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Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name

Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Woah, that’s a big title! But I couldn’t condense it much more than that. As I’m sure you’ve already assumed from taking a peek at that title, today we’re talking about my opinions on names that sound the same, but belong to different genders (traditionally) and have different spellings. If your head’s still spinning, the most popular example of this phenomenon is Aaron and Erin, which may help anybody who’s tripping over my admittedly confusing wording. Anyway, I’m going to give my opinions on
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Richilde, Richelle

Richilde, Richelle | Name News | Scoop.it
Richilde, Countess of Hainault The Germanic name, Richilde, is most often heard under the guise of the Mid-century sounding Richelle in the Anglophone world. Richilde was borne by the 2nd wife of Charles the Bald (9th-century CE) who was inturn deemed consort and Empress of the Franks, and it was also borne by the 11th-century…
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Girl Name for Benjamenne’s Sister? (Five-Name Friday) –

Girl Name for Benjamenne’s Sister? (Five-Name Friday) – | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s Five-Name Friday! Here is today’s baby name request: Sister for our daughter Benjamenne Rosemarie. Practically unheard-of female variation on a traditionally male name, please. Can…
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Woman Who Couldn't Conceive Welcomes Baby amid Pandemic After Husband Dies of Brain Cancer

Woman Who Couldn't Conceive Welcomes Baby amid Pandemic After Husband Dies of Brain Cancer | Name News | Scoop.it
On April 24, little Davya — named after her father — made her first appearance in the world
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Welcome, Davya Rose!

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Cuban Baby Named Barbara Benita –

Cuban Baby Named Barbara Benita – | Name News | Scoop.it
Andres holding Barbara Benita(Bettmann / Getty Images) A few days ago we talked about Cuban refugee babies whose names were associated with the Mariel boatlift, but here’s an even earlier Cub…
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Jacinta: Baby Name of the Day

Jacinta: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Jacinta might be rare, but it combines a rich spiritual history with ties to the natural world. All of that makes Jacinta an underused gem!
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Willa

Use: English, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish The name is derived from the old Germanic "will," meaning "will, desire." It was borne by a 10th-century Frankish queen known as Willa of Provence (d.924), also known as Guille (GHEE; GHEE-ye) or Guilla. Another notable bearer was the Italian queen consort, Willa of Tuscany (10th-century). It was…
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Joanna: Baby Name of the Day

Joanna: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Royal and saintly, with a built-in lullaby, there are lots of reasons to consider Joanna a neglected classic, romantic and strong.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Female Version of Male Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Female Version of Male Names | Name News | Scoop.it
There are many names out there that have feminine versions of boy names and vice versa. Below I have a list of female variants of male names.
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Vincenza –

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Vincenza is the feminine form of Vincenzo, the Italian form of Vincent which is the English form of Vincentius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “conquering” from Latin vincere (to conquer) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-(3) (to fight, conquer; to overcome). Nicknames: Enza Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vinka (Croatian) Vissenta (Sardinian)   Male forms: Vincenzo (Italian) Vincente (Italian) Vincent (English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak) Vincentius…
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Simone –

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Simone (pr. see-mawn) is the French feminine form of Simon meaning “he who hears” or “he has heard” derived from Hebrew shama (to hear, listen). Simon is also a Greek name which derives from Ancient Greek simos meaning “flat-nosed, snub-nosed”. Simon is also an Italian male name (pr. see-maw-nee), the Italian form of Simon (its feminine form is Simona). Simone is also an Italian…
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Georgina –

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Georgina is the feminine form of George, the English form of Greek Georgios, which means “farmer, earthworker” from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Nicknames: Georgie, Gina Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Georgiana (English, Romanian) Georgianna (English) Georgeanna (English) Georgia (English, Greek) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgette (French) Georgine (French) Georgelle (English) Jorja (English) Gergana…
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About Names: Beatles song accelerates Michelle’s boom

About Names: Beatles song accelerates Michelle’s boom | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his January 17th column, he looks at the history of the name Michelle.

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Feminizations are Full of Girl Power

Feminizations are Full of Girl Power | Name News | Scoop.it
Much more than boy names with frills, feminizations are a creative and diverse group of girl names, ranging from Josephine to Jordyn, Jules to Jamesetta.
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Os nomes mais bonitos XIV

Nomes e mais Nomes: Os nomes mais bonitos XIV | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes portugueses de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Which female form of Joseph for you like best?

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Georgette: Baby Name of the Day

Georgette: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Georgette falls somewhere between everybody-loves Georgia and kinda-out-there Odette. It's edgy and cool, vintage and sparky.
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Davinia –

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Davinia is a variant of Davina which originated as a feminine form of David which means "beloved". Nicknames: Davey, Vin, Vinny/Vinnie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Davina (English) Davena (English) Daveena (English) Davenia (English) Davida (English)   Male forms: David (English Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian Dávid…
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Name Spotlight: Caroline

Name Spotlight: Caroline | Name News | Scoop.it
Name: Caroline Meaning: “free man” Origin: French Current Popularity: #55 One of our personal favorites, the name Caroline is a perennial classic. It is currently ranked at 55 for the second year in a row and is consistently in the top 100.  Nickname Potential: Caddie, Carrie, Care, Cara, Carly, Caro, Lina, Ro Associations: Ever since …
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The Launch of Normani –

The Launch of Normani – | Name News | Scoop.it
Normani in the video for “Motivation” (2019) Former Fifth Harmony member Normani has seen a lot of solo success lately. In 2017, she placed third on Dancing with the Stars. In 2018 and …
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Davina: Baby Name of the Day

Davina: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
With an on-trend sound and a lovely meaning, it's no surprise more parents are choosing Davina for their daughters' names.
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Prénom fille Andréa : mixte et plein de charme.

Prénom fille Andréa : mixte et plein de charme. | Name News | Scoop.it
À la base masculin, Andréa est désormais un prénom féminin que vous pourriez offrir à votre princesse. NeufMois trouve ce prénom très charmant, même si
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About Names: After French saint's visions, Bernadette saw a rise in popularity

About Names: After French saint's visions, Bernadette saw a rise in popularity | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his August 16th column, he looks at the history of the name Bernadette.

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Michaela –

Michaela – | Name News | Scoop.it
Michaela is the feminine form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Mikayla (English) Makayla (English) Mckayla (English) Michayla (English) Mikhaila (English) Mihaela (Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian) Michelle (French, English, Dutch) Miguela (Spanish, Portuguese) Micaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)   Male forms: Michael (English, German, Swedish,…
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