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What's the etymology of your first name?

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Fullmetal Chocobo

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DWAYNE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Irish

Pronounced: DWAYN, du-WAYN [key]
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhan which means "little and dark", derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.

My father named from from taking the first initial of his first name + his middle name (father = Dennis Wayne).
 

DanTMWTMP

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Oct 7, 2001
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DANIEL

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Jewish, French, German, Scandinavian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Biblical

Pronounced: DAN-yul (English), dah-nee-EL (Hebrew), dan-YEL (French), DAH-nee-el (German), DAHN-yel (Polish) [key]
From the Hebrew name ????????? (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.

Famous bearers of this name include English author Daniel Defoe, Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli, and American frontiersman Daniel Boone.


SUNG

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Korean

Other Scripts: ? (Korean)
Means "completed, finished" from Sino-Korean

HYUN

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: Korean

Other Scripts: ? (Korean)
Means "virtuous" from Sino-Korean
 

upsciLLion

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Feb 21, 2001
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GAYLORD

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: GAY-lord [key]
From a surname which was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited".
 

Jodell88

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Jan 29, 2007
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Originally posted by: upsciLLion
GAYLORD

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: GAY-lord [key]
From a surname which was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited".
I went to school with boy with that name. Best part he WAS gay. :laugh:
 

Fern

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Sep 30, 2003
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CRAIG
Gender: Masculine

Usage: Scottish, English

Pronounced: KRAYG [key]

From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks". The surname originally belonged to a person who lived near a crag.

 

foghorn67

Lifer
Jan 3, 2006
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CHAZ

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: CHAZ [key]
(variant) form of CHARLES
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CHARLES

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, French

Pronounced: CHAHR-ulz (English), SHARL (French) [key]
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". However, an alternative theory states that the name is derived from the common Germanic element heri meaning "army, warrior".
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: Fullmetal Chocobo
DWAYNE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Irish

Pronounced: DWAYN, du-WAYN [key]
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhan which means "little and dark", derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.

My father named from from taking the first initial of his first name + his middle name (father = Dennis Wayne).
was he pissed when he found out that the name Dwayne already existed?
 

Lothar1974

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Mar 24, 2003
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JASON
Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical

Pronounced: JAY-sun (English)

From the Greek name ?as?? (Iason), which was derived from Greek ?as?a? (iasthai) "to heal". Jason was the leader of the Argonauts in Greek legend. He went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win back his kingdom from his uncle Pelias. During his journeys he married the sorceress Medea, who helped him gain the fleece and kill his uncle, but who later turned against him when he fell in love with another woman. This name is also used in Acts in the New Testament to translate the Hebrew name Joshua.
 

SilthDraeth

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Oct 28, 2003
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RAINIER

Gender: Masculine

Usage: French
French form of RAYNER

LOL

RAYNER

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: RAY-nur [key]
From the Germanic name Reginar, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and heri "army". This name was brought to Britain by the Normans.
 

overst33r

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Oct 3, 2004
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MARIO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian, Spanish

Pronounced: MAH-ryo (Italian, Spanish) [key]
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS
 

lein

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SHITHEAD was not found in this database.

Usage: unknown

Pronounced: sha-THEED [key]

I added the last 2 lines, but I know someone who knows someone with that name (yeah kinda sketch, but w/e, I dont care if you believe me or not, hopefully someone will get a chuckle :p)




Oh and for me (reposted cause its awesome):

DANIEL

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Jewish, French, German, Scandinavian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Biblical

Pronounced: DAN-yul (English), dah-nee-EL (Hebrew), dan-YEL (French), DAH-nee-el (German), DAHN-yel (Polish) [key]
From the Hebrew name ????????? (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.

Famous bearers of this name include English author Daniel Defoe, Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli, and American frontiersman Daniel Boone.
 

funkymatt

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Originally posted by: mugs
MATHEW

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: MATH-yoo [key]
Variant of MATTHEW

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MATTHEW

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: MATH-yoo [key]
English form of ?at?a??? (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name ???????????? (Mattityahu) which meant "gift of YAHWEH". Saint Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles, a tax collector. He was supposedly the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament.

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I knew I was God's gift to the world, but I didn't know that's what my name meant? :Q
 

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