A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere
I would call myself a romantic but I’m still not a fan of Valentine’s day due to the excessive commercialism and the idea of being romantic for only one day of the year. (Someone will probably rebut me on this). However I’ve been struck with an idea for a new blog series, so pushing my negativity aside I will play along with the Valentine theme. The blog series is called “Born on …. Day.” I will select 14 names that I find interesting, names of people who have been born on that particular day for e.g Valentine’s day. I’m hoping to continue this on through the year but we shall see (Christmas day edition might be cancelled or posted earlier as I will be out of the country at that time).
So without further ado here are some names to celebrate Valentine’s day:
Enrique | Enrique Florez, Spanish historian b.1701 | Spanish form of Henry meaning “home ruler.”
Fernando | Fernando Sor (baptized), Spanish composer b. 1778 | Spanish and Portuguese form of Ferdinand meaning “eager for peace.”
Walenty | Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter b.1799 | Polish form of Valentine meaning”strong, vigorous, healthy” in Latin.
Emory | Emory Washburn, American politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts b. 1800 | Variant of Emery which is the Norman form of Emmerich meaning “work, labor.”
Radola | Radola Gajda, Czech military commander b.1892 | Radola is the name of a village and municipality in Kysucké Nové Mesto District in the Zilina Region of northern Slovakia.
Callix | Callix Crabbe, US Virgin Islander baseball player, b 1983 | Respelling of the Latin name Calix meaning “wine cup.”
Rhydian | Rhydian Roberts, Welsh singer and reality show contestant b.1983 | Variant of the Welsh name Rhydwyn meaning “ford, crossing” and “white, fair, blessed.”
Sefa | Sefa Yılmaz, German footballer b.1990 | Old Norse female form of Sefi meaning “tranquil, gentle.”
Lucrezia | Lucrezia de’ Medici, Duchess of Ferrara b.1545 | Italian form of Lucretia, a Roman name meaning “profit, wealth.”
Gerda | Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress b.1871 | Feminine form of German Gerd meaning “spear strength.”
Florence | Florence Henderson, American actress b.1934 | From the Latin name Florentius meaning “prosperous, flourishing.”
Soile | Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano b.1957 | Finnish name meaning “glow of the northern polar lights.”
Sakina | Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress b. 1962 | Means “calmness, peace” in Arabic.
Lenka | Lenka Tvarošková, Slovak tennis player b.1982 | Originally a diminutive of Magdalena “from Magdala” and Helena “torch.”