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A very nice name, virtually unused, with a cute meaning. reminds me of Anastasia, but more unique.
-- nelirosala  6/26/2006
Starla's phony definition of Aspasia:
Aspasia (noun) the condition of having lost all spatial abilities, usually as a result of head trauma.
-- Starla Roxanne  9/12/2006
I believe this name, at one time, meant 'lily'.
-- Mystery_Masterman  11/26/2006
The English pronunciation, according to the dictionary (Merriam-Webster; see http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/audio.pl?bixasp01=Aspasia) is "as-PAY-zhee-ə".

The Greek pronunciation is "ahs-pah-SEE-ah". (That is how my father's friend, a woman from Greece named Aspasia, pronounces her name.)

Also, "Aspasia" is a genus of 7 species of orchids occurring from southern Mexico to southern Brazil. According to the "Encyclopædia of Cultivated Orchids" by Alex D. Hawkes, 1978 edition, the genus is pronounced "as-PAZ-ee-ə".
-- SeaHorse15  8/6/2009
Aspasia Manos (1896-1972) was the commoner wife of Alexander I, King of the Hellenes (Greece). Due to the controversial nature of their marriage, she was only ever titled as "Princess of Greece and Denmark". She is the mother of Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia, and the grandmother of the current pretender to the throne of Yugoslavia, Alexander, Crow Prince of Yugoslavia.
-- randomlyKeira  8/26/2009
If you're looking for a strong, unusual name for a girl with history then Aspasia is ideal.
-- vomiting  11/12/2009
Derives from Greek "ασπασιος" meaning: Dear. The verb: "ασπαζομαι" in Greek means: to kiss.
-- georgev1112  12/10/2012

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