OK, I know that it's kind of pathetic, but the other day I was thinking about how the characters on Passions got
their names, and what these names mean. So, on Sunday, I spent (wasted?) some time trying to find the name meanings.
I'm pretty sure that I got all of them- except for TC, because we don't know what that stands for (hmmm...mysterious
name, mysterious man! Maybe THAT'S the meaning!). Anyway, here they are (it's a long post, but I personally found
some of the names VERY interesting!).
Pillar - Derived from Nuestra Señora del Pilar (''Our Lady of the Pillar''), a name given by Spanish-speaking Roman
Catholics to the Virgin Mary. It refers specifically to a manifestation of the Holy Mother to St. James in Saragossa.
Who is like God?
ta-REE-suh : Latin "harvester"/ Tender, Good Gracious
pah-LOH-mah : Choctaw Indian "bow"/ A Dove
I-vee : Greek - A Vine
JOO-lee-en : Latin "youthful"
EE-thahn : Hebrew "strong, firm"
SHAYR-ih-dun : Irish "wild one"
GWEN-doh-lin : Celtic "white brow"
EEV : Hebrew "life"
si-MOHN : Hebrew "one who hears"
WIT-nee : English "from clear water"/ White Island
CHAD: Old English "warlike"
SAM : Hebrew "to hear"
GRAYS : Latin "grace"
JES-i-kah : Hebrew "god sees"
CHAIR-i-tee : Latin "charity, brotherly love"
REEHS : welsh "ardent one"/ Enthusiastic
HAYNK : German "ruler of an estate"
To Honor God
I thought most of the names were appropriate for the characters. the best, IMHO, are Ivy and Julianís names. A
vine clings to everything, and pulls them down (i.e. Sam!), and "youthful"! LOL! That is funny. Also,
Sheridan meaning "wild one" is pretty appropriate too. The ones that I think are complete opposites of
their characters are Ethan ("strong", "firm"? We all know otherwise!) and Hank (ruler of an
estate? FIRST he has to get a job!). Anyway, I thought it was a fun thing to do. Let me know what you all think!
Also, God forbid, if I forgot any, PLEASE let me know! I think that's it for now...if there are any additions,
I'll add them as I think of them!