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Erlis, Erlisa

Erlis, Erlisa | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Pexels.com Origin: AlbanianMeaning: "scent of the oak."Pron (AIR-lees; air-LEE-sah) Erlis is an Albanian male name which is composed of the Albanian words, erë (wind, scent) and lis (oak). Erlis is also used as a male name in Kyrgyzstan, being a borrowing from the Albanian from Soviet times. Its feminine form…
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Led, Ledan, Ledar, Ledër, Ledian, Ledion

Led, Ledan, Ledar, Ledër, Ledian, Ledion | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Origin: AlbanianMeaning: "caress."Gender: masculine The above Albanian masculine names derive from the Albanian word ledhë (caress). Feminine forms include: Ledana, Lediana, Lediona & Ledona. Sources https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Albanian_given_names#Lhttps://www.babynames.ch/Info/Name/naLedionhttps://glosbe.com/sq/en/ledh%C3%AB
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Endrit –

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Endrit is an Albanian male name meaning "light" which comes from dritë (light) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Drita (Albanian)  
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The Child of Géraldine of Albania

The Child of Géraldine of Albania | Name News | Scoop.it

May 08, 2018
THE CHILD OF GÉRALDINE OF ALBANIA

Géraldine of Albania
Queen Géraldine of Albania was born Countess Géraldine Margit Virginia Olga Mária Apponyi de Nagy-Appony to Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy-Appony and Gladys Virginia Stewart, an American woman from Virginia. She married King Zog I of Albania, who was born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli.
They had one child:

Leka, "Leka, Crown Prince of Albania"; at birth he was called Prince Skander
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Name Musings: February 2018

Name Musings: February 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
February may have been short, but it's sure packed a punch. From glorious sunshine to snow, and plenty of name-sightings in between. Kip Has anyone else been watching the Netflix-BBC thriller Collateral recently? I was drawn in by the amazing cast: Carey Mulligan, Nicola Walker, John Simm, Billie Piper..
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Mirlinda

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Pinterest Origin: Albanian Meaning: the feminine form of Mirlind, an Albanian masculine name meaning "well born" from Albanian mir
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The Kosovan Albanian Babies Named Tonibler

The Kosovan Albanian Babies Named Tonibler | Name News | Scoop.it
After NATO became involved in 1999, thanks in large part to pressure from UK prime minister Tony Blair, the conflict was eventually resolved.

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It's good that he left a positive legacy somewhere. (Miaow.)

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My favorite forms of Alexander

The name Alexander was the eighth-most-popular male name in the U.S. in 2015, and its popularity has been steadily rising since 1981, after it jumped from #92 to #70. It's been somewhere on the Top 10 since 2008, with its highest popularity so far being #4 in 2009. It's a strong, classic name which has…
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Character Names Galore: Dren

It is a unisex name in Albanian culture, particularly common for males in Kosovo. The origin of this name may be from the Albanian word dre for deer.)
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Sihana

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Pexels.comPhoto by luizclas on Pexels.com Origin: AlbanianMeaning: "like the moon."Gender: femininePronunciation: (sih-HAH-nah) The name is composed of the Albanian elements, si (like) and hëna (moon). The name is borne by Albanian supermodel, Sihana Shalaj. Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/sihana/submittedhttp://www.seelrc.org:8080/albdict/

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Kaltra, Kaltrina

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Photo by Marcelo Dias on Pexels.com Origin: AlbanianMeaning: "blue."Gender: feminine The names are derived from the Albanian word kaltër meaning "sky blue; blue." The Kaltrina form has also been used as a form of Catherine. Kaltrina is borne by Albanian pop-singer, Kaltrina Selimi (b.1985). Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/kaltrinahttps://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Kaltrinahttp://www.babynames.ch/Info/Name/naKaltrina
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Mirlinda –

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Mirlinda is an Albanian female name, the feminine form of Mirlind meaning "well born" or "good birth", made up from Albanian elements mirë (good) and lind (bear, to give birth). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Mirlind (Albanian)  
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Artan –

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Artan is an Albanian male name meaning "gold" from Albanian ar which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a PIE root. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Artar (Albanian)  
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Mimozë –

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Mimozë is the Albanian form of Mimosa, the name of a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch or light. The name comes from Latin mimus meaning "mime" which comes from Ancient Greek mîmos (mime, actor; mimicking, imitation). Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Mimosa (English, Spanish, Italian) Mimmu (Finnish) Mimoza (Turkish, Georgian, Albanian, Slovak) Mimóza (Hungarian)  
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On My Mind

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Bora - Recently my father met a woman from Albania. Her name was Alba, but she also revealed her sister's name - Bora. She explained that it meant "snow", and it was chosen for her because she was born during the month of January.
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Also the Hebrew names Shira, Efrat and Iddo.

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Common Albanian female names in the the 2nd half of the 20th century

Common Albanian female names in the the 2nd half of the 20th century | Name News | Scoop.it
It's been a while since I put up a post showing you the common names that Albanian males born from 1955 all the way to 1995 have. Now, I've done the same for the females. Here's what the top 5 looks like for the following years: 1955: Shpresa, Drita, Fatime, Vjollca and Natasha 1965: Mimoza,…
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3 Albanian Baby Names: Liridona, Liridon, Ilirida

3 Albanian Baby Names: Liridona, Liridon, Ilirida | Name News | Scoop.it
Evidence of this 1991-1992 wave of Albanian immigration can be see in the sudden appearance of several rather patriotic Albanian baby names to the U.S. baby name data:

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A primer on Albanian names

Starting in 1944, Albania’s new government adopted a policy of rooting out any names of Christian or Muslim origin. Because it was believed the Albanian people descended from Illyrians, alleged Illyrian names were considered and promoted as the only appropriate names. In 1966, a decree was issued to force people to change religious names. Newborns had to receive secular names. In November 1975, another decree was issued, forcing anyone who still had a religious or otherwise “objectionable” name to change it by the end of the year.
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