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Subject: Re: Aunt's First Name
Author: Telfalathiel   (Authenticated as telfalathiel)
Date: February 3, 2010 at 4:27:43 PM
Reply to: Aunt's First Name by mariej2
I don't know for certain, but it seems likely that Rienette would be an elaboration of Reina or a feminization of Rien.

In addition to what this site says, I've found that rien is French, meaning "nothing", but it seems unlikely that someone would knowingly select this as a name.

Also, according to Think Baby Names, the boy's name Rien \rien\ is a variant of Marino (Latin) and Ryan (Gaelic), and the meaning of Rien is "of the sea; king".

"It's the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish." - J.R.R. Tolkien

VOTE on my Name List
http://babynames.com/namelist/9415432

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