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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926), by Henry Watson Fowler (1858–1933), is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing.
Abigail (אֲבִיגַיִל, Avigayil) was the wife of Nabal; she became a wife of the future King David after Nabal's death (1 Samuel). Abigail was David's third wife, after Saul's daughter, Michal, whom Saul later married to Palti, son of Laish when David went into hiding, and Ahinoam.
The acute accent (´) is a diacritic used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts.
Adam is a common masculine given name.
Adolf, also spelled Adolph and sometimes Latinised to Adolphus, is a given name used in German-speaking countries, in Scandinavia, in the Netherlands and Flanders and to a lesser extent in various Central European countries.
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.
Alan is a masculine given name in the English language.
Alex is a unisex given name.
Alexander is a common male given name, and a less common surname.
Alison, Allison, Alyson or Allyson is a given name, usually a masculine-feminine name in English-speaking countries.
The Americas (also collectively called America)"America." The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
Andrew is the English form of a given name common in many countries.
Anglicisation (or anglicization, see English spelling differences), occasionally anglification, anglifying, englishing, refers to modifications made to foreign words, names and phrases to make them easier to spell, pronounce, or understand in English.
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian, the first of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.
Aramaic (אַרָמָיָא Arāmāyā, ܐܪܡܝܐ, آرامية) is a language or group of languages belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afroasiatic language family.
The Armenian language (reformed: հայերեն) is an Indo-European language spoken primarily by the Armenians.
Ash is both a given name (commonly a shortened version of Ashton or Ashley) and a surname.
Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite,Great Basin Wildflowers, Laird R. Blackwell, 2006, p. 275 or sunflower family) is a very large and widespread family of flowering plants (Angiospermae).
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
Baal,Oxford English Dictionary (1885), "" properly Baʿal, was a title and honorific meaning "lord" in the Northwest Semitic languages spoken in the Levant during antiquity. From its use among people, it came to be applied to gods. Scholars previously associated the theonym with solar cults and with a variety of unrelated patron deities, but inscriptions have shown that the name Baʿal was particularly associated with the storm and fertility god Hadad and his local manifestations. The Hebrew Bible, compiled and curated over a span of centuries, includes early use of the term in reference to God (known to them as Yahweh), generic use in reference to various Levantine deities, and finally pointed application towards Hadad, who was decried as a false god. That use was taken over into Christianity and Islam, sometimes under the opprobrious form Beelzebub in demonology.
Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into Christianity.
Bartholomew (translit; Bartholomew Israelite origin Bartholomaeus; ⲃⲁⲣⲑⲟⲗⲟⲙⲉⲟⲥ) was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus from ancient Jewish Israel.
Bavaria (Bavarian and Bayern), officially the Free State of Bavaria (Freistaat Bayern), is a landlocked federal state of Germany, occupying its southeastern corner.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Bert is a hypocoristic form of a number of Germanic male given names, such as Robert, Herbert, Gilbert, Norbert, Bertram, Berthold, and Albert.
The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.
Biblical Hebrew (rtl Ivrit Miqra'it or rtl Leshon ha-Miqra), also called Classical Hebrew, is an archaic form of Hebrew, a Canaanite Semitic language spoken by the Israelites in the area known as Israel, roughly west of the Jordan River and east of the Mediterranean Sea.
A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child.
Robert Wentworth John Holness (12 November 1928 – 6 January 2012) was an English radio and television presenter and occasional actor.
Bohumil is a Slavic male given name.
Boleslaw, Bolesław, Boleslav or Boleslaus in Latin, is a male given name of Slavic origin meaning great glory.
Brian (sometimes spelled Bryan in English) is a male given name of Irish and Breton origin, as well as a surname of Occitan origin.
Brigit, Brigid or Bríg (meaning 'exalted one')Campbell, Mike See also Xavier Delamarre, brigantion / brigant-, in Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise (Éditions Errance, 2003) pp.
The brit milah (בְּרִית מִילָה,; Ashkenazi pronunciation:, "covenant of circumcision"; Yiddish pronunciation: bris) is a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony performed by a mohel ("circumciser") on the eighth day of the infant's life.
Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.
A bronco or bronc, in the United States, northern Mexico and Canada, is an untrained horse or one that habitually bucks.
The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.
Calvin is a masculine given name.
Casimir is an English, French and Latin form of the Polish name Kazimierz.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
The Celtic languages are a group of related languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or "Common Celtic"; a branch of the greater Indo-European language family.
Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, the religion of the Iron Age Celts.
In Christian theology charity, Latin caritas, is understood by Thomas Aquinas as "the friendship of man for God", which "unites us to God".
Charles is a masculine given name from the French form Charles of a Germanic name Karl.
Charlotte is a female given name, a female form of the male name Charlot, a diminutive of Charles.
Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to adolescence.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Chinese astrology is based on the traditional astronomy and calendars.
Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.
Chinese given names are the given names adopted by native speakers of the Chinese language, both in majority-Sinophone countries and among the Chinese diaspora.
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Chinese surnames are used by Han Chinese and Sinicized ethnic groups in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and among overseas Chinese communities.
Chloe (also Chloë, Chloé), IPA pronunciation:, clow-ey, rhymes with snowy is a feminine name, meaning 'blooming' or 'fertility'.
Chris is a short form of various names including Christopher, Christian, Christina, Christine, and Christos.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
A Christian name, sometimes referred to as a baptismal name, is a religious personal name historically given on the occasion of a Christian baptism, though now most often assigned by parents at birth.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
Christopher is the English version of a Europe-wide name derived from the Greek name Χριστόφορος (Christóforos).
Ciarán (Irish pronunciation: /) or Ciaran (Scottish), pronounced or, is a Gaelic male given name.
Cindy, Cindi, Cyndy and Cyndi are feminine given names, sometimes diminutives (hypocorisms) of Cynthia.
Civil law, civilian law, or Roman law is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of Roman law, the main feature of which is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.
A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent.
Classical antiquity (also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is the period of cultural history between the 8th century BC and the 5th or 6th century AD centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world.
Colby Donaldson (born April 1, 1974) is an American actor and television personality, best known as the runner-up on Survivor: The Australian Outback and as the host for the shows Top Shot and Top Guns.
Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin.
Danielle is the French female variant of the male name Daniel, meaning "God is my judge" in the Hebrew language.
David is described in the Hebrew Bible as the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah.
Dawn, from an Old English verb dagian: "to become day", is the time that marks the beginning of twilight before sunrise.
Days of Our Lives (also stylized as Days of our Lives; often abbreviated to DOOL or Days) is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network.
A diminutive is a word that has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named, or to convey a sense of intimacy or endearment.
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.
Dobromir (Добромир) - is a Slavic origin given name built of two elements: dobro "good" + mir "world, peace".
Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-Italian epic romantic drama film directed by David Lean.
John H. Watson, known as Dr.
The Duchy of Lorraine (Lorraine; Lothringen), originally Upper Lorraine, was a duchy now included in the larger present-day region of Lorraine in northeastern France.
East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.
East India is a region of India consisting of the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and also the union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Edgar is a commonly used English given name, from an Anglo-Saxon name Eadgar (composed of ead "rich, prosperous" and gar "spear").
Edward is an English given name.
Eli may refer to.
Elizabeth is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet, Modern Greek pronunciation Elisávet), which is a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning "My God is an oath" or "My God is abundance", as rendered in the Septuagint.
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.
Endogenous substances and processes are those that originate from within an organism, tissue, or cell.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Old Norse | footnotes The given name Eric, Erik, or Erick is derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr (or Eríkr in Eastern Old Norse due to monophthongization).
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
In a variety of contexts, exogeny or exogeneity is the fact of an action or object originating externally.
In the context of religion, one can define faith as confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief, within which faith may equate to confidence based on some perceived degree of warrant, in contrast to the general sense of faith being a belief without evidence.
In one sense, faith in Christianity is often discussed in terms of believing God's promises, trusting in his faithfulness, and relying on God's character and faithfulness to act.
Every person has his/her own family.mother reproduces with husband for children.In the context of human society, a family (from familia) is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word "family" from Latin familia 'family servants, domestics collectively, the servants in a household,' thus also 'members of a household, the estate, property; the household, including relatives and servants,' abstract noun formed from famulus 'servant, slave ') or some combination of these.
Felix is a male given name that stems from Latin (fēlix, felicis) and means "happy".
Fiona is a feminine given name.
Fischer is a German surname, derived from the profession of the fisherman.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Francesca is an Italian female given name, derived from the Latin male name Franciscus meaning 'the Frenchman' It is widely used in most Romance languages, including Italian, French and Catalan, and place of origin is Italy.
Francis is a French and English given name of Latin origin.
Francisco is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the masculine given name Franciscus (corresponding to English Francis).
Franciscus is a Latin given name, originally an epithet meaning "the Frank, the Frenchman".
The Franks (Franci or gens Francorum) were a collection of Germanic peoples, whose name was first mentioned in 3rd century Roman sources, associated with tribes on the Lower and Middle Rhine in the 3rd century AD, on the edge of the Roman Empire.
This article describes the conventions for using people's names in France, including the norms of custom and practice, as well as the legal aspects.
A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.
Generation name, variously zibei or banci, is one of the characters in a traditional Chinese name, and is so called because each member of a generation (i.e. siblings and cousins of the same generation) share that character, unlike surnames or given names.
India lies on the Indian Plate, the northern portion of the Indo-Australian Plate, whose continental crust forms the Indian subcontinent.
George is a widespread given name, derived from the Greek Γεώργιος (Geōrgios) through the Latin Georgius.
The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.
Germanic given names are traditionally dithematic; that is, they are formed from two elements, by joining a prefix and a suffix.
Around 45% of English vocabulary is of French origin, most coming from the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English.
In linguistics, grammatical gender is a specific form of noun class system in which the division of noun classes forms an agreement system with another aspect of the language, such as adjectives, articles, pronouns, or verbs.
The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf,Paquet, P. & Carbyn, L. W. (2003).
In the modern world, personal names among people of Greek language and culture generally consist of a given name, a patronymic and a family name.
The masculine first name Gregory derives from the Latin name "Gregorius," which came from the late Greek name "Γρηγόριος" (Grēgorios) meaning "watchful, alert" (derived from Greek "γρηγoρεῖν" "grēgorein" meaning "to watch").
Hannah (חַנָּה), also spelt Hanna, Hana or Chana, is a Hebrew given name It is derived from the root ḥ-n-n, meaning "favour" or "grace"; A Dictionary of First Names attributes the name to a word meaning 'He (God) has favoured me '. The Hannah spelling of the name was taken up as a given name by the Puritans in the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has always been a common Jewish name.
"Hansel and Gretel" (also known as Hansel and Grettel, Hansel and Grethel, or Little Brother and Little Sister; Hänsel und Gretel (Hänsel und Grethel)) is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812.
Harrison is a common patronymic surname of English origin.
Hebrew names are names that have a Hebrew language origin, classically from the Hebrew Bible.
Helen is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Greek name Ἑλένη, Helenē (dialectal variant: Ἑλένα, Helena) whose etymology is unknown; a derivation of the latter from ἑλένη, a variant form of ἑλάνη, i.e. "torch", is considered "rather uncertain".
Henry is an English male given name and surname derived from Old French Henri/Henry, itself derived from the Old Frankish name Heimeric/Ermerijc, from Common Germanic *Hainariks (from haim- "home" and rik "ruler"), In Old High German, the name was conflated with the name Haginrich (from hagin "enclosure" and rich "ruler") to form Heinrich.
"Hey Jude" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.
Hilary or Hillary is a given and family name, derived from the Latin hilarius meaning "cheerful", from hilaris, "cheerful, merry" which comes from the Greek ἱλαρός (hilaros), "cheerful, merry", which in turn comes from ἵλαος (hilaos), "propitious, gracious".
Hope (lat. spes) is one of the three theological virtues in Christian tradition.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.
Hunter is an English masculine and feminine given name.
A hypocorism (Oxford English Dictionary, online edition: "hypocorism". Retrieved 24 June 2008.) is a diminutive form of a name.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The Indo-European languages are a language family of several hundred related languages and dialects.
Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers.
According to the biblical Book of Genesis, Isaac (إسحٰق/إسحاق) was the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob; his name means "he will laugh", reflecting when Sarah laughed in disbelief when told that she would have a child.
In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylized form of calligraphic handwriting.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
Jackie or Jacky is a given name for both males and females, originally a pet form of Jack/John, Jacqueline or Jacques.
Jacqueline is a female given name.
Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties, which is featured prominently in ancient Asian art.
James is the (Vulgar/Later Latin) form of the Hebrew name Yaʻaqov (known as Jacob in its earlier Latin form).
James Macpherson (Gaelic: Seumas MacMhuirich or Seumas Mac a' Phearsain; 27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of epic poems.
Jamie or spelling variations thereof is a unisex name derived from and often a nickname for James.
Jane is a feminine given name.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
in modern times usually consist of a family name (surname), followed by a given name.
Jasmine (taxonomic name Jasminum) is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae).
Jason is a common given name for a male.
Jennifer is a feminine given name, a Cornish form of Guinevere/Gwenhwyfar adopted into the English language during the 20th century.
Jessica (originally Iessica, also Jesica, Jesika, Jessicah, Jessika, or Jessikah) is a female given name.
The proper name Jesus used in the English language originates from the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua (rtl), also having the variants Joshua or Jeshua.
Jo, jo, JO, or J.O. may refer to.
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
The name Jordan can refer to several things.
Joseph is a masculine given name originating from Hebrew, recorded in the Hebrew Bible, as, Standard Hebrew Yossef, Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic Yôsēp̄.
Joseph (יוֹסֵף meaning "Increase", Standard Yosef Tiberian Yôsēp̄; يوسف Yūsuf or Yūsif; Ἰωσήφ Iōsēph) is an important figure in the Bible's Book of Genesis.
Josephine is a female given name.
Joshua or Jehoshua (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehōšuʿa) or Isho (Aramaic: ܝܼܫܘܿܥ ܒܲܪ ܢܘܿܢ Eesho Bar Non) is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua.
Julia is usually a woman's given name.
June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the second of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the third of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.
Justin is an anglicized form of the Latin given name Justinus, a derivative of Justus, meaning "just", "fair", or "righteous".
Katherine, Catherine, and other variations are feminine names.
Kayla is one of the names of the Beta Israel community among their neighbours, after which the Kayla language is named.
Kayla Brady is a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.
"Kayleigh" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.
Keira Christina Knightley, OBE (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress.
Kim is a male or female given name.
Kofi Atta Annan (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.
Korea is a region in East Asia; since 1945 it has been divided into two distinctive sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea.
A Korean name consists of a family name followed by a given name, as used by the Korean people in both South Korea and North Korea.
The kris (ngoko Javanese:; krama inggil Javanese:; ngoko: keris; krama; dhuwung; krama inggil: wangkingan, lit. "to slice"; Jawi: کريس, Thai: กริช krit, Minangkabau: karih, Tagalog: kalis; Bugis and Makassarese: sele) is an asymmetrical dagger with distinctive blade-patterning achieved through alternating laminations of iron and nickelous iron (pamor).
Lakshmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी, IAST: lakṣmī) or Laxmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity.
Lara can be a given name or a surname in several languages.
Larissa (Λάρισα) is a female given name of Greek origin that is common in Eastern European nations of Orthodox church heritage.
Laura is a female given name in Latin Europe, Western Europe and North America whose meaning ("Bay Laurel") translates to victor, and an early hypocorism from Laurel and Lauren.
Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.
"Layla" is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their only studio album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (November 1970).
Legal name is the name that identifies a person for legal, administrative and other official purposes.
Lesley is a placename and given name, a female variant of Leslie, ultimately an anglicization of a Scottish (Gaelic) placename.
The most popular given names vary nationally, regionally, and culturally.
The most popular given names by state in the United States vary.
Liu Xiang may refer to.
The given name Logan is derived from the Scottish surname Logan, which is in turn derived from a place name.
Madison is a surname of English origin, which has become a popular given name in the United States.
When a person (traditionally the wife in many cultures) assumes the family name of his or her spouse, that name replaces the person's birth surname, which in the case of the wife is called the maiden name (birth name is also used as a gender-neutral or masculine substitute for maiden name), whereas a married name is a family name or surname adopted by a person upon marriage.
The Malaysian Chinese consist of people of full or partial Chinese—particularly Han Chinese—ancestry who were born in or immigrated to Malaysia.
María de las Mercedes is a Spanish given name.
Marcus is a masculine given name of Ancient Roman pre-Christian origin derived either from Etruscan Marce of unknown meaning (possibly from the Etruscan "mar" which means "to harvest"), or referring to the god Mars.
Margaret is a female first name, derived via French (Marguerite) and Latin (Margarita) from Greek Margarites, derived from the noun margaron meaning 'pearl'.
Marillion are a British rock band, formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1979.
Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage).
Martha of Bethany (Aramaic: מַרְתָּא Martâ) is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of Luke and John.
Mary is a feminine given name, the English form of the name Maria, which was in turn a Latin form of the Greek name Μαria (Maria), found in the New Testament.
Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and the Quran.
Mathilda (sometimes spelled Matilda) is a female name, of Germanic Gothic derivation, derived from words corresponding to Old High German "maht" (meaning "might, strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle").
May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days.
Melqart (Phoenician:, lit. milik-qurt, "King of the City"; Akkadian: Milqartu) was the tutelary god of the Phoenician city of Tyre.
Michael is a masculine given name that comes from מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל (Mīkhāʼēl), derived from the question מי כאל mī kāʼēl, meaning "Who is like God?".
In several cultures, people's names usually include one or more names.
Milena is a popular female given name of Slavic origin derived from word "mil" meaning "gracious", "pleasant" or "dear".
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Miroslav (Cyrillic script: Мирослав) (also see: Polish Mirosław) is a Slavic masculine name meaning 'peace and glory, peace glorifier or even a person praising the land / area'.
Mosesמֹשֶׁה, Modern Tiberian ISO 259-3; ܡܘܫܐ Mūše; موسى; Mωϋσῆς was a prophet in the Abrahamic religions.
MuhammadFull name: Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāšim (ابو القاسم محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب ابن هاشم, lit: Father of Qasim Muhammad son of Abd Allah son of Abdul-Muttalib son of Hashim) (مُحمّد;;Classical Arabic pronunciation Latinized as Mahometus c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE)Elizabeth Goldman (1995), p. 63, gives 8 June 632 CE, the dominant Islamic tradition.
A name day is a tradition in some countries in Europe, Latin America, and Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries in general.
A namesake is a person named after another, or more broadly, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or concept) named after a person.
A naming ceremony is the event at which an infant, a youth, or an adult or relatives is given a name or names.
A naming taboo is a cultural taboo against speaking or writing the given names of exalted persons in China and neighboring nations in the ancient Chinese cultural sphere.
Natalie is a female given name derived from the Late Latin name Natalia meaning "Christmas Day" (cf. Latin natale domini).
Nee or NEE may refer to.
The New Testament (Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, trans. Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē; Novum Testamentum) is the second part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, based on the Hebrew Bible.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Nicholas, Nickolas, Nikolas or Nicolas is a male given name, derived from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), a compound of νίκη nikē 'victory' and λαός; laos 'people'.
A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule.
Nominative determinism is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names.
The Norman conquest of England (in Britain, often called the Norman Conquest or the Conquest) was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
North India is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India.
Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region, NER) is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country.
Onomastics or onomatology is the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names.
An orthography is a set of conventions for writing a language.
Ossian (Irish Gaelic/Scottish Gaelic: Oisean) is the narrator and purported author of a cycle of epic poems published by the Scottish poet James Macpherson from 1760.
Pamela is a feminine given name.
Pascal is a common masculine Francophone given name, cognate of Italian name Pasquale, Spanish name Pascual, Catalan name Pasqual.
Pat or PAT may refer to.
Patricia is a common given name.
Paul is a common masculine given name in countries and ethnicities with a Christian heritage (Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Protestantism) and, beyond Europe, in Christian religious communities throughout the world.
Paula is a common female given name (from Latin Paulus, petite).
Pauline is a female given name.
In Homer's Odyssey, Penelope (Πηνελόπεια, Pēnelópeia, or Πηνελόπη, Pēnelópē) is the wife of Odysseus, who is known for her fidelity to Odysseus while he was absent, despite having many suitors.
A personal name or full name is the set of names by which an individual is known and that can be recited as a word-group, with the understanding that, taken together, they all relate to that one individual.
Peter is a common masculine given name.
Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel.
Petunia is genus of 20 species of flowering plants of South American origin.
Pharaoh (ⲡⲣ̅ⲣⲟ Prro) is the common title of the monarchs of ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty (c. 3150 BCE) until the annexation of Egypt by the Roman Empire in 30 BCE, although the actual term "Pharaoh" was not used contemporaneously for a ruler until circa 1200 BCE.
Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age.
Philippa is a given name meaning "lover of horses" or "horses' friend".
The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.
A plum is a fruit of the subgenus Prunus of the genus Prunus. The subgenus is distinguished from other subgenera (peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc.) in the shoots having terminal bud and solitary side buds (not clustered), the flowers in groups of one to five together on short stems, and the fruit having a groove running down one side and a smooth stone (or pit).
Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.
The praenomen (plural: praenomina) was a personal name chosen by the parents of a Roman child.
María de las Mercedes de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orléans, Countess of Barcelona (Spanish: Doña María de las Mercedes Cristina Genara Isabel Luisa Carolina Victoria y Todos los Santos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orléans (23 December 1910 – 2 January 2000) was the mother of Juan Carlos I, King of Spain from 1975 to 2014.
Prudence (prudentia, contracted from providentia meaning "seeing ahead, sagacity") is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.
A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name (orthonym).
Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
Quintus may refer to.
A Chinese radical is a graphical component of a Chinese character under which the character is traditionally listed in a Chinese dictionary.
Radoslav is a common Slavic masculine given name, derived from rad- ("happy, eager, to care") and slava ("glory, fame"), both very common in Slavic dithematic names.
A regnal name, or reign name, is a name used by some monarchs and popes during their reigns, and used subsequently to refer to them.
A religious name is a type of given name bestowed for a religious purpose, and which is generally used in religious contexts.
The Germanic first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" (ruler, leader, king, powerful) and "hard" (strong, brave, hardy), and it therefore means "strong in rule".
The name Robert is a Germanic given name, from Proto-Germanic *χrōþi- "fame" and *berχta- "bright".
Roger is a masculine given name and a surname.
Over the course of some fourteen centuries, the Romans and other peoples of Italy employed a system of nomenclature that differed from that used by other cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean, consisting of a combination of personal and family names.
The Romanization of Chinese is the use of the Latin alphabet to write Chinese.
A root (or root word) is a word that does not have a prefix in front of the word or a suffix at the end of the word.
A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears.
Ross can be used as a given name, typically for males, but is also a typical family name for people of Scottish descent (Clan Ross).
The rowans or mountain-ashes are shrubs or trees in the genus Sorbus of the rose family, Rosaceae.
Ryan may refer to.
Sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or person.
A saint (also historically known as a hallow) is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God.
A saint’s name is the name of a saint given to individuals at their baptism or confirmation within the Catholic Church.
Sam, SAM or variants may refer to.
Samuel is a figure in the Hebrew Bible who plays a key role in the narrative, in the transition from the period of the biblical judges to the institution of a kingdom under Saul, and again in the transition from Saul to David.
Semites, Semitic people or Semitic cultures (from the biblical "Shem", שם) was a term for an ethnic, cultural or racial group who speak or spoke the Semitic languages.
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
A slave name is the personal name given by others to an enslaved person, or a name inherited from enslaved ancestors.
Given names originating from the Slavic languages are most common in Slavic countries.
A soap opera or soaper is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction presented in serial format on television, radio and in novels, featuring the lives of many characters and focusing on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.
South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
South India is the area encompassing the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, occupying 19% of India's area.
Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy.
This article summarizes the phonology (the sound system, or in more general terms, the pronunciation) of Standard Chinese (Standard Mandarin).
Stanislav or Stanislaus (Latinized form) is a very old given name of Slavic origin, meaning someone who achieves glory or fame.
Stephanie or Stefanie (both) is a female name that comes from the Greek name Στέφανος (Stefanos) meaning "crown".
Stephen or Steven is a common English first name.
Susan Lawley, OBE (born 14 July 1946) is an English broadcaster.
A surname, family name, or last name is the portion of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture).
Survivor: The Australian Outback (also referred to as Survivor: Australia in later seasons) is the second season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor.
Susanna (soo-san'-nah) is one of the women associated with the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.
Svetlana (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian Cyrillic: Светлана; Святла́на; Світла́на) is a common Orthodox Slavic female name, deriving from the East and South Slavic root свет svet, which translates into English as "northern star","light", "shining", "luminescent", "pure", "blessed", or "holy", depending upon context similar if not the same as the word Shwet in Sanskrit.
In any given society, a taboo is an implicit prohibition or strong discouragement against something (usually against an utterance or behavior) based on a cultural feeling that it is either too repulsive or dangerous, or, perhaps, too sacred for ordinary people.
Tamara is a female given name most commonly derived from the Biblical name "Tamar", meaning date palm tree.
Tammy is a feminine given name.
Tammy and the Bachelor is a 1957 romantic comedy film and is the first of the four Tammy films.
Sir Michael Terence Wogan (3 August 1938 – 31 January 2016), better known as Terry Wogan, was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who worked for the BBC in the UK for most of his career.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Connexion is a monthly newspaper and news website for the English-speaking expatriate community in France.
The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, also known simply as the Arcadia, is a long prose work by Sir Philip Sidney written towards the end of the 16th century.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay.
The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
Theodore is a masculine given name.
Theological virtues are virtues associated in Christian theology and philosophy with salvation resulting from the grace of God.
A theophoric name (from Greek: θεόφορος, theophoros, literally "bearing or carrying a god") embeds the name of a god, both invoking and displaying the protection of that deity.
Theophory refers to the practice of embedding the name of a god or a deity in, usually, a proper name.
Thomas is recorded in the Greek New Testament as the name of Thomas the Apostle (one of the twelve apostles of Jesus).
Thomas the Apostle (תומאס הקדוש; ⲑⲱⲙⲁⲥ; ܬܐܘܡܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ Thoma Shliha; also called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, according to the New Testament.
Timothy is a masculine name.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.
Transitioning is the process of changing one's gender presentation and/or sex characteristics to accord with one's internal sense of gender identity – the idea of what it means to be a man or a woman,Brown, M. L. & Rounsley, C. A. (1996) True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism – For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals Jossey-Bass: San Francisco or genderqueer (in-between).
Tuesday is the day of the week between Monday and Wednesday.
A unisex name (also known as an epicene name, a gender-neutral name or an androgynous name) is a given name that can be used by a person regardless of the person's sex.
The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.
Vanessa is a feminine given name, especially popular in the United States, Germany and Brazil.
Vesna is a popular Slavic female name derived from the name of Vesna, an ancient Slavic goddess of spring.
Victoria is a feminine first name.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
Vietnamese personal names generally consist of three parts: one family name, one or more middle name(s), and one given name, used in that order.
Viola (and) is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae.
Vivian (and variants such as Vivien and Vivienne) is a given name, and less often a surname, derived from a Latin name of the Roman Empire period, masculine Vivianus and feminine Viviana, which survived into modern use because it is the name of two early Christian female martyrs as well as of a male saint and bishop.
Vladimir (Влади́мир, Володимѣръ, Владимир) is a male Slavic given name of Church Slavonic and Old Slavic origin, now widespread throughout all Slavic nations.
Vladislav (Belarusian: Уладзіслаў (Uładzisłaŭ); Polish: Władysław, Włodzisław; Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian: Владислав) is a male given name of Slavic origin.
Vlastimil is a common Slavic origin given name originating from the roots: vlast (homeland) and mil (favour).
Wendy is a given name generally given to girls in English-speaking countries.
Western India is a loosely defined region of India consisting of its western part.
The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.
Wojciech (is a Polish given name, equivalent to Czech Vojtěch, Slovak Vojtech, and German Woitke. The name is formed from two components in archaic Polish.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The Wu Xing, also known as the Five Elements, Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, Five Processes, the Five Steps/Stages and the Five Planets of significant gravity: Jupiter-木, Saturn-土, Mercury-水, Venus-金, Mars-火Dr Zai, J..
Zbigniew is a Polish masculine given name, originally Zbygniew.
Zoe (and its variants) is a female first name, originally from the Greek (ζωή).
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