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  1. #1 What does your name mean? 
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    What does your name mean?

    From the Germanic name Reginmund, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and mund "protector". This was the name of several (mostly Spanish) saints, including Saint Raymond Nonnatus, the patron of midwives and expectant mothers, and Saint Raymond of Pe˝afort, the patron of canonists.

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    THERESA

    Gender: Feminine Usage: English, German, Scandinavian Pronounced:
    te-RAY-sa (English), te-REE-sa (English), te-RE-zah (German) [key]
    From the Spanish and Portuguese name Teresa. The meaning is uncertain, but it could be derived from Greek θερος (theros) "summer", from Greek θεριζω (therizo) "to harvest", or from the name of the Greek island of Thera (the main island of Santorini). A famous bearer was Maria Theresa, an Austrian Habsburg queen of the 18th century. She inherited the domains of her father, Charles VI, the Holy Roman Emperor, which began the War of the Austrian Succession.

    FYI- I use the second pronounciation te-REE-sa. I find it funny that the first pronounciation listed is also listed as the English version and I have rarely heard it said that way and when it was, it was people that spoke Spanish as their primary language.

    ~THERESA~Can I get a hero shake with that, or are you all out?


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    RAVEN
    Gender: Feminine & Masculine Usage: English Pronounced: RAY-ven [key]
    Means simply "raven" from the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English hrŠfn. The raven is revered by several Native American groups of the west coast.

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    STEPHEN
    Gender: Masculine Usage: English, Biblical Pronounced: STEEV-en, STEF-en [key]
    From the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown". Saint Stephen was an early Christian martyr who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. Another Saint Stephen is the patron saint of Hungary, the first Christian king of that country (10th century). This was also the name of kings of England, Serbia, and Poland, as well as ten popes. More recently it is borne by the British physicist Stephen Hawking and the American author Stephen King.

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    NICHOLAS Gender: Masculine
    Usage: English, French
    Pronounced: NI-ko-las (English), nee-ko-LA (French) [key]
    From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is also known as Santa Claus (from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, and Greece and Russia. Nicholas was also the name of two czars of Russia and five popes.

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    From the name of a city in South Africa which was originally named for Lord Kimberley, whose surname means "land belonging to CYNEBURGA" in Old English.

    Mines pretty boring!

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    RONALD
    Gender: Masculine Usage: Scottish, English Pronounced: RAHN-awld [key]
    Scottish form of RAGNVALD, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. American actor and president Ronald Reagan is a famous bearer of this name.


    (my father was named after Ronald Reagan, (when he was an actor), so in some way so am I)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJD View Post
    RONALD
    Gender: Masculine Usage: Scottish, English Pronounced: RAHN-awld [key]
    Scottish form of RAGNVALD, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. American actor and president Ronald Reagan is a famous bearer of this name.


    (my father was named after Ronald Reagan, (when he was an actor), so in some way so am I)

    I would much rather brag being named after him than Bill......

    ~THERESA~Can I get a hero shake with that, or are you all out?


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    I searched somewhere else and found this. My Mother told me it meant King too.



    RONALD
    Gender:MaleOrigin:ScottishMeaning:King

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