Names of the Week


Alternate Spelling: Acasia; Accacia; Acaysia
Nickname: Caci
Pronunciation: Ah-Kay-see-uh
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Thorny Tree
Well-Known Acacias: Miss Acacia (La Mecanique du Coeur, Mathias Malzieu), Acacia Clark (Site Model), Acacia: The War with the Mein, David Anthony Durham, also a common plant in Australia


Pronunciation: Byorn
Origin: Icelandic; Swedish
Meaning: Bear
Well-Known Bjorns: Bjorn Ironside (Swedish King, depicted in the show Vikings), Bjorn Th. Bjornsson (Writer), Bjorn Ranelid (Author), Bjorn Wirkole (Ski Jumper), Bjorn Hellberg (Journalist)


Alternate Spelling: Callahan
Nickname: Cal
Pronunciation: Cal-uh-han
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Strife; Lover of Churches
*Commonly a surname. If you know anyone with it as a given name, let me know!*
Well-Known Callaghans: Ben Callahan (Baseball Player), Bill Vallahan (Singer), Sam Callahan (Singer), Noel Callahan (Actor), Mars Callahan (Writer)


Alternate Spelling: Dianna
Nickname: Di; Ana
Pronunciation: Dy-an-uh
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Divine
Well-Known Dianas: Diana Barry (Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery), Diana Ladris (Gone, Michael Grant), Diana Prince (Wonder Woman, DC Comics), Diana Gooman (“Next to Normal”), Diana Reid (Criminal Minds), Diana Wynne Jones (Novelist)


Pronunciation: ee-ly-us; eh-ly-us
Origin: Hebrew; Irish
Meaning: The Lord is my God
Well-Known Elias’s: Elias Bogan (Marvel Comics), Elias Ryker (Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan)), Elias (Noli Me Tangere, Jose Rizal), Elias Grodin (Platoon), Elias Acorn (“Sonic the Hedgehog”)

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