about name How to give name in english? Why some names can be found in the dictionary ,but some not.Are there any rules? Where do those names that can't be found in dictionary come? do they have some special meaning? what kind of name is real a good name? Thank u~~
Oct 21, 2008 4:32 AM
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As Soulman said, many English names originate from ancient languages. It can be difficult to get an exact meaning for many names now. If you do a Google search for the name + origin you can get some possible meanings. My name, Kevin is a fairly common name in English speaking countries so I would think the meaning is well known. However if I do a Google search for "Kevin origin", the first site says it means "handsome beloved" the next says it means "gentle, lovable", while the third says it means "Beautiful at birth". I think I will take the first meaning :)
October 25, 2008
You can make up any name you like, a name doesn't have to have a meaning. If you like it, then it's good! Like my name for example, it has no origin. I like my unique name =)
October 22, 2008
in my opinion, many english names are ancient but still used. so dictionaris (especially, written for learners) focus on contemporary english. there r however other reasons for example Frensh, Schottish, Welsh or Irish names... all of them r used as english names though difference. you can find the meanings by using NAMES BOOKS which has been published for english parentes waiting for babies and you can find the history of the words as well
October 21, 2008
I think May is a good name.
October 21, 2008
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