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*-._♥ g O r g E o U s ~ B o O ♥_.-* (purplecaphootie) wrote,
@ 2003-08-21 12:55:00
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    Current mood: amused

    behind the name
    BETTINA (1) f English
    Pronounced: be-TEEN-a
    Latinate form of BETTY

    BETTINA (2) f Italian
    Pet form of BENEDETTA


    BETTY f English
    Pronounced: BET-ee
    Pet form of ELIZABETH
    ELIZABETH f English, Biblical
    Pronounced: ee-LIZ-a-beth
    From Elisabet, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheba meaning "God is my oath". In the New Testament this is the name of the mother of John the Baptist. It was also borne by the 12th-century Saint Elizabeth, a daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary who became a Franciscan nun and lived in poverty. It was also the name of a ruling queen of England and an empress of Russia. Famous modern bearers include the British queen Elizabeth II and actress Elizabeth Taylor.

    VICTORIA (1) f English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
    Pronounced: vik-TOR-ee-a
    Feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a long-reigning queen of England. A Canadian city bears this name in her honour, as well as an Australian state and several other geographic areas.

    VICTORIA (2) f Roman Mythology
    Pronounced: vik-TOR-ee-a
    Means "victory" in Latin. Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory.



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