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The name Lleyton...

12-22-2004, 04:51 AM
:confused: Does anybody know what it means or comes from? I realized it's a bit odd and I've never heard of anyone else with that name. Is it a family name?

12-22-2004, 05:06 AM
no idea no clue yea it is an interesting name though.

12-22-2004, 08:22 AM
I remember reading that the conventional spelling is Leyton or Leighton, but his mum wanted something a bit different and put the extra 'L' in. No idea what it means tho :)

edit: did a quick search - is derived from Layton - From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "leek garden" in Old English or 'from the meadow farm'

12-22-2004, 09:02 AM
hey :wavey:

i just looked it up. "Leighton" means "Herb garden. From the meadow farm". :) "Layton" is a variant too,but i can't find "Lleyton" anywhere. I guess he's unique ;) :p

12-22-2004, 01:23 PM
Speaking of names, what is Lleyton's ethnic heritage? Hewitt is usually considered an English or Irish name. Anybody know?

12-22-2004, 01:28 PM
I remember during the Masters in Houston, Bud Collins said it's a Welsh name.

12-22-2004, 01:37 PM
Last Name: Hewitt

1. English, Welsh, and Scottish: from the medieval personal name Huet, a diminutive of Hugh. See also Hew. The surname has also long been established in Ireland.
2. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood, Middle English hewett (Old English hīewet, a derivative of hēawan ‘to chop’,‘to hew’).

Last Name: Hugh

1. English: from the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e, introduced to Britain by the Normans. This is in origin a short form of any of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’. Compare, for example, Howard 1, Hubble, and Hubert. It was a popular personal name among the Normans in England, partly due to the fame of St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140–1200), who was born in Burgundy and who established the first Carthusian monastery in England.
2. In Ireland and Scotland this name has been widely used as an equivalent of Celtic Aodh‘fire’, the source of many Irish surnames (see for example McCoy).

12-22-2004, 02:02 PM
Thanks, guys! Anybody know about his mom's side of the family?

12-22-2004, 09:32 PM
I know someone else called Lleyton. Like a lot of names with double letters, it's the Welsh spelling, I think :) I'm pretty sure that Glynn is also a Welsh name, so I'm guessing that some way back, they're Welsh! I have no idea about Cherilyn - I don't even know her maiden name. Most Aussies are a big mix of all sorts of backgrounds. It's really quite fun when you get talking to people about all their different ancestors.

12-22-2004, 09:40 PM
A google search suggests Cherilyn's birth name was Rumball. Maybe someone could look that up :)

12-22-2004, 10:39 PM
so in wales they would pronounce his name "cleyton" :p

12-23-2004, 02:43 AM
A google search suggests Cherilyn's birth name was Rumball. Maybe someone could look that up :)
Rumball? Isn't that some kind of weird alcohol-based candy? :scratch: :scratch:

12-23-2004, 02:44 AM
:lol: that's exactly what I thought!

12-23-2004, 04:36 AM

Motto Translated: The praise of virtue is action.

Spelling variations include: Rumbold, Rumbald, Rumble, Rumball, Rumbow and others.

First found in Hampshire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Rumball who settled in Virginia in 1652; Thomas Rumball settled in Boston Mass. in 1635; James Rumbelow settled in Philadelphia Pa. in 1880; Edward Rumbow settled in New England in 1748.

12-23-2004, 04:40 AM
Here is an analyzation of the name "lleyton" from the Kalabrian center

Description of Your First Name of: Lleyton

The following brief summary describes only a few qualities of your first name. There are many additional factors (legal name, nicknames, family surname, combined names, previous names, business signature, and, very importantly, your inner potential or birthpath as determined from your date of birth) that create and mold your entire personality - and your entire life.

The name Lleyton creates the urge to be friendly and diplomatic, but we point out that it limits your versatility and vision, tuning you to technical details. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the fluid and elimination system.

The name of Lleyton incorporates a potential aptitude for concentration and patient, logical thought along mechanical or scientific lines. You tend to prefer to follow normal routine rather than cope with the disruption and uncertainty entailed in trying something new. You gravitate to situations where you have stability and the opportunity to make slow step-by-step progress, preferably in a technical field. Procrastination and lack of self-confidence may restrict your success.

12-23-2004, 04:41 AM
Here's Kim

Although the name Kim creates idealism and the urge to help others, we emphasize that it causes a superior, interfering expression whose favorite expression is "I know." This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the nervous system, worry, and mental tension.

Your name of Kim contains many fine qualities: musical and artistic ability, good business judgment, and a sense of responsibility for the welfare of others. This makes you warm-hearted and understanding in your response to the needs and interests of those around you. You are always ready to help those in less fortunate circumstances. Your insistence on becoming involved in the affairs of others can cause them to regard you as interfering, even though you are only trying to help. A weakness lies in the fact that you are deeply affected through your feeling for others and could suffer through worry and disturbed thoughts over matters that you can do nothing about.

good thing they split..... they'd be just two invalids together. :lol:

12-23-2004, 04:43 AM
Here's Bec

Although the name Bec creates an active mind and a restless urge to explore new ideas, we emphasize that it causes a blunt expression that alienates others. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the solar plexus, and tension or accidents to the head.

The influence of Bec makes you positive, self-assertive, and independent. You can be creative, inventive, and ingenious in practical matters, such as handicrafts. When you have the opportunity to pursue your own goals and interests free from interference, you can feel very agreeable and express a buoyant optimism. On the other hand, you can be impulsive and forceful when opposed, and act without due forethought and discretion. Hence you have many bitter experiences and generally rather unsettled conditions in your life, with little progress and financial accumulation. You cannot tolerate any domination by others, or circumstances that restrict your freedom and independence. You are inclined to make changes abruptly in your life as an escape from such conditions.

12-25-2004, 11:18 PM
Don't know where the name Lleyton comes from but just based on the sound of it I really thinks it fits our man very well. Lleyton sounds very strong and determined, and that's exactly how Lleyton Hewitt is.

12-26-2004, 05:07 AM
Greatly worded, Hagar! I couldn't have worded it better myself! :D