What’s in a name? | God's World News

What’s in a name?

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    Many people named their babies Olivia or Liam last year.
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    What is your name? (AP/Eric Gay)
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    This woman is named Olivia. Do you know anyone named Olivia? (AP/Adrian Kraus)
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The top name for baby girls last year was Olivia (oh-liv-ee-ah). The top boy name was Liam. 

Olivia means “olive tree.”  Liam is short for William.  It means “one who protects.”  What does your name mean?

Pray: Jesus’ name means “the Lord is salvation.” Pray you will put your trust in the name of Jesus.

Read More: Every name has a meaning. The Social Security website keeps a record of the most popular names in the United States each year. The top names in 1880 were John and Mary. John means “God is gracious.” Mary can mean “bitter” or “beloved.” Many people name their children after family members or heroes. A “good name” means more than what you call yourself and write on your schoolwork. A “good name” means having a godly character. The Bible teaches “a good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.” (Proverbs 22:1)