Origin: Russian from Latin
Nicknames: Mona, Mattie, Trya, Tony
Detail: The name Matryona is related to the Latin root
mater meaning “mother”.
Matryona’s Place (sometimes Matryona’s Home or House) is a story written in 1959 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It is the tale of an old peasant woman’s determined struggle against cold, hunger, and greedy relatives.
Nicknames: Nyd, Nydi, Nya, Nedda
Meaning: “Famed warrior.”
Nicknames: Ludo, Lu, Dov, Vic
Detail: From the Germanic name
Chlodovech, composed of the elements hlud “fame” and wig “warrior”.
Harry Potter series, Ludovic Bagman was a quidditch beater for the Wimbourne Wasps and Head of the Department of Games and Sports within the Ministry of Magic.
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Meaning: “Linnaea flower.”
Pronunciation: (lih-NEY-ah); (LIH-nee-ah)
Nicknames: Leah, Nea, Naya
Detail: From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower.
It was named by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus, who named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.
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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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Meaning: “The tying; fastening one.”
Pronunciation: (PEY-reh-nee); (pih-REH-nee)
Nicknames: Pay, Pira, Rene
Detail: Daughter of the river god. Pirene was a nymph in Greek and Roman mythology whose unending grief for the loss of her son transformed her into a fountain near Corinth.
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