NamepediA: What Does My Name Mean?

Kaly (Arslan Esengulov) 09-11-2008

NamepediA is a community-powered web directory where you can lookup the meaning of your first and last names. Here you can search and find the meaning, history, frequency, origin, regional distribution and translation for almost any name. So if you ever wanted to find out what your name really means and the history behind it this is the site you need. You can even check how popular is your name among famous people.

NamepediA - what does my name mean

The website has a very large name database that was formed with the help of user submissions, interviews, national census data, birth statistics, phone books etc.

It further lets you become a member and contribute to the site by suggesting changes to name descriptions or rating suggestions of others. There is also a Firefox addon that lets you quickly check out names and get phonetic spellings for foreign ones.

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  • Get the meaning, history, frequency, origin, popularity and translation for any name.
  • Lookup celebrities or famous people with the same name.
  • Get ideas for baby names.
  • Phonetic spellings provided as well
  • Firefox addon and Google gadget available.
  • No signup or registration necessary (unless you want to contribute)

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  1. Cheryl Potter
    June 22, 2016 at 3:52 am

    I have a last name that I want to find out where it came from. The last name is....Vanderjagt.
    Does anyone know how to help me?

  2. Gabrielle
    June 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Hey-mi can be Korean in origin. It can be written together or separated by hyphen.
    See "Seo Hey-Mi" from

  3. BUTTWAX2000
    January 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    if yu like pina colodas....

  4. Heymi
    April 20, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    please help me with my name. i cant find it anywhere. it's very unique

  5. Katrina
    February 24, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    wow i lov ethis site it is so help ful

  6. Katrina
    February 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    wow i love this site

  7. brigitte
    February 15, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    i want to know what my means