What are the meanings of baby names?


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Emma is old German for "whole" or "universal." Liam means "protector" and "strong-willed warrior." Olivia is the feminized version of Oliver, which means "olive tree." Noah is a Hebrew name meaning "comfort" and "rest." Sophia comes from Greek and means "Wisdom." Ava means "bird" in Latin.

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What are the meanings of baby names?
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Emma first gained popularity in the 19th century.

Liam is the short form of Uillam, which is an Irish name that originated from Frankish Willahelm. It can also be a shorter version of "William."

William Shakespeare was the first to use the name Olivia and did so in Twelfth Night.

In the well-known biblical story, God picks Noah to create an ark and fill it with food, as well as a female and male of Noah animal on Earth. He did this to survive a massive flood.

Sophia was a common name among European royalty during the Middle Ages. Sofia and Sophie are common variations.

Ava is a variation of Eve, which some people believe comes from the Latin word "avis," while others think that it is a shortened form of Chava, which means "living one" or "life," and is the Hebrew version of Eve. The name Ava become popular from the actress Ava Gardner.

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