What’s in a name?
People always point out that I have two first names. Three including my middle (Samuel).
Here are my discoveries about their origin and meaning.
Ethan wrote Psalms 89 in the Bible. He was a symbol player in the court of King David. The name means strong and optimistic.
People named Ethan whom I admire:
- Ethan Allen
- Ethan Hawke
- Ethan Nakamura
Samuel, another Old Testament name. Samuel was one of God’s judges. The name means “God has heard”.
People named Samuel whom I admire:
- Samuel Adams
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Samuel Walton
- Samuel Clemens
- Samuel Morse
Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob in the Bible. The name means “Son of my right hand”.
People named Benjamin whom I admire:
- Benjamin Franklin
- Benjamin Graham
- Benjamin Wallace