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Subject: Spanish/Portuguese first names.
Author: Lucille   (Authenticated as Lucille)
Date: May 17, 2005 at 9:05:20 AM
I have distant relatives living in Argentina, and some of their names are unknown to me (or I can't find anything about the meaning or origin of those names on the Internet). Perhaps you could disclose their meanings to me?

All the names are female names.

Alira - I have no idea what this name means. It isn't listed in this database.

Cayetana - the name isn't listed in this database, but Cayetano *is* listed, so that's probably the male counterpart. Still, I don't just want to assume something, I'd rather have certainty.

Chuznelda - I have no idea what this name means. Just typing it in in Google did not offer any results whatsoever. :-/

Delmira - perhaps the female form of Delmar? She also has a nickname, which is Pasión. I suppose it could mean 'passion', but still, I don't want to assume too much.

Elba - this name is listed in the database, but it doesn't list a meaning. Perhaps you could find one?

Elva - This name is listed in the database, but couldn't it have a different meaning in either Spanish or Portuguese? Since this database lists either a Germanic or Icelandic meaning.

Justa - This name isn't listed in the database, but I suspect it's the Spanish female version of Justus. Or, it could be a different spelling of Gusta, which is short for Augusta.

Nelida - I have no idea what this name means, and it isn't listed in this database either. This relative's full name is: Elva Nelida [surname] (for Elva, see above). She also has a nickname, Poro. I can't see where they got this masculine-sounding nickname from, if I look at her first and middle names.

That are all the names I would like to know the meaning of.

Oh, I just saw that there's just one male name that I don't know the meaning of, either. It's Meroslao (or spelled as Meroslão). In this case, I'm not sure if it's the middle name or just the surname, but I think it's the former.

Thank you very much in advance if you could help me! :D


Lucille :)

This message was edited by the author on May 17, 2005 at 9:07:28 AM

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