Previous Names of the Day

MACCARRICK     IrishFeb 16th
Means "son of Cúcharraige" in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige is composed of "hound" and carraig "rock".

MANFREDONIA     ItalianFeb 15th
Originally indicated a person from Manfredonia, Italy. The city was named for the 13th-century King Manfred of Sicily.

BIERMANN     GermanFeb 14th
Derived from German bier "beer" and mann "man". The name may have referred to a brewer or a tavern owner.

CECIL     WelshFeb 13th
From the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.

LINCOLN     EnglishFeb 12th
Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.

KURUCZ     HungarianFeb 11th
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc, referring to rebels who fought against the Habsburgs in the late 17th to early 18th century.

JÖLLENBECK     GermanFeb 10th
From the name of a village in western Germany, itself derived from the name of the Jölle, a small river, combined with Low German beck "stream".