Usage Spanish (Canarian, Rare)
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Meaning & History
Guanche name meaning "here is the beautiful young woman", derived from the Guanche demonstrative *hata and *teneriht "gazelle", used here to mean "beautiful girl". This was recorded as the name of a 10-year-old Guanche girl from the island of Tenerife (present-day Canary Islands, Spain) who was sold at the slave market in Valencia in 1495. In the modern era this name has been (rarely) used in the Canary Islands since the 1970s.