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Mystery Monday: Yuwage

Mystery Monday: Yuwage | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Popularity of names in Lithuania, 1946-2018 –

Popularity of names in Lithuania, 1946-2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Want to know which names had been in the top 100 in Lithuania from 1946 to 2018? Today's the lucky day for that! I've spent a while searching the names and compiling the data needed for this objective. Two sources, both available on the internet, were used for the compilation process: the first, Varkai.vlkk.it, is…
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Austėja

Austėja | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Lithuanian Gender: Female Meaning: "To weave" Pronunciation: N/A Other forms:  Austė Hello everyone! Sorry it's been suc
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Top Latvian names of the last 100 years

Top Latvian names of the last 100 years | Name News | Scoop.it
100 populārākie personvārdi Latvijā kopš 1918. gada
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Do you like playing with tools like NameVoyager? Here's the Latvian version!

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Mystery Monday: Dedike

Mystery Monday: Dedike | Name News | Scoop.it
Let’s head to Latvia! In the 13th and 14th C, names were predominantly of Low German origin, and this is clear even when the names occur in Latin documents, as our two examples of today’s mystery name do:
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Lovely Lithuanian Names

Lovely Lithuanian Names | Name News | Scoop.it
I love learning about names from different cultures and countries. There are many stunning Lithuanian names, here are a few of my favorites! Elžbieta - Elizabeth is one of my favorite names in just...
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Lithuanian, now there's a language that sounds interesting.  I gather it's kept lots of features that have been dropped in other European languages.  Anyhow, I don't have many other posts about Lithuanian names, but here's one: http://thebeautyofnames.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/a-collection-of-names-taken-from.html

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Marijona

Gender: Female
Pronunciation: mah-ree-YOH-na
Origin: Lithuanian feminine form of the Latin name Marianus
Meaning: Warlike; Dedicated to Mars
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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Pop Culture baby name: Audra

Pop Culture baby name: Audra | Name News | Scoop.it
Avicii's newest uncredited artist is  a woman named Audra Mae in addicted to you which peaked at number 5 on the Aria Charts. Audra Mae is the great-great niece of Judy Garland and is 30. Audra is ...
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Latvia reveals most popular baby names of 2013

Latvia reveals most popular baby names of 2013 | Name News | Scoop.it
The most popular baby names in Latvia for 2013 have been revealed.

In 2013, the five most pop
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Latvia reveals most popular baby names of 2013

The most popular baby names in Latvia for 2013 have been revealed.

In 2013, the five most pop
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I'd never have guessed that Robert and Alice would be so popular.  The #2 girls' name, Marta, is lovely, isn't it?

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Call for papers: Onyms in Space and Space in Onyms", Lithuania, November 7-9 2019

The Research Center of Baltic Languages and Proper Names invite you to participate in The 4th International Scientific Aleksandras Vanagas’ Conference, which will take place on 7–9 November 2019 in Vilnius.

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Popularity of names in Lithuania, 2017

Popularity of names in Lithuania, 2017 | Name News | Scoop.it
Straight from Lithuania, Emilija remains the top girl name but Matas topples Lukas to become the top boy name. Here are the top 10 names of 2017: BOYS Rank Name Number Rank change Number change 1 Matas 450 1 14 2 Lukas 399 −1 −42 3 Dominykas 356 0 −65 4 Jokūbas 331 0 −64…
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Top 100 Latvian names of the past 100 years | Latvijas statistika

It is quite interesting that certain names, e.g. Arvīds, Jāzeps and Arnolds, which were favoured among parents during the time from 1918 to 1940, have lost their popularity and have lost their ranks in the Top until now, whereas the name Kārlis, which was just as widespread and had a similar downturn, has currently taken up the fifth rank on the Top.

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Janis, Daniels, Roberts, Anna and Kristine the most popular baby names in Latvia over the past 100 years

Janis, Daniels, Roberts, Anna and Kristine the most popular baby names in Latvia over the past 100 years | Name News | Scoop.it
Over the past 100 years, the most popular baby names for boys in Latvia were Janis, Daniels and Roberts, while the most popular girl names have changed several times, and the most popular girl names in Latvia during the past 100 years were Anna, Dzintra, Valentina, Tatjana, Svetlana, Jelena, Kristine, Laura, Anastasija and Sofija, the Central Statistical Bureau's representative Sanda Rieksta told LETA.The
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My favorite forms of Elizabeth

The English name Elizabeth has been steadily popular pretty much forever. It's a solid, established classic that sounds mature and professional, works on any age, doesn't date the bearer, ages very well, and is probably one of two names with by far the most nicknames to choose from (the other name being Katherine, of course).…
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A primer on Latvian names

Common Latvian names:

Female:

Agate, Agita
Agnese, Agnija
Agra (Agrita)
Aleksandra (Aleksandrīna)
Alīna
Alise
Alvīna, Alvīne
Amālija
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The Beauty of Names: A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts

The Beauty of Names: A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts | Name News | Scoop.it

"I had tons of fun looking these up. My personal favorite is probably Jadwiga."

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Morta, Biruté, Uliana, and more.

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Popular Baby Names in Latvia, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Sofia and Robert were the most popular baby names in Latvia in 2013.
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Danka: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Danka: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Danka sounds something like the German word for thank you, but she's connected to a Slavic heritage choice with rich history.
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Baby Name Pondering: Audra

Baby Name Pondering: Audra | Name News | Scoop.it

" Judging by the US SSA list, "Au" names for girls have never been hotter. Whether you're a fan of the stylish Audrey, the warm Aubrey, the classical Aurelia or the natural Autumn, chances are there's an Au name on most people's favourites list."

 

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