Names of the Week


Nickname: Abe
Pronunciation: Ay-bruh-ham
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Father of Multitudes
Well-Known Abrahams: Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula, Bram Stoker), Abraham Ford (The Walking Dead), Abraham Kenyatta (Zoo), Abraham Woodhull (American Revolutionary Spy), Abraham “Bram” Stoker (Novelist)


Alternate Spelling: Cloe
Pronunciation: klo-ee
Origin: Greece
Meaning: Blooming; Young Green Shoot
Well-Known Chloes: Chloe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe), Chloe (Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson), Chloe Tousignant (Zoo), Chloe Ardelia Wooford (Toni Morrison’s birth name), Chloe Grace Moretz (Actress)


Alternate Spelling: Jaxon
Nickname: Jack
Pronunciation: Jak-sun
Origin: England
Meaning: Son of Jack
Well-Known Jacksons: Jackson Brodie (Case Histories, Kate Atkinson), Jackson Belleville (Gilmore Girls), Jackson Oz (Zoo), Jackson Rathbone (Actor), Jackson Pollock (Painter)


Alternate Spelling: Krystin
Nickname: Kris
Pronunciation: Kris-tun
Origin: England; Danish
Meaning: Christ-Bearer
Well-Known Kristens: Kristen Gregory (The Clique, Lisi Harrison), Kristen Green (Gone Too Far, Natalie D. Richards), Kristen Stewart (Actress), Kristen Connolly (Actress), Kristen Nygaard (Soccer Player)


Pronunciation: mi-ch
Origin: England
Meaning: Who is Like God?
*Often a short form of Mitchell*
Well-Known Mitchs: Mitch Morgan (Zoo), Mitch Albom (Author), Mitch Grassi (A Capella Singer), Mitch Pileggi (Actor), Mitch Ward (Soccer Player)

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