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Vera –

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Vera, the name of the Forces' Sweetheart, combines vintage charm with a rich spiritual history. Origin Vera is a name of multiple origins. Principally, Vera is a name derived from the Russian vera “faith”. Vera was originally a Russian translation of the Greek name Pistis (meaning “faith, trust" in Greek). In Greek mythology, Pistis was…
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Name Profile-Henry

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Hello Name Warehouse! Before we start, I’d like to remind you that the contest for the Name Warehouse’s First Birthday Celebration article or series closes tomorrow. If you have yet to read my article about this, I suggest you do so or continue reading this brief summary. Submit your ideas under my contact form for the best article/series to sum up this year and celebrate such a monumental anniversary. I will decide on the best idea and reveal our winner and their idea with the article they’ve s
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Nao (なお)

Nao (なお) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: nah-o [ná.ò̞] Archaic writing: なを (Nawo), なほ (Naho) Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is usually derived from 直 (nao) meaning "ordinary, common; straight." It can also be written as 尚 or 猶, from the adverb meaning "furthermore; still" or as two-kanji…
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Baby Name Etta: Retro Mini Name

Baby Name Etta: Retro Mini Name | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Etta offers a sparky, retro name in just four letters. With choices like Emma + Ella so very popular, why not Etta, too?
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Vamos falar sobre Noah? = We need to talk about Noah

Nomes e mais Nomes: Vamos falar sobre Noah? = We need to talk about Noah | Name News | Scoop.it
Um olhar sobre a popularidade atual do nome Noah.
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Sorato (そらと)

Sorato (そらと) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: so-rah-to [só̞.ɾà.tò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is made up of Sora (in this case, usually written as 空 meaning "sky") and a to kanji, some of which include: 翔/飛 meaning "fly, soar" 斗, referring to the Chinese constellation known as the Dipper 燈 meaning "light,…
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Sayuki (さゆき)

Sayuki (さゆき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: sah-yuu-kʸee [sá.jɯ̟̀ᵝ.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: Here are most of the kanji used for this name: sa (さ) yuki (ゆき) 紗 "gauze" 雪 "snow" 沙/砂 "sand" 幸/倖 "good luck, happiness" 咲 "blossom" 由 "reason, cause" 希/稀 "rare" 早 "early" 優 "gentle, elegant; excellence, superiority" 紀 "account, chronicle"…
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Name Profile- Temple

Name Profile- Temple | Name News | Scoop.it
If Genesis can make it, why can’t Temple? A religious name that has the potential to soar, Temple feels like a modern answer to names like Temperance and Tempest of the past, a word name or surname that could be ideal for your little girl or boy, depending on your location. Today, I’m taking a look at some of Temple’s strengths and weaknesses, some areas in which it’s clear why parents embrace her and others where children or adults with the name could point out flaws. So is Temple too wacky to
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The Name Ferdinand Went On An Incredible Journey!

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Baby Name Campion: Saintly and Stylish

Baby Name Campion: Saintly and Stylish | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Campion combines roots in the natural world, a bold meaning, and a saintly bearer. Why is this handsome possibility so rare?
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Coralie –

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Coralie is a romantic French name with a breezy, tropical vibe. Origin Coralie's origin is rather obscure. The earliest reference I can find for the name is in Contes moraux ("Moral Tales"), a collection of stories written by Jean-François Marmontel and published ca. 17651. Though largely forgotten today, the book was a bestseller of its…
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Anouk –

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A stylish and quirky name of obscure origin, made famous by a French movie star. Some names, such as Alexander and Helena, have been in continual use since ancient names, while others are much more modern in origin. One such modern name is Anouk. The most famous Anouk, who is largely responsible for the name's…
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Claudia –

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Today's name of the day was inspired by last week's post regarding "bad" name meanings. Poor Claudia often appears on lists of baby names with the "worst" meanings. But is its origin really so negative? In this post, I will attempt to sort the facts from the myths. Origin Claudia is the feminine form of…
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Name Profile- Rain

Name Profile- Rain | Name News | Scoop.it
Peaceful and powerful, this unisex nature name is simple and not too weird for a child of either gender born today to bear. Potentially a name for your son or daughter on the way, this punchy little name could be the best for your new addition to the family. But does Rain’s rarity make the name simply too exotic or gloomy for a child? Or does Rain’s imagery keep the name a peaceful and natural choice for a baby or adult? Today, I’m taking a good look at the name Rain, including analyzing the goo
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Chie (ちえ)

Chie (ちえ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: chee-e [tɕí.è̞] Archaic writing: ちゑ (Chiwe), ちへ (Chihe) Etymology and/or ways to write: Two commonly used kanji combinations for this name are 千恵 and 智恵. As a word, the latter refers to wisdom, intelligence or sense and can also be written as 知恵 or 智慧 (individually, 智/知 and…
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Baby Name Reginald: Overlooked Traditional

Baby Name Reginald: Overlooked Traditional | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Reginald has been stuck in style limbo, but Reggie is a darling in the UK. Could this be the perfect Sebastian substitute?
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Chiaki (ちあき)

Chiaki (ちあき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: chee-ah-kʸee [tɕí.à.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: One of the widely used kanji combinations for this name is 千秋, individually made of 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn." When read in its Sino-Japanese form senshū, it acquires the meaning of "thousand years" (a synonym…
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Yutaka (ゆたか)

Yutaka (ゆたか) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yuu-tah-kah [jɯ̟́ᵝ.tà.kà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the adjective 豊か (yutaka) meaning "abundant, wealthy, plentiful, rich" with kanji that have similar meanings including 裕 and 穣, the latter taken from 豊穣 (hōjō), referring to an abundant grain crop. Other kanji that have meanings…
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About Names: We can thank pop culture for scores of Gen X Amys

About Names: We can thank pop culture for scores of Gen X Amys | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his February 23rd column, he looks at the history of the name Amy.

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Name Profile- Nightingale

Name Profile- Nightingale | Name News | Scoop.it
An out-there bird name choice with a calming aura, this rarity is most often seen as an eye-catching middle name for boys or girls on naming websites, but could potentially work as a middle name for a real child, if you're feeling brave. As for a first name, Nightingale may be a bit bold, but different strokes for different folks! If you feel like Nightingale could be right for your family, or you’re considering putting this name on your name list in a less dramatic case, this article may help w
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Filhos dos famosos - Vittoria

Nomes e mais Nomes: Filhos dos famosos - Vittoria | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes portugueses de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Enedina –

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Elegant and saintly, Enedina is a little-known Mediterranean gem with a mysterious past. Some name origins are fairly clear-cut. People who have any knowledge of Latin will know that Victoria means "victory", and Regina means "queen". But the meanings of many names, including some very common ones like Mary and Catherine, are not so clear.…
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