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Names and Name Meanings

Names are designation given to identify people and animate or inanimate objects. Usually a name is associated or derived from to a deity, a holiday, or even a coy description.

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Nicknames

If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose it?

Rick Charge. My friends and I came up with this in high school when I was mulling over legally changing my name. We thought it was simultaneously the coolest and lamest sounding name we'd ever heard. I still stand behind it.

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Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Adjectives and Articles

What are some adjectives that begin with the letter V?

Some adjectives beginning with V:

vacant

vacillating

vacuous

vagabond

vagrant

vague

vain

vainglorious

valiant

valid

valorous

valuable

vanilla

vanishing

vapid

vaporous

variable

variant

varied

variegated

various

varying

vascular

vast

vegetable

vegetarian

vegetative

vehement

veiny

velvet

velveteen

velvety

venal

venerable

vengeful

venial

venomous

venturesome

veracious

verbal

verbose

verifiable

verified

veritable

vernal

versatile

versed

vertical

very

vested

veteran

veterinary

vexatious

vexing

vial

vibrant

vicarious

vicious

victorious

vigilant

vigorous

vigorus

vile

villainous

vindictive

vintage

violent

violet

viral

virgin

virile

virtual

virtuous

virulent

viscid

viscous

viscus

visible

visionary

visual

vital

vitreous

vitriolic

vituperative

vivacious

vivid

vocal

vocational

vocative

vociferous

voiceless

voidable

volatile

voluble

voluminous

voluntary

voluptuous

voracious

votive

Vulcan

vulgar

vulnerable

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French to English

What is the name 'Rochelle' when translated from French to English?

The uncapitalized word "rochelle" means "mezzanine", but the capitalized name "Rochelle" does not exist in French, although it is present in the Atlantic port town of "La Rochelle". It comes from "roc" or "roche", meaning "rock", which is what La Rochelle's harbor is built upon.

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What boy name means strength?

Andrew

Apollo

Arsenio

Brian

Ethan

Maynard

Valentine

Valerian

tixtla

Teal'c (in the fictional Goa'uld language from the Stargate Universe.)

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  • Alcaeus - Ancient Greek; "Strength."
  • Aonghus - Irish, Scottish; "One Strength."
  • Apollo - Greek Mythology; "Strength."
  • Cleisthenes - Ancient Greek; "Glory, Strength."
  • Eyal - Hebrew; "Might, Strength."
  • Manfred - German, Dutch, Polish; "Strength, Peace."
  • Meginhard - Ancient Germanic; "Strength, Brave, Hardy."
  • Meine - Frisian, Dutch, German; "Strength."
  • Meinrad - German, Ancient Germanic; "Strength, Might, Counsel."
  • Nerva - Ancient Roman; "Strength."
  • Oz - Hebrew; "Strength."
  • Qiang - Chinese; "Strength."
  • Sisu - Finnish; "Willpower, Determination, Strength."
  • Wei - "Power, Strength."
  • Shakti - Sanskrit (Ancient Hindu Language) meaning "strength" शक्ति
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English to Greek

What does the name Calla mean in greek?

Calla (Kala) is the Greek word for "good" or "fine."

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Name Origins
Names and Name Meanings

What is the meaning of the name Anisha?

Anisha signifies continuum and uninterrupted perpetual process that never stops, one which has an everlasting flame for eternity. Anisha is also one of the names of Goddess Laxmi, in Indian culture and mythology. Anisha is also an anagram of Ahinsa (i.e. non-violence). It may also mean "light" and "brightness" as in the opposite of night (i.e. "nisha" that signifies darkness). In that regards, the name Anishacarries the same meaning as another Indian name Usha. It is also believed that the name Anisha is dderived from Greek word Anice, and hence has the meaning Satisfaction or Fulfillment in material sense or Enlightenment in spiritual perspective.

Notable Anisha:

Anisha Nicole, Anisha Shenai, Anisha Nagarajan, Anisha Lakhani, Anisha Tomlinson, Anisha Khatkhate, Anisha Shenai-Khatkhate, Anisha Chinoy

This name means she has the greatest power of all, invincible, blessed, lucky and one of gods greatest creations.

This name brings luck and beauty to all

it is a femanine name and originates from India.

it was created by the king of india when his eldest daughter was born.

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What does the surname Española mean?

Española means someone or something from Spain.

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Bengali
Names and Name Meanings

What is the meaning of Bengali name Srimoyee?

SRIMOYEE

SRIMOYEE : its the distorted bengali form of Sanskrit word SriMayi. It means one who is full of (mayi) auspiciousness (Sri). Also represent Goddess Durga. श्रीमयी (Sanskrit is ancient sacred Hindu Language)

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Punctuation and Capitalization
Names and Name Meanings

Do you capitalize international sports federations or not?

Yes, they are proper nouns and would need to be capitalized.

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Names and Name Meanings

What pet name means gentle?

Malinda means gentle one

Mayu means gentle

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English to French
Non-English Names Pronunciation

What do you call a French holy woman?

A French holy woman is 'une sainte' in French.

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Definitions
Names and Name Meanings
Slogans and Mottos

What is the meaning of the letters PEO?

According to Wikipedia,

PEO may stand for:

* Parking enforcement officer

* Plasma electrolytic oxidation, a surface-treatment process for metals

* Polyethylene oxide, a polymer

* Old Persian language, per ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-3 standards

* Pancyprian Federation of Labour, an umbrella organization for trade unions in Cyprus

* P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international women's organization with headquarters in North America

* Professional employer organization, a service provider of outsourced human resource management

* Professional Engineers Ontario

* Program Executive Officer, an individual, civilian or military, responsible for large scale U.S. military acquisitions

* Progressive external ophthalmoplegia, a disease

* Programs Evaluation Office, a U.S. Defense Department covert mission in Laos

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Hobbies & Collectibles
Names and Name Meanings

What is the meaning of the name Letty?

Letty is the shortened form of Letitia. From Latin, it means: gladness, gaiety.

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What is the meaning of the name Nivea?

Nivea from the Latin word niveus/nivea/niveum- meaning snow-white or freshness

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Names and Name Meanings

What is the meaning of the name Nawa?

The name Nawa originates from Asia (from the Indonesian language) and it means "nine" or "ninth child".

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Baby Names
Names and Name Meanings
English to Arabic

What is the meaning of the name Isha in Arabic?

It's originally an Hebrew name and means simply 'Woman'.

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Baby Names
Names and Name Meanings
English Spelling and Pronunciation

How do you spell Melissa in a different way?

Alternate spellings for Mellisa are Malissa and Melisa.

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Names and Name Meanings
Hello Kitty

What does kitty mean in Chinese?

I am Chinese and know FLUENT Chinese! Kitty in NOT a word in Chinese. if your looking for what IS kitty in Chinese it is Mao. kitty is not a Chinese word.

the word devil in Chinese Is Kitty Right Or No??

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History, Politics & Society
Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Names and Name Meanings

What does 'Rogues in Robes' mean?

today's best example of rogues in robes is The Robert's Activist Supreme Court. The sacrifice of Constitutional "One Man/One Vote" Tenet for the sake of Political Party Gains is, by definition, a rogue-court's ruling to allow Corporations to be treated as if they were people or voters with regard to financial "Rights of Free Speech" and allows the entry of rogue players in the US Electoral Process.

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Short Stories
Names and Name Meanings

What is nationality of van winkle name?

Dutch; the meaning is: "from the town of Winkel, in Holland".

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Chimpanzees
Names and Name Meanings

Is Zhong Fan a male or female name?

it is a male name you dont find girls with that name in china or japan anymore

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What is the meaning of the name Al?

Al is from the name Albert, which means "noble, bright."
"Al" in Arabic is an article, meaning "the." As a name, it wouldn't mean much by itself, but would probably be short for something else.
Alex, Albert, or Alan, to name a few. the Aardvarks are coming

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What does the Gaelic name Esca mean?

It may be Celtic but not Gaelic, it's more like Welsh. The River Usk in Wales (Afon Wysg), latinized as Isca, is thought to be derived from a word for 'water/river' or

possibly 'abounding in fish'.

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Louisiana
Word and Phrase Origins
Names and Name Meanings

What is the meaning of the name 'Louisiana'?

Louisiane was named in 1682 by the French explorer La Salle for Louis XIV of France, and originally applied to the entire Mississippi basin.

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Baby Names
Names and Name Meanings

What name for a girl means distraught or helpless?

Baby names usually have hopeful or positive meanings, but maybe these are close enough:

Tristan means "sad."

Mallory means "unfortunate."

Wilda means "wild."

Delilah means "weak, languishing."

Perdita means "lost."

Desdemona means "ill-fated."

Mahlah means "weak."

Dolores means "sorrows."

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