Courage… The attribute that led to the popularity of the name Brian.
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
Heroic. Challenger. Names like Larry, Laurence, and Lawrence are synonymous in derivation. Stemming from the Laurus nobilis: a robust, hardy tree. Its leaves made into wreaths and used to symbolize triumph over circumstance. The first, most-noted name bearer was a prolific Deacon. A servant of charity. Responsible for the wealth of the church and its
Lion Brave. Throughout history lions have become part of human culture – symbolizing strength, bravery and prestige. Massive animals, they weigh up to 550 pounds. Able to run as fast as 50 mph in short distances. Distinctive and social. The mane of the males are captivating. The influence of lions can be found in a