"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.