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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

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24 March 2021
Name of the Week: Pipaluk

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Navarana | The Beauty of Names

Navarana | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Navarana Mequpaluk Origin: Greenlandic Gender: Female Meaning: "One Who Alternates Between Parties" Pronunciation: N/A Other Forms
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Even More Greenlandic Names –

Even More Greenlandic Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
This is the last post about Greenland, I promise. :) The following names were too rare to make the “5+” list that I drew from to create Tuesday’s post, but they all have such fasc…
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Popular Baby Names in Greenland –

According to Statistics Greenland, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Inuk & Norsaq (boy names) and Ivaana & Malu (girl names). The year before, in 2017, the top baby n…
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Arctic Baby Named Charlie Polaris –

Arctic Baby Named Charlie Polaris – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Polaris Expedition (1871-1873) was one of the many ill-fated early attempts to reach the North Pole. In November of the first year, the ship’s captain, Charles Francis Hall, died — …
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Kinderen in Groenland heten Pipaluk, Minik en Nivi (+ nog 57 Groenlandse voornamen) = Pipaluk, Minik, Nivi, and 57 other Greenlandic names

Kinderen in Groenland heten Pipaluk, Minik en Nivi (+ nog 57 Groenlandse voornamen) = Pipaluk, Minik, Nivi, and 57 other Greenlandic names | Name News | Scoop.it
Heb je je ooit afgevraagd wat de populairste kindernamen van Groenland zijn? Vast niet, maar ik heb het toch uitgezocht. Ze blijken daar prachtige namen te hebben met vaak bijzondere betekenissen. ...
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Huzz for Greenlandic!  Actually, I know very little about it, but I do know that the digraph <ll> has the same /ɬ/ sound as Welsh, which is encouraging, as far as it goes.


More on Greenlandic names.

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Names :: Oqaasileriffik

Names :: Oqaasileriffik | Name News | Scoop.it
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Look what I've just found: a directory of Greenlandic names!  Don't be put off by the language (though why would you?  It's really cool) - the site helpfully says whether the names are male, female, or both, and if you click on the names in bold, many of them have an interesting cultural/linguistic explanation in English.  For example:

 

"Aaju is a so-called babbling name. A small child tries to say "angaju" (big sister or brother) and produces the sound "aaju" instead. These names usually are used internally in the family, but as is often the case, they stick to the person and evolves into personal names."

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Popular Baby Names in Greenland, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Greenland, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Greenland welcomes only about 850 babies* per year. Because the number is so low, the country doesn’t bother with baby name rankings — but, recently, it has been publishing the top one …
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Nordic Names Blog - Greenlandic Name Suffixes - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Nordic Names Blog - Greenlandic Name Suffixes - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Many traditional Greenlandic names have typical Greenlandic suffixes.

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The Name Navarana –

The Name Navarana – | Name News | Scoop.it
Peter & Navarana, 1910s I mentioned the name Navarana in the post on Greenlandic names the other day. The name means “the one that alternates between different parties” and can be t…
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More Greenlandic Names –

More Greenlandic Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
We looked at popular baby names in Greenland yesterday, but we aren’t stopping there! Because the source I used for that post also listed many of the Greenland’s less-popular names. (Th…
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Unisex Names: Pilu

Unisex Names: Pilu | Name News | Scoop.it
A name coming from a big Arctic island evoking scenes of nature. It's Pilu. ORIGIN, MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION The name (with the old spelling of Pilo), which comes from Greenland, may be used to refer to a flowering plant called Vaccinium uliginosum¹, otherwise known as the bog bilberry or the western blueberry². It may also be used…
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Yay, a unisex Greenlandic nature name! What more could one want?

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The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Greenland

The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Greenland | Name News | Scoop.it

" These are the most popular names for Greenland from 2001 to 2010."

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How interesting to read these lists: the names range from the Danish-influenced, like Hans and Isabella, to (what I assume are) Greenlandic names like Minik, Pipaluk, and Nivi.

 

And for even more Greenlandic names, see http://www.oqaasileriffik.gl/en/search/names

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