Behind The Name - The etymology and history of first names. Search by name, ethnic background, and meaning. Includes popularity statistics, random name generator, fun anagram names, and a sister site for surnames. Terrific writer's resource.
With more than ten thousand names of saints and biblical figures, this first-ever guide to Catholic baby names helps expectant parents find a beautiful and creative name for their child. Each entry includes the meaning of the name, language of origin, variations in form, a capsule biography, and relevant feast days and patron saint information.
When we first picked the name Theodore for our baby boy, we had no idea why it just "sounded right" to us. It just fit as many parents will likely say of the names they pick for their children. A few days after we had picked it out, I researched the meaning of the name and found that it means "gift of God" and we fell in love with the name even more