Previous Names of the Day

Apr 15th
Echeverría   Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, which itself is derived from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new".
Apr 14th
Breitbarth   German
From Old High German breit "broad" and bart "beard", originally a nickname for someone with a full beard.
Apr 13th
Wolanski   Polish
Denoted a person who came from one of the places in Poland called Wola or Wolany, derived from the given name Wolan meaning "to want".
Apr 12th
Pololáník   Czech
Derived from Czech polo "one half" and lán, a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
Apr 11th
Itō   Japanese
From Japanese (i) meaning "this" and () meaning "wisteria". The final character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
Apr 10th
Korhonen   Finnish
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho meaning "deaf, hard of hearing". This is the most common surname in Finland.
Apr 9th
Gully   English
Nickname for a big person, from Middle English golias meaning "giant" (ultimately from Goliath, the Philistine warrior who was slain by David in the Old Testament).