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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 10:15 am
    Link: Behind the Name - What does your name mean?

    Mine means ``Gift of God``

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    Ongooshk Male 13-17
    151 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 10:21 am
    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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    Ongooshk Male 13-17
    151 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 10:48 am
    My second name

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

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    NightOwler Female 13-17
    111 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 11:00 am
    apparently mine means admireable and wonderful...
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    peggyo Female 18-29
    1 post
    September 1, 2004 at 11:17 am
    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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    Res Female 18-29
    16 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 11:19 am
    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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    NemiMontoya Female 18-29
    303 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 11:31 am
    My name isn`t there.
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    Moodyjane Female 13-17
    15 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 12:26 pm
    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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    Akito Female 18-29
    344 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 12:52 pm
    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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    LolaGabanna Female 18-29
    748 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 1:49 pm
    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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    HybridScar Female 13-17
    13 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 2:04 pm
    jemma (my spelling) - variant of gemma (f)
    usage - italian, english
    means "precious stone" in itallian.
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    HybridScar Female 13-17
    13 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 2:04 pm
    italian*
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    voodoowild22 Female 18-29
    138 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 2:26 pm
    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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    DeeDee17 Female 18-29
    170 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 2:48 pm
    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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    Sleepygean Female 18-29
    252 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 3:00 pm
    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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    ApathyAlways Female 13-17
    151 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 3:01 pm
    Basically, my name means "rose" in modern Hebrew.

    weird...

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    sfhrock Female 13-17
    259 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 3:18 pm
    i couldnt find a meaning... :(
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    nariko Female 13-17
    62 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 3:29 pm
    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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    JJM2004 Female 13-17
    92 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 3:39 pm
    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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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 4:03 pm
    my name is derived from mars, the god of war. I`m so awesome.
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    Rested Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 6:26 pm
    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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    Rested Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 6:26 pm
    mine is cool!
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    puzzle Female 13-17
    43 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 6:40 pm
    Lovable!
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    AngelicBabee Female 13-17
    56 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 6:42 pm
    I`m a semi-circled crowned aunt . . . .

    *jumps off cliff*

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    Kaida Female 13-17
    253 posts
    September 1, 2004 at 7:46 pm
    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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    Lady Female 13-17
    339 posts
    September 2, 2004 at 5:31 am
    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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    milkenacow Male 13-17
    152 posts
    September 2, 2004 at 8:47 am
    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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    valgal Female 30-39
    666 posts
    September 2, 2004 at 11:25 am
    a roman name many saints have my name in latin my name means to be strong
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    aert Male 13-17
    67 posts
    September 2, 2004 at 5:28 pm
    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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    Zysthaezia Female 18-29
    247 posts
    September 2, 2004 at 10:04 pm
    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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    OctobeR_God Female 18-29
    223 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 4:59 am
    my name isn`t there since it`s in hebrew..

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

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    QwErTyGiRl Female 18-29
    143 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 10:59 am
    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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    YoSassy Female 18-29
    486 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 11:36 am
    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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    seistar14 Female 18-29
    18 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 1:52 pm
    Seija = tranquil, serene. That`s about the exact opposite of me!
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    pegasus Female 18-29
    370 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 2:05 pm
    This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volscians, as told by Virgil in the `Aeneid`.
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    nina52 Female 50-59
    95 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 3:16 pm
    Maria ... it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".
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    oompa_loompa Female 13-17
    1 post
    September 3, 2004 at 3:19 pm
    I am loveable! But of course you all knew that! 0:-)
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    mea Female 13-17
    311 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 3:26 pm
    Melissa Means "bee" in Greek

    yaaaaay. bee. ya.

    My friend kylies name means boomerang. lol

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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 7:42 pm
    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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    Snow Angel58 Female 18-29
    131 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 7:48 pm


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

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    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    September 3, 2004 at 8:04 pm
    Hilary means cheerful, and it comes from Latin.
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    alyssa_898 Female 18-29
    114 posts
    September 4, 2004 at 12:27 pm
    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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    InThisSkin Female 13-17
    1 post
    September 12, 2004 at 1:19 pm
    SHAYNA f
    Usage: Jewish
    Means "beautiful" in Yiddish.
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    happybob Female 18-29
    31 posts
    September 12, 2004 at 1:35 pm
    "Meadow."

    Fun. :-P

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    forestq Female 18-29
    494 posts
    May 24, 2005 at 7:50 pm
    Malia
    Hawaiian form of MARY
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    forestq Female 18-29
    494 posts
    May 24, 2005 at 7:51 pm
    It`s meaning is... "Peaceful and Serene"
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    Destiny124 Female 18-29
    131 posts
    May 24, 2005 at 8:23 pm
    DESTINY
    Gender: Feminine
    Usage: English
    Pronounced: DES-ti-nee
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    Means simply "destiny, fate" from the English word.


    i already knew that!

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    Stfno88 Male 13-17
    52 posts
    June 4, 2005 at 8:26 pm
    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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