Previous Names of the Day

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

VILAR     Portuguese, Galician, Catalan Apr 20th
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.

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

VASS     Hungarian Apr 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     English Apr 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     Spanish Apr 15th
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, which itself is derived from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new".