Behind the Name

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What does your name mean?
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Male 52
STEFANO
Italian form of STEPHEN:From the Greek name Stephanos which means "crown". Saint Stephen was an early Christian martyr who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. Another Saint Stephen is the patron saint of Hungary, the first Christian king of that country (10th century). As well, this was the name of kings of England, Serbia, and Poland and ten popes. More recently it is borne by the British physicist Stephen Hawking and the American author Stephen King.

MARCO
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK. Marco Polo was the explorer from Venice who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.

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DESTINY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: DES-ti-nee [key]
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Means simply "destiny, fate" from the English word.


i already knew that!

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Female 494
It`s meaning is... "Peaceful and Serene"
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Female 494
Malia
Hawaiian form of MARY
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Female 31
"Meadow."

Fun. :-P

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Female 1
SHAYNA f
Usage: Jewish
Means "beautiful" in Yiddish.
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Female 114
ALYSSA f
Usage: English
Pronounced: a-LIS-a
Either a variant of ALICIA, or else derived from the name of the alyssum flower.
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Female 492
Hilary means cheerful, and it comes from Latin.
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Female 131


TINA f
Usage: English, Italian
Pronounced: TEE-na
Short form of CHRISTINA, KATINA and other names ending in tina.

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Male 2,620
ASA m
Usage: Biblical, Jewish
Pronounced: AY-sa
Means "doctor" in Hebrew. This name was borne by a king of Judah in the Old Testament.

`Cept my name is pronounced uh-SAH

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Female 311
Melissa Means "bee" in Greek

yaaaaay. bee. ya.

My friend kylies name means boomerang. lol

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Female 1
I am loveable! But of course you all knew that! 0:-)
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Female 95
Maria ... it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".
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Female 370
This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volscians, as told by Virgil in the `Aeneid`.
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Female 18
Seija = tranquil, serene. That`s about the exact opposite of me!
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Female 486
LAURA f
Usage: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Hungarian
Pronounced: LOR-a, LAWR-a, LOW-rah (Spanish, Italian)
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". In ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors` garlands. Saint Laura was a 9th-century Spanish martyr, a nun who was thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. Another famous bearer was Laura Secord, a Canadian heroine during the War of 1812.

AGNES f
Usage: English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian
Pronounced: AG-nes
Latinized form of the Greek name Hagne, derived from Greek hagnos meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred under Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint`s frequent depiction with a lamb by her side.

Crazy double first name.

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Female 143
RACHEL f
Usage: English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical
Pronounced: RAY-chel (English), ra-SHEL (French)
Means "ewe" in Hebrew. She was the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin in the Old Testament.
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Female 223
my name isn`t there since it`s in hebrew..

But it`s hebrew for Autumn, I know that.

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Female 247
DELIA f
Usage: English
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos.
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Male 67
ALEXANDER m
Usage: English, German, Dutch
Pronounced: al-eg-ZAN-dur
From the Greek name Alexandros, which meant "defending men" from Greek alexein "to defend, help" and aner "man" (genitive andros). Alexander the Great, King of Macedon, is the most famous bearer of this name. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. This was also the name of emperors of Russia, kings of Scotland and Yugoslavia, and eight popes. Also, Sir Alexander MacKenzie was an explorer of the north and west of Canada in the 18th century.

HA im cool...
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Female 666
a roman name many saints have my name in latin my name means to be strong
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Male 152
NICHOLAS m
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: NI-ko-las (English), nee-ko-LA (French)
From the Greek name Nikolaos which meant "victory of the people" from Greek nike "victory" and laos "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is also known as Santa Claus (from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, and Greece and Russia. Nicholas was also the name of two czars of Russia and five popes.
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Female 339
MIRIAM f
Usage: Jewish, English, Biblical
Pronounced: MIR-ee-am
Hebrew form of MARY used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron.

w00t! i`m from the bible. hehe

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Female 253
MIREILLE f
Usage: French
From the Provençal name Mireio, which was first used by the poet Frederic Mistral. He probably derived it from the Provençal word mirar meaning "to admire".

ADMIRE ME NOW! 0:) J/K

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Female 56
I`m a semi-circled crowned aunt . . . .

*jumps off cliff*

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Female 43
Lovable!
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Male 570
mine is cool!
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Male 570
WILLIAM m
Usage: English
Pronounced: WIL-ee-am
From the Germanic name Wilhelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has belonged to several rulers of England, Prussia, and Germany, including William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England. Another famous bearer was William Tell, a legendary 14th-century hero from Switzerland. In the literary world it has been borne by dramatist William Shakespeare and poet William Blake, as well as contemporary authors William Faulkner and William S. Burroughs.
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Male 2,034
my name is derived from mars, the god of war. I`m so awesome.
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Female 92
Jamie means "Supplanter".. What does that mean?

My middle name means "He will add".. I`m changing that to "she will add" since it`s the female form of Joe.

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Female 62
My name is Marissa, which is an elaborated form of Marisa, which is an elaborated form of Maria, which is Latinate for Mary, which could mean "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", or "wished for child" *or* "beloved" or "love". Geez.
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Female 259
i couldnt find a meaning... :(
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Female 151
Basically, my name means "rose" in modern Hebrew.

weird...

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Female 252
GINA  (1)   f
Usage: Italian, English
Pronounced: JEE-na
Short form of GEORGINA, LUIGINA or other names ending in gina.

GINA  (2)   f
Usage: Japanese
Means "silvery" in Japanese.

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Female 170
JACQUELYN f
Usage: English
Pronounced: JAK-e-lin, JAK-we-lin
Variant of JACQUELINE, Feminine form of JACQUES, French form of JACOB From the Latin Jacobus, which was from the Greek Iakobos, which was from the Hebrew name Ya`aqob which meant "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". The biblical Jacob (later called Israel) was born holding his twin brother Esau`s heel. He was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. A famous bearer of this name was Jacob Grimm, the German linguist and writer who was, with his brother Wilhelm, the author of `Grimm`s Fairy Tales`.

DEANNE f
Usage: English
Pronounced: dee-AN
feminine form of DEAN From a surname which means either "valley" from Old English denu or else "dean" from Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanus meaning "chief of ten"). The actor James Dean was a famous bearer of the surname.


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Female 138
Saint Laura was a 9th-century Spanish martyr, a nun who was thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. :-O OUCH!!! wow yeah there seems to be some vicious laura killing going on.
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Female 13
italian*
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Female 13
jemma (my spelling) - variant of gemma (f)
usage - italian, english
means "precious stone" in itallian.
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Female 748
KIMBERLY f
Usage: English
Pronounced: KIM-bur-lee
From the name of a city in South Africa which was originally named for Lord Kimberley, whose surname means "land belonging to CYNEBURGA" in Old English.

DAWN f
Usage: English
Pronounced: DAWN
Means simply "dawn" from the English word.

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Female 344
VICTORIA (1) f
Usage: English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Pronounced: vik-TOR-ee-a
Feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a long-reigning queen of England. A Canadian city bears this name in her honour, as well as an Australian state and several other geographic areas.

VICTORIA (2) f
Usage: Roman Mythology
Pronounced: vik-TOR-ee-a
Means "victory" in Latin. Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory.

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Female 15
CHLOE (f)
Means "green shoot" in greek. This was an epithet of the goddess Demeter. This name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the new testiment.

Green shoot?? That`s a terrible meaning!

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Female 303
My name isn`t there.
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Female 16
Wow, I get `feminine form of Stephen`!! :
From the Greek name Stephanos which means "crown". Saint Stephen was an early Christian martyr who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. Another Saint Stephen is the patron saint of Hungary, the first Christian king of that country (10th century). As well, this was the name of kings of England, Serbia, and Poland and ten popes. More recently it is borne by the British physicist Stephen Hawking and the American author Stephen King.
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Female 1
my name also means gift from God but I think if it doesn`t have a latin base they stick that meaning there so you don`t feel like a loser.
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Female 111
apparently mine means admireable and wonderful...
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Male 151
My second name

ALED m
Usage: Welsh
Means "offspring" in Welsh.

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Male 151
RHODRI m
Usage: Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements rhod "wheel" and rhi "king". This name was borne by a 9th-century Welsh king.
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Male 10,115
Link: Behind the Name [Rate Link] - What does your name mean?

Mine means ``Gift of God``

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