Previous Names of the Day

LEMAIRE     French Oct 1st
Means "the mayor" in French. It was a title given to a town official, or else a nickname for someone who was pompous and officious.

WARSZAWSKI     Polish Sep 30th
Place name for someone from the city of Warsaw, which became the capital of Poland after the destruction of Kraków by fire.

SEPÚLVEDA     Spanish Sep 29th
Derived from the name of the Sepulveda valley in the mountains of Segovia, and was originally used to denote people from that region. It is possibly derived from Spanish sepultar "to bury".

WEAVER     English Sep 28th
Occupational name meaning simply "weaver" from the Old English wefan, Middle English weven. Some examples of this surname may mean "from the river Weaver (now Weaver Hall), Cheshire", from the Old English wefer meaning "winding stream".

BURAKGAZI     Turkish Sep 27th
Means "warrior for the faith" in Turkish. Burak was the name of the Prophet Mohammed's horse that he rode when he ascended to Heaven.

RHODES     English Sep 26th
Either a topographical name derived from Old English rod meaning "a clearing in woodland", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.

FERRARI     Italian Sep 25th
Occupational name for a metalworker or smith, derived from Latin ferrum meaning "iron", and thus an Italian version of Smith.