Previous Names of the Day

ISAIAH   m   English, Jewish, Biblical Mar 5th
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah is a major prophet of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.

ZOE   f   English, Greek, Italian, Ancient Greek Mar 4th
Means "life" in Greek. From early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of EVE. It was borne by two early Christian saints, one martyred under emperor Hadrian, the other martyred under Diocletian. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century.

MUHAMMAD   m   Arabic, Pakistani, Urdu, Pashto, Tajik Mar 3rd
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. Since his time, it has been very popular in the Muslim word.

ELEANOR   f   English Mar 2nd
From the Old French form of the Occitan name Aliénor. It was first borne by the influential Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century), who was the queen of Louis VII, the king of France, and later Henry II, the king of England.

SIEGFRIED   m   German, Germanic Mythology Mar 1st
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the 'Nibelungenlied', which tells how he defeated the Icelandic queen Brünhild in order to win the hand of Kriemhild.

QUETZALCOATL   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology Feb 28th
Means "feathered snake" in Nahuatl, derived from quetzalli "feather" and coatl "snake". In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was the god of the sky and a creator of humans.

SEBASTIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian Feb 27th
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors).