Previous Names of the Day

VON WEGBERG     German Oct 21st
German surname meaning "of Wegberg". Wegberg is a small town in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany, close to the border of the Netherlands.

CAMPBELL     Scottish Oct 20th
From a Gaelic nickname cam béul meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo, meaning "of the fair field".

ARENDONK     Dutch Oct 19th
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between Antwerp and Turnhout in Belgium. Its name is derived from arend "eagle" and donk "hill, heightened place".

TAMBOLI     Indian Oct 18th
From the Sanskrit word tambul meaning "beetel leaves". These are precious leaves which are used in rituals and worship throughout India. The name was originally given to a person who grew and dealt with the trade of beetel leaves.

GOMES     Portuguese Oct 17th
From the medieval given name Gomes, probably Visigothic in origin, from guma "man". This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

STRICKLAND     English Oct 16th
From a place called Strickland in Westmoreland, England. The place name is of Old English origin, from stirc "young bullock" and land "cultivated land".

DESMOND     Irish Oct 15th
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.