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ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES

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  • Serena [POST 299]  Serena (2) [f.] from Latin, short form Sera, Renė from Latin Serena, which is from the the male name Serenus see Serenas 
  • Serenas [POST 299]  Serenas (2) from Latin, short form Seras, Renius; from Latin Serenus means "giedras; linksmas" [clear - serene; merry - cheerful] 
  • Sidona [Post 313] (2) from Phoenician, short form Sida ; which is from the Latinized Sidonis - "sidoniete, Sidona gyventoya" [female inhabitant of the ancient Phoenician capital]
  • Silvestra [Post 61] (2)from Latin, short form Silva; from the male Silvester, see Silvestras
  • Silvestras [POST 61] (2)from Latin, short form Silvas; dialect Selvestras Eastern Aukštaičių, Silva Western and Northern Žemaičių from Latin Silvester : Latin word silvester "girnis, miškū (gyventojas)" [forest dweller]
  • Sofija [POST 121] (1) from Greek; from the Latinized Greek Sophia: Greek word sophia "išmintis," [reason]
  • Stanislovas [POST 133] (1) from Slavic, olden time variation Stanislavas (1), short form Stasys, Stasius,; dialect Stasis Northern Žemaičių, Stosius Eastern Aukštaičių (Kupiškis), Staja Eastern Aukštaičių (Rokiškis), olden times short form Stanys, Stanis, Stanius, Stonys, Stonis, Stonius; Church Latin Stanislaus from olden time Slavic Stanislav3:
  • Stasys [POST 133] (4) Stasius (2) Lithuanian short form of Stanislovas [see Stanislovas]
  • Stela [POST 354] From Latin; from Latin name Stella: Latin word stella (Lithuanian,, žvaigžde") [means star]
  • Steponas [POST 27] from Greek,short form Stepas; dialect Stepena(s),Staponas,Stapas eastern Aukštaičių, Steponius, western Aukštaičių , [Mažosios Lietuvos]Steponas, Staponas,Stapis,Stapė Žemaičių from the latinized Greek Stephanus: Greek word stephanos "vainikas [wreath, garland]

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  • Šarunas [POST 385] (1) from Lithuanian,short form Šarius, Šarys; stems from the drama "Šarnūas" written by V Kreves and is the hero in the drama and which is found in Merkines region songs; suffix -ūnas - derived from olden time first names *Šaras, *Šarys (similar surnames Šaras, Šarelis, Šaronis): Lithuanian word šarus "greitas" means fast, šar-uoti "skubiai eiti" / walk in a hurry, "daug dirbti" / do much, šar-ioti "lakstyti" / to run about. It spread in Lithuania due to the song's various versions with the use of the character's name Saronas (possible derivation with the suffix -onas from the Lithuanian words sar-ioti " siaubti" ravage, "niokoti" lay waste, plėšti" to rob, "bastytis" to wander. Comparable to the Prussian first names Sary-bod, Sar-otte), but which is held primary, but in Merkines area Šarunas is the local equivalent. The hill's name Šaruno kalnas / kapas (Merkines area village of Masališkių), the name Šarunai (Žagare), for example Šarunas (Joniškelis, Druskikinkai) is new, influenced from the drama's hero's name.

  • 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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