Fictional Friday ;: adventures in MCU etymology, part three.

3 Apr

Captain America!

Rogers
From the forename “Roger,” meaning “famous spear.”  Which… well, it’s the wrong shape of weapon, but.

Steve
Short form of Steven, a derivation of Stephen, meaning crown.

Carter
An occupational surname, quite literally one who uses carts.

Peggy
A short form of “Margaret” (even Behind the Name doesn’t know why the consonant changes), meaning “pearl.”

Sharon
Meaning “plain,” as in “where the wind goes sweeping down the” (not as in “my, that house is so”).

Barnes
Occupational, sort of, for someone who lived/worked in a barn.

James
Again, “holder of the heel” or “supplanter.”

Buchanan
(Since that’s what Bucky is short for.)  Apparently means “house of the canon.”

Phillips
Son of Philip, meaning “friend of horses.”  O-kay.

Chester
“Fortified place.”  Yeah, that works well enough.

Schmidt
“Smith, metalworker.”

Johann
A form of John, “Yahweh is gracious.”  You go ahead and keep telling yourself that, buddies.

Erskine
Was not found.

Abraham
“Father of many.”  Or, in this case, spiritual father of reimagined Steve.

Y’know, I’m going to split this one up into two bunches, because there are a lot of people who really only appear in Cap’s movies.

–your fangirl heroine.

so there's that

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