Names That Mean Furrow

  1. Bartholomew
    • Origin:

      Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      Bartholomew is an apostle's name that's been out of favor for centuries but might appeal again to the parent in search of an old but rare choice. The challenge could be to avoid the Simpson-ish nickname. That character, by the way, has the full name of Bartholomew JoJo Simpson, and creator Matt Groening came up with Bart as an--uh oh--anagram for brat. Two old alternate nicknames are Barty and Tolly.
  2. Bartleby
    • Origin:

      English surname, probably related to Bartholomew
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      Bartleby (that's his last name) the Scrivener is a famous Herman Melville character whose surprisingly powerful refrain was, "I would prefer not to." Or, in the immortal words of any two-year-old: No.
  3. Neja
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Jerneja, Slovene
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      More common in Slovenia than its mother name, Jerneja. Neja peaked in 2015 when it ranked at Number 15 on the Slovene Top 100.
  4. Bertalan
    • Origin:

      Hungarian
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      Hungarian form of Bartholomew
  5. Sita
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "furrow"
    • Description:

      Sita's off-beat meaning becomes more powerful once you remember that Sita is the Hindu goddess of the harvest - therefore somewhat of a life-force.
  6. Jernej
    • Origin:

      Slovene variation of Bartholomew, Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      The connection between the two names isn't intuitive, but Jernej is the Slovene form of Bartholomew.
  7. Nejc
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Jernej, Slovene
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      A popular Slovene nickname-turned-independent-name that, believe it or not, is related to Bartholomew. Nejc sounds like Nate.
  8. Seetha
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "furrow"
    • Description:

      Seetha or Sita is the name of the Hindu harvest goddess, consort of the Hindu god Rama. Seetha is a paragon of wifely or womanly virtue.
  9. Jerneja
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Jernej, Slovene
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"
    • Description:

      The feminine form of Jernej, the Slovene variation of Bartholomew.
  10. Bartolomea
    • Origin:

      Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "of the furrow"
    • Description:

      Feminine form of Bartolomeo
  11. Bartłomiej
    • Origin:

      Polish variation of Bartholomew, Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "son of the furrow"