are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain by speakers of Galician
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FEDRA f Bosnian, Italian, Sicilian, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian (Rare), Galician
Bosnian, Croatian, Italian, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of PHAEDRA
FROILÁN m Spanish, Galician
Spanish derivative of FROILA
, a Visigothic name probably derived from Germanic *frau
"lord" (Gothic frauja
"lord"; compare FREYR
) and the Gothic name suffix *ila
GUDULA f Dutch, German (Swiss), Galician
Derived from the Gothic element guths
"god" or Gothic gôds
"good" - see also GOEDE
. This is the name of one of the patron saints of Brussels (Belgium).
MAXINA f Galician (Rare), Literature
Of uncertain origin and meaning; theories include a feminine form of MAGINUS
and a corruption of MAXIMA
. 'Maxina ou a filla espúrea' (also published under the titles 'Magina ou a filla espúrea' and 'Majina ou a filla espúrea', 1870) by Marcial Valladares is considered the first novel written in the Galician language.
MELITÓN m Spanish (Rare), Galician
Spanish and Galician form of MELITON
. A known bearer of this name was the Peruvian naval commander and government official Melitón Carvajal (1847-1935).
NATIVIDADE f Portuguese, Galician
Derived from Portuguese and Galician natividade
, ultimately from Latin nativitas
"birth, nativity; Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ".
NICETO m Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of NIKETAS
. This name was borne by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, president of Spain from 1931 to 1936.
NOREIA f Celtic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare), Galician (Modern, Rare)
Noreia used to be considered the epithet of an unidentified pre-Roman mother goddess who left her name in inscriptions throughout the Roman province Noricum (present-day Austria and Slovenia). Current theories suggest, however, that she might have been a Roman "creation" to gain the loyalty of the Norici (ever since VESPASIAN
's time, she was associated with the goddess ISIS
and referred to as Isisi-Noreia)... [more
PACIANO m Portuguese, Spanish, Galician
Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Late Latin Pacianus
, ultimately derived from pax
) "peace". Saint Paciano was a 4th-century bishop of Barcelona, Spain.