What's in a Name?

Malachi
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Hebrew, English, Bibilcal, Biblical Latin
Pronunciation:  MAL-ǝ-kie (English)

Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name Mal'akhiy, meaning "my messenger" or "my angel."  This was the given name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament and the author of the book of Malachi, which foretells the coming of Christ.  In England, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation.





Marva
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  MAHR-vǝ

Meaning & History
Feminine form of Marvin, which is most likely derived from the English surname Mervyn, which in turn is taken from the Welsh given name Merfyn, possibly meaning "marrow famous."  O_o







Hjalmar
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Pronunciation:  hyal-MAHR

Meaning & History
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr, meaning "helmeted warrior."








Haifa
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Arabic
Pronunciation:  ha-EE-fah, hay-FAH

Meaning & History
Variant transcription of Hayfa, which means "slender" in Arabic.










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