Every nation or ethnic group has their own traditional names. Not only names differ, but also the systems of naming and name formulas.
Traditionally, a personal name is written first and the surname is written after it. In some countries two surnames can be used, in other countries people use patronymics or middle names (one or more). In the age of the Roman Empire male names could include not only a personal name but many other elements indicating the level of nobility or relation.
Boys’ names reflect different traits that parents would like to see in their son. The modern world offers parents a much wider choice and freedom than 50 years ago. A lot of popular names now have various pronunciation or spelling, and each of these variants has its own meaning or unique shade. That’s how names transform from Maximus to Maxim and then just Max.
For a multitude of reasons, English names are highly popular all over the world. First of all, a person of any nationality with an English name can easier adapt to Europe or the USA as such name won’t arouse prejudice. Second, both popular and rare European names are now considered trendy. And third, English has become the language of international communication, so English names are now easier to pronounce than before, when the English language wasn’t so widely spread.
It’s very important to give your son a beautiful and kind name. The Muslims believe that names with righteous meaning give blessing and protect people from all kinds of troubles. Prophet Mohammed encouraged the Muslims to give their children good names, that’s why parents devote much attention to the literal meaning and sound of a name.
Alexander is believed to be one of the oldest male names as it was first mentioned in 1280 BC. The name David can be called one of the most international ones while Muhammad or Mohammed is not only the most popular name in most Muslim countries but also one of the most widespread male names in the whole world.
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