|William||William is a popular given name of old Germanic origin. It became very popular in the English langua... more.William is a popular given name of old Germanic origin. It became very popular in the English language after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and remained so throughout the Middle Ages and into the modern era. The modern German and Polish equivalent is "Wilhelm." It is sometimes abbreviated "Wm." The name's shortened familiar version in English is Bill, Billy, Will or Willie. A common Irish form is Liam. Female forms are Willa, Willemina, Wilma and Wilhelmina. William is from the Old Norman form Williame, corresponding to the French spelling Guillaume, and is a cognate from the German Wilhelm, and of Germanic origin: wil = "will or desire"; helm; Old English helm "helmet, protection"; or halm (straw, upright) thus the Old German name Wilhelm and the Old Norse name Vilhjálmr have the same roots. The name William has today been interpreted to mean protector of the kingdom or realm. The first well-known carrier of the name was Charlemagne's cousin William of Gellone, a.k.a....|
|Thomas||Thomas is a masculine given name. It is based on the Biblical Greek Θωμᾶς, which is itself a t... more.Thomas is a masculine given name. It is based on the Biblical Greek Θωμᾶς, which is itself a transcription of the Aramaic te'oma תאומא "twin", the Hebrew cognate being tə'ōm תאום. In the New Testament the designation was applied to Judas Thomas, the second Judas of the Apostles (hence his appellation "twin"). The name has been comparatively widespread in Europe since the High Middle Ages. "Tom" or "Thom" are abbreviations of Thomas, and "Tommy" is a common variant; "Tam" is a common abbreviation used in Scotland. The name is sometimes abbreviated as "Thos" in signatures. Feminine versions of this name are Thomasina, Tamsyn, Tamsin, Tasmina, Tasmino, or Tammy. Like Petros (Cephas) "the rock", Didymos or Thomas "the twin" is not in origin a given name but an epithet of a New Testament character. The given name of Thomas the Apostle was Yehuda (Jude, Judas). Use as a given name originates in the Early Middle Ages. Early known bearers of this name are Thomas the Presbyter (7th century)...|
Stephen or Steven ( /ˈstiːvən/) is a masculine first name, derived from the Greek name Στέφα... more.Stephen or Steven ( /ˈstiːvən/) is a masculine first name, derived from the Greek name Στέφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown, garland", in turn from the Greek word "στέφανος", meaning "wreath, crown, honour, reward", literally "that which surrounds or encompasses". In ancient Greece a wreath was given to the winner of a contest (from which the crown, symbol of rulers derived). The use of the noun was first recorded in Homer's Iliad. The name is significant to Christians: according to the Book of Acts in the New Testament, Saint Stephen was a deacon who was stoned to death and is regarded as the first Christian martyr. The name has many variants, which include Stephan, Stevan, Stefan and Stevon.
|Michael||Michael is a given name that comes from the Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל (Mikha'el), der... more.Michael is a given name that comes from the Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל (Mikha'el), derived from the Hebrew question מי כמו אלוהים? (Hebrew pronunciation: [mi kəmo ʔelohim]) meaning "Who is like God?" In English, it is sometimes shortened to Mike, Mikey, or, especially in Ireland, Mick. In Russian language, it is Mikhail and Mykhailo in Ukrainian. Michael is one of the Archangels. Female forms of Michael include Michele, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle, although Michael is occasionally seen as a female name, with women named Michael including actresses Michael Learned and Michael Michele. Another form is Mychal, which can either be a male or female name. Surnames that come from Michael include Carmichael, Dimichele, MacMichael, McMichael, Micallef, Michaelson, Mikhaylov, Mykhaylenko, Michaels and Mitchell. The name first appears in the Bible, Numbers 13:13, where Sethur the son of Michael is one of twelve spies sent into the Land of Canaan. The Archangel Michael,...|
|Mark||Mark Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He work... more.Mark Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film. He currently composed the score of the TV series Once Upon a Time. Isham was born in New York City, New York, the son of Patricia (née Hammond), a violinist, and Howard Fuller Isham, a professor of humanities. Isham is a Scientologist. He is married to Donna Isham. With Art Lande With David Torn|
|James||The name James is derived from the same Hebrew name as Jacob, meaning "Supplanter" (in the... more.The name James is derived from the same Hebrew name as Jacob, meaning "Supplanter" (in the Genesis narrative, Jacob was born grasping Esau′s heel and later bought his birthright). The name came into English language from the Old French variation James of the late Latin name, Iacomus; a dialect variant of Iacobus, from the New Testament Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Hebrew יעקב (Yaʻaqov). The development Iacobus > Iacomus is likely a result of nasalization of the o and assimilation to the following b (i.e., intermediate *Iacombus) followed by simplification of the cluster mb through loss of the b. Diminutives include: Jim, Jimmy, Jimmie, Jamie, Jamey, Jimbo, Jay and others. James was the most common male name in the United States in 1990. Likewise, in Northern Ireland, the name has appeared among the 10 most popular for the last quarter of the 20th century and into the 21st.|
John is a masculine given name in the English language. The name is derived from the Latin Ioannes, ... more. John is a masculine given name in the English language. The name is derived from the Latin Ioannes, Iohannes, which is in turn a form of the Greek Ἰωάννης, Iōánnēs. This Greek name is a form of the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן, Yôḥanan, which means "God is generous". There are numerous forms of the name in different languages.
It is among the most common given names in Anglophone and European countries; traditionally, it was the most common, although it has not been since the latter half of the 20th century. John owes its unique popularity to the vast number of Emperors, Kings, Popes and Patriarchs that have borne the name; and also to two highly revered saints, John the Baptist and the apostle John, who wrote the Book of Revelation. Initially, it was a favorite name among the Greeks but it flourished in all of Europe after the First Crusade. (From wikipedia.org)
|David||David is a common male given name and surname. The name "David" is derived from the ancien... more.David is a common male given name and surname. The name "David" is derived from the ancient times of Mesopotamia and used as the Biblical Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dāwīḏ IPA: [dɔːˈviːð]), meaning "Beloved". "Dudi" is a common nickname for David in Hebrew, in the same way Dave and Davy are in English. The Arabic and Assyrian versions are Daud (pronounced " Da-ood") and Dawood (pronounced " Da-wood"). Name days are celebrated on 1 March (for St. David of Wales) and 29 December (for King David), as well as 25 June (St. David of Sweden), 26 June, 26 August, 11 December, and 30 December (Norway, Latvia). David is often shortened to "Davey/Davie/Davy" (additionally, in Wales, such variants as "Dafydd" and "Dewi" and such diminutives as "Dai", "Daf" and "Taff/Taffy" are fairly common, although "Dai" was formerly a name in its own right, meaning "shining" in Welsh, prior to the reign of King Henry VII). The oldest, most popular and most commonly used diminutive form in the English speaking...|
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