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09-25-2013, 07:15 AM
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Tanner Glass in french.

Tanner ice cream in english.

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09-25-2013, 07:43 AM
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Zetterberg = probably from ”Säter”, Shieling Mountain
Bäckström = Brook Current
Stålberg = Steel Mountain
Hedman = Moor Man
Backlund = Slope Grove
Landeskog = Land/Landing Forest
Silfverberg = Silver Mountain
Enström = Juniper Creek

Rundblad = RoundLeaf

Ullström = Wool Creek
Forsberg =Torrent Mountain
Ekholm = Oaken Islet
Nyquist = New Twig
Lundquist = Grove Twig
Hedberg = Moor Mountain
Lindbäck = Linden Brook


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09-25-2013, 07:51 AM
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Fasth = Firm.
Forsberg = Either waterfall mountain, current mountain or rapids mountain.

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For the Danish players.

Nielsen = Son of Niels
Larsen = Son of Lars
Hansen = Son of Hans
Lauridsen = Son of Laurids
Jensen = Son of Jens
Regin = No literal meaning that I'm aware of, comes from the name of a dwarf from Norse mythology
Bødker = Cooper
Eller = Or
His actual surname is Jensen.

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09-25-2013, 07:55 AM
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Italian:

Giordano=Jordan
Ramo=Branch
Corvo=Raven
Spezza=He breaks
Vitale=Vital
Ricci=Hedgehogs
My favourite Italian surname? Di Natale. From Christmas.

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09-25-2013, 08:25 AM
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Desharnais = Harnesses
Bouillon = Stock (as in chicken stock)
Leblanc = The white
Gorges = throats

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09-25-2013, 08:30 AM
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Couturier = taylor
Interesting, because my last name is Taylor!

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09-25-2013, 08:47 AM
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Interesting, because my last name is Taylor!
He means the job of being a tailor.

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09-25-2013, 08:49 AM
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09-25-2013, 08:52 AM
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He means the job of being a tailor.
Yes, but obviously the last name Taylor in English comes from the same origin.

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09-25-2013, 08:56 AM
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abdelkader = servant of the powerful

in arabic

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09-25-2013, 09:01 AM
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More German stuff, less interesting ones, I guess...

Nicklas Grossmann -- groß means "big", so you could say his name is "big man", which is kinda fitting at 6'4"

Darren Helm -- helm means "helmet"

Torey Krug -- a Krug is a pitcher/jug

Brooks Laich -- Laich are basically fish eggs (spawn)

Jamie Langenbrunner -- "lang" means "long", "Brunner" comes from "Brunnen" (fountain, spring)

Dale Weise -- "weise" means "wise"

Stephen Weiss -- white
A few additions:

(Dustin) Penner --> "bum"
(Cody) Bass --> "base" (as in music)
(Jonathan) Blum --> "flower" (well "Blume" means flower, but it's close)
(Justin) Braun --> "brown"
(Alexander) Edler --> "noble man"
(Deryk) Engelland --> "angel land"
(Jesper) Fast --> "almost"
(Tomas) Fleischmann --> "meat man"
(Taylor) Hall --> "reverberation"
(Kevin) Klein --> "small" or "little"
(Connor) Knapp --> "scarce"
(Eddie) Lack --> "varnish"
(Richard) Panik --> "panic"
(Pekka) Rinne --> "channeling" or "gutter"
(Cory) Schneider --> "tailor"
(Mark) Streit --> "dispute" or "quarrel"
(Shea) Weber --> "weaver"
(Jason) Zucker --> "sugar"


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09-25-2013, 09:24 AM
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(Andrej) Sekera - means "axe" in or language

good thread this. some of the surnames are really interesting.

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09-25-2013, 09:56 AM
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In swedish:

Rask - Quick
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Boll - ball
Hejda - to stop someone
Smid - forge, to forge something
Sexton - sixteen
Fast - firm, trapped etc, a lot of different uses
Eller - or
Steen - pronaunced Sten which means Rock
Panik - panic, obviously...
Gardiner - curtains
Erat - yours
Glass- Ice cream
Drake - dragon


Bonus: Forsberg - god of all things

Then you have the names that ends with son, Karlsson, Andersson etc. Meaning son of. Son of Karl, son of Anders and so on.


There was a few that was missing a letter or was spelled wrong that didn't make it too.


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09-25-2013, 09:59 AM
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Italian:

Giordano=Jordan
Ramo=Branch
Corvo=Raven
Spezza=He breaks
Vitale=Vital
Ricci=Hedgehogs
"Spezza = he breaks" how suiting

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09-25-2013, 10:00 AM
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Palat - means pieces in Finnish
Niskanen - niska means neck in Finnish and -nen is a common end for a last name in Finland
Moen - means "Moe's" in Finnish
Elias - common first name in Finland
Kostka - take the "T" off and it's "koska" which means because
Souray - kind of sounds like "suuri" which means large
Crombeen - kind of sounds like "korpeen" which means into the wilderness
Hickey - sounds like "hiki" which means sweat
Bieksa - this is a huge reach but there's a town called Pieksänmäki in Finland

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09-25-2013, 10:04 AM
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Penner's is so fitting lol

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09-25-2013, 10:10 AM
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My favourite Italian surname? Di Natale. From Christmas.
Sticking with the dagos, Bates Battaglia's last name (the g should be silent btw) translates to "battalion".

Rico Fata's last name translates to "fairy".

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Koivu = Birch
Berezin as well. Well actually bereza=birch, but that's the obligatory ending in russian names.


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09-25-2013, 10:17 AM
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Not too much interesting stuff imo looking at the names from the german-speaking side:
Kessel = kettle/cauldron
Streit = conflict/dispute
Weber = weaver
Hecht = pike (fish)
Zucker = sugar

Most likely the best I could find would be:
Fleischmann = Man of Meat (or Meat-Man)
Seidenberg = Mountain of Silk (or Silk Mountain)
Penner = vagabond/beggar

Maybe I missed some, though.
You have to regard that those names are often relics from different times. For example Penner is only a beggar in modern German. Penner is originally the pan maker. That's probably the heritage of the name.

And streit is also a root with a meaning of a war or a battle, like in "Streitmacht".

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Red Wings prospect (Calle) Jarnkrok translates into "Iron Hook".

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09-25-2013, 10:19 AM
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Dutch:

Yzerman = Ironman (no **** huh?)
Roest = Rust (played on his team too!)
Beukeboom = Beech tree
Klinkhammer = sounding (the) hammer
Nieuwendyk = New dyke
Versteeg = of the alley (something like that)
Verbeek = of the creek
Brouwer = Brewer
Bouwmeester = 'build master' (foreman or something i guess)
Janssen = son of Jan (i think, probably originated as Janszoon)

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09-25-2013, 10:20 AM
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09-25-2013, 10:26 AM
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Tom'Poti... If you say Poti with a hard T, in punjabi it means poop.
It used to crack me up hearing his name when he first broke into the league when I was much more immature.

The last name Lund = very close to penis in punjabi. Hearing this name still cracks me up


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09-25-2013, 10:38 AM
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In swedish...

(Lars) "Eller" means "or". So it's Lars... or is it?

(Connor) "Knapp" means "button".

(Tanner) "Glass" means "ice cream".

(Jan) "Hejdå" means "good bye". Well, okey, I'm gonna admit that is a bit of a stretch as his name is Hejda but still

(Jared) "Boll" means "ball".

(Tuukka) "Rask" means "quick".

(David) "Drake" means "dragon".
Knapp also means short/little in German. And the heritage is most likely from the old german Knappe(Knapp in some dialects) which was a servant for a knight or a nobleman or simply a boy. In modern German Knabe=boy(can be consideren old fashioned by now).


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