Previous Names of the Day

LUM     English Oct 4th
From places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire called Lumb, both apparently originally named for Old English lum(m) "pool". The word is not independently attested, but appears also in Lomax and Lumley, and may be reflected in the dialect term lum denoting a well for collecting water in a mine.

WINOGRAD     Polish Oct 3rd
Means "vineyard" in Polish. The name probably referred to a person who worked at a vineyard or lived near one.

WALLER (2)     English Oct 2nd
Derived from Middle English walle denoting a builder of walls. Sometimes the name may be derived from Middle English welle meaning "(dweller by a) stream".

LEMAIRE     French Oct 1st
Means "the mayor" in French. It was a title given to a town official, or else a nickname for someone who was pompous and officious.

WARSZAWSKI     Polish Sep 30th
Place name for someone from the city of Warsaw, which became the capital of Poland after the destruction of Kraków by fire.

SEPÚLVEDA     Spanish Sep 29th
Derived from the name of the Sepulveda valley in the mountains of Segovia, and was originally used to denote people from that region. It is possibly derived from Spanish sepultar "to bury".

WEAVER     English Sep 28th
Occupational name meaning simply "weaver" from Old English wefan, Middle English weven. Some examples of the surname may derive from the River Weaver, from Old English wefer meaning "winding stream".