Do you consider yourself relatively knowledgeable about the origins of names? Take this quiz to find out how much you really know.
What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. Many people name their children based on the meaning of the name and where that name originated from. For instance, if you are Irish, you might want to give your child an Irish name. You might also want to ensure that the name conveys a meaningful message. If you're Irish, you might name your little girl, Kiera, or your little boy, Reilley. If you're of German descent, you might want to name your little girl, Greta, and your little boy, Helmut.
Some last names are even identifiable by their nation of origin. Add a "Mc" to just about any name, and you can be almost certain the person has Irish in his or her bloodline. If you meet someone with the last name of Wagner, you might correctly assume that he or she is of German descent. Of course, we'll add the disclaimer that the individual's personal association with his or her ancestry might be so far removed that he no longer identifies as having such a bloodline, but origins are origins.
Take this quiz to see if you can identify what country these names originated from.