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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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Wolimir

Wolimir | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Tato Villanova on Pexels.com Origin: PolishMeaning: "he who wants peace."Gender: masculinePronunciation: VAHL-lee-MEER The name is composed of the Polish words, woleć (to prefer, to want more) & mir (peace). Some Polish linguists have suggested it is a dialectical variation of Wojmir (war & peace). Wolimir was borne by a 13th-century Bishop of Gniezno.…
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Mystery Monday: Jarand

Mystery Monday: Jarand | 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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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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Sławomir

Sławomir | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Polish Meaning: "glorious peace; glorious world." Gender: masculine (SWAH-vo-MEER) The name is composed of the Old Polish elements, sławo (glory, fame, prestige) and mir (peace, serenity, world). It is the reverse form of Mirosław. Its Germanic form of Sclaomir was borne by the brother of Drasco, an Obrodite prince who acted as a vassal…
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Mystery Monday: Mieszko / Mikso

Mystery Monday: Mieszko / Mikso | Name News | Scoop.it
Today we’ve got two entries which we’re pretty sure are ultimately one entry. It’s a masculine name with examples found in Poland and the Czech Republic, in Latin and in Middle High German.

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27th Congress of Onomastic Sciences, 23-28 August 2020 (Krakow, Poland)

27th Congress of Onomastic Sciences, 23-28 August 2020 (Krakow, Poland) | Name News | Scoop.it
The Congress will be held in Kraków (Poland) from August 23 to August 28, 2020.
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Ireland part 2: Radek

Ireland part 2: Radek | Name News | Scoop.it
Part 1 here. I just have to tell you all about the driver we had during our trip to Ireland for my sister's wedding, both because I can't recommend his company highly enough -- so if you're ever in Ireland, you *must* hire him! -- and because of the Sancta Nomina connection! First off, because…
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Mystery Monday: Zira/Ziros

Mystery Monday: Zira/Ziros | Name News | Scoop.it
Today we’re looking at a pair of names, because given where they are both found, and the similarity in their sound/spelling, we’re wondering if they aren’t perhaps related.

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Najpopularniejsze imiona w Polsce  = Most popular baby names in Poland 2018

Najpopularniejsze imiona w Polsce  = Most popular baby names in Poland 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji sprawdziło, jakie imiona były najpopularniejsze w 2018 roku.
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Name Change Story: Nzingha –

Name Change Story: Nzingha – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nzingha Motisla Masani was given her African name at a naming ceremony in 1974. Many friends and family members disapproved of (or simply didn’t acknowledge) her name change, but some of the …
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The Hottest Baby Names in Poland Right Now

The Hottest Baby Names in Poland Right Now | Name News | Scoop.it
Maybe you have Polish heritage and want to give your child a baby name relating to Polish culture. Or maybe you’re simply interested in naming trends around the world.
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Good post - it's great to hear from a real Polish person.

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Marek –

Marek – | Name News | Scoop.it
Marek is the Slavic form of Mark which is the English form of Marcus, an Ancient Roman name which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also…
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Gniewomir, Gniewomira

Gniewomir, Gniewomira | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Origin: PolishMeaning: "angry peace."Pron: (GNYEH-vo-MEER (ah)) Gniewomir (male) is composed of the Polish words gniew (anger wrath) and mir (peace). Polish linguist, Witold Taszycki (a Polish linguist) claimed that this is one of the oldest Polish names. Gniewomira is its feminine form. Other masculine forms include Gniewomar, Gniewomier, Gniewomierz,…
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How do you like your name, Emilia? –

How do you like your name, Emilia? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for another name interview! Today’s interview is with a 23-year-old from northern Poland named Emilia. Notably, her name at birth wasn’t Emilia, but one of the Polish forms of the …
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Hooray for Poland!

Hooray for Poland! | Name News | Scoop.it
Today marks the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II! In honor, here is a post I've referred to often in consultations with parents: Patron saints for Caroline and Charlotte (one guess who one of my favorite patrons for girls with those names -- and boys with the masculine variants -- could be! ;) ).…
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Birth announcement: Lolek Augustine!

Birth announcement: Lolek Augustine! | Name News | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, a mama messaged me asking about the name Lolek -- the nickname St. John Paul II had gone by as a child. She and her hubby had almost decided to use it for their baby-on-the-way, if they had a boy, and just needed a little encouragement, which I was happy…
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Zbigniew

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Origin: Polish Meaning: "to dispel anger." Gender: masculine (ZBEEK-nyef) The name is composed of the Polish elements, zbyć, zbyć się, pozbyć się (to dispel) and gniew (anger). This has been a common Polish male name since Medieval Times, it was borne by Zbigniew, High Duke of Poland (1102-1107); Polish poet, Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998); and a…
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Names invoking anger

Though many Slavic names are formed from the beautiful roots miru (peace, world), milu (dear, gracious), slava (glory), lyuby (love), and tsvet/cvet/cvjet/kvet (flower), there's a rather curious group of names with the root gnyevu/gnev (anger). Almost all of these names are Polish, and, to the best of my knowledge, are rare in modern usage. I suppose they date from an era…
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Call for papers: 27th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Krakow, Poland, August 23-28 2019

The International Council of Onomastic Sciences is pleased to invite you to the 27th Congress of Onomastic Sciences, which will take place in Krakow, on August 23rd-28th, 2020. 
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Tempting...

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Radio show host tattoos baby's name on his foot after losing selfie challenge

Radio show host tattoos baby's name on his foot after losing selfie challenge | Name News | Scoop.it
Czepczynski's mom, Sara, entered the 8-month-old into the contest, thinking it would be amusing for Oliver's long name to be chosen.
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International Baby Names: Hottest in the UK, Poland and Japan

International Baby Names: Hottest in the UK, Poland and Japan | Name News | Scoop.it
This week s name news includes international baby names popular in Japan, Hungary, Poland and the UK.
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Diary of a Dad Blog: Combining Tradition with Fun

Diary of a Dad Blog: Combining Tradition with Fun | Name News | Scoop.it
New dad George talks about the interesting process of choosing his baby's name, from taking inspiration from literature to insisting on an element o
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The story of Oskar Wolf.

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How Can I Become a Baby Namer? | Baby Blogs at

How Can I Become a Baby Namer? | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
I’ve heard that there is such a profession in US as baby namer and I thought it would be such a cool job for me
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PS The person asking this question is already a baby name blogger - check out her post on Nameberry about the hottest names in Poland: https://nameberry.com/blog/the-hottest-baby-names-in-poland-right-now 

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Mystery Monday: Goluli

Mystery Monday: Goluli | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s recorded in a Latin document from 13th C Poland, and we’re forced to admit, we haven’t a clue. Do you?
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Regular mystery-solver Brian M. Scott suggests that this spelling is an error for Goluch. But in that case, where does Goluch come from?

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