Is it important to know what is behind your name? Now in days, many names are given without knowing their meanings or where they come from. For example, I was given the name of Judith just because my parents heard it and liked it. It depends where and in which culture were they raised. For this purpose I researched my name Judith. Some of the main points I found were interesting to me like the history and my personality.
First, the history of my name Judith obtains interesting and important facts such as meanings, famous people in the world, and culture. Judith’s origin is Hebrew, meaning “Praise” Dictionary of First Names, Alfred J. Kolatch (393). There is also famous people from the past, for example, “In the old testament Judith was one of the wives of Esau”. Parentsoup.com/babynames/meanings.html. Another famous person from the past was, “The beatiful heroine in the book of Judith (in the Apocrypha.) Kolatch (393). With this in mind, it is interesting to know that my name has been used for thousands of years; However, in my culture not many people are named after Judith. My name is more commun on the Asian continent, where it was originated.
Another fact is that personality can be described just by the name. An example, on my research I found web sites with my name wich described my personality. Kabalarians.com/male/judith.htm., “Judith is happiest when associating with singing, dancing, and having a good time.” Accordingly, all this quote describes me perfectly because I always like to be happy and having a good time with my friends. For example, If I am spending time with my friends, I like to be thinking positive and enjoying it as much as I can. I have never liked to see any of my friends sad or with problems, if that is the case I try to cheer them up. I also found some weaknesses, kabalarians.htm., “Over indulgence in food or emotional desires could cause you to have problems in your nervous system.” Without a doubt this totally describes me. There is times when emotional desires get to me and take time to get them out of my activities. Therefore, my personality has changes just like any other person.
In conclusion, this research helped me learn what is behind my name. Before all I knew was that my parents heard the name and liked it, but now I will be able to identify my name with the history and personality. Also, this research made me think that in my future I will do a research on names before giving one to my child. For this reasons, I suggest you to do a quick research and see what is behind your name.