What’s behind a name

November 10th, 2007

behindthename.com

Names. Everyone has one, most people have a vague idea what their own means, but few give them much more thought. The study of names is called onomastics, a field which touches on linguistics, history, anthropology, pyschology, sociology, philology and much more.

When people refer to the “meaning of a name”, they are most likely referring to the etymology, which is the original literal meaning. This website looks at the etymology and history or all types of given names.

One Response to “What’s behind a name”

  1. AlexM Says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

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