To find the history behind the meaning of names, visit websites such as BehindTheName.com, Ancestry.com or Meaning-Of-Names.com, type the name into the provided search box, and then click Search or a related phrase. The three websites also provide additional details about a particular name, such as its gender.
On BehindTheName, you can also search for names by their alphabetical order and country of origin. For example, to search for names from France, click the French Names link from the home page of the website. The new page displays a list of French names, including their meanings and history. Go to the right-hand side of the page to filter the search results by the provided options.
To find more accurate results on BehindTheName, click the Names tab from the top menu of the website, and then use the advanced search tool on the new page to search for specific name by letter, gender, usage, popularity or a specific set of keywords.
Some additional information provided by Ancestry include the average life expectancy, birth and death records, marriage records, military records, and the common occupations associated with the name. On the three websites, you can also find information about the family tree and genealogy of the provided name.