Category: Meanings of Baby Names
According to zodiac lore, the sun entered the constellation of Leo the lion on July 23, meaning that babies born between then and August 22 are ruled by its brave, strong and imperious influence. Whether or not you buy into the idea of astrology, it’s a major part of our culture, well worth mining for name possibilities.
If you wanted to commemorate your Leo baby’s sun sign in his or her name, there are a few different ways you could go. The most literal one would be to pick a name that refers directly to Leo. Luckily, there are more than a few great choices, for both boys and girls, that do.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
In 1789, when George Washington was unanimously elected the first president of the nation—the first elected president in the world– there was a lot of discussion about what he should be called. John Adams and others favored royal titles such as Your Highness and Your Majesty, even His Exalted Highness. Washington himself was said to be relieved when the humbler President was settled on.
How astonished would George be today if he could flash forward and see all the American babies being given those very exalted regal titles he rejected? This trend is not limited to pop royalty either: numerous titles from the British peerage and other international kingdoms, as well as words related to them, are being bestowed by all parents on their little heirs. Some of these royal baby names are already in the Top 1000–let’s take a look at those first.
As the newest film in the DC Comics Cinematic Universe, Wonder Woman has recently been released to mass acclaim. Critics and fans have become enthralled by the strong female lead. Here are the names of other strong and independent women, some with those qualities embedded in their meaning, which have solid potential for your own little wonder girl.
By Clare Bristow
Many names in the news this week have more to them than meets the eye.
Some names are so unusual that you just know there’s a story behind them, even if you don’t know what it is. Others can seem perfectly ordinary, but turn out to have special significance.
Here’s my pick of names with meaning – as well as some that are just plain lovely.
June 21st marks the 2017 summer solstice. On this longest day of the year, let’s bask in the light of 14 names whose origins literally shine bright.
Abner means “father of light” in Hebrew. Though closely associated with the rustic comic strip Li’l Abner, the name also graced King Saul’s commander in the Old Testament and Abner Doubleday, the once-touted inventor of baseball. Reaching #371 back in 1901, the sun may shine on Abner again.