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Where do all our names come from? Class 3b's names

ALYOSHA: diminutive of Aleksey russian form of Alexis. This was the name of 17th - century czar of Russia.

from the Greek name (Alexis) meaning “helper” or “defender” derived from Greek (alexa) meaning “to defend, to help”. This was the name of a 3rd - century BC Greek comic poet.

ALISIA: latinized form of Alice

from the old french name Aalis , a short form of Adelais , itself a short form of the germanic name Aldeheids . This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. adelaide means “noble type” from the French form of the germanic name Adalheidis , wich was composed of the elements adal “noble” and heid “kind, sort, type”. (allso an Australian city)

CRISTINA: From Christiana , the Latin feminine form of Cristian.

From the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian . In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. From Greek (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from (chrio) meaning "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek -spe aking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word. (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah which also means "anointed". DAVID: From the Hebrew name (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament , Jesus was descended from him. This name has been used in Britain since the Middle Ages. It has been especially popular in Wales, where it is used in honour of the 5th - century patron saint of Wales (also called Dewi), as


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