What does your name mean?

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    - TERENCE

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English

    Pronounced: TER-ents [key]
    From the Roman family name Terentius which is of unknown meaning. Famous bearers of this name include Publius Terentius Afer, a Roman playwright, and Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar.
     
  2. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    So your name means nothing?
     
  3. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Basically. Which is pretty deep when you think about it. Read, my brother.
     
  4. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    - SupermanBeyond

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English

    Pronounced: Soup-err-Man-Bee-Ond
    Concept of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, Uber-Mensch or English: Over-man. Beyond, an Album from Dinosaur Jr. [or] a play on Batman Beyond, an Animated Television Series based on a Future Version of Batman.
     
  5. Morg Super Moderator

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    ROBERT

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, French, Scandinavian, German, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Romanian

    Other Scripts: Роберт (Russian)

    Pronounced: RAH-burt (English), ro-BER (French), RO-bert (German), RAW-bert (Polish), RO-byert (Russian) [key]
    Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It belonged to three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century. The author Robert Browning and poets Robert Burns and Robert Frost are famous literary bearers of this name. Also, Robert E. Lee was the commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War.
     
  6. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    CHRISTOPHER
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English

    Pronounced: KRIS-to-fur [key]

    Means "bearing Christ", derived from Late Greek Χριστος (Christos) combined with φερω (phero) "to bear, to carry". Christopher was the legendary saint who carried the young Jesus across a river. He is the patron saint of travellers. Another famous bearer was Christopher Columbus, the explorer who reached the West Indies in the 15th century.
     
  7. Mysterio Registered

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    aramaic for "twin"
     
  8. ElectroFlare Mightiest Mortal

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    JAMES
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, Biblical

    Pronounced: JAYMZ [key]

    English form of the Late Latin Jacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov) (see JACOB). This is the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded by Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.
    Kings of England and Scotland have borne this name. Other famous bearers include the inventor of the steam engine James Watt, the explorer Captain James Cook, and the novelist and poet James Joyce.

    I'm the brother of Jesus
     
  9. GuardianofOa Registered

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    ADAM
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Jewish, Biblical

    Other Scripts: אָדָם (Hebrew), Адам (Russian, Ukrainian)

    Pronounced: A-dam (English), AH-dahm (German, Polish), ah-DAHM (Russian) [key]

    This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Assyrian adamu meaning "to make". According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam was created from the earth by God (there is a word play on Hebrew אֲדָמָה ('adamah) "earth"). He and Eve were supposedly the first humans, living happily in the Garden of Eden until Adam ate a forbidden fruit given to him by Eve.
     
  10. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    MICHAEL
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, German, Czech, Biblical

    Pronounced: MIE-kul (English), MI-khah-el (German) [key]

    From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) which meant "who is like God?". This is the name of one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies, and thus is considered the patron saint of soldiers.
    This was the name of nine Byzantine emperors and a czar of Russia. Other more modern bearers of this name include the 19th-century chemist/physicist Michael Faraday and basketball player Michael Jordan.

    Yeah, sounds about right :)
     
  11. GuardianofOa Registered

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    I find it interesting that all three of my names (first, middle, last) are back to back, just not in order.
     
  12. Denny67 Registered

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    DENNIS
    Gender: Masculine
    Latin form of DIONYSIOS. This was the name of several early saints including a 3rd-century pope.

    The boy's name Dennis \d(en)-nis\ is pronounced DEN-iss. It is of Greek and English origin, and its meaning is "follower of Dionysius". Also variant of Dionysius. Mythology: Dionysius is the Greek god of wine, responsible for the growth of the vines in spring and the originator of winemaking; he is equivalent to the Roman god Bacchus.
     
  13. ElectroFlare Mightiest Mortal

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    Don't forget about Micheal Jackson...
     
  14. November Rain Single Mother

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    All yoruba names are actual words fused together...

    mine means god gave us joy.

    at least that's what my most prominent name means, i'm not going to go into the other four...
     
  15. Stikmann Registered

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    Hey...Mine are sort of cool...for a name commenly mistaken for "Beth".

    SETH (1)
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: Biblical, English

    Other Scripts: שֵׁת (Hebrew)

    Pronounced: SETH [key]

    Means "placed" or "appointed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he was the third son of Adam and Eve, and forefather of the entire human race.


    SETH (2)
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)

    Pronounced: SET, SAYT [key]

    From Σεθως (Sethos), the Greek form of Egyptian Sutekh or Set, which possibly meant "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the evil Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Orisis' son Horus eventually defeats Set and has him banished to the desert.
     
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    DREW
    Gender: Masculine
    Usage: English
    Pronounced: DROO
    Short form of ANDREW

    ANDREW
    Gender: Masculine
    Usage: English, Biblical
    Pronounced: AN-droo
    From the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which derives from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος (andros) "of a man"). In the New Testament the apostle Andrew was the brother of the apostle Simon Peter. According to legend he was crucified on an X-shaped cross, and he is the patron saint of Scotland, Russia, Greece and Romania. This was also the name of kings of Hungary.
     
  17. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    On another interesting note, the post you made comes right before a guy who has my middle name. WIERD :wow:
     
  18. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    Michael J. Fox FTW :up:
     
  19. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    ERIC
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, French

    Pronounced: ER-ik (English), er-EEK (French) [key]

    From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from ei "ever" and ríkr "ruler". Danish invaders first brought the name to England. A famous bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of kings of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
     
  20. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    PETER
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical

    Pronounced: PEE-tur (English), PE-ter (German, Slovak), PAY-tur (Dutch) [key]

    Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas (meaning "stone" in Aramaic) which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus's ministry and is considered by some to be the first pope. This name was borne by Peter the Great, the czar of Russia who defeated Sweden in the Great Northern War in the 18th century. A famous fictional bearer is Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up in J. M. Barrie's play.
     
  21. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    ^Are you proud or ashamed of your Peter Pan reference?
     
  22. Alexia Dark Warrior Princess

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    I'm pretty sure it means "crown". Which I've interpreted to mean "princess" :p.
     
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    MATTHEW

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, Biblical

    Pronounced: MATH-yoo [key]
    English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (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.



    A tax collector?! Yahweh?!

    But seriously, I'm thinking of just spelling my name with how it's pronounced. MATH-yoo looks so much better.
     
  24. Fledermaus Registered

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    SAMUEL

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Biblical

    Pronounced: SAM-yoo-el (English), SAM-yool (English) [key]
    From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". Samuel was the last of the ruling judges in the Old Testament. He anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and later anointed David. A famous bearer was the American author Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain.
     
  25. kane9321 oakland's finest

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    SPENCER
    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English

    Pronounced: SPEN-sur [key]

    From a surname which meant "dispenser of provisions" in Old French

    aww f%ck...I'm a shopkeeper
     

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