Previous Names of the Day

HEPBURN     English, ScottishJul 14th
From northern English place names meaning "high burial mound" in Old English. It was borne by Mary Queen of Scot's infamous third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwall. Other famous bearers include the actresses Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) and Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).

KALMÁR     HungarianJul 13th
Occupational name meaning "merchant, shopkeeper" in Hungarian, of German origin.

CAPELLO (1)     ItalianJul 12th
From Late Latin cappa meaning "cloak, cape, hood". This was a name for one who made or wore cloaks.

KLOET     DutchJul 11th
Possibly from Middle Dutch cloet meaning "lump, ball". In some cases this was a nickname for an oafish person. In other cases it may have been a name for someone who lived near a sign that had a globe on it.

HART     EnglishJul 10th
Means "male deer". It was originally acquired by a person who lived in a place frequented by harts, or bore some resemblance to a hart.

LANGBROEK     DutchJul 9th
From the name of a small town in the province of Utrecht, Holland, derived from lang means "wide" and broek means "meadow".

GARLAND     EnglishJul 8th
Means "triangle land" from Old English gara and land. It originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land.