I was looking through a baby names book today and wrote down the short, strong, Latin, Greek, and [name]German[/name] names that stuck out to me. I’d love to here your thoughts on these and any additional names you can come up with.
Last name is H€nk€n, it is [name]North[/name] [name]German[/name] and Dutch: patronymic from H€nk€. So it’s from the name H€inrich (Germany) or [name]Johann[/name] (Dutch). Siblings are: [name]Rex[/name] - (Latin) King and [name]Troy[/name] (English/Gaelic/Greek) a person from the city of Troyes in [name]France[/name]/ [name]Son[/name] of a footsoldier/ the ancient city that was besieged by the Greeks in [name]Homer[/name]'s ‘Iliad’
[name]Adler[/name] - ([name]German[/name]) Resembling a soaring eagle
**I had never heard this name before. It’s probably a surname, which I’m not a huge fan of, but it sounds kind of cool. I don’t know that it passes the “yelling out the back door” test though.
[name]Ajax[/name] - (Greek) In mythology, a hero of the Trojan War
Yes I know about the cleaner, but I only think mythology when I hear this name. I think it’s awesome. I don’t know if we could pull it off though.
[name]Archer[/name] - (Latin) A skilled bowman
Sounds cool and like it might be a good fit. It’s not that popular now, but it jumped leaps and bounds from 2011-2012. I’m not a fan of that.
[name]Braun[/name] - ([name]German[/name]) Having great strength
This and [name]Dean[/name] might be the only two names that end in -n and actually don’t sound horrible with our last name.
[name]Chester[/name] (nn [name]Chet[/name]) - (Latin) From the camp of the soldiers
My DH mentioned [name]Chet[/name] 3yrs ago and I laughed about it being a 1980’s heartthrob name. I kind of like it now.
[name]Conrad[/name] - ([name]German[/name]) A brave and bold ruler; a bold advisor
It just sounds so cool. Not the best with [name]Rex[/name] and [name]Troy[/name] though.
[name]Crew[/name] - (Latin) Of the [name]Chariot[/name]
There’s actually a little boy in our homeschool soccer group named [name]Crew[/name]. At first I wasn’t too sure about it but its really grown on me. And the meaning helps.
[name]Eric[/name] - (Scandinavian) [name]Ever[/name] the ruler
I know it’s Scandinavian and somewhat old school, but I like it.
[name]Greer[/name] - (Greek) A form of [name]Gregory[/name]. [name]One[/name] who is vigilant; watchful
It’s different, theres no nickname, sounds strong
[name]Miles[/name]/[name]Milo[/name] - ([name]German[/name]/Latin) [name]One[/name] who is merciful/ A soldier
I know this one has been shot down multiple times but I just can’t get over it. [name]Every[/name] time I see it I think it’s a good option.
[name]Paris[/name] - (English/Greek) [name]Man[/name] from the city in [name]France[/name]/ in mythology, the prince of [name]Troy[/name] who abducted [name]Helen[/name]
Why does this have to be a girls name now? I think it could make a great name for a boy.
These names are from my other threads/lists that I’m keeping in the running:
[name]Victor[/name] (nn [name]Vic[/name] or Vico) - (Latin) [name]One[/name] who is victorious; the champion
[name]Dean[/name] - (English/Latin) From the valley, a church official/ from the Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanus meaning “chief of ten”)
[name]Bram[/name] and [name]Wade[/name] - I’m keeping them in there just because I like them. But I don’t feel that strongly connected to them.