Quiz: The History Behind Names!

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History Quizzes & Trivia

If you want to learn more about names and the meanings behind them, then this quiz is for you! This quiz will test you on some names, their meanings, and their histories. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Biblical name means "May God protect" and "Holder of the heel"?
    • A. 

      Isaac

    • B. 

      Samuel

    • C. 

      Jacob

    • D. 

      Abigail

  • 2. 
    In which country, is the name "Maria" NOT occasionally used as a masculine middle name?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 3. 
    Which name means "free" and originated in England in the 17th century?
    • A. 

      Oliver

    • B. 

      Charlotte

    • C. 

      Scarlett

    • D. 

      Sophia

  • 4. 
    Which French town does the name, "Bruce," refer to?
    • A. 

      Roubaix

    • B. 

      Bron

    • C. 

      Brix

    • D. 

      Saint-Brieuc

  • 5. 
    Which feminine name means, "My God is an oath" and "My God is abundance"?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth

    • B. 

      Aba

    • C. 

      Isabella

    • D. 

      Emily

  • 6. 
    In which country, was the name "James" borne by several kings?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 7. 
    The name, "Rosemary," can be a reference to the herb, which means what?
    • A. 

      Remembrance

    • B. 

      Declaration of love

    • C. 

      Forever mine

    • D. 

      Hidden worth

  • 8. 
    Which name is the Medieval English form of "Henry"?
    • A. 

      Enric

    • B. 

      Harold

    • C. 

      Henrik

    • D. 

      Harry

  • 9. 
    Which name denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet?
    • A. 

      Lily

    • B. 

      Scarlett

    • C. 

      Penelope

    • D. 

      Savannah

  • 10. 
    The name, "Jasmine," is derived from the _____________ name, "Yasamen."
    • A. 

      Turkish

    • B. 

      Persian

    • C. 

      Kurdish

    • D. 

      Armenian

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