Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What is in a Name?


We will begin talking about Greek Mythology this week. The main part of Greek Mythology are the gods and goddesses. Some, perhaps, are quite common: Zeus, Apollo. Others may be new to us: Ares, Haphestus, Hera. We will be taking a look at the notable Olympians and the Titans. We will discover that the names of these gods, goddesses and Titans means something. Posideon: god of the sea, Ares: god of war, etc. With this as the theme to our new post for the week, let's think about what our own Name means. Using the link along the side under "Name Meaning," find out what your first name means. Simply click on the link, type in your first name, and share the origin and meaning in your comment. It should be interesting to see what all of our names mean. Enjoy!
Example:
Name: Abby (my wife's name)
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: A Father's Joy

57 comments:

emily harris 3 said...

hi mr k my name is emily its a latin name and it means idustrious idk wat that mean though

Tyler 3Limmer said...

NAME:Tyler.

Orign:Middle Eng.

Meaning:A tiler of roofs.

Popularity:16th.

DylanD period9 said...

NAME:Dylan

ORGIN:Welsh

Meaning:Son of the waves

Patrick 3Gallo said...

My first name "Patrick" is Latin and it means Nobleman.

Brendan 9G. said...

Name: Brendan
Origin: Irish
Meaning: A Raven

Paige 9drenth said...

Name: Paige
Origin: English
Meaning: Young Child

Savannah Garrow pd9 said...

Gender: Female

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Open Plain

Paidon 3Meyer said...

Name: Paidon

Origin: none

Meaning: none

Alex "The Protecter Of Men" Wilde pd 3 said...

First Name: Alex

Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Protecter Of Men

Popularity: 15th in the U.S


Last Name: Wilde

Gender: Female (unless it is Alex Wilde then it's 100% Male)

Orgin: German

Meaning: Untamed

Emily 9Anderson said...

Name: Emily
Origin: Latin
Meaning: industrious

Alyssa pd.3 said...

Name:Alyssa
Origin:German
Meaning:Truth

Jessie Lorenzen :) HI (: said...

hey mr. klumper!

name: Jessie

origin:) Hebrew

Meaning:) God's grace

Hannah 4Poppens said...

Hey Mr.K

Name:Hannah
Origan:Hebrew
Meaning:Grace of god

lydia pd. 9 said...

Lydia is my name it means a maiden from lydia it's origin is greek and gender is female.

Austin8meinerts said...

Austin

latin ame

Makenzie Marso 4ht said...

MAKENZIE
Gender: Unisex
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Son/Daughter Of The Ruler

It's GROSS!!!!!!

zach said...

name zachary
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Jehovah Has Remembered

Anastasia (Springtime) 3rdPD said...

My name is Anastasia:

Definition:
Ressurection or Springtime

Origin:
Greek.

Ressurection is like coming back to life after your dead. And (duh) springtime. Spring.

brad taylor said...

Name: Brad


Origin: English


Meaning: Broad


Name: Taylor


Origin: Mid. English


Meaning: A cutter of cloth

Levi McKercher P.9 said...

Levi...
Gender: Male (obviously)
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Joined to


Whatever that is supposed to mean, right on. See ya later bye

Levi McKercher said...

Sadly they have no meaning for McKercher so I am feeling very sad and unneeded. Just kidding. Bye

Andrew 8Breitzman said...

NAME: Andrew

Origin: Greel

Meaning: Manly

Kjerstin 9Williams said...

Name: Kjerstin (my name)
Origin:No information
Meaning:No information

Name: Michell (my mom's name)
Orgin:French
Meaning:Who is like a God?

Mackenzie 3Nelson said...

Name: Mackenzie

Origin: Irish

Meaning:Son/Daughter of Kenneth


It's Weird

Denton Bose p8 said...

Name:Denton Origanal:english Meaning:from the valley farm.

Evan Wieser said...

Name:Evan

Origin:welsh

Meaning:God Is Gracious

Popularity:#39

Cassidy 3wethor said...

my name mean
descenent from gaelic
CASSIDY

Nicole 3Petersen said...

Name: Nicole

Origin: GREEK

Meaning: Victory of the people

Adam 6Halter said...

name:ADAM
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The Earth

Chris Bly said...

Hi, my name is chris and here are the results from the name thingy:
Name:CHRIS
Origin:Greece(SWEET!)
Meaning:Christ-bearer

Alli Fatone pd 6 said...

Allison/Alli=

Origin- English
Meaning-Truth (HA yeah right)


I got a kick out of it meaning "truth"

Alli out!!

molly 8howard said...

NAME: Molly
ORIGIN: Irish
MEANING: sea of bitterness :(



But it's wierd because I am like that.

Mr. Klumper said...

Great Blogging, my students. I find it very interesting to see what your first names mean. Some are actually quite true :)

Rachael4 Horner said...

Hi people.
The Gender is: Female
The origin is: Hebrew[ Honestly don't like Hebrew people, no offense to anybody that does or anything]
Meaning or my name: A female Sheep.

Last name,
I looked on another site.
It is:
The Gender is a: male
The origin is: Greek
The meaning is: a male deer.

riley 4Frantzen said...

OOPs i messed up
Name:Riley
Origin:Irish(for my luck i could go to notre dame)
meaning:Valiant(I like this website!)

p.s. Mr. Klumper please dont publish the other one I messed up my name.

garrett lambert said...

my meaning is brave spear

Braydon Reindl prd.9 said...

Origon:English
Meaning:Broad Hillside
Gender:Male
Popularity:2004;#417

garrett lambert said...

garrett
meaning brave spear
gender male
origin irish

lexi 8bliss said...

name:lexi
gender: femaale
origin: greek
meaning: protector of men

my real name.
alexis
gender: female
origin: greek
meaning:defender

Tyler "tiler of roofs" and "ruler of all" 9erck said...

name: tyler
origin: Middle eng
meaning: Tiler of roofs

last name: erck
origin: old norse
meaning: Ruler of all

halle 6doe said...

Name: Halle
origin: German
Means: ruler of the home

jessiccampbellp3 said...

name/ jessica/jessie
origin/ hebrew
meaning/ god's grace

maggie roe said...

first name
Name: Maggie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A Pearl

last name
name: roe
Gender: Male
Origin: Anglo-Saxo
Meaning: Red Haired

sammie peterson!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

my name is sammie and my name means listener and i no i am a gooood listener!!!

Troy Small p10 said...

Name:Troy
Origin:France
Meaning:From Troyes

marie 3engbrecht said...

hi this is marie and my name is french and it means sea of bitterness... what a nic meaning huh?

ted 3 dohrman said...

My name "Theodore" means gift of god.

Marina Gillepie said...

My name Marina means From the Sea

Jordan3W said...

Gender:Male
origin:Hebrew
Meaning:To flow

MACI said...

HI MR.KLUMPER I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL ONN WENDSAY AND GOT OUT LATE THURSDAY AND WENT BACK SATERDAY IM DOINNG MY HOME WORK NOW BUT YA IVE HAD A VERY BUSY WEEK AND I HAD SO MUCH HOME WORK YOU DONT EVEN NNO I HAVE 4 PAGES IN ENGLISH AND 1 PAGE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE HOLE REVIEW IN SPELLING AND IM ONLY HALF WAY DONNE WITH IT AND ACHIVMENT SERIES INN MATH WITCH ILL DO ON MONDAY AND CHAPTERS TO READ IN READING SO YA ON WE I WEDNSDAY TO BED AT 4 AND WOKE UP AT 6 AND GOT LOTS AND LOTS OF SHOTS AND IVS WELL IM GONNA FINISH MY HOMEWORK BYE:)

Jordan Olson Pd.3 said...

Name:Jordan

Origin:Hebrew

Meaning:To Flow

keenan E.6 said...

My name goes right along with the truth about me!

originated: English

Meaning: Smart(Its true)

shambree 6smith said...

my name has no match because my dad made it up he said it means her fathers glory

quinten pd3 said...

my name doesn't have a meaning

Kaity 6Dybdahl said...

Name: Kaity

Gender: Female

Origin: American

Meaning: Pure

molly 8seaofbitterness said...

MR.KLUMPER!!!!!!
My first AND middle name means THE SEA OF BITTERNESS!!!!!


MOLLY MARIE

I am mad at the Irish people now>:(

Katy 8Ternus said...

Name: Kaitlyn (or Katy)

Meaning: pure

Origin: Irish