ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES
(1) from Germanic, short form Zigmas; dialect Zigmus Southern Auktaičių [Dzūkų], Zigmis, Zigmė Zemaicčių from the Latinized Germanic Sigismundus from Gothic Sigismunth: Goth word sigis "pergale"[victory] + munth "apsauga [defender], saugotojas [protector] ( interpreted as victory defender, protector)
(2) from Lithuanian, short form of Zigmantas [see Zigmantas] Go to the original message POST 166 for additional footnotes.
[Post 313] Zita (2) from Phoenician; Church Latin Zita from German Sitta, which is the Latinized Phoenician Sidonia (see Sidona)short form.
(1) from Greek, short form Zosė dialect Zopija, Zapė Zemaičių from the Latinized Greek Sophia, see Sofija
[Post 121] (2) - Lithuanian short form from Zofija [see Zofija]
(2)from Hebrew, short form, Zuzė, Zan; dialect Zuzana, Zuzanė, Zuzė,Zunė, Zanė, Uzanė, Uzė Zemaičiū from the latinized Hebrew Susanna from Hebrew oanna: Hebrew word oanna "lelija" [water lily]
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ana [POST 328] from the French name Jeanne, which is from Middle Ages Latin names Joanna, Johanna, see Joana
aneta [POST 328]  from the French, short form ana; from French name Jean-ette, which has a suffix -ette [diminutive] derrivative from the name Jeanne, see ana.
[POST 275] (2) From Lithuanian, short form Vilė from the male name yvilas; grew in popularity as a result of a Lithuanian story / tale atrijos Raganos - " ivilė."
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