So, checking a name's meaning is hardly ever on the agenda when it comes to picking the right name - especially if its a common one.
Here are some common names which actually have pretty unfortunate origins:
Based on an old French word meaning 'short nose.'
This name comes from a practice in the early Middle ages where rival tribes would offer a person, often a child, to each other as a pledge of peace, and loosely translates to 'hostage.'
Derived from the Hebrew word 'weary.'
This name originated from the Gaelic name Maili, meaning 'bitter.'
Comes from the Roman family name Porcius, meaning 'pig.'
Coming from the Gaelic name meaning 'crooked nose.'
Derived from the Scottish surname translating to 'crooked mouth.'
From the Old English word byre meaning 'of the cowshed.'
A Hebrew name for 'dog.'
This name comes from the Irish surname which means 'misshapen head.'
This article originally appeared on New Idea.