“Dalek” might be a word invented by Terry Nation, but it also exists in other languages too. Apparently in Slovakian, “Dalek” is a (diminutive) first name – you can even find it listed on some “Names for your baby” type websites (fancy naming your first-born Dalek? – He’d be exterminated at school…)
This might seem a little odd to English speakers, but there are only so many sounds a human voice can make so really it probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to find “Dalek” as a word in some other language or other. However, what does seem just a tiny bit uncanny is the translated meaning of the name….
In Slovakian “Dalek” apparently means “To fight afar”….
How appropriate is that for a species bent on conquering the universe…!?!
- Name: Dalek
- Gender: Boy
- Origin: Slovak
- Meaning: To fight afar
- Pronunciation: (DAHL ek)