Of Arabic origin, basically means lion or lionhearted. Courageous, brave, etc.Abu-Hamdeh:
is actually a nickname given to one of our ancestors a few generations back. It means the father of Hamdeh. There was probably an ancestor who's name was Hamdeh and his fater was called Abu-Hamdeh as a nickname. Eventually, after having this name for a few generations, my dad made it our legal name when he immigrated to America.Al-Khamiseh:
My original surname. AKA, tribe name. Al means the. I think khamiseh means falcon or hawk. Something like that. The tribe my ancestors descended from probably had something to do with birds.
Total: Lion/Lionheart/Lionhearted the father of Hamdeh or Lion/Lionheart/Lionhearted the Falcon.
I suck at translations. Arabic is hard.
I have three middle names. Belal, Ali, Muhammad. They're named after people.
Edited by Pilot, 17 April 2012 - 05:44 PM.
My name is Hamza Abu-Hamdeh.