Previous Names of the Day

PETIT     French, Catalan, EnglishApr 19th
Means "small, little" derived from Old French and Catalan petit. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.

VASS     HungarianApr 18th
Derived from Hungarian vas meaning "iron", referring to a worker in iron, a miner of iron ore or a vendor of iron goods. Alternatively, from the same root word, it may have been a nickname referring to one with a distinctively strong constitution.

KAUR     Indian (Sikh)Apr 17th
Means "princess", ultimately from Sanskrit कुमारी (kumari) meaning "girl". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh female followers the surname Kaur and all males Singh. In many instances, it is also used as a middle name with the family name serving as the surname.

NEWTON     EnglishApr 16th
From the name of one of many English towns meaning "new town". A famous bearer was the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727).

ECHEVERRÍA     SpanishApr 15th
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, which itself is derived from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new".

BREITBARTH     GermanApr 14th
From Old High German breit "broad" and bart "beard", originally a nickname for someone with a full beard.

WOLANSKI     PolishApr 13th
Denoted a person who came from one of the places in Poland called Wola or Wolany, derived from the given name Wolan meaning "to want".