In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Joosiina - Finnish form of the French name Josine, which is a nickname for Josephine, the feminine form of the Josephe, which comes from the Hebrew Yosef and means "he will add".

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Ksenya - Russian form of the Greek name Xenia, meaning 'hospitality' and derived from 'xenos' meaning 'stranger' or 'guest', essentially, the rights of a guest. Oksana is another Russian name that comes from Xenia.   

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Nicolasa - Spanish, from the Greek Nicholas, meaning "victory of the people", from the name of the goddess of victory, Nike, and the word 'laos' meaning 'people'.


Idi - Yoruba, meaning "eagle" (and a host of other meanings)

Ancient Egyptians used a hieroglyph for 'idi' which indicated deafness. This is the root of the word idiot.

Due to it being the name of the infamous tyrant Idi Amin, who slew or had slain, between 100,000 to 500,000 people while he was president of the African country of Uganda in the 1970s, Idi is not a name to be recommended for use anymore.

Leofric - English, from 'leo' meaning 'dear' and 'ric' meaning power or from 'leof' meaning 'dear' and 'ric' meaning ruler.

This name has landed in the history books because it was the name of the husband of Lady Godiva. He was the fifth earl of Mercia, which was a kingdom of ancient Britain, though by his time there was a king of all England named Edward (the Confessor).

Math - Welsh, from 'matu' meaning "bear".

Ozaias - Greek form of the Hebrew name Uzziah, which means 'God is strength' or 'strength is from God'.

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