Courage… The attribute that led to the popularity of Brian. Use of the name increased in tribute to a king who stood against the Vikings.
Some names come from common phrases. This was the case for Nancy.
The first, most-recognized Michael is found in biblical testament. Protector of God’s people. Champion. Warrior against evil. The role of this archangel was admired and seen as an inspiration.
Bear-Strong. Brave. Standing on hind legs these carnivores can reach up to 7 feet (or more). They are revered for their physical power and have become a symbol of strength. Businesses, municipalities, sports teams, and mascots have adopted the bear’s image (by name or physical depiction). While tribute names, like Bernard, were inspired by their robust
Great. Defender of Faith. The first most noted name-bearer was an author. The Gospel According to Mark was written in response to those empowered by the preaching of Peter. Now, being members of the Christian community, they wanted what they heard in tangible (written) form. The result… A vivid, holistic depiction of the life of Jesus