Saturday, January 22

 
Buffy Dissected




With so much time on my hand...ive decided to go back to one of my favorite past-times...readin up on Buffy and Angel news...as my readers may already know...im a huge fan of the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her sister show Angel...after months of Buffy-dom hiatus...it sure feels good to be back in Slayerland...

This is really interestin...taken off one of my favorite
Buffy sites...it breaks down the meanin of the names of major players in the Buffy/Angel arc...some are really quite surprisin...strange thing though...Angel and Cordelia's name arent included...

Buffy
2-syllable girl’s name of Hebrew origin and means: God’s promise.


Anne
Female name of Hebrew origin and means: Gracious Gift.


Alexander
(Xander’s full first name), a 4-syllable boy’s name of Greek origin, means: Defender; helps. Alexander’s ethnic backgrounds include: Scottish, Swedish, English/Welsh, German.


Willow
2-syllable girl’s name of Old English origin, means: Of the Willow Tree; Graceful.


Giles
1-syllable boy’s name of Greek origin, means: Bearded Companion; Kid; Protector. Giles’s ethnic backgrounds include: Irish.


Rupert
2-syllable boy’s name of Germanic origin, means: One With Bright Fame. Rupert’s ethnic backgrounds include: Irish.


Dawn
1-syllable girl’s name of Anglo-Saxon origin, means: The Break of Day; Pure.

Tara
2-syllable girl’s name of Gaelic origin, means: A Hill; a Rocky Tower; Crag. Tara’s ethnic backgrounds include: Irish.

Anya
2-syllable girl’s name of Slavic origin, means: Grace.

Daniel
(Oz’s first name), a 2-syllable boy’s name of Hebrew origin, means: My Judge is the Lord. Daniel’s ethnic backgrounds include Scottish, Swedish, Swiss, Hebrew, English/Welsh, French, German and Hispanic. It’s religious association is biblical (see 2Ki 24:1).

Joyce
1-syllable unisex name of Latin origin, means: To be Merry; Delight.

Faith
1-syllable girl’s name of Latin origin, means: Belief; Faithful; Trusting.

Riley
2-syllable unisex name of Old English/Gaelic origin, means: Of the Rye Meadow; Courageous.

William
(Spike’s name before he became a vampire), a 2-syllable boy’s name of Teutonic origin, means: A Determined Protector; a Helmet. William’s ethnic backgrounds include Irish, Scottish and English/Welsh.

Drusilla
A female name derived from the Greek name Drousille, which Bailey translates "dewy eyes." The word signifies "dew, moisture, pure water"; and, figuratively, what is tender, delicate, young. French, Drusille; German, Drusille; Italian, Drusilla; Latin, Drusilla.

Amy
2-syllable girl’s name of Latin/French origin, means: Beloved; loved. Amy’s ethnic backgrounds include English/Welsh.

Ethan
(Rayne), a 2-syllable boy’s name of Hebrew origin, means: Firm; Permanent.

Gwendolen
(Post): A Welsh female name. Sometimes translated "The Lady of the Bow"; others translate the name "white-browed."

Hank
(Summers), a 1-syllable boy’s name of Teutonic origin, means: Ruler of the estate.

Gloria
(Glory), a 3-syllable girl’s name of Latin origin, means: Glorious.

Adam
2-syllable boy’s name of Hebrew origin, means: Earth.

Warren
2-syllable boy’s name of Teutonic/Anglo-Saxon origin, means: A Game Warden; a loyal Protector.

Jonathan
3-syllable boy’s name of Hebrew origin, means: The Lord is Gracious; Gift of God.

Andrew
2-syllable boy’s name of Greek origin, means: Manly; with Strength.



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