Previous Names of the Day

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".

VERNON     English Aug 15th
Locational name in the Eure region of Normandy, from the Gaulish element vern "alder (tree)" with the genitive case maker onis.

URQUHART     Scottish Aug 14th
Derived from Brythonic ar "by" and cardden "thicket". This is the name of several places, the most famous being north of Loch Ness.

DVOŘÁK     Czech Aug 13th
Occupational name derived from Czech dvůr "manor", indicating a person who worked at such a place. This name was borne by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).

ALFARSI     Arabic Aug 12th
Means "the Persian" in Arabic, derived from Arabic فارس (Faris) meaning "Persia".

EMERSON     English Aug 11th
Means "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.

HÄUSLER     German Aug 10th
Name for someone who lived in a house with no land, derived rom Old High German word hus meaning "house".