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The Gs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Gs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Female names: Gaita (I) Gaitelgrima (I) Galiana (I) is the feminine form of the Latin name Galianus. Gherardesca (I) is the feminine form of Gherardo, an archaic form of Gerard (brave spear). Giletta (I) is a feminine form of the English name Giles, which derives from Latin name Aegidius and Greek word aigidion (young goat), via…
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The Es of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Es of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Female names: Elemosina (I) Emerentiana (I) is the feminine form of the Latin name Emerentianus, which in turn derives from Emerentius and the Latin word emereo (to fully deserve). Engelrada (I) derives from an Ancient Germanic name with the roots Angil (the Angle tribe) and rad (counsel). Ermellina (I) may be a form of Ermelinda, derived from Ancient…
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The Cs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Cs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Female names: Calomaria (I) means "beautiful Maria." Carafina (I) may come from the surname Caraffa/Carafa, which belonged to a noble Neapolitan family, or be a combination of Cara (beloved) and Fina (a diminutive of Serafina (seraphim). Castellana (I) means "pertaining to a castle" and "damsel," and comes directly from a Latin word. This name is…
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The As of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The As of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
This year, in honour of Dante's 700th Jahrzeit (death anniversary) in September, my A to Z theme is Medieval Tuscan and Italian names. Since I already did Medieval names in general a few years ago, I'll try my best to avoid repeating anything. Because I could find no Medieval Tuscan or Italian names starting with…
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Gemma: Baby Name of the Day

Gemma: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Gemma sparkles like Diamond, but has the substance of a far more traditional name, too. A great alternative to Emma or Stella.
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Name Profile- Mateo

Name Profile- Mateo | Name News | Scoop.it
A soft and sweet boy name that is white hot and more popular than you may expect, Mateo could be the perfectly adorable alternative to Matthew that you’ve been yearning for. His Spanish origin and -o ending sound initially glorious. But is his raging popularity ruining him and weakening his previously rich appeal? Or d
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Popular Baby Names in Italy, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Italy, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to Italy’s ISTAT (Istituto Nazionale di Statistica), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were (again) Sofia and Leonardo. Here are Italy’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy …
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Loredana

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Photo by Jeffrey Czum on Pexels.com Origin: ItalianMeaning: unknownGender: femininePron: (LOH-ray-DAH-nah) The name is of uncertain origin or meaning, but has been attested in Venice since the 16th-century. It was the name of Loredana Marcello (d. 1572), the wife of Doge Mocenigo of Venice. It is suspected to be derived from the surname, Loredan, which…
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Grimaldi Royal Family Names

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Grimaldi royal family names blend French and Italian roots, and include some delicious obscurities from the Middle Ages to today.
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Baby Name Gianna: Traditional with a Twist

Baby Name Gianna: Traditional with a Twist | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Gianna combines traditional Italian roots with a high energy sound. Will this favorite continue to rise?
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Solution Saturday: Iesmonda/Jesmonda

Gismonda, Gismunda, and Iesmonda are all variants of the same name, Gismunda, and all the citations will be together in the same entry in the next edition.
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The Most Common Italian Baby Names — Girls

The Most Common Italian Baby Names — Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
What are the most common Italian female names? We take a look at regional differences and the history that may have led to these names being popular.
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The Fs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Fs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Male names: Ferrando (I) is a form of Ferdinand (brave journey). This is also a Medieval Spanish and Aragonese name. Ferrante (I) is also a form of Ferdinand, possibly via the Medieval French Ferrand and Ferrant. Fioravante (I) may derive from the Latin word florem (flower) and thus be a form of Florent and Fiorente. Other…
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The Ds of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Ds of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Male names: Diedi (I) Dolfin (T) derives from Latin name Delphinus (from Delphi). The Ancient Greek city of Delphi possibly took its name from the word delphys (womb). This name was also Venetian. Drudmund (I) derives from Proto–Germanic root þrūþ (strength) and OId Saxon mund and Old High German munt (protection, hand). Duccio (T, I) was a…
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The Bs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names

The Bs of Medieval Tuscan and Italian names | Name News | Scoop.it
Male names: Belfante (I) means "fair child." Benasuto (T). This name, which I can't find the etymology of, was also Venetian. Berlinghiero (T) is a form of Ancient Germanic name Berengar, from roots bern (bear) and ger (spear). Bindo (T, I) was particularly popular in Florence (Firenze). The etymology is unknown. Blasio (T) is a form of…
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The Arrival of Versace –

The Arrival of Versace – | Name News | Scoop.it
Gianni Versace Fashion designer Gianni Versace was born in Italy in late 1946. His eponymous fashion house was founded in the late 1970s. But the surname Versace, despite its strong association wit…
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Italian Boy Names

Italian Boy Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Italian baby boy names have plenty of charm and romantic elegance, and many of them end in that much sought after -o sound that many families are after. If you’re looking to find some Italian boy names with potential beyond Luca, then you’re in luck! Whether you’re just after an ending in -o boy name that isn’t going t
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How many babies are named...?

How many babies are named...? | Name News | Scoop.it
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Featuring the top baby names in Italy 2019 — I missed these whenever they came out last year.

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Giallo Names | The Beauty of Names

Giallo Names | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Below is a guest post written by my sister, Abby, who occasionally blogs over on The Beautiful Strange . We hope you enjoy this post an
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Mystery Monday: Teagaton

Mystery Monday: Teagaton | 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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Does anyone know what Tatar name this represents?

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Casabianca Kizzia (1866-1940)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Casabianca Kizzia (1866-1940) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the 1907 Arkansas legislative composite.   Our near month-long stay in Arkansas concludes with a peek at the life o
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Rudolph & Valentino: Latin Lover Baby Names –

Rudolph & Valentino: Latin Lover Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Rudolph Valentino in costume as Julio Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla was born in Italy in 1895 and emigrated to America in 1913. He began getti…
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Trainer Anna Victoria Welcomes First Child

Trainer Anna Victoria Welcomes First Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Anna Victoria and husband Luca Ferretti had their first child, named Aurora Vittoria, Monday
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Welcome, Aurora!

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