Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oh Good Golly Have I Got Some Unheard of Names Today!

GIRLS

Abenena -

Achsah -

Elmira - variant (according to behindthename.com) of Almira and a shortened form of the Spanish Edelmira, which is the feminine variant of Adelmar, which is derived from the Germanic roots 'adal' meaning 'noble' and 'meri' meaning 'famous'. In English this would be said 'ell my ruh' but in Spanish it is 'el mee ruh'. Adelmar would have been brought to Spain by the Visigothic invaders.

Gratia - Not sure if I've featured this name before. It's not wholly new or unknown to me. But to encounter it outside of ancient Rome rather is. Still not the most recent use, I discovered it as a descendant of an American soldier who fought in the War of 1812. What do they call this war in Britain, I wonder? Gratia come from Latin

Lucene-

Savilla -

Sury -

Urania - Greek

Vira - I found this as the name of a granddaughter of a woman named Elvira, so it would seem to be a nickname for that. Elvira, according to babynamespedia.com, is a Gothic name derived from the elements:

" al meaning 'all' ; ali 'foreign, other' ; gail 'lively' ; wers 'true'. An old form of the name is Geloyra (Gothic). The name is of obscure Visigothic origin; it could be from the first element alali (meaning 'foreign, other') or gailcombined with the second element 'wer'; with al the name is taken to mean 'true to all'. The name has been used by Spanish speakers since the Middle Ages, but English speakers first took it up only in the 19th century.

Willimena - a spelling of Wilhelmina I had not seen before.




BOYS

Abial -

Warham

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