Previous Names of the Day

ÅRUD     Norwegian Jan 22nd
From Norwegian å meaning "river, stream" and the archaic word rud meaning "clearing".
PEEL     English Jan 21st
Nickname for a thin person, derived from Old French pel, Latin palus meaning "stake, post" (related to English pole).
CODY     Irish Jan 20th
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
SAPPINGTON     English Jan 19th
Possibly from the city of Sapperton, England, derived from Old English sapere meaning "soap maker" and tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
PROFETA     Italian Jan 18th
From Italian profeta meaning "prophet". It probably came from a nickname indicating a person who wanted to predict the future. It is typical of southern Italy.
FORESTER     English Jan 17th
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest, or one who has charge of growing timber in a forest (see FOREST).
VAN DER ZEE     Dutch Jan 16th
Means "from the sea" in Dutch. The original bearer may have been someone who lived on the coast.