"What's in a name?" Shakespeare's Juliet asks. Well, actually, a lot. Some believe that your name — based on the letters it includes and their placement — can provide some pretty enlightening insights into your personality, goals, and dreams, and even how you approach difficult situations. According to numerology
, its letters hold hidden meanings.
Numerology is "the study of numbers, and the occult manner in which they reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies," says Astrology-Numerology.com
. Each letter has a numeric value that allows you to decode your name (or, a friend's, S.O.'s, or crush's). Ahead, with the help of a few extensive online sources, we break down the meanings of your initials according to numerology — but there are no crazy equations involved, we promise.
There is, however, a gorgeous array of A-to-Z jewelry for you to peruse while you're learning a little more about yourself. So, even if you don't believe in something as woo-woo as numerology (hey, it's all just for fun), there will be plenty of pretty things to gaze upon. And, we've picked some popular names and shared their meanings — we'll bet you'll find someone you know here (or yourself!).
We've already brought you birthstones
. Today, we're tackling name-themed baubles, and we've selected over 50 customizable signets, lockets, charms, and more for your viewing (and buying) pleasure. Click to unlock the secrets of your initials — or, you know, just to shop.More jewelry to shop:Under-$25 Jewelry That Only Looks ExpensiveWhat Your Birthstone Really Means50 Engagement Rings To Love ForeverThe BEST Wedding Bands Under $500
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