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Dumas

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Pinterest Origin: French, Latin Meaning: Dumas is a French surname composed from the French definite article du (of the) and Occita
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A primer on Occitan names

The Occitan language is spoken in southern France, Monaco, Spain's Val d'Aran, and Italy's Occitan Valleys and Guardia Piemontese. It's linguistically closest to Catalan; indeed, Catalan was considered an Occitan dialect till the late 19th century. Occitan's dialects include Provençal, which is spoken in the Provence district, and Gascon, spoken in Gascony. The connection to…
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A few more posts on Occitan names here.

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Gascon language girls names

Gascon is a dialect of Occitan spoken in Gascony, France, whose speakers at one point in history were Basque. Here are some beautiful and unique female names from this origin, which are unlike anything you've seen before.
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Love this list! Jenofa, Domenja, Rixen, and more.

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Occitan and Provençal names = Douceline, Andéol, Roman... jolis prénoms occitans et provençaux - JolisPrénoms.fr

Occitan and Provençal names = Douceline, Andéol, Roman... jolis prénoms occitans et provençaux - JolisPrénoms.fr | Name News | Scoop.it
On constate aujourd’hui un engouement sans précédent pour les prénoms régionaux, sans doute lié à l’essor de la généalogie et au déracinement de nombreuses familles.
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Well hello, Languedoc!

 

According to this post, regional names are more popular than ever in France at the moment, perhaps because parents want to use a name to connect to their family's heritage.  The language guerilla in me says this can only be a good thing for awareness of minority languages and dialects.

 

Anyway, these romance beauties are worth a look: we have Aliénor, Guilhemine, Estéban, Pascau, and more.

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A primer on Gascon names

Happy Orthodox Christmas to those who celebrate! Gascon is a dialect of Occitan, and primarily spoken in Gascony and Béarn in southwestern France, and Catalonia's Aran Valley. The Gascon spoken in Catalonia has recently diverged quite a bit from the Gascon spoken in France, due to the influences from Spanish and Catalan. This dialect within…
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Que reste-t-il des prénoms occitans ? = Which Occitan names are still being used?

Que reste-t-il des prénoms occitans ? = Which Occitan names are still being used? | Name News | Scoop.it
à l'heure où la nouvelle grande région vient de prendre officiellement le nom d'Occitanie, certains parents pourraient bien trouver un intérêt à donner à leur jeune enfant un prénom aux racines régionales. Avec la Bretagne et le Pay
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A look at traditional Occitan names that are still in use in south-west France: Gregòri, Cesària, Vincença and more.

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60 Franse meisjesnamen waar je mee voor de dag kunt komen: van Aélys tot Zélie = 60 French girls' names you may not know about

60 Franse meisjesnamen waar je mee voor de dag kunt komen: van Aélys tot Zélie = 60 French girls' names you may not know about | Name News | Scoop.it
Denk je bij Franse meisjesnamen nog steeds aan Yvonne of Jacqueline? Lees dan verder en zie dat Frankrijk veel meer te bieden heeft. Alix, Océane, Héloïse, Oulivié: daar kun je tegenwoordig mee voo...
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If you think French girls are still called Yvonne and Jacqueline, think again:* here's a list of girls' names that are being used in France today (with thanks to Meilleurs Prenoms).


*Well, there might still be some called Yvonne and Jacqueline, and very fine names they are too.


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Labyrinth (TV Series/Book)

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Recently I watched a mini series called Labyrinth based off the archaeological mystery novel written by Kate Mosse. It was fun to watch but what was more exciting to find out was the names...Consid...
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For the Midi!

 

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