Sacrificial Names

andromeda

"Thinks like a man/warrior." Constellation name, and Greek myth name of the daughter of Cassiopeia who was to be sacrificed to the sea monster Medusa but was rescued by Perseus. Andromeda was said to be an Ethiopian princess. Ancient Ethiopians considered Perseus and Andromeda the progenitors of the black race. Derives from Greek andros "man/warrior" and medomai "to think."

Ermenegilde

French form of Portuguese/Spanish Hermenegildo, meaning immense tribute

Ermenegildo

Variant of Portuguese/Spanish Hermenegildo, meaning "immense tribute."

Gilda

Italian name derived from the Germanic element gild, meaning "sacrifice."

Hermenegildo

Portuguese and Spanish name of Visigothic origin, composed of the Germanic elements ermen "entire, whole" and gild "sacrifice, tribute," which has been rendered as "immense tribute."

Moriah

Biblical name of the mountain where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac to God, meaning teacher

Zevach

Hebrew name meaning sacrifice

Zevachya

Hebrew name meaning sacrifice of the Lord
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