Meaning: “Favor, grace.”
Nicknames: Miley, Leva
Detail: Mileva Maric was one of the first women to study math and physics in Europe; she and one of her fellow students, Albert Einstein, were later married.
Meaning: “The one who belongs to the Earth.”
Nicknames: Zemi, Mina
Detail: The Lithuanian Earth Goddess.
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Meaning: “Happy favour.”
Nicknames: Rad, Red, Mila, Mili, Rilla
Detail: Derived from the Slavic elements
rad “care, joy” and mil “gracious, dear”.
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Meaning: “Rising star.”
Nicknames: Zori, Zor, Zora, Zoro
Detail: The future of our universe rests in the hands of three young women, the Zorya. The most important task of these heavenly Slavic stunners is to guard over the doomsday dog who tries to eat the constellation Ursa Minor (the little bear). If the dog ever breaks free from the chain, the universe will end.
In ancient Slavic mythology, the Zorya are the guardian goddesses of sky and light. There was the morning star (Utrennyaya); the evening star (Vechernyaya); and the midnight Zorya (Polunochnaya).
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Origin: Czech / Gaelic Meaning: “Rock.”
Origin: French Meaning: “Bird; Hazelnut.”
Origin: Greek Meaning: “Bright one; shining one; defender of men.”
Nicknames: Ala, Ali, Lena, Leni
Detail: Saint Alena was a Belgian martyr.
Alene (English and Czech)
Alenka (English, Russian, and Slavic)
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Meaning: “Mother; heritage; destiny.”
Nicknames: Ro, Rose, Zani, Nica, Rozzy
Detail: A goddess of winter
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