Life of a Blogger: Origin of Your Name

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 23 October, 2014 | 9 Comments


Full list of Life of a Blogger topics.

Last week’s topic: Favorite toys

This week’s topic: Origin of your name

Topic suggested by Holly @ Lost in a Library

What my name means

What Google says:

In Hebrew the meaning of the name Jessica is: Rich. God beholds. The daughter of Shylock in Shakespeare’s play ‘The Merchant of Venice’.

Rich? If only, ha…

How I got my name

I was named after my great grandmother, Jessica Joy Gerretson. And no, my middle name is not Joy. Thank goodness haha!

So yeah. NOW YOU KNOW.

Next week’s topic: Halloween!

Your turn! Make your own post telling everyone about your name and link up :)

Jessi (Geo)

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9 Responses to “Life of a Blogger: Origin of Your Name”

  1. ooh interesting post! I just looked up my name and this is what google says:
    Melanie is a feminine given name derived from the Greek μελανία (melania), “blackness” and that from μέλας (melas), meaning “dark”.

    So yes, I am very dark and mysterious *waggles eyebrows*

    Great post, Jessi! <33

  2. I think it’s really sweet that you’re named after your great-grandmother. I’m not named after anyone, which is okay. My name’s Quinn, and I like how unique it is, and I like that it’s Irish, but I wish it were a bet more feminine.

  3. Maybe “rich” is a prediction of the future? ;)

    I looked at mine, and I guess if I trace back the English use of the name Kayla several jumps it’s actually a form of Katherine, which is taken from a Greek word that can be traced back to Hecate. Which is pretty badass, since she’s one of my favorite Greek gods :D Kayla can also be traced back in the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, translating to “crown of laurel” in the end. Also awesome!

  4. Fun post! I know originally I was supposed to be named Margaret after my dad’s mom. But my mom changed her mind and named me Lisa Marie. Not sure why, but I say it was because of Lisa Marie Presley.

    Also, I tagged you in the Opposite Book Tag. You can check out my post HERE.

  5. My name means “pure” since it’s derived out of Katherine. I think I was named after my aunt’s doll. I KNOW, RIGHT?? I kind of just stared at my parents when they told me that. That was the depth of their imaginations at the time?! lol But then…I’m child number 5 so maybe they were just running low. Heheh!
    Although the “pure” thing is actually hilarious, because I’m the most evilly sarcastic person I know. x)

  6. I’ve always known the meaning of my name…which is (sigh, boring), Fossilized Tree Resin Or Color Orange/Red. The origin of the name Amber is English.

    I got my name because my mom always had other girls in her class named Amber, she liked the name and decided she would name me that. I like my name, I just wish there was an actual meaning and it wasn’t an object. Lol.

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