A anthroponym is a individual's own name . The concept of anthroponymy refers to all these Name (s and to his study.
Anthroponyms are words that allow designate a human being particular . All people need an identification with such an element, which allows them to be distinguished.
According to the period of the history and culture, the characteristics of anthroponyms vary. In ancient societies, it was enough to employ a only anthroponym , which could even carry a symbolic or descriptive sense. Currently it is usual to combine at least two anthroponyms: one or two first names (first name and middle name) and a family name (surname).
In this way, that a human being has several anthroponyms helps to facilitate the unambiguous identification . Keep in mind that the number of anthroponyms is limited , with which repetitions occur. This may even occur even if three or more anthroponyms are used: Juan Carlos Pérez Martínez , by example , is a series of four anthroponyms that alludes to many different subjects.
According to him Genesis , the first book of the Bible , Adam It was the anthroponym that named the first human. This name of Hebrew origin refers to "Earth man" or "Man of the red earth". From then on, multiple anthroponyms began to emerge and develop, many of which have an uncertain origin.
In the Ancient Rome , to mention a case, they used to name the children with numbers: Sextus , Octavius , etc. With Christianity, anthroponyms related to moral values, sacraments, liturgies and dogmas , as hope , Glory or Comfort . The patronymic , meanwhile, are anthroponyms that designate lineage or affiliation (as Gonzalez , derived from Gonzalo ).