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Chobin, Zubin

Chobin, Zubin | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Bakr Magrabi on Pexels.com Origin: Persian چوبینMeaning: "javelin-like; spear-like."Gender: masculine Chobin was the byname of a 6th-century Sassanian general named Bahram Chobin, so-called due to his tall and thin appearance (hence, "spear-like"). His exploits appear in the 10th-century Persian epic, Shahnameh. Zubin is the Parsi form. Other forms include: Chubin چوبین (Old Persian)Zhubin…
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The War-Inspired Name Wainwright –

The War-Inspired Name Wainwright – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Wainwright was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data back in 1942: 1944: unlisted1943: unlisted1942: 6 baby boys named Wainwright1941: unlisted1940: unlisted Where did it come f…
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Fighting Slavic names

While not seen nearly as frequently as roots like miru (world, peace) and slava (glory), there are nevertheless a number of Slavic names with the root borti (to fight). Though contrary to what it might look like, the name Boris has zero etymological connection. It's not even Slavic in origin, but Turkic. The root boji, boj also means…
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Hallmark Star Jill Wagner Welcomes Daughter Army Gray

Hallmark Star Jill Wagner Welcomes Daughter Army Gray | Name News | Scoop.it
“She was conceived on July 4 so we wanted a patriotic name and my husband is in the military so we chose her first name to be Army,” Wagner tells PEOPLE. “We thought that was a good name to honor both. Her middle name is Gray (spelled the American way, with an A) because I have always loved that name. It is strong, intelligent, soft and feminine all in one … which is what I want her to be.”
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Well, if Navy can be a name, why not Army? And let's not forget all the Germanic names that have warlike meanings, like Hilda and Gunnar and Louis.

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The War-Inspired Name Nasiriyah –

The War-Inspired Name Nasiriyah – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Nasiriyah was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 2003: 2005: unlisted2004: unlisted2003: 15 baby girls named Nasiriyah [debut]2002: unlisted2001: unlisted Where did “Nasi…
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World War II-Era Names

World War II-Era Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Writing a novel or screenplay set during World War II and looking for the pefect World War II-era names for your hero or heroine? Look no further! We've done the research for you!
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A very comprehensive list of period-appropriate names for people of different nationalities.

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Gunnar

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Gender: Masculine Origin: Old Norse Meaning: "war warrior." Eng (GUN-ner); Swe (GOON-nahr) The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, gunnr (war) and arr (warrior). The name was borne a legendary 5th-century Burgundish king. His exploits appear in the ancient Germanic poetic text Nibelungelied and the Medieval poem Walthurius. In the Nibelungelied he is mentioned…
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FORGOTTEN BABY NAMES FROM 1900's | Unranked Vintage Names for boys & girls SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Pretoria, Redvers, Horace, Marjorie, Edgar, Blanche, Morris, Rhoda, Oswald, Cissie.

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'I was named after a World War One battle'

'I was named after a World War One battle' | Name News | Scoop.it
How "battle name babies" and their descendants were called after battles such as "Passchendaele".
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Babies Named for Armistice Day –

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Front page news, 11/11/1918 Here’s a name that, year after year on November 11, I keep forgetting to write about: Armistice. It debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1918: 1922: unlisted1921:…
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The One-Hit Wonder Gorizia –

The One-Hit Wonder Gorizia – | Name News | Scoop.it
The interesting name Gorizia was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in the middle of the 1910s: 1917: unlisted1916: unlisted1915: 5 baby girls named Gorizia [debut]1914: unlisted1913: unli…
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A Socio-Onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany

This freshly released book provides readers with an increased understanding of and sensitivity to the many powerful ways in which personal names are used by both perpetrators and victims during wartime.
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D-Day: The baby named after the Normandy landings

D-Day: The baby named after the Normandy landings | Name News | Scoop.it
Dee-Day White was born on 6 June 1944 and says he is very proud of his unusual name.
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He even gave his name to his son too.

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Devrim

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Photo by furkanvari on Pexels.com Origin: TurkishMeaning: "revolution."Gender: masculinePronunciation: (DEV-reem) The name comes directly from the Turkish word for revolution. It is also the name of the first and only automobile produced in Turkey. Sources https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devrimhttps://www.behindthename.com/name/devri50mhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devrimhttps://nameberry.com/babyname/Devrim#:~:text=The%20name%20Devrim%20is%20a,sound%20and%20a%20modern%20meaning.
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The Baby Name Colt –

The Baby Name Colt – | Name News | Scoop.it
Christopher Colt The baby name Colt has a distinctive popularity graph: usage begins in the 1950s, shoots up in the early 1980s, shoots up again in the early 2000s, and shoots up again in the late …
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The Story of Tondalaya –

The Story of Tondalaya – | Name News | Scoop.it
Leon Gilbert with children Leon and Tondalaya© 1955 Jet The sudden appearance of Tondalaya in the SSA’s baby name data in the mid-1950s had me stumped for a long time. 1956: unlisted1955: 11 …
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Guide to the Valkyries

my husband asked in passing earlier if the Valkyries of Norse mythology had individual names
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Savaş

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Origin: Turkish Meaning: "war." Gender: masculine (SAH-vash) The name comes directly from the Turkish word for war. In 1991, this was the 67th most popular male name in Turkey. The name is borne by German rapper, Kool Savas (nee Savaş Yurderi). Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/savas15 https://tureng.com/en/turkish-english/sava%C5%9F https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sava%C5%9F
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Another Gun-Inspired Baby Name: Citori –

Another Gun-Inspired Baby Name: Citori – | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby names associated with gun brands — like Barrett, Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Colt, Kimber, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Wesson, and Winchester — are seeing higher usage in the U.S. th…
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Name Quotes 78: Brene, Neal, SanDeE* –

Name Quotes 78: Brene, Neal, SanDeE* – | Name News | Scoop.it
SanDeE* from LA Story From the 1991 movie LA Story, a conversation between Harris (played by Steve Martin) and SanDeE* (played by Sarah Jessica Parker): H: What was your name again?S: SanDeE*H: I&#…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Admiral Paschal Stone (1820-1902)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Admiral Paschal Stone (1820-1902) | Name News | Scoop.it
From "Our County and Its People: A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts", 1905.    Sporting one of those misnomer "title as
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The fascinating phenomenon of “battle babies”

The fascinating phenomenon of “battle babies” | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Veterans' Day! Thank you to all those who have served our country, including both my grandfathers, several uncles, a cousin, and friends! ❤️��� We've talked a lot on here about different ways of honoring people (Jesus and Mary, the saints, and family/other loved ones) and the faith in general (through nods to prayers, words,…
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The Baby Name Belvin –

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The Transcontinental Air Race of 1919 began began 100 years ago today, on October 8, 1919. It was the longest airplane race ever attempted (up to that point) and was followed closely by the public …
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Bellona –

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Bellona is the name of a Roman goddess of war, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Enyo. Bellona comes from Latin bellum meaning "war "which comes from an older form of the word, duellum, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂w-, *dew- (to injure, destroy, burn). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  
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Babies Named for Malvern Hill –

Babies Named for Malvern Hill – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Civil War’s Battle of Malvern Hill was fought on July 1, 1862, near the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. And, as with the battles of Fort Sumter and Gettysburg, Malvern Hill had…
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