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QUESTION: Dear Prof Scott

http://www.indiaexpress.com/specials/babynames/
http://www.indianhindunames.com/‎
http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/hinduism
http://www.indiaexpress.com/specials/babynames/boy-a.html

I would like to know whether Christian names for Men,Boys and Women, Girls have actual meanings.

For examples : John, Paul, Steve, Joel,Floyd,Michael, Andy, Gary, Scott, Clive, Martha, Jennifer, Susan, Margaret etc

if i am not wrong many Christian names for example Peter, Mark, Luke, Mathew etc are named after Saints which are mentioned in the Holy Bible - Old and New Testament.

The reason for my Query is Hindu Names - Both Men and Women have actual meanings. i.e. Prashant, Rajesh, Sunil, Suchita, Swati, Supriya etc are same Hindu names examples but they have actually got meanings. Many Hindu names are also named after Hindu Gods.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Yes, they do - I have seen a book on them somewhere.  Just a moment ...
I found an extensive list of places to look by putting, "name meanings and origins"
in the search box.  Some of the places found were ...

Last names can be found here: www.historicalnames.com/
For first names, look in http://www.behindthename.com/

For a detailed analysis, try http://www.kabalarians.com/cfm/name-meanings.cfm
Put in the name and they'll send you a detailed report.

For a list of Biblical names, use
http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/hitchcocks-bible-names/

Me
I found my name using http://www.behindthename.com/name/scott
It said it had no origin.
It did have some info on countries it was used in

United States: ranked #384
England/Wales: ranked #241
Canada (BC): used, but not ranked
Ireland: ranked #83
Netherlands: ranked #367
Northern Ireland: used, but not ranked
Scotland: ranked #76

You
Your name was not found here: http://www.behindthename.com/submit/name/prashant
The first reference is as an Indian name meaning, 'the lake,' or 'the ocean'.
It seems kind of cool to have a name that is not used by so many others and has a meaning to.


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QUESTION: Dear Prof Scott

Thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onomastics

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Well, as they'd say in Germany, 'Sie ist welkommen,' which is, 'you are welcome.'
By the way, 'sie' is pronounced 'zee', 'ist' has a soft s in it, and 'welkommon'
has the 'w' with the sound of a 'v'.

In other words, it would be pronounced, 'zee ist velkommen' with a soft s the accent on the last word on the second syllable.

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