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Popular Baby Names in Moscow, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Moscow, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the government of Moscow, the most popular baby names in the city in 2019 were Sofia and Alexander. Here are Moscow’s top 3 girl names and top 3 boy names of 2019: Girl Names Sof…
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The Children of Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia | The Beauty of Names

The Children of Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Alexandra with her five eldest children Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia  was born Alexandra Friederike Henriette o
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Novia Zembia Snell (1860-1927)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Novia Zembia Snell (1860-1927) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from "Nebraskans: 1904-1914".     One can only wonder how a space-age sounding name like Novia Zembia was viewed in 19t
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Enrique Iglesias Reveals Newborn Daughter's Name Is Mary

Enrique Iglesias Reveals Newborn Daughter's Name Is Mary | Name News | Scoop.it
Iglesias revealed that the baby’s name is Mary, or Masha in Russian.
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Welcome, Masha!

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The Children of Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia

The Children of Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia | Name News | Scoop.it
Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia was born Maria Kirillovna to Grand Duke Kiril
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Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) publishes Vol. 16 (2019), Issue 3

The editorial board of the journal Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) is pleased to inform you of the publication of Vol. 16 (2019), Issue 3. The issue is available on the journal’s website.

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Name of the Week: Dimitri

Name of the Week: Dimitri | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Dimitri is the French and Russian of the Ancient Greek name Demetrios meaning "devoted to Demeter", later Latinised as Demetrius. Demeter was the Greek goddess agriculture, grain and all growing things, and one of the principle Olympian deities. The most famous myth regarding Demeter concerns the abduction o
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Tamara –

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Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning "date palm; date fruit" which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning "dark water". Tamar is also the name of…
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Illya All Over Again –

Illya All Over Again – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Illya double-debuted in the U.S. baby name data in the mid-1960s:  YearBoys Named IllyaGirls Named Illya196755 [rank 980th]10196678 [rank 828th]11196535 [debut]5 [debut]1964unlistedun…
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Ilya –

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Ilya is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Elijah which comes from Hebrew meaning “my God is Yahweh” or “Yahweh is my God”. Nicknames: Ilyusha (Russian), Ilyushenka (Russian) Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ilia (Russian, Georgian, Bulgarian) Ilija (Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian) Iliya (Bulgarian) Elias (Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek) Elijah (English, Hebrew) Ilias…
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Akim –

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Akim is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Joachim, a male name which is a contracted form of either Jehoiachin meaning “established by Yahweh”, or Jehoiakim meaning “raised by Yahweh”. Akim is also a Kazakh word meaning "mayor" or "governor, ruler" which seems to be derived from Arabic hakim حَاكِم (judge, ruler). Origin: Hebrew, Arabic Variants: Yakim (Russian)…
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Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) publishes Vol. 16 (2019), Issue 1

The editorial board of the journal Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) is pleased to inform you of the publication of Vol. 16 (2019), Issue 1. The issue is available on the journal’s website.

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Jolie fratrie // Irène, Olga, Jacob & Serge = Super sibset

Jolie fratrie // Irène, Olga, Jacob & Serge = Super sibset | Name News | Scoop.it
Catherine est la maman de quatre enfants, deux filles et deux garçons : Irène, Olga, Jacob & Serge. Deux mamans, deux fois des jumeaux, un duo féminin suivi d’un duo masculin… Catherine nous raconte une belle histoire qui mêle joies, surprises, et bien sûr choix de prénoms ! “Nos quatre enfants sont nés en quatre ans, deux par …
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The Launch of Lara –

The Launch of Lara – | Name News | Scoop.it
Yesterday we looked at the baby name Laura, which saw a curious dip in usage from 1965 to 1967: You know what was happening at the very same time? A drastic increase in the usage of the very simila…
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So interesting that Lara affected the use of Laura so dramatically.

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The Coming of Karenina –

The Coming of Karenina – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina The literary surname Karenina debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1978: 1980: unlisted1979: unlisted1978: 7 baby girls named Karenina1977: unlisted1976: unlisted Bu…
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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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Cliff Dwelling: Names By The Mile

GIRLS
Borislava
Janeta
Milena
Owen - traditionally a masculine name (Welsh), but I saw that a musician named her daughter this.
Tsvetelina
Vasilena...

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Prénom garçon Sacha : original et valeureux

Prénom garçon Sacha : original et valeureux | Name News | Scoop.it
Sacha ! Assez original comme prénom ! Mais si vous aimez l’originalité, votre petit garçon mérite ce sublime prénom. Même s’il se termine par la
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Oleg –

Oleg – | Name News | Scoop.it
Oleg is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Helge, a Scandinavian male name which comes from Old Norse name Helgi meaning "holy, blessed" which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed), composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) via PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning “of being, having, or doing”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Helge (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German) Helgi…
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10 Adorable Russian Names For Girls

10 Adorable Russian Names For Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Russian is a complex albeit beautiful language, with many awesome names for both girls and boys. Today, we focus on girls.
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Varvara –

Varvara – | Name News | Scoop.it
Varvara is the Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Macedonian form of Barbara which means "foreign, strange". It comes from Ancient Greek barbaros; it was used by the Ancient Greeks to refer to non-Greek speaking foreigners or those who spoke a language they couldn't understand. Nicknames: Varya (Russian), Vara (English) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Barbara (Late Roman, English, Italian, French, German,…
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Anatoli –

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Anatoli is a variant transcription of Anatoliy, the Russian and Ukrainian form of Anatolius, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Anatolios meaning "sunrise; East; rise, rising". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Anatoliy (Russian, Ukrainian) Anatoly (Russian) Anatolios (Ancient Greek) Anatolius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Anatole (French) Anatolijs (Latvian) Anatol (Polish)   Female forms: Anatolia (Kate Roman)  
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Ruslan –

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Ruslan is a shortened form of Yeruslan, a Slavic male name which comes from Tatar Uruslan which could be derved from Turkish arslan, aslan meaning "lion". Yeruslan Lazarevich is the name of a Russian folk hero who seems to have been influenced by the Persian hero Rostem. Origin: Turkish Variants: Yeruslan (Russian) Uruslan (Tatar) Eruslan (Russian) Jeruslan (German)   Female forms: Ruslana…
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