are used in the region of Provence in southeast France.
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CALENDAU m Provençal
Provençal masculine name taken from the Latin word kalends
, used of the first day of a month and, in Provence, for Christmas Day. Calendau is the name of hero of Mistral’s poem 'Calendau' (1867).
MAISSA f Provençal
Derived from Latin maxilla
meaning "jaw". The initial Latin word underwent several changes (illa
was removed leaving just max
, the vowel a
, and finally, the x
MAÏUS m Provençal
Meaning unknown. It has been in use in Provence since at least the late nineteenth century.
SANÇA f Provençal
Provençal form of SANCHA
. This was the native name of Sanchia of Provence (c. 1228-1261), third daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence and a daughter-in-law of John, King of England; she was described as being "of incomparable beauty".