Previous Names of the Day

BOUDICCA   f   Ancient Celtic Dec 20th
Derived from Brythonic boud meaning "victory". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans. Eventually her forces were defeated and she committed suicide.

CÚCHULAINN   m   Irish Mythology Dec 19th
Means "hound of Culann" in Irish. This was the usual name of the warrior hero who was named Sétanta at birth, given to him because he took the place of one of Culann's hounds after he accidentally killed it.

REBECCA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Biblical, Biblical Latin Dec 18th
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah), possibly meaning "a snare" in Hebrew, or perhaps derived from an Aramaic name. This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament.

THUTMOSE   m   Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized) Dec 17th
From the Egyptian Djhwty-ms meaning "son of Thoth", composed of the name of the Egyptian god THOTH combined with the word mes "son" or mesu "be born". Thutmose was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Thutmose III who conquered Syria and Nubia.

ENIKŐ   f   Hungarian Dec 16th
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century. He based it on the name of the legendary mother of the Hungarian people, Enéh, which may mean "cow" or "deer".

ZEUS   m   Greek Mythology Dec 15th
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus whose name probably meant "shine" or "sky". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus.

FATIMAH   f   Arabic Dec 14th
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph.