Previous Names of the Day

PARISH (1)     English Jul 30th
Originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris, which got its name from the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii.

BIEBER     German, Jewish Jul 29th
From Middle High German biber "beaver", German Biber, or Yiddish biber, hence a nickname, possibly a nickname for a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal. In some cases the surname may be habitational, from a house or some other place named with this word.

STONE     English Jul 28th
Name for a person who lived near a prominent stone, or a person who worked with stone. It is derived from Old English stan.

POZZI     Italian Jul 27th
Locative surname meaning "a well" from Latin puteus. Pozzo as a regional word also means a pond or stagnant water.

LEDFORD     English Jul 26th
Means "path leading across a ford" from the Old English lædan, Middle English leden "to lead" and ford, a shallow area in a stream that may be crossed by wading.

TRẦN     Vietnamese Jul 25th
From the Chinese surname CHEN. It is the second most popular surname in Vietnam, coming only after Nguyen.

ROTHSCHILD     German, Jewish Jul 24th
Means "red shield, sign" from the German rot "red" and the German or Yiddish s(c)hild "sign, shield". The surname originally came from a family who took their name from a house with a red shield or sign on it. It has since been adopted by unrelated Jews.