Previous Names of the Day

WASHINGTON     English Feb 22nd
From a place name meaning "settlement belonging to Wassa's people", from the given name WASSA and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town". A famous bearer was George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States.

SAITO     Japanese Feb 21st
From Japanese (sai) meaning "purification, worship" and (tou) meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.

FALCO     Italian Feb 20th
Derived from Italian falco "falcon". The name was used to denote either a falconer, a person who resembled a falcon in some way, or a person living on or near Monte Falco in the Appenines.

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".