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Celebrate Your Name Day. It’s Like a Birthday, but Better. - The New York Times

Celebrate Your Name Day. It’s Like a Birthday, but Better. - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
Sometimes just being a Linda is the best reason to celebrate.
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Mystery Monday: Bulrebecca

Mystery Monday: Bulrebecca | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s name is a curious feminine name from Latvia. We’ve rather punted on the standardized/normalized form: We have no idea whether the name does in fact include rebecca, etymologically, or whether this is a false friend.

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Top 100 Latvian names of the past 100 years | Latvijas statistika

It is quite interesting that certain names, e.g. Arvīds, Jāzeps and Arnolds, which were favoured among parents during the time from 1918 to 1940, have lost their popularity and have lost their ranks in the Top until now, whereas the name Kārlis, which was just as widespread and had a similar downturn, has currently taken up the fifth rank on the Top.

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Janis, Daniels, Roberts, Anna and Kristine the most popular baby names in Latvia over the past 100 years

Janis, Daniels, Roberts, Anna and Kristine the most popular baby names in Latvia over the past 100 years | Name News | Scoop.it
Over the past 100 years, the most popular baby names for boys in Latvia were Janis, Daniels and Roberts, while the most popular girl names have changed several times, and the most popular girl names in Latvia during the past 100 years were Anna, Dzintra, Valentina, Tatjana, Svetlana, Jelena, Kristine, Laura, Anastasija and Sofija, the Central Statistical Bureau's representative Sanda Rieksta told LETA.The
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Publication of Edition 2015, no. 2

The DMNES team is pleased to announce the publication of edition 2015, no. 2, now live at http://dmnes.org/.

What’s new in this edition?
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Popular Baby Names in Latvia, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Sofia and Robert were the most popular baby names in Latvia in 2013.
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Latvia reveals most popular baby names of 2013

The most popular baby names in Latvia for 2013 have been revealed.

In 2013, the five most pop
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I'd never have guessed that Robert and Alice would be so popular.  The #2 girls' name, Marta, is lovely, isn't it?

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Mystery Monday: Kineke & Kyne

Mystery Monday: Kineke & Kyne | 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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Ella, Alexander, and Other Baby Names in the News

Ella, Alexander, and Other Baby Names in the News | Name News | Scoop.it
What are the other interesting stories this week beyond Ella and Alexander Clooney?
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Delighted to be on Nameberry again this week :)

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Top Latvian names of the last 100 years

Top Latvian names of the last 100 years | Name News | Scoop.it
100 populārākie personvārdi Latvijā kopš 1918. gada
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Do you like playing with tools like NameVoyager? Here's the Latvian version!

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Mystery Monday: Dedike

Mystery Monday: Dedike | Name News | Scoop.it
Let’s head to Latvia! In the 13th and 14th C, names were predominantly of Low German origin, and this is clear even when the names occur in Latin documents, as our two examples of today’s mystery name do:
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A primer on Latvian names

Common Latvian names:

Female:

Agate, Agita
Agnese, Agnija
Agra (Agrita)
Aleksandra (Aleksandrīna)
Alīna
Alise
Alvīna, Alvīne
Amālija
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Latvia reveals most popular baby names of 2013

Latvia reveals most popular baby names of 2013 | Name News | Scoop.it
The most popular baby names in Latvia for 2013 have been revealed.

In 2013, the five most pop
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