Over 8,000 websites created by students around the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition.
What's In A Name?
This site was designed to allow students and teachers to research and develop an interest in word origins - specifically, the origins of names. For example, what some common first names mean and where they came from. Some are fun origins (like sneaker company names), some historical (like the gods & goddesses used to name our days and months) There were MANY categories we did not have time to fully research or create pages for... we hope to add more after the judging.
Teachers might use it for history, teaching mythology, etymology of words... students might develop an interest in origins just by browsing areas like our pages on famous people who changed their names.
Our site title (as stated on the site) is borrowed from Shakespeare.
19 & under
Social Sciences & Culture > Languages & Language Arts > Words and Phrases