Nice nickname.
Arantxa Rus (b. 1990) is a Dutch tennis player.
A Spanish woman I knew pronounced Arantxa something like a-RAN-cha. We (English speakers) always had difficulty pronouncing it the way she and her Spanish friends did.
Pronounced ah-RAHNT-shah.
It comes from a legend, where a shepherd who was looking for a stray sheep found a figure of the Virgin Mary amongst some thorned bushes. Surprised, he exclaimed "Arantzan zu?" -'You, amongst the thorns?'-
Famous bearer: tennis player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (b. 1971).
It is a short form of the Basque name "Arantzazu". Anyway, the meaning remains the same. It makes reference to the Virgin of the bush. [noted -ed]

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