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Name for today- May 2nd


Kipp is a boys name.

Its meaning is pointed hill or peak in Old English.

H.G Wells had a novel called “Kipps: the story of a simple soul,” it was published in 1905.

Variants: Kippie, Kippy, Kip, Kipling.

Lao Kip is the currency of Laos.

Kip is a unit of mass or force.

Kip is a gymnastics move.

Kip is a type of cat.

Sleeping or taking a nap- British/Australian slang word.

Chicken in Dutch.

Kipper is a type of smoked fish.

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Name for today- 1st May


Kahlil is a boys name.

It is said Ka-leel.

It means friend or lover in Arabic.

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese American artist, poet and writer. The Prophet is his most famous work published in 1932.

Variants/Nicknames: Kalil, Khalili,

Comments on Kahlil:

I think the name is very exotic and unusual, I like it a whole lot!

— Macon_Princess 6/12/2006

Khlalil Gibran, the amazing author/poet. What an honor to be named after this wonderful man.

— tara 7/26/2007


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Name for today- 30th April


In Hebrew Kadmiel means God is Ancient.

Kadmiel was one of the Levites who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity.


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Name for today- 29th April

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Jacinto is a boys name.

It is said hah-THEEN-to (Spanish), hah-SEEN-to (Latin American Spanish) .

Jacinto is Spanish and Portuguese it is variant of Hyacinthus.

Saint Hyacinth was a Roman Martyr, a doctor of sacred studies and a priest (1185-1257)

Hyacinthus is a genus of bulbous flowering plants.

Variants/Nicknames: Jac, Jack, Giacintho, Giacinto,Jacindo, Jacek, Jacenty, Hyakinthos.

Comments on Jacinto:

My husband and I named our son Jacinto (he-seen-toe) because we loved the name Jack. Not wanting John or Jackson we went with Jacinto as it was the name of my husbands grandfather. We named him Jacinto Ryan and we call him “Jac”. Spelling it without the “K” as it would fit his name. We get so many compilments on it. We are so happy with his name.

What a horrible name.

— Anonymous User  2/16/2008

I don’t think it’s too bad. It would make a nice middle name with the right first name. The thing is, here in the United States he’d have his name mispronounced.

— lcgirl20 2/24/2008


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Name for today- 28th April


Ivor is a boys name.

It is said IE-vawr (English), EE-vawr (English) .

Ivor comes from the Old Norse Ívarr which ismade of the elements of yr “yew, bow” and arr “warrior”

Or from the Latin “ebur, ivory.”

Or from the Welsh name Ifor meaning lord

It was bought to Britain by the Scandinavian settlers and invaders.

Saint Ives of Brittany made his name popular in France he was a monk and jurist.

There is a nursery rhyme “As I was going to St Ives.”

Variants/Nicknames: Ivair, Ivar, Ive, Iver, Ifor, Igor, Ives, Ivar, Ivo, Ivon, Egor, Iomhair, Iomhar.

Comments on Ivor:

I just met someone with this name, it’s great! I would name my son Ivor in a heartbeat!

— Anonymous User  6/22/2006

Ivor Novello was a very famous (and handsome!) Welsh composer, singer, and actor.

— Anyechka 7/21/2009


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Name for today- 27th April


Ike is a boys name.

It is said  IEK .

It is a dimunitive, nickname or pet from of Isaac.

Ike was the nickname of  American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) his campaign slogan was “I like Ike”.

Variants/Nicknames: Isaac.

Comments on Ike:

Cute and strong!

— RadioFlyer 4/30/2007

I love this as a nickname for Isaac, which is one of my favorite names. Ike was what my grandpa always went by, and he was an incredible man. Though I don’t know how he became known as Ike, because it is nowhere close to his given name.

— JessicaMichelle 6/22/2008


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Name for today- 26th April


Igor is a boys name.

It is said EE-gahr (Russian), EE-gawr (Polish.

It is the Russian form of Ingvarr.

Igor is the hunchbacked assistant in movies to villains such as Count Dracula.

Baby Name Wizard Popularity of Igor: #8 in Ukraine, #9 in Russia (Moscow) #13 in Poland

Variants/Nicknames: Inge, Ingmar.

Comments on Igor:

The name is of Slavic origin not Norse, we have other names such as Jago, Jagomir, Jagos and Jagor which is derived from a flower of the same name + a feminine suffix (jagorcevina, jagorcika). Also Ivor is Slavic deriving from the word ‘javor’ (marple tree). Both names occur in Serbian.

— Anonymous User  1/29/2009

I enjoy the resounding boom this name has. You certainly wouldn’t forget meeting a boy named Igor.

— New_Chloe 2/10/2010


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Name for today-25th April


Ignatius is a boys name.

It is said ig-NAY-shəs.

Ignatius comes from the Greek word ignis meaning fire.

In latin it means the ardent or fiery.

Cate Blanchett third son is named Ignatius Martin. His older brothers are Dashiell John & Roman Robert.

Variants/Nicknames: Iggy, Nash, Nate, Ignacio, Ignatz, Eneco, Iggie, Ignace, Ignaz, Ignazio, Inigo, Inigue, Egnatius.

Comments on Ignatius:

I think Ignatius is more of a girl name and I would name a future daughter this maybe.

— love_names 10/19/2006

It’s a wondeful name. A possible nickname could be Ignace.

— mariej2 7/9/2007

I think that this is a great name! It sounds classy. It is my little brother’s middle name.

— zippity bubble 5/4/2009


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Name for today- April 24th


Harper is a boys name. (and a girls too)

Harper comes from the Old English hearpe which means harp.

A Harp is a musical instrument that is played especially in Ireland.

Harper Lee wrote “To kill a mockingbird.”

Ben Harper- American Musician.

Variants/Nicknames: Harpar.

Comments on Harper:

I recently heard of little girls named Harper. With all the pretty, feminine names out there, why would you name your daughter Harper? It sounds manly to me. Sorry to people with daughters named Harper.

— pink_floyd_fan 7/23/2006

I love To Kill a Mockingbird, possibly one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century but the name Harper is a little harsh. Her real name is Nell Harper Lee. Harper is also the name of one of the main characters from Angels in America by Tony Kushner. I say give the child whatever name you like and just nickname her Scout.

— AYN353 9/15/2006

So much nicer for a boy than a girl I think.

— Anonymous User  11/12/2006


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Name for today- April 23rd


Guy is a boys name.

Comes from the Old French “Gie” which means a guide or to steady.

Guy was introduced by the Normans into Britian as Guido and Wido.

Guy Fawkes was a member of a plot in 1605 to blow up parliament, we celebrate Guy Fawkes on November 5th each year with fireworks.

Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel “Guy Mannering” in 1815.

Knight Guyon of the Faerie Queene.

Popularity Baby Name Wizard: # 336 in Scotland.

Variants/Nicknames: Guido, Guyon, Vitus, Viti, Wido, Wyatt, Wiatt, Gui.

Comments on Guy:

I married the best “Guy” of all! I think it is a very strong name & suits both a child & adult. We also gave this name to my son as his middle name.

— sonians 5/28/2008

Given its present colloquial meaning, this is a very unfortunate name for anyone. It’s like being named “Boy” or “Car”.

— angolmois 11/16/2009


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