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Bisera | The Beauty of Names

Bisera | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Slavic Gender: Female Meaning: "Pearl" Pronunciation: BIH-ser-uh, BEE-ser-uh Other Forms: Biserka I've been really into Slavi
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Popular Baby Names in Croatia, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Croatia, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Croatia’s Ministry of Public Administration, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Mia and Luka. Here are Croatia’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names…
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Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According preliminary data from Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Viktoria and Georgi. Here are Bulgaria’s top 10 girl names a…
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Beloved Baby Names: Ukrainian Names

Beloved Baby Names: Ukrainian Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello friends! Sorry these post have been coming so far apart but we've had a lot going on in the last two years! Much of that ha
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Aleksandâr en Viktoria zijn de populairste voornamen van Bulgarije = Aleksandâr and Viktoria are the top names in Bulgaria 2016

Bulgaarse kinderen kregen in 2016 het vaakst de voornamen Aleksandâr en Viktoria. Viktoria stond in 2015 ook bovenaan, Aleksandâr wisselt van plaats met Georgi
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Baby Naming Issues: Combining Two Cultures; Using a Very Long Unfamiliar Surname

Baby Naming Issues: Combining Two Cultures; Using a Very Long Unfamiliar Surname | Name News | Scoop.it
Dear Swistle, There is a naming dilemma I am struggling with that I have tried to find a solution for on the internet, but I can’t find anything about it, and I really can’t figure out …
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This is one of those questions that opens up a whole lot more issues than just names...

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The Kosovan Albanian Babies Named Tonibler

The Kosovan Albanian Babies Named Tonibler | Name News | Scoop.it
After NATO became involved in 1999, thanks in large part to pressure from UK prime minister Tony Blair, the conflict was eventually resolved.

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It's good that he left a positive legacy somewhere. (Miaow.)

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Despina: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Despina: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Despina has been a goddess and a royal title, but today it's mostly a rare baby name. If you're looking for rare but usable names, this one is for you!
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My favorite forms of Theodore

Theodore is probably my third-favoritest male name of all time, after only Samuel and Peter. If I ever have children, and I have at least three boys, I'll name the third Theodore, in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. I've just always adored the name, and the nickname Teddy. It also has a lot of awesome foreign…
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Bosnian Baby Names

Top Names in Bosnia

Boys
1 Amar
2 Vedad
3 Ahmed
4 Adin
5 Emir
6 Davud
7 Imran
8 Tarik
9 Harun
10 Ajdin

Girls
1 Amina
2 Lamija
3 Sara
4 Asja
5 Emina
6 Lejla
7 Merjem
8 Esma
9 Ajla
10 Nejla
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A primer on Bulgarian names

My Kevorkian family settled in Vratsa, Bulgaria after surviving the Armenian Genocide, and their three children (Rebecca, Levon, and Shavash) lived there till 1942, when they managed to come to Ame...
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Tesla: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Tesla: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Tesla was a misunderstood genius, a hero of steampunk, a heavy metal band, and now a potentially world-changing car. But is it a baby name?
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All about Bogdan and Bogdana

All about Bogdan and Bogdana | Name News | Scoop.it
Romanian writer, philologist, historian, and politician Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu (1838–1907) Bogdan is a Russian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Serbian, Polish, Macedonian, Romanian, and Croatian name meaning "given by God." It derives from Slavic roots Bogu (God) and dan (given), and is believed to be an early Slavic translation of the Greek name Theodoros. As one of very few Slavic names…
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The Children of Princess Helen of Serbia and Yugoslavia

The Children of Princess Helen of Serbia and Yugoslavia | Name News | Scoop.it
Princess Helen and Prince John's engagement photo Princess Helen of Serbia and Yugoslavia was born Princess Helena Karađorđević to Peter
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The Children of Elena of Montenegro

The Children of Elena of Montenegro | Name News | Scoop.it
Elena of Montenegro, Queen of Italy Princess Elena of Montenegro was born  Jelena Petrović Njegoš to Nicholas I of Montenegro an
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Najpopularniejsze imiona w Polsce  = Most popular baby names in Poland 2018

Najpopularniejsze imiona w Polsce  = Most popular baby names in Poland 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji sprawdziło, jakie imiona były najpopularniejsze w 2018 roku.
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Arsenal-mad Kosovan football fan names son Arsenal | Goal.com

Arsenal-mad Kosovan football fan names son Arsenal | Goal.com | Name News | Scoop.it
The couple already have a three-year-old called 'Arsena'
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A primer on Bosnian names

Though Bosnian is a Slavic language, it differs from its sisters Serbian and Croatian in the great number of loan words and names from Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. There are also many names of Illyrian origin.

As in most other European languages, many names are native forms of Greek and Roman names. Many names have also been adopted from the neighbouring Slavic cultures.
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Kinga: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Kinga: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Kinga Kolosinska competed in the Rio Olympics this summer. The commentators thoroughly enjoyed discussing her unusual name. One tiny hitch: her name only seems unusual in English. Elsewhere, it is used as often as Jane. Thanks to Meg for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. Kinga: Cunigunde Kinga sounds royal. But this name’s roots trace back to the …
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I knew this was a traditional Hungarian name. I did not know it came from Cunegunda. How exciting!

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14 prénoms slaves et charmants empreints de caractère = 14 suave Slavic names

14 prénoms slaves et charmants empreints de caractère = 14 suave Slavic names | Name News | Scoop.it
Les prénoms slaves ne sont pas les plus connus et pourtant ils méritent de l'être. Ces prénoms sont empreints d'une vraie touche de caractère et leur charm
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Dimitri, Irina, Isak, Malina, Anya, Ivan, Edvin, Teha, Anja (is that cheating?), Deyan, Luka, Mila, Zoran, and Una.

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Duana Names: A Fair Amount Of ‘Huh’|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: A Fair Amount Of ‘Huh’|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
We landed on Viggo Sebastian for our son, and are super happy with the name. We get a fair number of 'huhs' in both Canada and Balkans but at least the ones close to us got quite used to it.
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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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The Beauty of Names: The Children of Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia

The Beauty of Names: The Children of Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia | Name News | Scoop.it
Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia was born Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise to Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. She married Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg, who was born Friedrich August Wilhelm Christian Ernst.
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Rixa and Bibiane - not names I hear every day.

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Alena

Gender: Female
Pronunciation: a-LEYN-a; a-LEE-na; a-LEN-a
Origin: Czech, German, Slovak and Slovene diminutives of the Latin names Magdalena and Helena
Meaning: Woman from Magdala; Tower; Shining...
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Reminds me, of course, of Aléna J. Ingle (or Aléna Jingle as I usually parse it, because it's jolly).

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