|Roza Shanina, who died at age 21 in WWII, a Soviet hero |
who is known to have killed at least 59 of the enemies, at
least 12 during the Battle of Vilnius. She was an expert
marksman and volunteered for service in 1941 at age 17.
Bronislava - Russian, a feminine form of Bronislaw, from the Slavic roots "bron" meaning "protection" and "slav" meaning "glory". Pronounced "brah nee SLAH vah".
Corliss - English, from 'caru' meaning 'grief' or 'care' and 'leas' meaning 'without' or 'free from', so that the name means 'cheerful' or 'carefree' (according to a user on behindthename.com). Pronounced 'kar liss'. I'm a little disappointed, as I had imagined it was said 'core liss'.
|by Renoir, this mother and her 2 children seem perfectly|
carefree! The daughter, Georgette-Berthe is to the left and
the son, Paul-Emile-Charles, sits next to his mother. The
mother's name is Marguerite-Louise.
Dorta - Spanish, a shortened form of Dorota, which comes from the Greek name Dorotheos (it gives us the English version Dorothy, as well). Dorotheos is derived from 'doron' meaning 'gift' and 'theos' meaning 'god', so that it means, as a name, 'gift of God'.
|Altar angel made in Artois, France|
between 1275 and 1300 AD
|The Temple of Bel at Palmyra, where religious offerings were|
made in ancient times.
Elkanah -Hebrew, meaning "God has purchased".
Faramond - Variant of the Germanic name Faramund, from "fara" meaning "journey" and "mund" meaning "protection".
Geppetto - Italian, nickname for Giuseppe, which comes from the Hebrew Joseph (well, Joseph is English, the Hebrew is more like Yossef). Joseph (Yossef) means 'Jehovah will add' or "Jehovah will increase".
Heulyn - Welsh, meaning 'ray of sun'. It is pronounced 'HEE lin'.