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Baby Named for Grace Coolidge –

Baby Named for Grace Coolidge – | Name News | Scoop.it
Grace Coolidge Yesterday we talked about Calvin Coolidge, so today here’s a quick story involving his wife, Grace: In October of 1926, several earthquakes struck Turkey and Armenia. (They wer…
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Popular Baby Names in Armenia, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Armenia, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Statistical Committee of Armenia, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Nare and Davit.

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Vartan –

Vartan – | Name News | Scoop.it
Vartan is an Armenian male name, a variant transcription of Vardan meaning "rose" which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from PIE *wṛdho (sweetbriar). Vartan is also an Armenian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Old Persian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vardan (Armenian)    
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Claiming the History in Family Names - The New York Times

Claiming the History in Family Names - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
My immigrant father thought adopting an American name was a prudent measure to avoid mispronunciations. To me it felt like admitting defeat.
Clare's insight:

Oh! The ending is perfect.

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Popularity of names in Armenia, 2015 and 1st half of 2016

Popularity of names in Armenia, 2015 and 1st half of 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Please note that I am using the Eastern Armenian transcription for the names on this post. Data from the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia shows that in 2015 and in the 1st half of 2016, Nare (Նարե) and Davit’ (Դավիթ) top the charts yet again. First, let's take a look at the top…
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Sufjan: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Sufjan: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Sufjan is one-part traditional Arabic name, two-parts indie rocker. It's also a true rarity, seldom heard on a child in the US.
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S My Name is Sophie: 10 Armenian Names You Never Thought of Using: Boys

S My Name is Sophie: 10 Armenian Names You Never Thought of Using: Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
Back for round two of Armenian names! It's the boys' turn this week, and I've got a great list of names today (many that you've probably never even heard of). So let's get right to it! Tell me in the comments: What's your favorite Armenian name for a boy?
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My favorite languages for names

As a lover of so many different cultures and languages, I’ve fallen in love with quite a few languages’ names over the years. This is my current Top 10.
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Popular Baby Names in Armenia, 2015 (so far)

Nare and Davit were the most popular baby names in Armenia during the first five months of 2015.
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Siran

Gender: Female
Pronunciation: see-RAHN
Origin: Armenian
Diminutive of: Siranush
Meaning: Lovely
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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Keghart

Gender: Male
Pronunciation: ke-GART
Origin: Armenian
Variant of: Geghard
Meaning: Lance; Spear
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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Menas, Minas, Mina

Menas, Minas, Mina | Name News | Scoop.it
Arabic مينا;Armenian ՄինասCoptic ⲙⲏⲛⲁ Ge'ez ሜናስGreek Μηνᾶς Menas is a popular male name among Eastern Christians, it is of uncertain meaning, it may derive from the Greek μήνη (mene) meaning, "moon," or the ancient Egyptian Menes, which is the name of a 3rd-century BCE Egyptian pharaoh, in which case, the name derives from the ancient…
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Kim Kardashian has revealed the baby name she's thinking of for her fourth child

Kim Kardashian has revealed the baby name she's thinking of for her fourth child | Name News | Scoop.it
“I was truthfully thinking about just naming him Rob, after my brother, Rob.

“But then it’s kind of like North, Saint, Chicago, Rob. It doesn’t really go, but I was really feeling that.

"And my brother approved it, so that’s like our one kind of name.”
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Nare, David among top choices for baby names in Armenia | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Nare, David among top choices for baby names in Armenia | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency | Name News | Scoop.it
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Vartan

Vartan | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Armenian Meaning: a variant transcription of Vardan meaning "rose" from Armenian vard (rose), its origin ultimatel
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Statius and Semiramis

Statius and Semiramis | Name News | Scoop.it
Publius Papinius Statius, 45–96 CE Statius, a great Roman poet, meets Dante and Virgil in Canto XXI of Purgatorio (as they're leaving the Fifth Terrace), and accompanies them the rest of the way through Purgatory. In terms of recurring characters in The Divine Comedy, he places fourth, after Dante himself, Virgil, and Beatrice. Dante appears to claim he…
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S My Name is Sophie: 10 Armenian Names You Never Thought of Using: Girls

S My Name is Sophie: 10 Armenian Names You Never Thought of Using: Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
I hate to break it to you, but Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe aren't Armenian names. However, that's about the breadth of most Americans' knowledge on the subject. Let's change that, shall we? I've got 10 great Armenian names for girls today--all of them would be equally stunning on an Armenian-American (or any!) baby.
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Baby name consultant: Lots of restrictions, lots of creativity

Baby name consultant: Lots of restrictions, lots of creativity | Name News | Scoop.it
I’m Armenian and my husband is French Canadian. Our kids are dark haired and have dark eyes so I don’t like any names that sound super American like Hunter or Emily etc.
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Sevan

Pour rajouter un prénom qui n'est pas encore sur le blog, c'est ici SEVAN est le nom d’un lac d’Arménie signifiant « Qui donne la vie » en arménien. Les symboles de prédilection de ce p...
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Zabel

Gender: Female
Pronunciation: zah-BEL
Origin: Armenian form of the Spanish name Isabel
Meaning: Pledged to God; God is my oath; God’s promise
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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Stepan

Gender: Male
Pronunciation: stie-PAHN; stee-PAHN
Origin: Armenian and Russian form of the Greek name Stephen
Meaning: Crown; Garland
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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