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Subject: Re: My name and my grandma!s names.
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: October 11, 2003 at 2:43:33 PM
Reply to: My name and my grandma!s names. by Pauline..Polly...Jemima
First of all, you could've just typed your names into the search box on the main page of Behind the Name. But I'll be generous today and give you the meanings of all three names.

PAULINE f French, English
Pronounced: po-LEEN (French), paw-LEEN (English)
French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO) -->

PAULINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealth after his son died. He became bishop of Nola and was also noted for his poetry. -->

PAUL m English, French, German, Romanian, Biblical
Pronounced: PAWL, POL (French)
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Saint Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church, his story told in Acts in the New Testament. He was originally named Saul, but changed his name after converting to Christianity. Most of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him. This was also the name of six popes. Famous bearers of this name in the art world include Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin, both 19th-century impressionist painters from France.

POLLY f English
Pronounced: PAWL-ee
Pet form of MOLLY -->

MOLLY f English
Pronounced: MAWL-ee
Pet form of MARY -->

MARY f English, Biblical
Pronounced: MER-ee
Usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Mariam or Maria (the spellings are interchangeable), which were from the Hebrew name Miriam. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love". This is the name of several New Testament characters, most importantly Mary the virgin mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. Two queens of England have had this name, as well as a Queen of Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots.

JEMIMA f Biblical, English
Pronounced: je-MIE-ma
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament.


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