Previous Names of the Day

STREET     English Aug 22nd
Habitational name for anyone who lived in a place called Street, for example in Hertfordshire, Kent and Somerset. It is derived from Old English stræt "Roman road".

MATSUMOTO     Japanese Aug 21st
From one of the many places with this name in Japan, derived from Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".

MACBETH     Scottish Aug 20th
Derived from the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", which denoted a man of religious devotion. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king, and the name of a play based on his life by William Shakespeare.

ROSARIO     Portuguese Aug 19th
Means "rosary" from Portuguese rosario. This name was often given to people born on the day of the festival of Our Lady of the Rosary.

VAN WIEREN     Frisian, Dutch Aug 18th
Means "from Wieren". This is the name of towns in Frisia and other parts of the Netherlands, which mean "seaweed".

NGUYỄN     Vietnamese Aug 17th
Vietnamese form of RUAN, from Sino-Vietnamese (nguyễn). This is the most common Vietnamese surname, accounting for over a third of the population.

JASKOLSKI     Polish Aug 16th
Originally indicated a person from Jaskolski in Poland. The name of the town itself is derived from Polish jaskolka "a swallow".