Top 10 names facts Selected as the most interesting among names related questions in Names quiz What does the name 'Sophia' literally mean?Wisdom. Sophia means wisdom in Greek and Latin. Philosophia means "love of wisdom". ... So all Sophia Loren's fans could be called philosophers.Created by: Kasiawords facts » Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his appearance.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Australia facts » What is the origin of the name of Pennsylvania?Name of the land owner. In 1681, Charles II granted a land charter to William Penn to repay a debt of £16,000 owed to William's father, Admiral William Penn. This was one of the largest land grants to an individual in history. William Penn wanted to name the land Sylvania and was embarrassed at the name Pennsylvania chosen by the king.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of North America facts » What does the common Arabic name (or surname) 'Abdullah' literally mean?"servant of God". Abdullah or Abdallah is built from the Arabic words Abd (servant) and Allah. Since both Torah and Christian Bible use word 'Allah' for God in their Arabic translations, the name Abdullah is also common among Jews and Christians living in the Arab countries.Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle East facts » What is Barack Obama's Middle name?Hussein. Barack Hussein Obama II is named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Hussein is a commonly given Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". Hussein is also a surname of the royal family in Jordan.Created by: globalquiz.orgpoliticians facts » The southernmost tip of Africa is named the Cape of Good Hope. A hope for what?Sea route to India. Bartolomeu Dias originally named the Cape of Good Hope the "Cape of Storms" (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed (by King John II of Portugal) the Cape of Good Hope because it represented the opening of a route to the east.Created by: globalquiz.orgSouth Africa facts » Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)There were no such people. The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.Created by: Nguyễn Ngọc Diễmcomic books facts » Why do elements erbium, yttrium, ytterbium, terbium, have similar names?From the name of the Swedish Ytterby mine. Ytterby mine, located in the south-east part of the Swedish island and the town Resarö, was a rich source of many rare minerals. 4 chemical elements - yttrium, ytterbium, terbium and erbium - were named after the mine commemorating their origin.Created by: Paweł KołodziejczykSweden facts » How is the fear of pregnancy and childbirth called?Tokophobia often leads patients to ask for a Caesarean section. Frequency of appearing: 6-10% pregnancies.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykphobias facts » Where were the Pre-Raphaelites active?In England. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was an artistic association of painters established in London in 1848. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. Its members believed the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art, hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite".Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykpainting facts » Play names quiz and see all the questions.