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03/03/2009 06:54:14 PM · #26
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03/03/2009 06:54:49 PM · #27
Well, you asked.........
Every time I go somewhere, I get comments "Thats a Traditional XXXXX name"

My parents knew it as Maori (Native NZ, even though i am an Aussie) and means Food. Of course, kai is also German, short for kaiser, which means Emperor.....

So for this, I went to Wiki

The name Kai (pronounced /ˈkaɪ/) has various origins in completely different cultures:

Kai is a Polynesian and Japanese word/name. In Japanese it can have the meaning "big water", "the ocean", "the sea" or "paddle";
Kai in Hawaiian means "ocean".
In the Maori language of New Zealand Kai means 'food', or the verb 'eat' or 'feed'.
Kai is a Chinese given name, which can be one of several characters. The most common Cantonese name is "ã" with five radicals for silkworms on sieve, meaning "unceasing (like silk)" or "following intimately (like silk)" or "continual (like silk)". The most common Mandarin name, "M"C meaning "Victory" or "Triumphant". In Chinese Kai "J" also means open.
In Scandinavian cultures, Kai means "keeper of the keys; earth".
Kai is a Hmong male name that is sometimes spelled Kha.
In Burmese, Kai means "strong", or "unbreakable".
In Japanese, Kai has several meanings, including "change" or "the action to correct", "mediation" or "concerning oneself with", as well as "sea" (the last definition possibly derived from Polynesian languages[citation needed]).
Kai in the Navajo language means "willow tree".
Kai is a popular Welsh name, although the name is normally spelt Cai. From the Arthurian legend Sir Kay.
In Estonian, Kai is a female name meaning "pier".
In various Germanic languages, Kai means Quay or safe harbor.
In Basque, Kai is a common word meaning "pier of a harbour" and a variant of the first name Kaio (from the old Latin name Caius)
In Yoruba, a Nigerian dialect, Kai means "Love".


I guess I can use any definition I wish, or combine them.........
03/03/2009 07:04:43 PM · #28
Jessica means rich, or wealthy. Jesse is a Biblical name. Jessie is in between...

My middle name is Lynn, which means lake in welsh! I think it's pronounced differently though.

Urban Dictionary says:
A wonderful person who brings sunshine into people's lives. Being a Jessie is a beautiful thing and a rare quality.
A word to describe a vegan girl with cool hair and glasses with an even cooler personality.
A Jessie is a wise and witty person who proclaims virtues that everyone can learn from.
A typical Jessie enjoys quotes from all kinds of wise people and enjoys the use of spell check.
Something made of stardust ready to shine but sometimes burns to brightly and bursts into flames and becomes dust once again, ready to repeat the process.
A girl who most of the time makes no sence but she is a really funny girl. She hangs out with her own little group. She often wears glasses, short and she is a great friend she might say something that will probably afend you but it means nothing. She thinks that everyone hates her but not everybody does they just think that she is self-center but if you really know her she is nothing like that. She will often go up to a random person and say the stupist thing but you got to love her. She always wants to go out for walks in the middle of the night even if its snowing. She loves talking about stuff that happened years ago but she is a great freind so if you know a Jessie, become her friend and never let go!

haha....see the funny thing is that I do wear glasses, but I am my own spell check. That one really does describe me pretty dang well.

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03/03/2009 07:07:21 PM · #29
Barbara according to Urban Dictionary means:

Noun: Beautiful lady. Voluptuous. A mysterious, strange woman.

Adjective: Perfection. Beauty. Strange.

I never knew this. I know its origionally Greek.
03/03/2009 07:13:37 PM · #30
gediminas - yearn, sorrow, refer

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 19:20:02.
03/03/2009 07:14:33 PM · #31
Originally posted by valiooo:

valio - bravo in lithuanian


RANDOM NOTE! I'm going to lithuania for study abroad in fall 2010!
03/03/2009 07:23:51 PM · #32
Meaning of "Katherina"

In English, the name Katherina means- derived from katherine pure. The name Katherina orginated as an English name. The name Katherina is most often used as a girl name or female name.

03/03/2009 07:37:14 PM · #33
Michael:
From the Hebrew name (Mikha'el) meaning "Who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Saint Michael was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Revelation in the new testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies, and thus is considered the patron saint of soldiers.

Mick:
From the Irish name (Mick) meaning "He who makes awesome pics and is exceedingly cool." This is a testament to his phenomenal photographic and artistic abilities. In the book of DPChallenge in the current testament he is portrayed as the awesomest artist ever, and thus is considered the patron saint of photographers.

03/03/2009 07:43:09 PM · #34
I just found a rather interesting website for the meanings of mames //www.thinkbabynames.com which although it doesn't mention the "leader of men" meaning for Alexander, it does mention it meaning warrior or defender. The funny thing was that as a youngster growing up I thought it meant I was in trouble. If everything was good, the parents just called me Alex but once they started calling me by full name, it usually meant I had just been caught doing something naughty.
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