Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere

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‘Q’ names are rarely used, yet would you use Quentin? A solid classic French name with Roman roots, Quentin derives from the cognomen Quintinus meaning “fifth” in Latin.  It is … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


Phryne may not have the prettiest sound, or history or even meaning…But it sure is interesting. In Ancient Greece Phryne was a nickname meaning “toad.” A nickname bestowed upon a … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 4 Comments


Orrin (pronounced O-rawn), a variant of Odran is a Irish name meaning “little pale green one.” This delightful little name is quite popular in Ireland at the moment ranking at … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


Greek Mythology is a great source for name, and Nepehele “the nymph of the heavens” is definitely no ugly duckling. In Greek legend Ixion the king of the Lapiths wasn’t exactly a … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


Here comes a name with the pretty cool, and happy meaning “merry weather.” Meriwether is a surname of Old English origins that has some usage as a first name. And … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 11 Comments


Lore is a pretty little name, mainly seen as a diminutive for names like Eleonore and Loretta. But it has more than one origin, lets see what they are: It is a diminutive of … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 1 Comment


Today’s name hails all the way from Hawaii, the beautiful state off the coast of the United States of America. Kekoa has a lovely meaning “the brave one.” This meaning originated … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 5 Comments