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Subject: I need a first name
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jimeoin-ga
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Posted: 21 Feb 2003 00:06 PST
Expires: 23 Mar 2003 00:06 PST
Question ID: 165110
I would like to find a first name for my baby boy. 
The name should be in English or other European Languages
with the meaning "over the top", "above the mountain-top", etc.
The name no need to be commonly use, but no self-created name please.

Bonus may be awarded to wonderful suggestion.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 21 Feb 2003 21:34 PST
Hi Jimeoin,

Perhaps you can provide your surname so that researchers can see if
the first name they're giving will sound great with it.

Clarification of Question by jimeoin-ga on 25 Feb 2003 22:13 PST
My surname is 'Seal'
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: xarqi-ga on 21 Feb 2003 01:24 PST
Not quite what you want, but how about "Rangi"?
This is a New Zealand Maori name - Rangi is the God of the sky, a very
powerful figure in Maori mythology.
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: robertskelton-ga on 21 Feb 2003 02:17 PST
Behind The Name is the best first name resource I've seen online. Here
are some searches which you may wish to browse through:



The closest to your request that I could find is Paden:

PADEN   m   English
Either a pet form of PATRICK or else from a surname meaning "path
hill" in Old English.
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: tehuti-ga on 21 Feb 2003 02:59 PST
There is a Yugoslav name: Goran, and the word for mountain in
Serbo-Croat is gora.

Some Indian names:
Giriraj .... lord of mountain
Girilal .... son of mountain
Giridhar .... one who holds mountain
Shailendra ....   king of mountains
Tungar .... high, lofty

Beaumont (French) from a beautiful mountain
Kedar (Hindu) mountain lord, powerful
Montgomery 0r Monty (Latin/English) Of the Mountain
Slevin (Celtic) mountaineer
Aaron  or Aharon or Arek or Aronek or Aronnos or Aronne or Arran or
Arrin or Arren (Hebrew) Lofty; exalted; high mountain.
Bergen (Scandinavian) Mountain dweller.
Breneon or Brent or Brentin or Brentyn (English) Mountain peak.
Delmon or Delmont or Dumont (English/French) Of the mountain.
Oreias or Oreste or Orestes (Greek) From the mountain  If you repeat
the search on the term "mountain" you will find lots of other names
that simply mean "mountain"
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: probonopublico-ga on 21 Feb 2003 04:54 PST
Otto ...
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: tutuzdad-ga on 21 Feb 2003 08:15 PST
Dear jimeoin-ga:

Here are a few that I cam up with. Let me know if you like them:

Kemal - Highest Honor

Hilton - manor of the hill

Eli, Ely - The Highest

Erskine - dweller of the top of the cliff, green heights

Gadar - apex, top of a mountain, perfect pure

Denali -  an Athabascan Indian name meaning "The High One."

Ogilvy - from the high peak

Brynmor - great hill

Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: sgtcory-ga on 21 Feb 2003 09:11 PST
Not fairly common, and not really exactly what you requested, but has
a nice ring to it -

"The summit of the hill, Gaelic, from pendle, the summit, and dun, a
hill. Pen-dal-ton, the town at the head of the valley."

Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: pinkfreud-ga on 21 Feb 2003 09:44 PST
Aaron (Hebrew, "high mountain")

Bergen (German, "mountain dweller")

Brandon (Old English, "fiery hill")

Brynn (Welsh, "hill or mountain")

Hilton (Old English, "manor of the hill")

Victor (Latin, "conqueror")

Vincent (Latin, "conqueror")
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: martinjay-ga on 21 Feb 2003 09:49 PST

you might want to give him a regular name, then
a cute nickname, so if later in life he wants to
go by his new one he can.  could also name him
after someone who climb everest or a famous
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: pinkfreud-ga on 21 Feb 2003 09:50 PST
I have never seen "Everest" used as a first name, but I think it has a
nice, manly ring to it.
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: knowledge_seeker-ga on 21 Feb 2003 11:13 PST
Wow Pink!

As one child I know said, "Stop copying my brain!" I just came to this
question to post that same suggestion. Everest. I like it a lot.

Ok.. I'll go with my second choice --  Sky --- 

Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: denco-ga on 21 Feb 2003 14:32 PST
How about the name of a volcano?


The word Cotopaxi comes from the Cayapa dialect and breaks
down to Coto, meaning neck; pag, from pagta, meaning sun;
and si, from shi, meaning sweet: "Sweet neck of the sun".
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: justaskscott-ga on 21 Feb 2003 15:07 PST
How about ... Ben!

Ben means son in Hebrew, and also means peak (or mountain) in Gaelic.

"Baby Shop: Boys' names: B"
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Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: markj-ga on 21 Feb 2003 18:44 PST
"Everest Smith" is the official scorer of the Vermont Expos, a farm
team of the Montreal Expos: (about 4/5 of the way down
the page)

Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: voila-ga on 21 Feb 2003 19:06 PST
Berger (berg/Dutch/mountain)

Montana (montanha/Portuguese/mountain)

Cole (la cima de colle/Italian/hilltop)
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: pinkfreud-ga on 21 Feb 2003 19:12 PST
"Summit" is listed in this baby name database:

While I can't recall ever meeting a man named "Summit," it sounds good to me.
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: j_philipp-ga on 21 Feb 2003 20:49 PST
"Rocky"; like Rocky Mountain, rock, Rocky Balboa.
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: acorn-ga on 22 Feb 2003 00:22 PST

I worked at a library, a student gave me his ID card to check out a
book, and his first name was Tarn.  I loved that name!  He said it was
Danish and meant mountain.  (And, yeah, I found it in the dictionary.)

I'm at the circ desk talking about how cool it was and everyone else
there was agreeing.  Indeed, the staff was talking about it later.  It
was masculine.  Unique.  Powerful. Individual.  Distinctive.  And I've
remembered it for 15 years!

He said his parents had wanted to give him a unique, powerful name,
that he had never come across anyone (even in literature) with his
name, and that he really, really liked it...both the name and its
being unusual.  My name is not common either and I love that fact, so
I understood what he meant. it doesn't mean 'over the top', but since I love it so much
and it means 'mountain' I figured it was close enough.  And maybe your
son would be only the second guy in the world named that :-)
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: voila-ga on 22 Feb 2003 09:27 PST
I would suggest "Keanu" (cool wind over a mountain/Hawaiian) but he
might grow up and drive a bus someday.
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: xarqi-ga on 22 Feb 2003 14:42 PST
Could resist - you work at the circ. desk?
A "tarn" is a small mountain lake.
A "cirque" is a half-open hollow at the head of a mountain valley - a wannabe tarn!
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: babynamewizard-ga on 24 Feb 2003 00:43 PST
Here are some suggestions:

Erskine: Dweller at the top of the cliff (Celtic)

Brendt, Brenten, Brentley, Brently, Brenton, Breneon, Brentin,
Brentyn: Hilltop or Mountain peak (Celtic/English)

Drummond: Lives on the hilltop (Celtic)

Kinny: From the top of the cliff (Scottish)

Rosh: Head, top or beginning (Biblical)

Aarao, Aaron, Aharon, Aronne, Aronos, Arran, Arren, Arrin, Arron,
Aronin: Lofty, high mountain (Hebrew)

Talfryn: From the top of the hill (Welsh)

Ely, Eli: The highest (Hebrew)

Everest: From the mountain Everest (English)

Kamm: Mountain crest (German)

Richmond: High mountain (English)

Valborg: Great mountain (Scandanavian)

Hope that these will help you!
Subject: Re: I need a first name
From: funch-ga on 20 Jun 2003 06:24 PDT
Quick comment to acorn-ga on 22 Feb 2003

Tarn doesn't mean mountain, it actually doesn't mean anyhing in
danish, however the word tårn (the a has a small ring above it) means


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