence into which the sound of Aum leads.
In the Sanskrit alphabet, point; it is the dot that indicates the sound "m"; symbolizes the point from which all creation emerges and into which it dissolves.

Lakhanpal: A sub-caste of Brahmin Community in India. It is a surname adopted mainly by sarswat brahmins in North India (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir states). It does not mean anything i think.
 
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:From google, I found:
Pushkar: 'a lotus that blooms in mud' or 'Like the blue lotus'


I've visited India, and I've been in a village in Rajastan called Pushkar. Our tour leader told us this means "flower". So I knew this already.

"Jesper" is the Danish form of "Jasper" (I have a Danish name because my mother is Danish). From here:

Means "treasurer" in Persian. This name was traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since the Middle Ages. The name can also be given in reference to the English word for the gemstone.

 
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Sumeet : Good Friend.

Patil : meaning "head" or "chief" :- Patil
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parekh
 
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Nishan Patel wrote:

Sagar Rohankar wrote:

Nishan Patel wrote:Patel it is common surname in India.


Or in Gujrat
In Marathi, "Patel" means "to convinced someone"



is it so Sagar, So full means of name if we combine is sign or mark to convinced someone



Well, actually if you consider your full name 'Nishan Patel', in Marathi the literal translation would be something like "Nishan would be convinced"
 
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Sumit Patil wrote:Sumeet : Good Friend.

Patil : meaning "head" or "chief" :- Patil


+1 for that
This discussion prompted me to look up at Wikipedia and find a bit about my surname.I am kumauni brahmin, but people assume me a garhwali.
 
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Deepak = Source of light , lamp -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepak

John Meyers / Myers = http://hellboy.wikia.com/wiki/John_Myers
 
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Sridhar - The one whose wife is Sri(the goddess of Wealth). Refers to Lord Vishnu

Santhanakrishnan - Refers to Vishnu again.
 
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Ryan - from <Rian> Irish, dimunitive of 'ri': king.
McGuire - from <Maguire>, from <mag Uidhir> Irish, son of Odhar. Odhar: Irish, dun-colored/pale.

So, according to my name, I'm the king of a small territory and my dad didn't tan well.

 
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Balu - Young and Fortunate.
 
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Srinivas can be explained as sri = wealth and nivas - Abode

Srinivas : Abode of wealth
Chary: this says that I belong to a community of people who make jewellery , I am basically a Goldsmith , don't get carried away, I never learned anything related to jewellery.

Some blacksmiths and Carpenters also use Chary after their first name.

Its in this page as well...

Unfortunately, this doesn't hold true specifically for me. Someday, I'll have to make the meaning true for myself.
 
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Paul -- from the Latin meaning "small". (Also the name of the man who wrote large swaths of the New Testament but I don't think my parents had him in mind when they named me.)

Clapham -- an English place name. The one in south London has been there since the tenth century at least.
 
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Ankit means to mark or point out. Garg I suppose doesn't mean anything, its just a surname.

Jesper Young wrote:I've visited India, and I've been in a village in Rajastan called Pushkar.



Pushkar is around 70KM from my place
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:
Clapham -- an English place name. The one in south London has been there since the tenth century at least.


No wonder this name comes often in literature. I still remember this interesting episode of Poirot
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:It might as well be as it's the name I've been known by for just about two decades now. But no, it's not the name on my birth certificate.


It's on the cover a book. That makes it pretty real to me .
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:
Pushkar is around 70KM from my place



How do you know where I am???
 
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:

Ankit Garg wrote:
Pushkar is around 70KM from my place



How do you know where I am???




LOL..
 
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:

Ankit Garg wrote:
Pushkar is around 70KM from my place



How do you know where I am???



I have a crystal ball
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:
Pushkar is around 70KM from my place



Isn't Pushkar famous for the Camel fair where all people come together to trade camels? I remember seeing some awesome photographs in Nat Geo long time back.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Isn't Pushkar famous for the Camel fair where all people come together to trade camels? I remember seeing some awesome photographs in Nat Geo long time back.



Yes it is, I went to that festival when I was around 12yrs old with my family, and there was so much crowd that while coming back we had to walk around 10km to get a bus that had enough space to stand INSIDE the bus (the buses were mostly full even on the top). I was so pissed, that I never went there again ...
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:
Isn't Pushkar famous for the Camel fair?



Am I?

But seriously, yeah. There's a big fair called "Pushkar Mela" (again, this means something completely different in my mother-tongue Marathi.. ). I have been to Pushkar but not at the time of the fair.
 
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Jothi - Light (Tamil)
 
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My first name (Rebecca) is in the Old Testament, but I read somewhere that it isn't Hebrew, they think it may be Persian in origin. Nobody knows what it means.

My last name, I always thought it had something to do with growing hops or harvesting hops, but it may not be English. I am part English, but also part German and lots of other nationalities, and have not been able to trace that branch of my family back far enough to know where they came from. It may have come from the Netherlands, as Hoppe, and the "r" was added later. I don't know what Hoppe means, though.

And no, I am not related to Grace Hopper, unfortunately.
 
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Rebecca Hopper wrote:My first name (Rebecca) is in the Old Testament, but I read somewhere that it isn't Hebrew, they think it may be Persian in origin. Nobody knows what it means.

My last name, I always thought it had something to do with growing hops or harvesting hops, but it may not be English. I am part English, but also part German and lots of other nationalities, and have not been able to trace that branch of my family back far enough to know where they came from. It may have come from the Netherlands, as Hoppe, and the "r" was added later. I don't know what Hoppe means, though.

And no, I am not related to Grace Hopper, unfortunately.



In Germany you can find the family name Hopper only in the south east of Germany in Bavaria click here.

I've a Persian name book and will look for Rebecca or something similar to it.
 
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won't swear to any of this but...

Frederick - peaceful ruler

Rosenberger - I've heard various things like "castle of the rose" or "person from the town of Rose" or variations on the same.
 
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