This is a fun activity where students can learn the origin of their names. ItÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s a great activity that can be used to begin word study units. It provides background knowledge on what words like etymology, portmanteau, and the concept of the evolution of words and how they change through time. All the needed websites are included on the sheet. Students love finding out where their names came from! It could be used as a Technology center type activity in class or as homework assignment.