*** Because Names last a lifetime! ***

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This Name Meaning Component, has over 4100 girls and boys names and meanings in the database, from 47 different origins (American, Arabic, French, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, ...).

It has a backend interface that makes it very easy to add new names and to edit existing ones.

New features:

  1. Voting system;
  2. Name list, Users will be able to create list of favorite names;
  3. Search for a name starting with, ending with, containing the searchword;
  4. Additional info;
  5. Report Incorrect name info;
  6. Will be able to sort items for: * Most voted; * Better voted; * Most hits; * Least hits; * More popular (As people add to their list the name will become more popular) * Least popular;
  7. Now you can enter an Unisex name;
  8. Better admin interface;
  9. Totally rewritten for Joomla 1.5, assuring a higher compatibility and best coding practices;

If you have any suggestion, please do not hesitate to email it to me.

If you would like this component to have a special feature, please send me a detailed email.

Modules available

* Name Search: Displays a search form with a few options;
* Random Name Origins: Show how many origins you wish to show randomly;
* Random Names: Displays randomly a number of names and meanings;
* Gender: The user can choose whether to show boys or girl names;


Joomla API:
- PHP Cross Reference of Joomla 1.5 Documentation

  • PHP Cross Reference of Joomla 1.0 Documentation

Great Component!

Posted on 21 February 2012

This is a great component and makes a great addition to any name related website. It's userfriendly and easy to add to.

I'd like to see the ability to add similar names (that are linked) and further development of some of the features that look to be included for the next version.

Looking very much forward to a Joomla 2.5 version!

great componement

Posted on 24 September 2010

I used this componment on my website great simple and easy to install.

thank to Douglas,your support is very fast and easy to understand.i'm waiting for new version,with new function, great !

Polish names

Posted on 12 May 2010


I saw your demo site and polish names.... and to tell you the true most of them are not polish... you can trust me.... why? because I am polish... :)

We're using this module on our website and we couldn't be happier with the results. The traffic increased on our website, the module is very comprehensive and easy to implement and use.

The support offered was simply A+, all our emails and questions have been answered promptly and the developer provided quick solutions to our needs.

We're looking forward to the final 1.5 native version of this great Joomla Module.

The Author of the component helped me a lot. He Was with me in each and every step of customization. If you want to customize this component for any of your use. Don't hesitate just contact the Author.

Thanks Douglas

Nice work!

Posted on 05 May 2008

Looking forward to the J1.5 version of this extension...

Owner's reply: Codestream,

It has a Joomla 1.5 legacy version now available.

I like this component, it works straight and well. Just what i'm missing is the free definition of fields. There are several components (definitions, glossary,...) that could help in different tasks. With adding 1.5 and "define new fields" this "name meaning" could really go great for several applications.

This is a really great component. Even though it is called Beta it is rock solid. Usually it is the other way around. It is called stable and it is just full of bugs. This is not.

I find it very easy to use and maintain. Thanks to clever select lists in the administration it is very easy to select which names to edit or view.

Also the support is great. I asked the developer if is was possible to implement swedish characters in the Alpha index and 30 minutes later I got some new files to use. And it worked immidiately with the swedish characters. I can only reccomend the this extension.

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Last updated:
Jan 02 2017
Date added:
Jan 14 2008
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