Thanksgiving Names

There are some wonderful names associated with the Thanksgiving holiday–those that came over on the Mayflower and other early settlers, Puritan Virtue names, ancient harvest gods and goddesses–all fit for a late November baby.  Ahead are:

1. Mayflower Names

2. Ocean-crossing Names

3. Harvest Names

4. Plymouth Bay Colony Names

5. Puritan Virtue Names

6. Turkey Names

7. Other Thanksgiving-related Names

Harvest Names

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The Thanksgiving table cornucopia represents the autumn harvest, which brings to mind some of the interesting names of harvest gods and goddesses from various cultures. Among the best: Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvest and grain (and hence the word cereal); the Greek Demeter; Lugh, Celtic harvest god; Parvati, Hindu goddess of the harvest; Tammuz, Sumerian god of vegetation; and Pomona, Roman god of crops.

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