Previous Names of the Day

YOUNG     English Apr 27th
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.

PESTI     Hungarian Apr 26th
Derived from Pest, one of the towns that were joined to make Budapest. Originally it indicated someone from Pest.

RUTHERFORD     Scottish Apr 25th
Originally taken by families who lived near the town of Rutherford in Scotland. It means "cattle ford" in Old English. The name dates back to the 13th century.

RADEMAKER     Dutch, German Apr 24th
From the old occupation of rademaker which referred to a person who made raden "wheels" (singular rad).

BOTTERILL     English Apr 23rd
Probably indicated someone from the town of Les Bottereaux in Normandy, itself derived from Old French bot "toad".

PITTALUGA     Italian Apr 22nd
Originally a local nickname of somebody who "steals grapes" from vineyards. In Genoa pittà means "to pick" and uga is "grapes" (uva in Italian). It is typical of the Genoa region.

WATSON     English, Scottish Apr 21st
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name WALTER.