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Usaburō (うさぶろう)

Usaburō (うさぶろう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: uu-sah-buu-ro: [ɯ̟̀ᵝ.sá.bɯ̟́ᵝ.ɾó̞ː] Variant transcriptions: Usaburo, Usaburou Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name, 三郎 (saburō), refers to a third son. As for the first element, any kanji with the reading u can be used, such as 卯/夘, referring to the sign of the Hare…
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The Us of Estonian names

The Us of Estonian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Female: Uljana is adopted from Russian name Ulyana (i.e., Juliana). Ulmi means "fantasy." Ulvi is of unknown etymology. Une means "sleepy." Ursula is adopted from German and the Scandinavian languages. It means "little bear." Urve means "catkin" (a cluster of flowers with inconspicuous or no petals). Male: Uku, or Uko, comes from Finnish name Ukko…
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Uziel, Uzziel

Uziel, Uzziel | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hebrew Meaning: "God is my strength; God is my power." Gender: masculine (uh-ZYE-el; OOZ-ee-el) The name is composed of the Hebrew עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God." It is borne by a few minor characters in the Bible, including the grandson of Levi and the father of Mishael, Elzaphan, and…
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Uzma

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Origin: Arabic عظمیٰ Meaning: "Greatest; supreme; more magnificent; more glorious." (OOZ-mah) The name is Arabic and means "the greatest; supreme; more magnificent; more glorious." It is a relatively popular name among Indian Muslims and Pakistanis. The name is borne by Pakistani model and actress, Uzma Khan (b.1987). Sources Rahman, S. A.  (2001):  A Dictionary of…
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Mystery Monday: Ultesmana

Mystery Monday: Ultesmana | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s name appears in Bergamo, Italy, in a list of women between 1265 and 1339. The lady in question is named Domina Ultesmana uxor condam Zoanni de Lapsina “Lady Ultesmana, wife of the late Zoanni of Lapsina”.

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Uta (うた)

Uta (うた) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: uu-tah [ɯ̟̥́ᵝ.tà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from a word which refers to a song (歌 and 唄) or poetry (歌 and 詩). Other writings related to these include 吟, 詠, 謡/謠, 詞 and 雅楽, the last one taken…
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The Us of Slavic names

The Us of Slavic names | Name News | Scoop.it
Female: Ubava means "gorgeous, beautiful, delightful" in Serbian. Ulyana is the traditional Russian and Ukrainian form of Juliana, which ultimately derives from the Latin name Julius. It possibly is related to the name Jupiter (Zeus father) or the Greek word ioulos (downy-bearded). The modern form is Yuliana. Umihana is a Bosnian name possibly derived from the Arabic name Umm-i-Hani or Umm Hani…
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Uzma –

Uzma – | Name News | Scoop.it
Uzma is an Arabic female name meaning "supreme, greatest" which comes from Arabic aẓīm أَعْظَم (greater, greatest; supreme) from an Arabic root word (ʿ-ẓ-m) ع ظ م meaning greatness. Origin: Arabic Variants: 'Uzma (Arabic)   Male forms: Azim (Arabic)   Uzma- عظمى (Arabic)  
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Duana Names: Define – okay, no, SPELL ‘Synonymous’ Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Define – okay, no, SPELL ‘Synonymous’ Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
I don’t think most people, at least consciously, are making the connections you indicate here. That Ursula is ‘synonymous’ with being evil and calculating is a sophisticated idea, rather than being the name of someone who happened to be that way. 
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La jolie histoire d'un prénom // Armand

Julie et Édouard sont les heureux parents d’un adorable petit garçon prénommé Armand. Si leur liste de prénoms féminins était bien fournie, le choix d’un prénom masculin s’est avéré plus compliqué. Dans un premier temps, ils ont souhaité donner à leur fils un prénom facilement prononçable en langue anglaise, le papa étant franco-britannique. Puis, un jour, la révélation. …
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The story of Armand Ulysse Augustin's name.

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Urbanus Stout Saunders (1884-1955)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Urbanus Stout Saunders (1884-1955) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Rittman Press, October 29, 1936.   Certainly one of the more unusually named jurists to be featured here this year, Urbanus Stou
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Our Favorite Baby Names Starting with U

Our Favorite Baby Names Starting with U | Name News | Scoop.it
Here is the game we are playing: We are going to pretend that we are naming a baby and that the name MUST start with a certain letter, and so we will need one name starting with that letter for a b…
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Urara (うらら)

Urara (うらら) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: uu-rah-rah [ɯ̟́ᵝ.ɾà.ɾà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the adjective 麗らか (uraraka) meaning "bright, clear, beautiful, glorious." The kanji can be prefixed with an u kanji, like 羽 meaning "feather" or 詩 meaning "poem," or it can be suffixed with a ra kanji, such…
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Ummaya, Omayya

Ummaya, Omayya | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Arabic أُمَيَّة Meaning: "servant girl, slave girl, bondmaid." Gender: feminine (uh-MYE-yah) The name is derived from the Arabic root ا م (u-h-m) meaning "slave girl, servant, bond maid." It a euphemism for a woman who is subservient to God. Other forms include: Umayyah, Omayyah, Umaia, Umaiah & Umayah. Sources https://quranicnames.com/is-ummaya-or-omaya-a-muslim-girl-name/ http://www.livingarabic.com/
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Ushio (うしお)

Ushio (うしお) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male, can be female as well Pronunciation: uu-shee-o [ɯ̟̀ᵝ.ɕí.ó̞] Archaic writing: うしほ (Ushiho), うしを (Ushiwo) Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is sometimes used for both genders as 潮 meaning "tide, current; sea water." Multi-kanji combinations are mainly seen on men, where 牛 (ushi), which means "cow, bull, ox,…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Ursinus Sidney Bateman (1856-1935)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Ursinus Sidney Bateman (1856-1935) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Sante Fe New Mexican, March 20, 1901.   New Mexico is another state that has been seldom featured here, and that meage
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Uma –

Uma – | Name News | Scoop.it
Uma is another name for Parvati, a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power.  The name means "flax; linseed" as well as "light; splendor; fame; tranquility; night". It's also possible that Uma comes from an expression, u mā "oh, don't", because Parvati wanted to practice self-denial in order to gain Shiva's attention and her mother tried to dissuade…
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Unique U-Names for Babies

Unique U-Names for Babies | Name News | Scoop.it
U-names for babies are an exclusive group, but look carefully and you'll find some undiscovered treasures.
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Vowel Baby Names

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A, E, I, O, U, and . . . baby, too! If you're looking for a baby name that starts with a vowel, whether to align with your other kids' names, because it sounds
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Mystery Monday: Uliana

Mystery Monday: Uliana | 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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Ulysses –

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Ulysses features in Roman mythology as the Latin form of Odysseus in Greek mythology, the name of the king of Ithaca who was well-known for his cunning, brilliance, resourcefulness, and versatility. It was he who came up with the plan for the Trojan horse, ending the ten year-long war, but his pride also cost him another ten years…
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La jolie histoire d'un prénom // Ulysse

La jolie histoire d'un prénom // Ulysse | Name News | Scoop.it
Emilie est la maman d’un adorable petit garçon prénommé Ulysse. Elle revient sur le choix du prénom de son bébé, un choix spontané, sans liste, sans tension ni interminables discussions avec sa moitié. Un beau prénom mythologique choisi lors d’un trajet en voiture, comme un clin d’oeil au célèbre voyageur du même nom. Un charmant témoignage …
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