Thursday, February 6, 2014

What's in a Name?

Markel
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Basque
Pronunciation:  MARK-ǝl

Meaning & History
Basque form of Martialis, which is ultimately derived from the name of the Roman god Mars, possibly taken from the Latin mas, meaning "male."








Indah
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Indonesian
Pronunciation:  EEN-dah

Meaning & History
Means "beautiful" in Indonesian.








Selwyn
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English (rare)
Pronunciation:  SEL-win

Meaning & History
From a surname originally derived from an Old English given name, taken from the elements sele "manor" and wine "friend."


Asia
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English (modern), Italian (modern), Polish
Pronunciation:  AY-zhǝ (English), AH-shah (Polish)

Meaning & History
From the name of the continent, possibly derived from the Akkadian asu, meaning "east."  Also the Polish diminutive of Joanna, which is ultimately the feminine form of John, meaning "YAHWEH is gracious."








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1 comment:

Tane Hannah said...

Great names, Sarah. :) I really like 'Indah'...
Tane ♥