Saturday, March 29, 2014

7 Names for the Last Sunday in March

rose earrings
GIRLS

Treandaphelia - apparently from the Greek name Triantafyllia which is the feminine form of Triantafyllos and comes from the Byzantine Greek word for a rose flower, 'trianta' meaning 'thirty' and 'phullon' meaning 'leaf'. Thanks to Behindthename.com for this information! The name seems to have been given to a few English women in the early 1800s.

Urrues - I believe this is Spanish

Virgilia Latin, feminine form of Virgilio, meaning "rod bearer".

" in the ancient Olympic games was the leader of the police force who assisted the Hellanodikai to impose fines on athletes who did not follow the rules. The rabdouchoi, rod-bearers, andmastigophoroi, scourge-bearers, carried out the punishments. If an athlete could not pay a fine, his hometown paid it for him" (according to wikipedia). 

Whitley -English, from the Anglo Saxon 'hwit' meaning "white" and 'leag' meaning 'meadow' or 'wood'. It was used as a place name and when surnames developed, people from places named Whitley adopted this as their surname. The tradition of giving sons their mother's maiden name eventually was adopted for girls as well.





BOYS

Zared - Hebrew, meaning "ambush".

soldiers waiting in ambush

Ahura Mazda- from two Avesta words  ''ahura" was the word used for any deity in the pantheon of pre-Zoroastrian religion, it is derived from "ahu" meaning "life-giving force"  or "the being " or "the essence" or "lord" and "mazda" meaning "superior intellect" or "supreme wisdom". Ahura Mazda is the name of the god Zoroaster introduced - to be worshipped as the 'only' god, changing people's worldview from one of polytheism to monotheism.



NOT SURE IF THIS IS A BOY OR A GIRL NAME

Yendi - all I've found so far is that this the name of a place in Ghana, Africa and has been used as a personal name, but I don't know much more than that.

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