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Subject: Re: Looking for a name and meaning,history etc.
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: October 2, 2006 at 1:51:03 AM
Reply to: Looking for a name and meaning,history etc. by Gwen
This is a guess, as you don't give us any info on where you found this name, the language, the approximate date etc.

Could be it's based on the word for an early-morning church service - Matins. There was a Roman goddess called Matutina, if I remember correctly, who was in charge of sunrise, so Matina could be a new way of naming a girl born then ... like Dawn.

Or it could equally be someone's attempt at feminising Matthew. Anything more that you could tell us woule help.

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