Previous Names of the Day

Oct 20th
Campbell   Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam béul meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo meaning "of the fair field".
Oct 19th
Arendonk   Dutch
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend "eagle" and donk "hill".
Oct 18th
Tamboli   Indian, Marathi
From the Sanskrit word ताम्बूल (tambula) meaning "betel leaves". These leaves are used in rituals and worship, and the name was originally given to a person who grew or sold them.
Oct 17th
Beasley   English
From the name of a place in Lancashire, from Old English beos "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Oct 16th
Strickland   English
From the name of a town in Cumbria, derived from Old English stirc "calf, young bullock" and land "cultivated land".
Oct 15th
Desmond   Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
Oct 14th
Mann   German, English
From a nickname meaning "man". This may have originally been given in order to distinguish the bearer from a younger person with the same name.