Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  mak-si-MIL-ee-ǝn, mak-si-MIL-yǝn

Meaning & History
Variant of Maximilian, which comes from the Roman name Maximilianus, derived from Maximus meaning  "greatness" in Latin.

[Sorry, I had to put a pic of Maximus!]

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Italian, Late Roman
Pronunciation:  ro-zah-LEE-ah (Italian)

Meaning & History
Late Latin name derived from rosa meaning "rose."  This name was borne by a 12th century Sicilian saint.

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3 reflections:

Storyteller said...

haha Maxie!! =D (fave character ;))

Anonymous said...


How about Isabella and Constanza?

~Robyn Hoode

Sarah Elizabeth said...

thanks for the comments, ladies!

And for the requests as well - keep 'em comin'!