The origin of a name
Why is your name Heather, Amanda, Lisa, etc.? Why is my name Alma? Our parents named us when we were born; we might be named after someone or the name might have been decided at the spur of the moment.
I believe everyone comes into this world with a name already assigned to them. My beliefs do not oppose free will; I just believe in karma, destiny (fate) and astrology influence our free will.
My name is Alma, which I disliked as a child, but as I learned the meaning of my name I grew very ford of my name. Alma means soul in Spanish. I do not think it is a coincidence that I have become very spiritually aware and taken interest in matters of the soul. The soul is the essence in Hinduism: the idea of reincarnation supposes that this body is ephemeral, born and disintegrated in the dust whereas it is our Soul that lives on.
I was given the name Alma by my aunt because it was short: why I was named what I am named (being named after someone, some definitions of the name) is of no consequence, I believe my name and hence all names help give definition to who we are. A person is not randomly named as it seems, but the name is fitted to their soul and their predestined journey before they are born.
Every name will not have a specific meaning, but every name has an origin. It may not be so literal; try to look at the origin of your name, you might be surprised.