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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

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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

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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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Mystery Monday: Alsarember

Mystery Monday: Alsarember | Name News | Scoop.it
Early 13th-century France is not a place where you expect to find quirky, unusual names. And yet, take a look at this:
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75 Amazing Renaissance Baby Names For Girls

75 Amazing Renaissance Baby Names For Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Thinking of giving your baby girl a Renaissance-inspired name? Be prepared for some mesmerizingly beautiful Italian names. Check out our favorite Renaissance girl's names and see if anything sparks your imagination.
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Mystery Monday: Yuwage

Mystery Monday: Yuwage | 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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Mystery Monday: Wrana

Mystery Monday: Wrana | 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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Mystery Monday: Vyrzbantha

Mystery Monday: Vyrzbantha | 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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Inside DMNES from the Perspective of an Intern

Inside DMNES from the Perspective of an Intern | Name News | Scoop.it
I can’t believe I’m at the end of my six-month internship with DMNES! On one hand, it feels like the time has flown by in an instant, but on the other hand, it seems like I’ve learned more than could possibly fit within half a year.  I wanted to take this time to write one…
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Name Quotes 89: Shelley, Kelly, Bill –

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From an Uproxx article about DRAM’s most recent EP: Virginian rap crooner DRAM returned last night with the release of his new, three-song EP, That’s A Girl’s Name. Produced and co-written by…
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Solution Saturday: Bulrebecca

Every Saturday, we will revisit one of our Mystery Monday names that we have solved. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge and expertise, whether commenting here or on twitter or via email. You've all helped solve a mystery! Today's name is Bulrebecca, and it highlights one of the difficulties we face when…
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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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Name Quotes 92: Jock, Emmeline, Unity –

Name Quotes 92: Jock, Emmeline, Unity – | Name News | Scoop.it
Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. About the inclusion of the name Emmeline in the Fleetwood Mac song “Seven Wonders” [vid], from the book Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams …
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101 Medieval Girl Names With Style

101 Medieval Girl Names With Style | Name News | Scoop.it
Medieval girl's names are not only timeless and classic but also steeped in history. The names are often unique. Here is a list of our favorite medieval girl's names for you to take some inspiration from.
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About Names: Maud’s best chance for a comeback lies with Hollywood

About Names: Maud’s best chance for a comeback lies with Hollywood | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his January 3rd column, he looks at the history of the name Maud.

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Announcing Edition 2020!

With about 40 minutes to spare, we did manage to get a new edition out in 2020! 2020 was a tough year for everyone, and things have been alternating really quiet and super productive here at DMNES central. If there's one thing that was a pure, unalloyed joy and benefit of the upheaval of the…
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Hard agree on Bertbert.

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Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae: Irish Saints' Names - December

Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae: Irish Saints' Names - December | Name News | Scoop.it
A selection of Irish saints' names as suggestions for naming children, this time those whose feasts fall in the month of December. Plenty of good names here for consideration, including a female saint who has been rediscovered in our times - Saint Samthann of Clonbroney.
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Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae: Irish Saints' Names - November

Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae: Irish Saints' Names - November | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for another instalment of the 1914 series on Irish saints' names as suggestions for naming children. The November selection contains some well-known saints, Columbanus, Malachy  and Lorcan O'Toole, for example but also many who are rather more obscure, including all of the female ones:
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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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