Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about names:

There is a separate FAQ for questions specifically about this website.

Where can I research my family's history?

Here are some websites that offer genealogy research. These sites charge a fee in order to unlock full functionality.

How is this name pronounced?

How can I translate my name into another language?

Go to the translation page, enter the name you want to translate, select the language you want to translate into, and then press "Search".

Here are some other sites that offer translations or transliterations.

What does my first name mean?

Please go to www.behindthename.com to get the meaning of your first name.

How do I legally change my name?

Here are some websites that offer advice on changing your name.

When is it appropriate to use 'Junior' versus 'II'?

Junior is used to distinguish a son with the same name as his father. The following conditions apply:

  1. The Junior must be a son of the father, not a grandson.
  2. The names must be exactly the same, including the middle name.
  3. The father must still be living.

'II' is used whenever any close relative, including for example a grandfather or a great-uncle, shares the same name as the child.