Derives from the Basque word begoina meaning "the lower foot (of Mount Artxanda)". The name is given after Nuestra Señora de Begoña (“Our Lady of Begoña”), referred to the Virgin Mary, patron of Bilbao. In fact, Begoña is a district in the highest part of Bilbao.Begoña - distrito de Bilbao (Spanish)ña meaning (Italian(ña - district (English)ña Vía-Dufresne (1971-) is a Spanish sailor and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where she won gold medal in the 470 class, together with Theresa Zabell.ña Izquierdo (1926-1999) was a Spanish painter.ña García Piñero (b. 1976) is a Spanish former basketball player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.ña Ameztoy (b. 1951) is a Spanish writer and painter. She started as a writer, but her interest in arts made her combine literature with cultural movements in Euskadi. from name #29194 originally submitted by user erlantz gamboa)

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