A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere
It is Imbolc (also known as Candlemas or Brigid’s Day) for the Southern Hemisphere. This is basically a holiday celebrating the start of Spring and passing of Winter by pagans worldwide. It commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Imbolc (EE-Molc) means “ewe’s milk” in Old English. For more information check out these useful sites:
However the purpose of this post is not to discuss names related to Imbolc (although that might be covered in the future), rather who was born on the 2nd of August. On Valentine’s Day I did something very similar: Born On Valentine’s Day
Evander | Evander Kane, Canadian ice hockey player b.1991 |The Latin form of the Greek name Euandros meaning “good man.”
Holling | Holling C. Holling, American author and illustrator b.1900 |An English topographic name for a person who lived by a holly tree.
Irving | Irving Babbitt, American critic and academic b.1865 | A scottish surname meaning “green water.”
Mahmud | Mahmud I, Ottoman Sultan b. 1696 | Means “praiseworthy” in Arabic.
Nacer | Nacer Chadli, Belgian footballer b.1989 | The meaning and origin in unclear, but in Spanish it is a word that means “to be born.”
Red | Red Ames, American baseball player b.1882 | From the English word, it was normally a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
Yura | Yura Movsisyan, Armenian footballer b.1987 | Yura is a variant of Yuri, the Russian form of George “farmer.”
Apollonia | Apollonia Kotero, American singer and actress b.1959 | Feminine form of Apollonios, perhaps meaning “strength.”
Aino | Aino Kallas, Finnish-Estonian author b.1878 | Finnish meaning “the only one.”
Csilla | Csilla Borsányi, Hungarian tennis player b.1987 | Derived from Hungarian Csillag meaning “star.”
Massiel | Massiel, Spanish singer and actress b.1947 | The meaning and origin is debatable. It could be the Spanish/Italian form of Melissa. Or it could mean “she who comes from the stars.”
Myrna | Myrna Loy, American actress b.1905 | Anglicised form of Muirne meaning “festive” in Irish Gaelic.
Saskia | Saskia van Uylenburgh Dutch model, wife of Rembrandt b.1612 | Derived from the Germanic word sachs “Saxon” (the tribe) which means “knife.”