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Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright

Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright | Name News | Scoop.it

Hanukkah baby names move beyond those of the Maccabees. For your modern Hanukkah baby, we have eight fashionable Hebrew names that mean light.


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Lior | The Beauty of Names

Lior | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Art by Simon Claude Origin: Hebrew Gender: Male Meaning: "Light for Me" Pronunciation: lee-OR Other Forms: Liora, Liorit A favorite of min
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Phaedra

Phaedra | Name News | Scoop.it
Phèdre. Alexandre Cabanal Origin: Greek Φαίδρα Meaning: "bright."Gender: femininePronunciation: Eng (FAY-drah, FYE-drah, FEED-rah) The name comes directly from the Greek word φαιδρός meaning, "bright." It is borne in Greek mythology by the sister of Ariadne and the wife of Theseus. There are several versions of her tragic tale, one is that Aphrodite drove Phaedra to fall…
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Manar

Manar | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Elina Sazonova on Pexels.com Origin: Arabic منارMeaning: "beacon; lighthouse."Gender: femininemah-NAR The name is from the Arabic منار‎ (manar) meaning, "lighthouse; beacon." Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/manar/submittedhttps://quranicnames.com/manar/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manar
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 5

Christmas Name Advent - Day 5 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Candles, torches, fairy lights and lamps are a key feature at this time of year. Not only prominent in the Christmas traditions of Advent and the Christingle, but also the Hindu festival of Diwali in October/November, and the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in December -- both also kno
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200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings

200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
Names with great meanings have never been more appealing than they are right now. We've rounded up 200+ of the best baby names meaning love, hope and more!
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BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE SUMMER BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS | 10 BABY GIRL NAMES PERFECT FOR SUMMER

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Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood Welcome Son Bert Apollo

Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood Welcome Son Bert Apollo | Name News | Scoop.it
Actors Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood also share daughter Bowie Rose, 3
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Welcome, Bert!

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Radiant Baby Names That Literally Mean ‘Light’

Don't babies just bring light into our lives? They're pure, full of joy, and they've got giggles for days. Plus, every baby deserves a brilliant name that will inspire their sunlit paths in life — encouraging them to shine on, even in moments when the world feels wrapped in darkness. That
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Names for the Luminous Mysteries

Names for the Luminous Mysteries | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you're all doing well! I posted names for the Joyful Mysteries last week; here's a link to my post on names for the Luminous Mysteries. I'm working on a name spotlight that I hope to have up tomorrow too! Stay tuned! TGIF! My book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys:…
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Misbah

Misbah | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Arabic مصباح Meaning: "lantern; light; lamp." Gender: unisex The name comes directly from the Arabic word for lantern or light and appears in Surat an-Noor (chapter 24 of the Quran). Sources https://quranicnames.com/misbah/ https://www.behindthename.com/name/misbah/submitted https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misbah https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/misbah/
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Mishal –

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Mishal (مشعل) is an Arabic unisex name meaning "torch" which derives from an Arabic root word related to flames. It's also used as a given name in India. Mishaal (مشاعل) is a plural form of the name, also used as a unisex name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Mishaal (Arabic) Mashal (Arabic) Mashaal (Arabic) Mashael (Arabic)    
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Endrit –

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Endrit is an Albanian male name meaning "light" which comes from dritë (light) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Drita (Albanian)  
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Nuralain, Noorulain

Nuralain, Noorulain | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by The Devil on Pexels.com Origin: Arabic نور العينMeaning: "light of the eye."Gender: feminineArab pron (NOO-roo-LINE); Urdu pron (NOO-rul-en) The name is composed of the Arabic words, nur نُور (light), ul-Ain عَين (the eye; spring, fountain), hence it could also take on the meaning of "light of the spring or fountain." Noorulain or Noor-ul-Ain…
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Solstice | The Beauty of Names

Solstice | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
"The Shortening Winter's Day is Near a Close" by Joseph Farquharson Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Meaning: "Sun Standing Still
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Aynur, Ainura

Aynur, Ainura | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by u795d u9e64u69d0 on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "moonlight."Gender: femininePronunciation: I-noor; i-NOO-rah Aynur is a Turkic female name, which is composed of the elements, ay (moon) and nur (light). It's various offshoots across Central Asia have been popularly used. Aynur appeared in the Turkish Top 100 Female Names between 1980-1997, and peaked at #22 in…
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Girl Names Meaning Light: Clara, Lux, Phoebe

Girl Names Meaning Light: Clara, Lux, Phoebe | Name News | Scoop.it
Girl names meaning light range from Top 100 favorites - Stella, Lucy, or Claire, anyone? - to rarities from languages all across the globe.
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Duelo de nomes - Aurora vs Luz

Nomes e mais Nomes: Duelo de nomes - Aurora vs Luz | Name News | Scoop.it
Sondagem de opinião a respeito de Aurora e Luz.
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Name Help: Sunshine/Light and Eagle/Hawk Names

Name Help: Sunshine/Light and Eagle/Hawk Names | Name News | Scoop.it
They're looking for a name for Lowen Leone's new sister! It needs to be every bit as meaningful and rare. Time for #namehelp.
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July Baby Names Turn up the Heat

July Baby Names Turn up the Heat | Name News | Scoop.it
July baby names are some of the hottest around, relating to all things summer and sunshine, as well as notable events, figures, and holidays in July.
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Baby Name Ideas for Quarantine Babies

Giving birth during quarantine is not an easy feat. But life goes on…literally! Instead of focusing on fear, let’s celebrate our strength, resilience, and togetherness during this time. We’ve put together a list of baby names that celebrate new life and those qualities. Matilda – An English name with the meaning of “battle strength.
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BABY NAMES That Mean LIGHT & INSPIRE HOPE For BOYS & GIRLS

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Abner, Alina, Eliora, Hannelore, Lucia, Lumi, Nora, Oran,  Meir

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Nuwair, Nuwairah

Nuwair, Nuwairah | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Arabic نُوَيْر نُوَيْرة Meaning: various (NWAY-er; NWAY-rah) Nuwair is an Arabic unisex name which is most likely a diminutive form of the Arabic name Naar, hence "little fire." It was mainly a male name in Medieval times but is now almost exclusively feminine. Nuwairah is sometimes used as an elaborate form but may possibly…
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Names Meaning Hope Shine a Light

Names Meaning Hope Shine a Light | Name News | Scoop.it
With optimistic meanings like hope, light and happiness, these baby names represent better things to come.
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Bright names

Though the vast majority of such names have sharply plummeted in popularity, there's a large quantity of Germanic-origin names formed from the root beraht (bright). Robert is far and away the best-known, with other well-known (albeit not nearly as popular) names including Albert, Gilbert, Herbert, and Hubert. Let's take a look at this category of names. Albert (English,…
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