Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Remember

In the category of Virtue Names, Remember is a female given name coined by the Puritans sometime in the early 17th century. We know this because a five year old girl named Remember Allerton was aboard the Mayflower ship with her parents and siblings when it sailed to America in 1620. As an English vocabulary word, “remember” means “retain in mind, recall to mind” from the Latin prefix “re-“ (again) and “memorari” (be mindful of), ultimately derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)mer- meaning “to remember, to mourn, think of” (Pok. 969-970). In the sense of a female personal name, Remember was invented by Christian non-conformists as a way of instilling the notion of remembering that Christ died for our sins. To be “mindful” of God and the Christian virtues in general.

All About the Baby Name – Remember

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME REMEMBER

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME REMEMBER

Remember was basically one of the first 100 names to arrive in the New World (later known as the United States of America), not counting the earlier lost settlement in Roanoke, Virginia. She came to New Plymouth on the Mayflower along with other girls named Humility Cooper and Fear Brewster (no, we’re not kidding). Yet no one “remembers” Remember. She didn’t do a whole lot but grow up, marry a guy named Moses Maverick, have seven children and die before 40. Remember is a name hardly – if ever – used. It has never once appeared on the U.S. naming charts. Not even one single baby born in the United States in 2012 was called Remember. It seems everyone has forgotten about this name. Go figure.

Quick Facts

ON REMEMBER

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

re-MEM-ber

SIMPLE MEANING:

Be mindful

Characteristics

OF REMEMBER

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Remember

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME REMEMBER

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Remember

Popular Songs

ON REMEMBER

Remember David
a song by A Flock Of Seagulls

I Remember Larry
a song by Weird Al Yankovic

Remember David (A Flock Of Seagulls)
This 80's band wrote a song featuring the name David.

Famous People

NAMED REMEMBER

Remember Allerton Maverick (Mayflower passenger)

Children of Famous People

NAMED REMEMBER

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Remember

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME REMEMBER

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Remember