wonder how our names actually originated? A lot of them derived from the Latin or Greek word for the physical characteristic of a single individual—for example Cicero
means ‘chick pea’ because of a wart on the nose of the first Cicero
, and Claude
’s meaning of ‘lame’ ditto. Several more are related to the bearer’s hair color or quality, such as the ones here. I’ll spare you poor Brendan
, which means ‘stinking hair’ and the biblical Esau
, meaning ‘hairy’.
An Irish surname that means “descendant of the curly-haired one,” Cassidy was once a lean, lanky Hopalong name, until it got lassoed by the cowgirls in the 1980’s, going on to climb as high as Number 105 for girls in 1997. Right now, it’s 96% pink.