Previous Names of the Day

NAGY     Hungarian Dec 13th
From a nickname meaning "big" or "great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is a very common Hungarian surname.

FROST     English, German Dec 12th
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost", a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.

QUATTROCCHI     Italian Dec 11th
From Italian quattro meaning "four" and occhi meaning "eyes". It is a relatively rare Italian surname, usually found in Sicily.

SÖRÖS     Hungarian Dec 10th
From Hungarian sör meaning "beer". Originally the name was given to beer brewers.

SUMNER     English Dec 9th
Occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, from Middle English sumner, ultimately from Latin submonere "to advise".

VENÄLÄINEN     Finnish Dec 8th
Means "Russian" in Finnish. This name was originally used by the ethnic Finns who lived on the Russian side of the border.

BISHOP     English Dec 7th
Means simply "bishop", ultimately from Greek επισκοπος (episkopos) meaning "overseer". It probably originally referred to a person who served a bishop.