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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Zearl Verlin Hallcock (1896-1976)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Zearl Verlin Hallcock (1896-1976) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Red Oak Express, June 13, 1962.    A longtime farmer in Mongomery County, Iowa, Zearl Verlin Hallcock served several terms a
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Zoid Zephyr Morgan (1887-1966), Zoyd Martin Flaler (1904-1999)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Zoid Zephyr Morgan (1887-1966), Zoyd Martin Flaler (1904-1999) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Akron Beacon Herald, March 5, 1966.    Sporting what can only be described as a very space-age sounding name, Zoid Zephyr Morga
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Chobin, Zubin

Chobin, Zubin | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Bakr Magrabi on Pexels.com Origin: Persian چوبینMeaning: "javelin-like; spear-like."Gender: masculine Chobin was the byname of a 6th-century Sassanian general named Bahram Chobin, so-called due to his tall and thin appearance (hence, "spear-like"). His exploits appear in the 10th-century Persian epic, Shahnameh. Zubin is the Parsi form. Other forms include: Chubin چوبین (Old Persian)Zhubin…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Zeboim Lupton Patten (1907-1958), Zeboim Cartter Patten Jr. (1906-1982)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Zeboim Lupton Patten (1907-1958), Zeboim Cartter Patten Jr. (1906-1982) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Chattanooga Daily Times, January 12, 1950.   We continue our journey through Tennessee and today examine the lives of two me
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The Hottest Z Names of 2020

The Hottest Z Names of 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents are going zany for names starting with Z. Could it be the Zoom effect? We analyze the fastest-rising Z names on Nameberry this year.
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UNDISCOVERED 'Z' NAMES for GIRLS | RAQUEL CRUZ

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Novia Zembia Snell (1860-1927)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Novia Zembia Snell (1860-1927) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from "Nebraskans: 1904-1914".     One can only wonder how a space-age sounding name like Novia Zembia was viewed in 19t
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The Zs of Estonian names

The Zs of Estonian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Male: Zinovi is adopted from the Russian name Zinoviy, a male form of the Greek name Zenobia (life of Zeus). Female: Žanna is adopted from the Russian name Zhanna, which in turn is a form of the French name Jeanne. It means "God is gracious." Zinaida is adopted from Russian, and a derivative of Zeus.…
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Dwyane Wade Speaks Out About His Child Coming Out

Dwyane Wade Speaks Out About His Child Coming Out | Name News | Scoop.it
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Dwyane Wade recalled the moment his 12-year-old child decided to identify as female and shared her new name, Zaya.
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Welcome, Zaya!

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Zadoc, Zadok

Zadoc, Zadok | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hebrew צָדוֹק Meaning: "righteous; just." Gender: masculine Eng (ZAD-uk) The name is from the Hebrew meaning "just; righteous." It is borne by 5 characters in the Old Testament, most notably Zadok the High Priest during the reign of King David & King Solomon. The name has always been used among Jews but came into…
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Zbigniew

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Origin: Polish Meaning: "to dispel anger." Gender: masculine (ZBEEK-nyef) The name is composed of the Polish elements, zbyć, zbyć się, pozbyć się (to dispel) and gniew (anger). This has been a common Polish male name since Medieval Times, it was borne by Zbigniew, High Duke of Poland (1102-1107); Polish poet, Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998); and a…
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Girl Names Starting with Z: Zoe, Zahava, Zuri

Girl Names Starting with Z: Zoe, Zahava, Zuri | Name News | Scoop.it
Girl names starting with Z range from favorites like Zoe + Zoey to jazz age Zelda and operatic Zerlina. The last letter is rich with options.
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Boy Names Starting with Z: Zion, Zephyr, Zaiden

Boy Names Starting with Z: Zion, Zephyr, Zaiden | Name News | Scoop.it
When it comes to boy names starting with Z, we all get the appeal. The letter Z feels effortlessly cool. It’s just a little bit different. While it may fall at the very end of the alphabet, there’s something about the letter and the sound that commands our attention. Zorro used just the Z as […]
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How I Named My Baby: Zara Tiger

How I Named My Baby: Zara Tiger | Name News | Scoop.it

Olivia and Rob chose the fashionable and rare baby name Zara Tiger for their daughter, born in 2019. We talk to Olivia about the baby name process.


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Baby named after Pokemon| Man convinces sister to name her baby after a rare Pokémon | Trending & Viral News

Baby named after Pokemon| Man convinces sister to name her baby after a rare Pokémon | Trending & Viral News | Name News | Scoop.it
He jokingly suggested his family, "Hey Zacian is a kool name. It means sword in Japanese." To his surprise, the family approved of the name and now it's official.

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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Welcome Another Baby!

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Welcome Another Baby! | Name News | Scoop.it
Singer Ashlee Simpson has announced the arrival of her third child, her second with husband Evan Ross, actor and musician. View this post on Instagram 10-29-2020 . ! ’ ! A post shared by Ashlee Simpson Ross (@ashleesimpsonross) on Oct 31, 2020 at 12:06pm PDT Ashlee shared a photo of her new bundle o
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Welcome, Ziggy Blue!

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How I Named My Baby: Zola Antoinette

How I Named My Baby: Zola Antoinette | Name News | Scoop.it
Ashley and Donald Rouse chose the baby name Zola Antoinette for their daughter — Ashley talks to us about their naming process.
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Great story (and great names and adorable baby)!

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Our Favorite Baby Names Starting With Z

Our Favorite Baby Names Starting With Z | Name News | Scoop.it
Commenter Mara mentioned on the last post that she used to play an alphabet game with baby names where she’d choose her top favorite names for each letter. I am still feeling too mentally sca…
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Duelo de nomes - Chloe vs Zoe

Nomes e mais Nomes: Duelo de nomes - Chloe vs Zoe | Name News | Scoop.it
Sondagem de opinião a respeito dos nomes Chloe e Zoe.
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Mystery Monday: Ztrzezna

Mystery Monday: Ztrzezna | 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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Zuleika, Zuleikha

Zuleika, Zuleikha | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin/Meaning: unknown زُلَيْخا זוליכה‎ Gender: female (zoo-LAY-kah) Usage: Arabic, Armenian, English, German, Italian, Ladino, Persian, Portuguese - Brazilian, Spanish The name is of uncertain origin or meaning, since it appears in Muslim and Medieval Jewish tradition as the name of the wife of Potiphar (who is unnamed in the Old Testament), it is often suspected…
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