My name was given to me by my parents because in the Jewish culture, we name after the dead. My maternal grandfather had passed when my mother was just a little girl, therefore I was named after him. I was named after my grandpa so that his memory will never die, and so that I will carry on his tradition. My middle name has a similar origin, but to be honest have no idea who my middle name is after. i guess I wont carry that persons legacy well.