Meaning: “Holy, blessed.”
Pronunciation: (OL-gah); (AWL-gah)
Nicknames: Oli, Ola, Olgi, Olya
Details: Russian form of Helga. From the from Old Norse name
Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning “holy, blessed”.
The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I.
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Nicknames: Mari, Posy, Rippa
Detail: Spanish word for butterfly.
Meaning: “Snowy, snow-covered.”
Pronunciation: (nuh-VA-duh); (neh-VAH-dah)
Detail: Although the name is derived from the Spanish word nevada “snowy, snow-covered”, the local pronunciation of the state’s name is not Spanish (neh-VAH-dah) but good ol’ American (nuh-VA-duh).
Meaning: “Man from Laurentum.”
Nicknames: Lozo, Enzo, Renzo, Lenzo
Detail: Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius, which meant “from Laurentum”, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus “laurel”.
Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome.
In the Middle Ages this name was common in England (in a variety of spellings), partly because of a second saint by this name, a 7th-century archbishop of Canterbury.
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Origin: Latin; Old English; French
Meaning: “Snow, new, juniper tree.”
Detail: Neva is derived from the Latin word
neve meaning “snow”.
A different derivation of Neva is from the Old English word
neowe which means “new”
Another origin of Neva is from the Old French Geneva meaning “juniper tree”
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Origin: English / Spanish / Germanic
Meaning: “A man, barberry tree, fortified hill.”
Nicknames: Ar, Arl, Lo
Detail: There are several origins of the name:
An Italian variant of the German Charles meaning “man”
The Spanish word for the “barberry tree”
An Old English variant of Harlow, derived from the Anglo-Saxon words here and hlaw meaning “army hill”
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Meaning: “Mighty in battle.”
Nicknames: Maffy, Mafa
Detail: Mafalda is a Spanish and Italian variant form of Matilda, from the Germanic
maht “strength” and hild “battle”.
Harry Potter Mafalda Hopkirk is an improper Use of Magic Office employee at the Ministry of Magic.
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