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Chetan Parekh
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Second names have meanings ?
Janhavi Namshikar
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I don't think Last names have meanings.

Janhavi.


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Janhavi Namshikar:
I don't think Last names have meanings.

Janhavi.


Janhavi, not all but some of them have meaning, and in India lastname depends on the caste you belong and most of the time meaning of lastname is related your caste’s activity.
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Janhavi Namshikar
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Janhavi, not all but some of them have meaning, and in India lastname depends on the caste you belong and most of the time meaning of lastname is related your caste’s activity.


Thanks, Chetan. I Was not knowing that.

Janhavi.
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Janhavi Namshikar:


Thanks, Chetan. I Was not knowing that.

Janhavi.


Janhavi means river Ganga. It was named this after Rishi Jahnu.
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Originally posted by Janhavi Namshikar:
I don't think Last names have meanings.

Janhavi.


There's an interesting list of last name meanings here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surname

Mine comes from a village near to where my family comes from.


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There is a caste in Gujarat, they have lastname like

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Janhavi Namshikar
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Janhavi means river Ganga. It was named this after Rishi Jahnu.



Yes, that's right. I got some info regarding that here Wikipedia
And my Last Name is related to our native village in Goa.

Janhavi.
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Janhavi Namshikar:

And my Last Name is related to our native village in Goa.


I thought so.

Anyway, just type the name of your village and pin code in Google and you will see that you village is there on Google too.I got my village on Google, it just 3500 people’s world, but it's there on Google.
Janhavi Namshikar
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Anyway, just type the name of your village and pin code in Google and you will see that you village is there on Google too.


Yes!!! I found my village on Google!

Amazing! Same as your village, mine also is a small village with just about 3500 to 4000 people and its there on Google.

-: Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year to You :-

Janhavi.
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Paul means "humble" in latin, and Bourdeaux is from the Bordeaux region in France. Bordeaux is loosley translated to "next to the water," indicating the south west port of France.

FYI, my last name is not spelled the same as the city in France because the family members that immigated to Canada, and later to the US, were illiterate... as were many of the immigration personnel of the time (early to mid 1800's). It is rather common to see names changed slightly because of spelling mistakes on immigration records, birth certificates, etc...


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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
Bourdeaux is from the Bordeaux region in France. Bordeaux is loosley translated to "next to the water,"



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Michael (Hebrew) - Who resembles God
Frederick (German) - Peaceful ruler (or so the Hanoverians would like you to believe)
Ernest (German) - Serious; determined; sincere.

I appear to descend on my father's side from a set of Ernests that populated well in Oklahoma after migrations from Tennessee and, of all things, Virginia in the early 18th century. Coulda knocked me over with a feather.

My mother's side is far murkier genealogically. Ironically it's the only side of the family I know, so I'm having to piece it together without much help. My uncle Mike, the kids and I just got back from Ireland, where we toured around a bit casually looking for my maternal grandmother's roots in Loughrea, County Galway. Records of that family name (Fahey, Fahy, derived from Fatlaigh) appear to have been mucked somewhat from the Cromwellian uprising which booted them off holdings in the area.

Interesting stuff! Up until this trip I was bent philosophically more towards The History of White People in America, where genealogy was concerned.


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Bear = Stocky, furry guy with a tendency to growl.

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TH: Second names have meanings ?

Sure. Check our old thread: http://www.coderanch.com/t/39647/md/Names


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So Map,

What's the meaning of your name?


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Sania Marsh
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
So Map,

What's the meaning of your name?


Her first name means "Pearl"

Also her name sounds like name of a flower


[ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: Sania Marsh ]
Paul Clapham
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Paul - (Latin) small

Clapham - a place name in England

(You are probably thinking of the one just south of London with the large British Rail station but as far as I can see my ancestors are more likely associated with the one in North Yorkshire.)
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I haven't seen very many here at JavaRanch, but lots of people have meaningful last names. Carpenter, Smith (from Blacksmith), Black, White, etc. In Brazil they have more animal last names like horse, rabbit, cat, etc.


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John Smith
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Originally posted by Sania Marsh:


Her first name means "Pearl"

Also her name sounds like name of a flower





Map is out shopping for a new pair of shoes at the moment, so I'll answer for her. Her original Russian name is "Margarita". At JR, she spells it with English letters that look like Russian letters, resulting in "Mapraputa". The original first name is probably derived from a flower known as "margaritka" in Russian which translates into English as "daisy":



Sania's explanation also sounds plausible, if the Russian "Margarita" is a Russian version of Margaret, which does indeed mean "Pearl" from its Greek origin. Map's last name doesn't mean anything, I am sorry to say.
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Sania Marsh
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Originally posted by John Smith:


The original first name is probably derived from a flower known as "margaritka" in Russian which translates into English as "daisy":


Маргарита

Маргарита

Margarita :)
[ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: Sania Marsh ]
Sania Marsh
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Originally posted by John Smith:

"margaritka" in Russian which translates into English as "daisy":


"Lawn Daisy", they may be a bit different than regular daisies.


[ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: Sania Marsh ]
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I have a few in my back yard, and the thought of my neighbors reporting me to the town for not maintaining my lawn is always in the back of my mind. America, America...
Sania Marsh
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By the way.. russian speakers read this

It seems to match my impression...
[ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: Sania Marsh ]
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Ryan = [Irish] little king or young royalty.
Lee = either [Irish] poet or [Old English] glade (area sheltered from storm)
McGuire = Son of Guire.
Gauire (with an extra 'a') = [Irish] noble/proud

Hmmm... makes me sound a little snooty, doesn't it?
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Compared to "sincere, determined, peaceful ruler who resembles God," I think you're doing ok.
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Santhosh means happiness
Kumar in loose meaning, means boy.
AP singh
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amar - immortal
singh - lion

wow..thats something for the lion conservationists :-)
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Originally posted by Ryan McGuire:
Ryan = [Irish] little king or young royalty.
Lee = either [Irish] poet or [Old English] glade (area sheltered from storm)
McGuire = Son of Guire.
Gauire (with an extra 'a') = [Irish] noble/proud

Hmmm... makes me sound a little snooty, doesn't it?


I'll beat you in the snootiness department, at least in the last name.

Joel: [Hebrew] Jehova is the Lord
Alan: possibly derived from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock." Or Old German "Precious."
McNary: [Celtic] from Mac an rei, Mac meaning "son of"; an meaning "the" and rei meaning "king" (See cognates in French roi and Latin rex)). Family legend has it that the king in question is Brian Boru.


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Originally posted by Joel McNary:


McNary: [Celtic] from Mac an rei, Mac meaning "son of"; an meaning "the" and rei meaning "king"

(See cognates in French roi and Latin rex)).


And Sanskrit Raja!


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Angela - (Greek) Heavenly Messenger / Angel
Frances - (Latin) Free
Poynton - I have no idea if this has a meaning but I do know it is a derivative of the Scottish Border Family Name Boynton


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