Baby Names

Once upon a time…the name came to be. Our personalized art print celebrates the singular story of each name featuring a detailed account of what it means, where…
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a poster with the words, seth and an image of a piece of paper
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: Seth is a Hebrew name. And one of the oldest names recorded in Western Civilization. This was the name of Adam and Eve's third son. And you know what they say, third time's the charm ✨ Thank you again to @ponyrym for requesting this name. Linguistically speaking, Seth is the Latin form of the Biblical Greek Σήθ, a transliteration of Old Hebrew meaning, literally, “foundation; appointed, firmly set,” from the verb shyt “to set or place firmly.” His
a poster with the words, west toward the sunset origin angelo - saxon poplary
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: Thank you @jessie.wazny for requested #\\\\\\# 😎☀ Back in the day - like around the 12th/13th centuries - as the concentration of first names increased, surnames became a necessary means of identification. And there were generally four ways in which they were created: from occupations, from places & topographies, from the father's first name or from nicknames. So when the Tax
an old book with the title skyler, and two books stacked on top of each other
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: Thank you @ponyrym and @stevens00112465 for requesting #\\\\\\# for a boy (it's also used for girls). Skyler is an anglicization of #\\\\\\\\#, a Dutch surname meaning, literally, “scholar, schoolteacher” or, more simply, “#\\\# #\\# #\\ud83
a poster with the words palmer and an image of a palm leaf in black on a white background
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: Thank you @andiebrim for requesting the name Palmer. This name has a super interesting hisSTORY 😍 #\\\\\\# arose as a medieval English surname around the 11th century; one of the oldest surnames recorded. It comes form a nickname, from Olde English #\\\\\\#, quite literally, “pilgrim returning from the Holy Land,” fro
an old book with the title anthony son of hercules origin latin popularity 4 - 11
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: #\\\\\\\# has a long and interesting history. It arose in Ancient Rome as a clan (family) name (Antonius). In fact, it's sooooo ancient that etymologists are uncertain where it comes from. They suspect it's Etruscan, with meaning lost to history (the Etruscan language is now extinct though it was remotely related to Greek and Latin). Even the Ancients were name-geeks like me. They l
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@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: #\\\\\\# is such a pretty name, don't you think? Shout out to @saltygaw for the request! The name comes directly from Latin #\\\\\\# “laurel tree,” a fragrant evergreen tree or large leafy shrub native to the Mediterranean. Interesting factoid: the Greek name for the Laurel is δάφνη (Daphne). Its importance can be traced to An
the front cover of a book with an image of a house on it and text that reads
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: thank you to @a.morgan26 for suggesting the name #\\\\\\# ♥ Hattie is a diminutive of #\\\\\\\#. Harriet is an English form of #\\\\\\\\\#. Henriette is the French feminine of #\\\
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: Axel is a Medieval Danish form of #\\\\\\\#, from Old Hebrew meaning “father of peace.” The name owes its survival to King David’s favorite son, Absalom. According to 2 Samuel 14: “in all of Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish.” Owing to a general fascination King, King David, David, 2 Samuel, Samuel, Father
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: Axel is a Medieval Danish form of #\\\\\\\#, from Old Hebrew meaning “father of peace.” The name owes its survival to King David’s favorite son, Absalom. According to 2 Samuel 14: “in all of Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish.” Owing to a general fascination
an advertisement with the words, easton toward the sunrise origin ango - saxon popularity
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: 🌞 A medieval Anglo-Saxon surname-turned-first-name, #\\\\\\# is ultimately derived from a place name meaning, essentially, “#\\\\\\# #\\\# #\\\\\\\#” 😎 from the Olde English phrase “#\\
the title for hudson's book, heart, mind and spirit origin german popularity
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: #\\\\\\# comes from a patronymic Anglo-Scottish surname: “Hudde’s son,” from an Old Saxon nickname for #\\\\#, itself the medieval English form of #\\\\# meaning, literally, “heart, mind and spirit;” ultimately from the Old High German #\\\\# “mind, soul, thought.”
luna goddess of the moon, origin latin popularity
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: 🌙 #\\\\# is a girl’s name borrowed directly from Latin, #\\\\#, literally, “the moon,” ultimately traced to a prehistoric Indo-European root “light, brightness,” in reference to the bright point of light the moon brings to the night’s sky. In Roman mythology, Luna is the goddess of the moon (her Greek counterpart was Selene and later Artemis). Luna rode her
a drawing of a woman holding her arms up in the air with words written below it
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: "I was only saying to the Queen the other day how I hate name dropping." Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. NameStories will be dropping two names a day for the rest of September. Taking requests now! #namestories #namedropping #namedropper #namedroppers #name #names #babyname #babynames #babynamesuggestions #babynameideas #babynameinspo #babynamereveal #babygirlname #babygirlnames #babyboyname #babyboynames #nameart #nameday #babyshowergift #babyshowergifts #nurseryde
an image of a person doing yoga with the words bodhi enlightened
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: The supercool name Bodhi comes from Sanskrit बोधि (bodhi), meaning “awakened” or “enlightened,” an ancient Buddhist concept of total spiritual awakening attained through pure knowledge and understanding of the nature of the universe. In essence, Bodhi is the achievement of Nirvana, a total absence of ego and self-centeredness. It was underneath the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India where Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (founder of Buddhism c. 6th century BC) achiev
the title for matilda mighty warrior, written by james borles in black and white
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: #\\\\# #\\# #\\\# #\\\#: Matilda 💪. It comes from Olde English Mæðhilde, ultimately of Ancient Germanic origin meaning “mighty warrior” or “strength in battle,” a compound of #\\\\# “might” and #\\\\# “war, battle.” #\#che
an image of a sign post with directions to different places in the world on it
@namestoriescom posted to Instagram: And now for the boys... individual name art available at NameStories ✨ My fave is #\\\\\# - what's yours? #\\\\\\# - from Hebrew meaning "#\\\\\\\# #\\\\#," in reference to the Jordan River which flows about 150