WHAT’S BEHIND A NAME?

Many names have a Greek, Latin or Norse origins to convey strength, serenity or beauty, but do you know the meanings behind some of these names?

QUESTIONS

1. Which name means Good Hearted?
a. Agatha
b. Babette
c. Cadoc
d. Dorothy

2. Which name represents the defender of men?
a. Ajax
b. Andrea
c. Alfred
d. Alex

3. What girl’s name means to be a ‘farming woman’?
a. Gertie
b. Georgia
c. Jessica
d. Juliet

4. Which name has the meaning of rock?
a. Simon
b. Matthew
c. Peter
d. Paul

5. What would you call a newborn if you were a maker of wagons?
a. Walcott
b. Wagner
c. Waldemar
d. Walden

6. What German name would be given to a blacksmith?
a. Saxon
b. Samuel
c. Schneider
d. Schmidt

7. Which name has the meaning, ‘God is beautiful’?
a. Ian
b. Icarus
c. Ianthe
d. Ichabod

8. Which Roman name means ‘The strong one’?
a. Caesar
b. Marcus
c. Nero
d. Julius

9. Agnetha is a name of Danish origin that means what?
a. Spear of god
b. Gracious, merciful
c. Battle of elves
d. Sacred, chaste

10. What name has a meaning to ‘drink of water’?
a. Nahla
b. Neegan
c. Terry
d. Martina

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ANSWERS

1. Which name means Good Hearted?
a. Agatha
b. Babette
c. Cadoc
d. Dorothy

a. AGATHA

2. Which name represents the defender of men?
a. Ajax
b. Andrea
c. Alfred
d. Alex

d. ALEX

3. What girl’s name means to be a ‘farming woman’?
a. Gertie
b. Georgia
c. Jessica
d. Juliet

b. GEORGIA

4. Which name has the meaning of rock?
a. Simon
b. Matthew
c. Peter
d. Paul

c. PETER

5. What would you call a newborn if you were a maker of wagons?
a. Walcott
b. Wagner
c. Waldemar
d. Walden

b. WAGNER

6. What German name would be given to a blacksmith?
a. Saxon
b. Samuel
c. Schneider
d. Schmidt

d. SCHMIDT

7. Which name has the meaning, ‘God is beautiful’?
a. Ian
b. Icarus
c. Ianthe
d. Ichabod

a. IAN

8. Which Roman name means ‘The strong one’?
a. Caesar
b. Marcus
c. Nero
d. Julius

d. NERO

9. Agnetha is a name of Danish origin that means what?
a. Spear of god
b. Gracious, merciful
c. Battle of elves
d. Sacred, chaste

d. SACRED, CHASTE

10. What name has a meaning to ‘drink of water’?
a. Nahla
b. Neegan
c. Terry
d. Martina

a. NAHLA