What are some boys names that mean each 7 deadly sin?

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Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, and Sloth. I want to write a story but cant find any names that mean these, help?

6 Answers

  • That’s when you make them up.

  • Try and think of people who obviously have those characteristics, Romeo for lust like someone said earlier. King Midas for greed.

    For sloth, maybe something to do with the animal? Ritto is what they call them in Ecuador. They belong to the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, if you wanna make a name out of that.

    look at mythology and biblical stories, sorry I couldn’t help more

  • It would be a cool story if you disguised the meaning a little until teh end, so the reason they are there is mysterious, and their actions are the only clues to what they are, e.g. Gluttony is a fat kid who eats a lot, and anger has a bad temper. The names are a problem, but that’s okay. Find names that mean these words or imply them, without being obvious. That’s a bit trickier, but if you ask the questions on here, people will help you find good names. Even if their initials imply what they are. I like your story. If you don’t write it, I might ;o)

  • I had to translate a lot of them directly in random languages to see which might pass as names, because there was nothing in the name databases, but doing the word in different languages might disguise them as names well enough. : )

    Pride – Darpan is a name with the meaning “pride.” Vanto is Italian for pride. Brio is Portuguese for pride.

    Envy – Neid (the German word for envy.) It’s similar to Ned, too, which is convenient!

    Gluttony – Safrete (gluttony in Haitian Creole.) Pronounced sah-free-tee

    Lust – Brunst.

    Anger – Groll (this is the German word for it, but I actually know a teacher who’s last name is Groll and is studying German, so.) and Rogne (French word for it, pronounced very similar to “Ron”)

    Greed – Evaris, Haitian Creole, pronounced ee-VAH-ris. Spanish – Avidez (ah-vee-des)

    Sloth (Laziness) – Ozio, it’s the Italian word for it, pronounced OHT-syo.

    Sorry I couldn’t come up with anything better. : ( I hope these gave you ideas.

  • I wrote down all names that I could find that where relevant, male and female names

    SHAHNAZ – Pride

    Feminine (Iranian, Arabic)

    Means “pride of the king” from the Persian elements shah “king” and naz “pride”.

    LIVIUS – Envy

    Masculine (Ancient Roman)

    Roman family name which may be related to either Latin liveo “to envy” or lividus “blue, envious”. Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.

    DAMOCLES – Envy

    Masculine (Greek Mythology)

    Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) “the people” (a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos)) and κλεος (kleos) “glory”. In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the king’s station so Dionysius offered to switch roles with him for a day. To illustrate to Damocles the peril of a man in his position he suspended a sword over the throne.

    BELIAL – Lust

    Masculine (Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend=

    Means “worthless” in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this term is used to refer to various wicked people. In later Christian tradition Belial became an evil angel associated with lawlessness and lust.

    ZBIGNIEW – Anger

    Masculine (Polish)

    Means “to dispel anger” from the Slavic elements zby “to dispel” and gnev “anger”.

    NEMESIS – Anger

    Feminine (Greek Mythology)

    Means “retribution, righteous anger” in Greek. Nemesis was the Greek goddess of vengeance and justice.

    JAROGNIEW – Anger

    Masculine (Polish)

    Derived from the Slavic elements jary “fierce, strong” and gnev “anger”.

    ANGERONA – Anger

    Feminine (Roman Mythology)

    Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. Angerona was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.

    ODYSSEUS – Anger/Hate

    Masculine (Greek Mythology)

    Perhaps derived from Greek οδυσσομαι (odyssomai) “to hate”. In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the ‘Odyssey’ Homer relates Odysseus’s misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.

    Couldn’t find any for gluttony, greed and sloth

  • Lust could be Romeo. That’s the best I can do, sorry.

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