Names

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This category lists punny names of people, particularly Bible names, theonyms and more modern spook names, which are often titles as well. It also includes names of professions, places and other abstract things. They’re all puns!

If you’re looking for the name of a visible thing instead, please try the symbols category.

Adam

puns with “likeness” & “in disguise of”

Ahasuerus

puns with “perceived ruler” (as opposed to real one)

Al-Qaeda

puns with “the leaders”

Alcazar

is the Spanish-Arabic version of “castro”

Amun

means “hidden” & “secret”

Armstrong

translates into “godseed”, and puns with Israel

Ashkenaz

means “hidden lord” or “finance person”

Athena

is a multi-pun with “intelligence”, “gazing” and similar words

Atlantis

puns with “unnoticed” & “hidden”

Ayatollah Khomeini

puns with “an emulated sign of God”

Berg

puns with burqa meaning “concealed”, “masked”, “background”

Bernstein

puns perhaps with “disguised baron”, or “cloak of disguise”

Bloomberg

puns with “veiled heritage”

Blum

puns with velum & balam vor “veil”

Caesar

puns with ceasura for “cut”, cessero for “retire”, castro for “palace”

Carpenter

puns with “feigning to be someone else”

Castro

means “palace”

Claudius

puns with “locked up” & “disappeared” in Semitic

Columbus

puns with kollubos for “exchange”, and collybista for “banker”

Copernicus

means “covered-up wealth”

Dagon

means “fish” & “cloaked”, and wears a fish cloak

David

puns with “beloved”, “hurling”, and “concealed”

Delilah

puns with “weakening” by “tearing off” a veil

Elohim

means “rulers”

Elon Musk

means “masked majesty”

Esther

means “hidden” & “veil”

Eve

puns with “life”, “show”, and “snake”

Field

may be a pun with “veiled”

Fuller

puns with “palace”

Galileo Galilei

is Semitic for “revealing the revolving”, which is what he did

Garden Eden

may be a pun with “hidden luxury”

Gold

puns with “imitation” & “covering”

Goliath

puns with with “revealing” — that’s why he’s the enemy!

Greenspan

puns with “hidden power” & “hidden finance”

Haman

puns with “the crowds” & “the masses”

History

puns with histrionic meaning “theater”

Homer

puns with “veil”

Horus

means “face”, but also “leader”

Houdini

puns with “leader”

Isaac

means “actor”, derived from “playing” & “mockery”

Ishtar

means “privities”, and is therefore nude

Israel

is a multi-pun meaning “masked wealth”, “veiled ruler”, “godseed”

Jagiellon

means “highest aristocrat”

Jew

means “leader” & “majesty”

Joseph

means “debt” & “forgery”

Katzen

puns with “appointed ruler”

Katzenellenbogen

puns with “high governor in disguise”

Kennedy

means “covered leader”

Kimball

seems to be the Phoenician name Kim-Baal, which puns with “masked lord”

Koch

puns with “power”!!!

Kohen

means “priest”, but also “stationed ruler” & “enrichment”

Komnene

is a pun with “hidden” & “lurking”

Levi

means “moneylender”, and puns with “mocking” & “playing”

Livingstone

is a variant of Levi

Loewenstein

is a variant of Levi

Malcolm

puns with “secret governor”

Man

is a translation of Adam whose name also means “disguise”

Maria

is the female form “lady” as in “lord”, and puns with “imitation”

Marx

puns with “capitalist” & “commerce”

Min

is a dead guy with an erection, because he puns with “death” & “erected monument”

Mitsraim

means Egypt, but is spelled like “the slaves”

Mordecai

may pun with “legal master” & “feigning innocence”

Morgan

means “hidden leader”

Morris

means “from the top”

Nazir

is a multi-pun of an “estranged” “veiled” “overseer”

Newton

translates as “Carthage” in Phoenician

Nixon

puns with “wealth”

Noah

means “leader” & “eminency”, but also “abandoning” the population and “putting it down”

Osama bin Laden

puns with “produced violence”

Osiris

puns with “power” & “wealth”

Philistines

puns with “investigation” & “detection”

Phoenician

means “finance” & “fraud”, derived from “exchangers of accounts”

Punny names of Egyptian gods

all have meanings that correspond to the animal heads

Punny names of Phoenician gods

all have nasty hidden meanings

Purim

is about masking & cloaking, and puns with “masking” & “cloaking”

Rabbi

is the same word as “master”, “lord”, “nobleman”, “usurer”

Rice

puns with “head” & “boss”

Roosevelt

puns with “veiled leader” & “born leader”

Rose

puns with “head” & “boss”

Rosh Hashanah

means “start of the year”, but also “disguised leader”

Rubinstein

puns with “disguised lord”

Sachs

puns with “nobility” & “character in a play”

Sagan

means “installed deputy governor”

Samson

can be read as “masked power”, “veiled one”, “locks of disguise”

Satan

is a multi-pun of all words written S-T-N

Seinfeld

puns with “veiled appearance”

Sepharad

means “separated”, “veiled”, and “moneychanger”

Seth the Egyptian god

is evil, as he puns with “attacker”, “disorder”, “lead astray”

Shapiro

means “governor”

Simeon

puns with “playing” & “joking”

Son of Ra

can be read as “secret custodian”

Springer

is a translation of “Phoenician”

Stein

puns with “disguised”

Strauss

means “guardian” & “custodian”

Tacitus

means “hidden” & “secret”

Taliban

means “students”, but also “mockers”

Taylor

may be a pun with teller meaning “banker”

Teacher

is in Hebrew the same word as “lord” & “usurer”: rabbi

Thoth

puns with “downward”, “hidden”, “humiliation”, “instead of”

Vashti

puns with “exposed” & “disgraced”

Walker

is a synonym for “fuller”

Yahweh

means “I am”, but also puns with “hidden” and other things

Yom Kippur

means “day of atonement”, but also “covered people”