What's in a Name?

Welcome, friends!  Today's Names have meanings relating to the sun. . .

Gender:  Masculine & Feminine
Usage:  Japanese
Pronunciation:  ha-ROO

Meaning & History
From Japanese elements meaning "sun, sunlight," "spring," or "clear up."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Literature
Pronunciation:  EL-a-nor

Meaning & History
Means "star sun" in J.R.R Tolkien's Sindarin Elvish.  In The Lord of the Rings (1954), this was the given name of Samwise Gamgee's eldest daughter, who was named after a type of flower.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Romanian
Pronunciation:  (possibly) SOR-rin or SO-rin

Meaning & History
Possibly derived from the Romanian soare meaning "sun."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Welsh
Pronunciation:  (possibly) TES-nee, TEZ-nee

Meaning & History
Means "warmth from the sun" in Welsh.

beginning October 27th. . .

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