What’s in a name? My name: Houry
Most of the Armenian names have a profound meaning. We have a history for over 5000 years. Many times I have been asked how my name is pronounced and what it means. Here is a little explanation; I use y instead of i just because I like the flow of the writing and because it’s a proper name. I wanted to differentiate it from common words.
Houry, my name, is pronounced: H-oo-r-ee. ou=oo as in room; y=ee as in meet.
Here is a little explanation of what it means:
- The Armenians were called Hurrians from the Armenian word Hur/Hurri meaning Fire/Divine Spark and are mentioned by Assyrian and Armenic Sumerian sources dating from the end of the third millenium BC. In Armenian the word Hurri/Hur is also a variant of Ar/Har/Hur linking Hurrian-Aryan-Armenian. We also know that these Armenian Hurri tribes come from the region of Lake Van in the Armenian Highland, and are referred to as Horrittes by the Bible. Still, later in the ninth-seventh centuries N.C. the Armenian (Hurrian-Aryan-Armenian) people established the kingdom of Ararad in the Armenian Highlands.
(excerpt from Wiki)