What’s In a Name

A friend/blogger mentioned something nice about me. It made me think how people see and view me differently than I do myself.

What is in a name, what does it mean?                                                                           popular names

Mine is Teresa. It means saint. Really? Me, a saint? LOL

What does yours mean?

Viveka- Swedish and popular

Ann- English, hieroglyphics, numerology

Becky- Hebrew, fun, loving, compassion

Elaine- French, spontanious, courage, seeming like the good type of kid

Mona- Irish, noble , aristocratic

Debbie- Hebrew, meaning honeybee,  heavenly

Cathy- Greek, meaning of being pure, can make no mistakes

Sandy- from the name Alexander in Greece, always busy running errands

Amber- Arabic, a beautiful pearl

Marsha- English, brave warrior of God

Sharla- English, singer, beautiful, spiritually intense

Nancy- Hebrew,  gracious

Harold-  old English name, chief of the Army

Alastair- Scottish,  defender of man kind

Well here are a few names that popped up in my mind. I did not intentionally leave anyone out. If you would like to share the meaning of your name, please do.

I located these definitions from the internet. You may have a different one than I mentioned. After all, we all know the internet is sometimes full of hog wash.

No matter what our name stands for we are proud of who we are, just like Proud Mary.

24 thoughts on “What’s In a Name

  1. You are very correct about names. Each of us are VERY special ( fingerprints/DNA) and names have more meaning than we attribute. God named Adam and Eve and ever since he is still in the business of making significant people, even if people have seemingly the same name. I am still praying for those two fruitcakes to get their act together. Old woman Cher still prancing European stages naked.


  2. The name meanings are always uplifting and I enjoy reading them. I’m so glad you looked them up! At least none of them say stuff like “Mean, bitchy, neurotic,” lol!
    I enjoyed the video except for Cher. Tina really looked pretty good for an old gal, but Cher has not aged or held her plastic well. Her voice didn’t compliment Tina’s either. But, that’s just my opinion — the audience seemed to love it. Thanks for including this fun video!


  3. Yep, that’s me. My given name is SANDRA and means “helper” but I am called Sandy by friends and family. My joke is that only people who don’t know or are bill collectors call me Sandra. I try to live up to the “helper” meaning. I praise God when I serve others. Loved this post. Sandy


  4. One of my names are Gabriel, and you will find the meaning following this link: http://www.google.co.za/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.behindthename.com%2Fname%2Fgabriel&ei=qjZAUpijEaWp7Qbm6YHYCw&usg=AFQjCNHtOn1LhRgPdgtxTmlH9-1jSdXULw&bvm=bv.52434380,d.ZGU&cad=rja
    😉 The name by which they call me is Gawie, but I’ve learned that it’s actually short for Gabriel in some languages and cultures, giving the spelling and pronunciation. The other is Jacobus, which was a coin in the reign of James l, for one, and some other Hebrew meanings. This was fun, exploring this 🙂


    • I believe this is very true. A great number take time to figure out the name of a baby as they want that name to follow their life and status. Some of us children appreciate this and then there are others…………..


  5. My mother named me after Marlene Dietrich. My name means High Tower. I’m from Hebrew origin, but also from Greek origine, where its meaning is “of Magdala.” You’re special, Terry, so for sure you’re a Saint 🙂


  6. Great little post … but Viveka is not very common … only 5000 of us in Sweden, but has been used since 1700’s. Come from Germany and means woman – most popular to given 1940-60. Only 8 girls got the name in 2010. In Denmark and Norway – it’s spelled Vivebe.
    Now you know a bit more about my name … great to see what your friends names stand for.


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