Saturday, September 24, 2011


Today's name: Aramis (male)

Pronunciation: AIR-uh-miss

Potential nicknames: Air, Ara, Aram, Ram, Ramis, Ramy, Amis

Origin: This name comes from one of the characters from Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers." He was one of three famous swordsmen in this story, the other two being Athos and Porthos. They are joined by D'Artagnan. You may recognize their motto, "all for one, one for all." The fictional Aramis is loosely based on a real man named Henri D'Aramitz, a black musketeer of the Maison du Roi (The Musketeers of the Guard), who lived in France in the 17th century.

Popularity: There were 52 baby boys named Aramis in 2010 in the U.S., and 37 in 2011.

Fun fact: Aramis is now a men's cologne, but I can't say that it is very well known.


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