Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What's in a Name?

Aras
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Lithuanian
Pronunciation:  AY-ris, AY-ras, AIR-ris

Meaning & History
Means "eagle" in Lithuanian.









Nadezhda
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Pronunciation:  nah-DYEZH-dah (Russian)

Meaning & History
Means "hope" in Russian, Bulgarian, and Macedonian.









Jairus
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  JAYR-us

Meaning & History
From the Greek lairos, a form of Jair, meaning "he shines" in Hebrew.








Eira
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Welsh
Pronunciation:  AY-rah (English), AYE-rah

Meaning & History
Means "snow" in Welsh.











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4 comments:

Claire M. said...

Cool! And I LOVE your design!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Why, thank you, Claire! ^__^ Credit of design goes to Anna of Hero!

Aili said...

I love the last name! Could you do some Scottish names next?

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Me, too. ^__^

Aye, lass! With pleasure! ;D