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Subject: Re: Fijian name
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 16, 2005 at 4:45:32 PM
Reply to: Fijian name by Lexy
Here is a quick selection of Fijian girls' names from The Pacific Islanders' Book of Names by Brenna Lorenz. This book was copyrighted in 1996. Unfortunately, there is no indication in the book as to the actual popularity of any of these names in Fiji for girls born in the late 1980s.

Akanisi: Fijian form of Agnes
Asenaca: Fijian form of Asenath
Esiteri, Siteri: Fijian forms of Esther
Ilisapeci: Fijian form of Elizabeth
Josivini: Fijian form of Josephine
Karalaini: Fijian form of Caroline
Kasanita: Fijian "strike wood together to make fire"
Kereni: Fijian "ask" or "boiling"
Kula: Fijian "parrot"
Litia: Fijian form of Lydia
Marama: Fijian "a lady"
Mereoni: Fijian form of Marion
Paterisia: Fijian form of Patricia
Rokolewasau: Fijian "power to rule over the people"
Ruci: Fijian form of Ruth
Salaseini: Fijian form of Sally Jane
Sereana: Fijian "song"
Sovaia: Fijian form of Sophia
Toloi: Fijian "woman with a slender waist"
Varadoli: Fijian "forced to give birth early"


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