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Subject: Re: Meaning of the name Cuana
Author: Anneza   (guest, 163.200.81.4)
Date: August 4, 2004 at 12:04:39 AM
Reply to: Meaning of the name Cuana by Laura
On the Home page you can enter Cuan and the search function will find it for you.

The -a on the end of male names used to be common in Anglo-Saxon, and presumably in the earliest versions of Irish Gaelic as well; it faded out in English as a male ending, partly because the pronunciation of final syllables became less distinct and partly because of biblical and Latin names like Maria, Rebecca, Hannah, Helena etc which helped to make the -a ending a female one.

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