Is There a Way to Find Out the Meaning of Names?

Is There a Way to Find Out the Meaning of Names?

There are many sources for finding the meaning of names, also known as etymology, including using an online name index or a hard copy book of names. Behind the Name offers the etymology and history of names, and babynames.com is also a useful source for name meanings.

Another option is to consult a book dedicated to names and their meanings, such as Dorothy Astoria's book "The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names - Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance" or "The Best Baby Names in the World" by J. M. Congemi.

The online etymology dictionary at etymonline.com features an extensive index for looking up the meanings of thousands of words, including names.