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The Fs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Fs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Male names: Ferrando (I) is a form of Ferdinand (brave journey). This is also a Medieval Spanish and Aragonese name. Ferrante (I) is also a form of Ferdinand, possibly via the Medieval French Ferrand and Ferrant. Fioravante (I) may derive from the Latin word florem (flower) and thus be a form of Florent and Fiorente. Other…
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The Bs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Bs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Male names: Belfante (I) means "fair child." Benasuto (T). This name, which I can't find the etymology of, was also Venetian. Berlinghiero (T) is a form of Ancient Germanic name Berengar, from roots bern (bear) and ger (spear). Bindo (T, I) was particularly popular in Florence (Firenze). The etymology is unknown. Blasio (T) is a form of…
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Forgotten Historic 'Vintage Botanical' Baby Names - A-Z | SJ STRUM RARE BABY NAMES

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Unique Boy Names A to Z

Unique Boy Names A to Z | Name News | Scoop.it

A selection of our favorite boy names that have roots and history, but are unique (or at least rare!) on kids today.


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The ABCs of Popular Names: A-M Boy Names

The ABCs of Popular Names: A-M Boy Names | Name News | Scoop.it
We’re back with the ABCs of Popular name series, Name Warehouse readers! Just to recap or explain what exactly this series is about if you’re new here, we’re reviewing and predicting popularity for the most popular name for each letter of the alphabet. While this may not be the most accurate measure of popularity, give
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Top First Letters of U.S. Baby Names, 2019 –

What were the most popular first letters for baby names in 2019? For girls, the most-used first letter was A, followed by E and M. The least-used first letter was U. For boys, the most-used first l…
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Reduplication Avocation (Part 1)

My seven-year-old is in quite a fun phase where she names and renames her toys constantly, usually in (to me) incredibly "matchy" ways
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Wildcard Y names

Wildcard Y names | Name News | Scoop.it
Since there are no Estonian names starting with Y, either native or borrowed, today is another wildcard day. Female: Yansylu means "beautiful soul" in Persian. This is a Tatar name. Yejide means "image of the mother" in Yoruba. Yemanyá is a Yoruba fertility goddess, also popular in Brazil. Yewudbar means "beautiful beyond limits" in Amharic.…
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Name Help: This Baby Needs a G Name!

Name Help: This Baby Needs a G Name! | Name News | Scoop.it
This blended family has an unintentional pattern: the parents' and kids' names spell out A, B, C, D, E, F. Time to find a G name for the new baby! #namehelp
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Here's how storms are named in the UK

Here's how storms are named in the UK | Name News | Scoop.it
While the US has been naming its storms since the 1950s, the UK only adopted the practice in 2014. Not all storms are given names – only those big enough to cause significant damage. Giving a storm a
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“-ia” Baby Names: Gia, Nia, Sia… –

“-ia” Baby Names: Gia, Nia, Sia… – | Name News | Scoop.it
After posting about the name Zia a few weeks ago, I thought it would be cool to look for other baby names with the same construction (consonant + -ia) in the SSA’s dataset. Turns out, nearly …
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Male names of literary origin, N–Z

Male names of literary origin, N–Z | Name News | Scoop.it
American aviation pioneer Orville Wright, 1871–1948 Nemo means "nobody" in Latin. Jules Verne created it for the captain of Nautilus in his 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Nerle is a character in L. Frank Baum's 1903 novel The Enchanted Island of Yew. It may be based on Merle, a variant of Merrill or Muriel ("pleasant hill" or "bright…
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The Es of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Es of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Female names: Elemosina (I) Emerentiana (I) is the feminine form of the Latin name Emerentianus, which in turn derives from Emerentius and the Latin word emereo (to fully deserve). Engelrada (I) derives from an Ancient Germanic name with the roots Angil (the Angle tribe) and rad (counsel). Ermellina (I) may be a form of Ermelinda, derived from Ancient…
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The As of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The As of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
This year, in honour of Dante's 700th Jahrzeit (death anniversary) in September, my A to Z theme is Medieval Tuscan and Italian names. Since I already did Medieval names in general a few years ago, I'll try my best to avoid repeating anything. Because I could find no Medieval Tuscan or Italian names starting with…
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The ABCs of Popular Names: N-Z Boy Names

The ABCs of Popular Names: N-Z Boy Names | Name News | Scoop.it
At last, we’ve arrived at the sad finale of the ABCs of Popular Names series, a series that compares and predicts the popularity of certain initials over others and the names that represent them. In short, the most popular baby name of 2019 for each letter of the alphabet will get a review and popularity prediction, co
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The ABCs of Popular Names: A Four Part Series

The ABCs of Popular Names: A Four Part Series | Name News | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is coming up, and I thought I’d be fitting to commemorate the holiday with a four part series surrounding one of my favorite parts of baby names: popularity. Watching and predicting name popularity is a thrilling activity, and it’s made even better when you’re right! I thought I’d give us an opportunity to
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Reduplication Avocation (Part II)

Last time I started my list of reduplicative names following the pattern [consonant][vowel][same consonant][a]. Turns out: there's a lot
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A to Z reflections 2020

A to Z reflections 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
This was my seventh year doing the A to Z Challenge with this blog, my ninth with two blogs. Much to my disappointment, for the third year in a row I had to suffice with a fairly simple theme, one I didn't need to do a huge amount of research for. I remain hopeful I…
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26 Strong Biblical Boy Names (From A-Z) & Meanings That Are Perfect For Naming Your Child

26 Strong Biblical Boy Names (From A-Z) & Meanings That Are Perfect For Naming Your Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are 26 strong and masculine biblical names from A to Z, and the bible meaning for each, perfect for soon-to-be parents naming a baby boy.
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A to Z with Estonian names

A to Z with Estonian names | Name News | Scoop.it
For the third year in a row, I have to make do with a fairly simple theme that’s easy to put together instead of something more detailed, intense, and research-heavy as I did in prior years. I remain hopeful I'll be able to return to that kind of theme sooner rather than later! I’ll be…
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104 BEAUTIFULLY RARE BABY GIRL NAMES! I Took The SIMS 100 BABY CHALLENGE! SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Ailis, Amberley, Amethyst, Arianelle, Bellarose, Boheme, Bess, Bronte, Cosima, Clemency, Clarimonde, Dove, Delphine, Dorelia, Dulcie, Elvie, Estrella, Elthea, Estee, Floris, Felicia, Faelynn, Fredi, Genevieve, Gwenith, Gaia, Gypsy, Harlow, Habiba, Haya, Hunter, Indira, Idalina, Icelyn, Inka, Jovie, Jilly, January, Journey, Kensington, Koraline, Karisa, Kinvara, Lovisa, Lumi, Lilou, Leilani, Mabli, Magenta, Mailis, Marcheline, Nyla, Neema, Nizana, Nyx, Opal, Odette, Ozma, Orion, Pia, Posy, Pilvee, Pomeline, Quilo, Quigley, Quanha, Qamar, Rumi, Rosalba, Reiko, Reverie, Scout, Story, Sukhy, Simcha, Tansy, Topanga, Tuppence, Tessadora, Ualda, Ulla, Undine, Urbi, Vionette, Visby, Vilmaris, Vatsala, Vaigha, Waverley, Wanda, Waterlily, Ximena, Xuxa, Xahria, Xochitl, Yvaine, Yardley, Yejide, Yesenia, Zelie, Zizi, Zosia, Zuleika.

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Winter Weather Baby Names

Winter Weather Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The 2019-2020 roster of winter storm names, as chosen by The Weather Channel, are a fashionable bunch. The choices range from charming vintage names, including Mabel and Pearl, to contemporary favorites, such as Kade and Nash.
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Hurricane Names (why they're given people names) | Baby Blogs at

Hurricane Names (why they're given people names) | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Harvey – why are storms given human names? As a personal name enthusiast I’ve always wondered this myself, so I did a little research over at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Center. Before hurricanes had names, they were identified by their original latitude-longitude which could get very cumbersome, especially when th
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