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What does your name mean?

Discussion in 'The Arts' started by PopeADope, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Deidre

    Deidre Boo!

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    God's will can be hard sometimes to decipher. But, for me, I pray every day...during good and bad times...and knowing that His grace and love is there, is enough. Sometimes, we desire more than that, but if one truly believes, His grace and love will be enough. I have found this to be true. We are human though and we suffer and hurt sometimes, but God loves you, and hasn't left you. Think of how far you have come, you have come a long way, and God was there. He is there. :heart:
     
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  2. Eliab ben Benjamin

    Eliab ben Benjamin Well-Known Member
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    My English name René = Reborn or Born again.

    My Hebrew Name Eliab = God is my father, God is the father.
     
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  3. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    More like 'overly full of himself, and appears to have been drinking, given the amount of rubbish he's talking'
     
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  4. sayak83

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    Mine means "arrow".
     
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  5. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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  6. whereismynotecard

    whereismynotecard Treasure Hunter

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    "Hannah, also spelt Hanna, Hana, Geeja, or Chana, is a given name. In the Hebrew language Ḥannah (חַנָּה) means "God's given gift to the world", or "He (God) has favoured me/favours me [with a child]"."

    "Meaning, origin and history of the name Hannah. From theHebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace""

    So says google.

    But to my mom, it meant "old-little house on the prairie-sounding name that I like." Google can't tell me what my name means. Only mom can do that.

    Sometimes I think "what a boring, common name. I wish my name were more special." Other times I think, "hot damn! My name is a palindrome, is rarely mispronounced, and is almost always included on name key chains! You also won't find much dirt when googling me, because everyone on earth is named the same thing as I am."
     
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  7. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur
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    My name means "from Britain" or more specifically, it is the name of the "the ancient duchy in France from which the Celtic Bretons emigrated to become the Britons of England."

    Betcha can't guess what my name is. :p

    Curiously enough, it doesn't particularly describe me, as I am not a chunk of land in northwestern France.
     
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  8. Raahim

    Raahim مكتوب

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    Beyond praise is the meaning of mine.
     
  9. ShivaFan

    ShivaFan Satyameva Jayate
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    Well, it is sort of hard to answer if you have more than one name.

    But my "birth" first name means "Noble" and "birth" last name means "Strong Friend".
     
  10. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    That's nice, the arrow that hits the target.
     
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  11. Hammerheart

    Hammerheart Well-Known Member

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    I was given the name David after my grandfather. It is Hebrew for beloved, and I hate my name, both because of its origins but also because it is phonetically irritating. I don't call myself this at school because they will think I am unhappy with being male (I have long hair), but my middle name is Kelly and I prefer that, but spelled "Kelley". My last name is of Old Norse origin, which is really cool.

    I also call myself Bard Hades Ragnazrath. Bard is a Nordic title meaning "musician", accurately describing me, "Hades" is the realm of death in Hellenic theology, and Ragnazrath...is best left a mystery.
     
  12. Buddha Dharma

    Buddha Dharma Dharma Practitioner

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    Gary appears to mean, according to Google:

    In English the meaning of the name Gary is: Hard or bold spear. Originates with the German name Gerard.

    My chosen Dharma name is Anukampaka, which is Sanskrit and means: kind of heart, merciful, compassionate, full of pity.

    It is an emphasized form of Anukampa. Ahimsa is Anukampa in action, just to mention. Practicing non-violence.
     
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  13. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    "The name Francis is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Francis is: From 'franciscus' meaning Frenchman."
     
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  14. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium सच्चितानन्द
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    My name means Gaelic speaker.

    Which puts me up there with the likes of Bose, JBL, Pioneer, Marshall, and Beats.
     
  15. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

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    Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
    Jacob
    From aqab; heel-catcher (i.e. Supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch -- Jacob.

    see HEBREW aqab
     
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