Previous Names of the Day

BOGOMOLOV     Russian Oct 30th
Means "son of a bogomol". The word bogomol or bogomolec is derived from Slavic bog "God" and molitsya "to beg, pray" and was probably given as a nickname to a pious person.

ROBLES     Spanish Oct 29th
Means "dweller by the oak tree or forest" from the Spanish roble which in turn was derived from the Latin robur.

AYTON     English Oct 28th
From the place names Ayton (Berwick) or Ayton (Yorkshire). Ayton means "farmstead on a river" from the Old English ea "river" and tun "farmstead, estate".

DAALMANS     Dutch Oct 27th
Originally indicated a person from Daal or Dalen, which is a small town in the province of Drente in the Netherlands.

SCHOOL     Scottish, English Oct 26th
Derived from either the Old Norse given name Skúli, the Old Danish Skuli or the Old Swedish Skule which probably all mean "to protect".

BEUTEL     German Oct 25th
From the German word Beutel, derived from the Middle High German biutel meaning "bag". Originally a person with that surname made and sold bags.

DAHL     Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Oct 24th
From Middle Low German dal or Old Norse dalr both meaning "valley". A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as 'Matilda' and 'Henry Sugar'.