In this short inquiry and writing assignment, students will use interviewing and internet sources to discover the meaning and background behind their names.


Here are some great websites to look at:

  • Think Baby Names.com includes meanings, origins, famous people with your name, and variations of your name. It also includes how popular the name has been over the last 100 years or so. This is a great site to start with.
  • Behind the Name has an extensive etymology of first names.
  • Baby Names World has origins and additional meanings of names.
  • WWW.SSA.GOV includes information on the most popular baby names.