Campus Comment: What is the meaning of your name?

Written by: 
Helam Lau

侯富博  -Hou FuBo

Junior, China, accounting

“‘侯’ is an ancient Chinese surname meaning ‘nobleman.’” He said “富博” is what his parents hoped for him to be blessed with, while “富” stands for “wealth” and “博” stands for “intelligence.”

 

Christopher Anthony Chandroo

Senior, Los Angeles, exercise and sports science

“‘Christopher’ means the carrier of Christ and my last name ‘Chandroo’ comes from India, meaning ‘moonlight.’”

 

박정은 -Jeongeun Park

Senior, South Korea, social work

“My mom has the same [name] ‘Jeong,’ so I got it from her. My parents named me ‘Jeongeun’ because they wanted me to be a person who shares grace to others.”

A senior from Korea majoring in social work said, “My mom has the same [name] ‘Jeong’, so I got it from her. My parents named me ‘Jeongeun’ because they wanted me to be a person who shares grace to others.”

 

Trey Gunner Workman

Sophomore, Arizona, political science

“Both of my parents are huge fans of sports and both did sports like crazy throughout high school and college. ‘Trey’ in basketball means a shot of three points. ‘Gunner’ comes from my dad’s favorite companion on his mission.”

 

Kerin Lagi Nono Opu-pua-O-Te-Hinano Nofo Sipili

Freshman, New Zealand, peacebuilding

“My mom is from Cook Islands and my dad is a Samoan. My name tells about where I am from physically in the earth. ‘Nono’ means Cook Islands, ‘Opu-pua-O’ is Tahitian, and ‘Nofo’ is Samoan. The meaning of ‘Lagi’ is heaven. My name also shows I am a child of God, and that’s why I am from Heaven. ‘Kerin’ is my mother’s middle name [and] ‘Sipili’ is my last name.”

 
Date Published: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Last Edited: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

NOTE: This article's online publication was delayed because it was featured in the Jan. 2018 print issue.