What Does Your Name Mean? Discover the Origin of Your Name


What does my name mean? How popular is my name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, then you are in luck. Using FamilySearch’s All about Me experience, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about your name.

what does my name mean? find out here by typing into the Login page for all about me experience

What Will This Experience Show Me?

Our names are our lifelong companions—inked onto our birth certificates, etched into our tombstones, and ultimately written in the hearts of our loved ones long after we are gone. With all that being said, it is only natural to wonder what our names mean and who shares them with us.

To learn more about your name, all you have to do is enter your information into our guest experience or sign in to your FamilySearch account.

All About Me screenshot featuring information about your name and birthday

Once you have filled out the search form, you can learn various kinds of information about your name.

First and Last Name Meaning

Discover what your name means, including its original form, a short history of its use, spelling variations, and pet forms. Click your last name to learn more about its origin and meaning as well.

Screenshot of the meaning of your first name

This experience is available in English, Spanish, and French.

Name Popularity

You can learn how popular your name is in the country you live in, including in which regions the name appears most. Toggle back and forth between your first and last name to see how many people share your name.

A close up of a map showing how common your name is

This experience is available in both the United States and France.

Origins of Your Last Name

Find out where in the world your last name appears.

A screenshot of a map showing origin of a name

For a demo of all of the activities in the All About Me experience, check out the video from RootsTech below.

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Demo: All About Me by FamilySearch

The Importance of Your Name

Your name can be an insightful window into who you are and where you came from. What does your name mean? Record what you have learned in your FamilySearch memories, and let us know in the comments below what you discovered!

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