What does my name mean? How common is my name? If
you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, then you are in luck. Using FamilySearch’s
about Me experience, you can learn everything you ever wanted to
know about your name.
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.
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.
This experience is available in English, Spanish, and
You can learn how common 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.
This experience is available in both the United States and
Origins of Your Last Name
Find out where in the world your last name appears.
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!
Source: Family Search