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ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES

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  • *Eglė [POST 113] (2) Lithuanian, from a Lithuianian story "Eglė Žalčių Karalienė" ["Egle Grass-snake Queen"] heroine's name: Lithuanian word eglė " fir tree." Asterisk * put in front of a name, shows, that this name has no verifiable historical source or not from a family name and not a name of a place, it is a restored olden first name, but came into use not long ago [twentieth century]
  • Elena [POST 17] from Greek, short form Elė Dialect Elė Žemaičių, Alena, Alė Eastern Aukštaitčių, Southern Aukštaičių [dzūkų]. From the Latinized Greek Helena: Greek word helene "enlightened".
  • Elvyra [POST 51} (2) from Spanish, short form Elva, Elė dialect Alvyra, Alė Eastern Aukštaičių, Southern Aukštaičių [dzūkų]; church Latin Elvira from Spanish Elvira - "aukštoji, kilnioji"
  • Elzbieta [POST 69] (2) from Hebrew, variation Elžbieta (2), short form Elzė Dialect Alzbieta, Alžbieta, Aližbutė Eastern Aukštaičių, Southern Aukštaičių (Dzūkų), Alzė Western Aukštaičių, Elziunė Western and Southern Žemaičių, Ilzbė, Ilzbeta, Ilzbutė, Ilzė Western Lithuania [Možosios Lietuvos]; from the Latinized Hebrew Elisabeth, which is from Hebrew 'Elisheba - "prisieku dievu" godly, oath of God, [approaching, seeking, reaching, dedicated], consecrated
  • Enrikas [POST 188] (1), (2) [En rikas, En ri kas] from Italian, short form Enris; from Italian Enriko, which is from Germanic Heinrich, see Henrikas.
  • Erčius [POST 253] Erčius (2) variant Erdžius, Western Lithuania( Mažosios Lietuvos) short form from Erdmonas (variant) Ertmontas, Erkmonas), which is from the German first name Erdmann - "žmogus iš žemes, žmogus" [literal=man from earth, man]. Erdmann is XVII century German from the Hebrew Adomas
  • Estela [POST 354](2) From Spanish; short form Stela; from the Spanish name Estella, which is from the Latin name Stella ; Latin word stella (Lithuanian, "žvaigžde") [means star]

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  • Fabijonas [POST 180] (2) from Latin, Short form Fabas; dialect Pabijonas; from the Latin Fabianus, which has the suffix -anus derivative from Fabius, see Fabijus
  • Fabijus [POST 176] (1) From Latin, short form Fabas; from the Latin Fabius, which is from an ancient Roman family name Fabius - "auginantis pupas" [growing beans]: Latin word faba "pupa" [bean]

  • Fredas [POST 311] Fredas - short form of [see] Alfredas and others.

    * Asterisk put in front of a name, shows, that this name has no verifiable historical source or not from a family name and not a name of a place it is a restored olden first name, but came into use not long ago [twentieth century]

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