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    What's in a name?

    created by justjared07 143 days 9 hours 20 minutes ago

    Category: Entertainment

    What's in a name?

    I've always found word origins to be quite fascinating. Every word that we use has some root or origin, which gives the word meaning. With that being said, do you happen to know the origin of your name? Not necessarily the specific reason why you were given your name, but rather that true meaning behind your name. This is something that I had looked up in the past, but I've forgotten over the years. I'm interested to see the variation in origins between names. Feel free to use an alias if you're not comfortable with sharing your real name on here.

    Here's mine:

    Jared = from the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendant of Adam in the Old Testament. (Source: Behind the Name)

    Re: What's in a name?

    A name helps identify and distinguish a person, object, or place. it characterizes and gives meaning. Many names come with meanings that gives off uniqueness. A name can also help and individual stand out. For example, can you recall a time when you told someone your name and they said "oh I like that, it's very different" or "what does your name mean?" Furthermore, names have many different origins and even special meanings to our loved ones who named us. If you have, take a few moments to look up the meaning and origin of your name.