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ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES

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  • * Neringa [POST 158] (1)Lithuanian, short form Nerė from the legend about Neringa and Naglį. Neringa is a name of a place and Nagli is the name of a hill in Palanga. See the original post for some History - Post 158

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  • Olivija [POST 120] (1)from Latin, short form Olivė from the Latin Olivia: Latin word oliva "alyvmedis" ["olive tree"]
  • Ona [POST #3] [POST 73] Derivative Onutė dialect -One, Anė - Žemaičių, Ancė Eastern Aukštaičių Ance, Vona Žemaičių [Reitavas], Ania Southern Aukštaičių [Dzukų], Anužė, Anušė Western Lithiania [Mažosios Lietuvos] from Latinized Hebrew Anne from Hebrew Hanna - "patraukli, žavi" attractive, charming.
  • Osvaldas [POST281]  (1) From Anglo Saxon, short form Valdas; Church Latin Osvaldus from the Anglo Saxon Osewald : Anglo Saxon os "dievas" and "weald " valdžia." The word "dievas" means God and "valdz^ia" means power: authority, rule.  

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  • Paulius [POST 137] (2) From Latin, olden times variation Paulas (2); dialect Paulis, Paulė Southern Žemaičių, Paulius, Paulia Eastern Aukštaičių, Paulė Žemaičių (Salantai);from the Latin Paulus: Latin word paulus "mažas" [small, little, short, ]
  • Petras [POST 20] from Greek; dialect Petris, Žemaičių from the latinized Greek. Petrus: Greek word petros "rock"

    * 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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