Previous Names of the Day

FALCO     Italian Feb 20th
Derived from Italian falco "falcon". The name was used to denote a falconer or a person who resembled a falcon in some way.

KOSZORÚS     Hungarian Feb 19th
Derived from koszorú, a Hungarian word that means "garland, wreath, girdle". This name was used for someone who made garlands.

PINHO     Portuguese Feb 18th
Habitational name derived from any of the many places named Pinho, itself derived from pinho meaning "pine" or "pine wood".

STOPPELBEIN (2)     German Feb 17th
Means "dweller by a tree stump on communal land" from the Middle Low German stoppel "stump" and bein(t) "communal land".

MACCARRICK     Irish Feb 16th
Means "son of Cúcharraige" in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige is composed of "hound" and carraig "rock".

MANFREDONIA     Italian Feb 15th
Originally indicated a person from Manfredonia, Italy. The city was named for the 13th-century king Manfred of Sicily.

BIERMANN     German Feb 14th
Derived from German bier "beer" and mann "man". The name may have referred to a brewer or a tavern owner.