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Sunday Summary: Grateful

Sunday Summary: Grateful | Name News | Scoop.it
Ending this year with gratitude for YOU and the time you spend here, plus Bridgerton-inspired baby names, the FInnish Enola + more name talk.
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The Three Olavis –

The Three Olavis – | Name News | Scoop.it
The three record-breaking Olavis (July 11, 1957) While reading about the 1,500-metre run for yesterday’s post on Kipchoge Keino, I discovered an interesting name-related fact: In the summer o…
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Mystery Monday: Omelki

Mystery Monday: Omelki | 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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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Independence Day, Finland!

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Mystery Monday: Komana/Komemka

Mystery Monday: Komana/Komemka | Name News | Scoop.it
Both names are masculine names found in 16th-century Finland, in Swedish-language records.
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The Onomastic Summer School was held in Finland

The Onomastic Summer School was held in Finland | Name News | Scoop.it
The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) organized its first Summer School in Helsinki, Finland from 26 to 30 August 2019. The idea of an ICOS Summer School was to bring together young onomastic researchers from all over the world, to help them network and expand their onomastic knowledge.

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Reijo –

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Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars…
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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

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Eevi and Eeli! The Finnish statistics list of 2018 is online!

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Thanks for the heads-up!

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Finland loosens name law, but most still prefer classics | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

Finland loosens name law, but most still prefer classics | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi | Name News | Scoop.it
Finland will update name laws at the start of 2019 to provide residents with a wider range of options for their own names as well as their children’s. 
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Found via the American Name Society.

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Nature Namemas: Lumi

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Nature Namemas: Lumi | Name News | Scoop.it
Lumi means snow in Finnish. It is virtually unheard of in America or England but is in the top 50 in Finland.
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Lumi –

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Lumi is a Finnish and Estonian word meaning "snow", used as a female given name, as well as also being an Albanian word meaning "river". Origin: Finnish, Estonian, Albanian  
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Vellamo –

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Vellamo is the name of a goddess of the waters in Finnish mythology. The name comes from Finnish velloa meaning "to surge, to swell". Origin: Finnish  
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Finnish Statistics of 2017 - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Finnish Statistics of 2017 - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
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Popular Baby Names in Finland, 2019 –

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According to Finland’s Digital and Population Data Services Agency, the most popular baby names in the country last year were Aino and Leo. Here are Finland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy…
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Name Help: A Brother-Name for Noah

Name Help: A Brother-Name for Noah | Name News | Scoop.it
Monica is expecting her second baby -- a brother or sister for Noah. If a girl, they are spoiled for choice, but boys' names are proving tricky to settle on. Monica writes: "We're looking for a solid name, possibly traditional, historical or biblical. We both appreciate classic, sweet an
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Nordic Names Blog – The most common Finnish names - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Nordic Names Blog – The most common Finnish names - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
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Popular Baby Names in Finland, 2018 –

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According to the Population Register Centre of Finland (Väestörekisterikeskus), the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Eevi and Eeli. Here are Finland’s top 10 girl names and…
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The 21st Finnish Conference of Onomastics, October 31 – November 1, 2019, Helsinki

The 21st Finnish Conference of Onomastics, October 31 – November 1, 2019, Helsinki | Name News | Scoop.it
Finnish Conference of Onomastics is an annual scientific event, where scholarly studies about proper names in Finland and its vicinity are presented. The conferences have been arranged since 1998. Next conference will be from October 31st to November 1st 2019 in the University of Helsinki. The program will be released here.

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The Helsinki Scientific Award was granted to name researcher

The City of Helsinki Scientific Award in 2019 was granted to Finnish onomatologist Terhi Ainiala, professor of Finnish language specialising in onomastics at the University of Helsinki. 
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Eevi och Eeli var de populäraste förnamnen år 2018 - uutiskirjeet.vrk.fi = Eevi and Eeli were the most popular first names in Finland in 2018

Eevi och Eeli var de populäraste förnamnen år 2018 - uutiskirjeet.vrk.fi = Eevi and Eeli were the most popular first names in Finland in 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Fjolårets nyblivna föräldrar hade fastnat för förnamnen Eevi och Eeli, som toppade namnligan. 304 flickebarn fick som första förnamn Eevi, medan 404 pojkar fick heta Eeli.
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Name Facts from Finland –

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Some factoids about Finnish baby names, gathered from a pair of articles published late last year: The pool of names in Finland has more than doubled since the 1980s. In the ’80s, about 50,00…
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Inara –

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Inara is the name of a goddess of the hunt and wild animals in Hittite and Hurian mythology, daughter of the storm god Teshub/Tarhunt. She can easily be equated with the Greek goddess Artemis. Inara helps her father kill the dragon Illuyanka by using her mortal lover Hupasiyas to show a feast for him and when he is drunk, a rope is…
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Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää! Trevlig självständighetsdag! Happy Independence Day, Finland! Let's celebrate with some nice Finnish names!

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Miko –

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Miko is a Finnish male name, a modern form of Mikko which is the Finnish form of Michael, a Hebrew name meaning "who is like God?", a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God; Miko is also a Slavic short form of the variant forms of Michael. Miko is also a Hungarian, Polish, and Czech surname derived…
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ICOS Summer School 2019: Methods of Onomastics, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 26-30 2019

ICOS Summer School 2019: Methods of Onomastics, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 26-30 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) will organize its first Summer School in Helsinki, Finland from 26 to 30 August 2019.
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