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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  EH-lon,  EE-lon

Meaning & History
Means "oak" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this name was borne by a judge of the Israelites.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Various
Pronunciation:  day-ZHA

Meaning & History
Meaning "already," from the French phrase deja vu "already seen."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  AHR-dǝn

Meaning & History
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which are possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "high."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Pronunciation:  SER-ie (English)

Meaning & History
Means "my princess" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it, as recorded in Genesis 17:5.

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  1. Wow, awesome names! I really like Deja.


    P.S. I'm hosting a writing contest and would really appreciate it if you entered.

  2. Whooa! I JUST made a character named Elan and almost spelled it Elon. That is so funny! I declare we share a brain. XD

  3. Thank you, Aili! And thanks for the invite to your contest!!

    Haha! Lauri, that is too funny! Wow. O_o I agree!

  4. Thank you, Aili! And thanks for the invite to your contest!!

    Haha! Lauri, that is too funny! Wow. O_o I agree!


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