Previous Names of the Day

KAVANAGH     IrishMay 31st
Derived from the Irish Gaelic name Caomhánach, which means "a student of saint CAOMHÁN". It was the name used by a 12th-century king of Leinster, Domhnall Caomhánach, the eldest son of the historic Irish king Diarmait Mac Murchada.

GREENSPAN     JewishMay 30th
Anglicized form of German Grünspan meaning "verdigris". Verdigris is the green-blue substance that forms on copper.

SOKOL     Czech, JewishMay 29th
From Czech sokol meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.

COOMBS     EnglishMay 28th
From Old English cumb meaning "valley", the name of several places in England.

WILDGRUBE     GermanMay 27th
From the name of a German town, derived from German wild "wild, untamed" and Grube "hollow, pit".

BLACK     EnglishMay 26th
Means either "black" (from Old English blæc) or "pale" (from Old English blac). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.

SCHWARZENEGGER     GermanMay 25th
From a place name, derived from Old High German swarz meaning "black" and ecka meaning "edge, corner". A famous bearer of this name is actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947-).