Previous Names of the Day

Aug 15th
Vernon   English
Locational name in the Eure region of Normandy, from the Gaulish element vern "alder (tree)" with the genitive case maker onis.
Aug 14th
Urquhart   Scottish
Derived from Brythonic ar "by" and cardden "thicket". This is the name of several places, the most famous being north of Loch Ness.
Aug 13th
Dvořák   Czech
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).
Aug 12th
Alfarsi   Arabic
Means "the Persian" in Arabic, derived from Arabic فارس (Faris) meaning "Persia".
Aug 11th
Emerson   English
Means "son of Emery". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
Aug 10th
Häusler   German
Name for someone who lived in a house with no land, derived rom Old High German word hus meaning "house".
Aug 9th
Pugliese   Italian
From an adjectival derivative of Puglia, from Latin Apulia, a region of southeast Italy containing the boot heel and some of the coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is a regional name for someone from that region.