Previous Names of the Day

CECIL     Welsh Feb 13th
From the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.

LINCOLN     English Feb 12th
Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.

KURUCZ     Hungarian Feb 11th
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc. The kurucs were armed anti-Habsburg rebels in Hungary in the late 17th to early 18th century.

JOLLENBECK     German Feb 10th
In the village of Jollenbeck Germany, there is a river called the Jölle river which gave Jöllenbeck its name.

KILLOUGH     Irish Feb 9th
Indicated a person who was from Killough (County Down, Northern Ireland) or Killough (Wicklow, Ireland). The place name Killough means "church on the lake", derived from the Irish cill "church" and locha "lake".

PEACOCK     English Feb 8th
From the Middle English words pecok and pocok which mean "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.

ESPINOSA     Spanish Feb 7th
From Spanish espinoso meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spîna and spînosus, respectively meaning "spine" and "full of spines, spiny".