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ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES

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  • Henrikas. (1) [POST 187] (1) from Germanic, variation Enrikas, short form Henris, Enris; Herkus Western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos]; Middle Ages Latin Henricus from Germanic Henrik, which is from ancient Germanic Heimerich: ancient German Aukštaičių word heim "namai" [home] + richi "galingas (valdovas)" [ruler] - "home ruler"

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  • Ieva [POST 70] (4) Jieva from Hebrew; dialect Evė, Jėva, Jevė, Western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos], Ievė Southern Žemaičių, Jievuka Southern Aukštaičių, Jėvuka Western Lithuania; from the Latinized Hebrew Eva, which is from Hawa - "gyvybinga; gyvenimo davėja" of great vitality, giver of life
  • Ignacijus. (1) [POST 319] from Latin, short forms Ignotas, Ignacas, Ignas, Ignius; dialect Ignasius Southern Aukštaičių [Dzūkų ], Ignotas, Igna, Eastern Aukštaičių : from Latin Ignatius: from the word ignatus,,ugningas, liepsningas" [fiery, flaming]
  • Ilona [POST 17] from Hungarian-Greek name Helena [see Elena] form; short forms: Ilė, Lona.
  • Ipolitas [POST 140] (2) From the Greek, short form Politas, Polis, Polius; dialect Polita, Politas Southern Auskštaičių [Dzūkų], Ipas Aukštaičių [Vilnius]; from the Latinized Greek Hippolytus; Greek word hippos "arklys" [horse] + lyo "iškinkyti" [unharness] [unharnessor of horses]
  • Irena [POST 50] (2)from Greek, short form Ira, Renė dialect Irenė Eastern Aukštaičių [Taujėnai],Rena Northern Žemaičių [Skuodas]; from the latinized Greek Irene, Irenaea: Greek word eirene "peace; rest" Lithuanian equal of "taika; ramybė"
  • Izidorius [POST 59] (1) from Greek, short form Zidorius, Zidas, Dzidorius, Dzidas; dialect Zidoras Western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos], Zidaras, Zidaris Žemaičių, Dzidorius Eastern Aukštaičių from Latinized Greek Isidorus

    * 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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