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Flower Baby Names


Flowers beautify the garden, house, and room. The male gives flowers to female to gain affection from her. As we like to beautify our environment, we also like to beautify our baby. So, we sometimes name the baby with name of the flowers.

Flower means blooms or blossoms. The main function is to reproduce. The pollens in the flowers spread to produce more flowers. In trees, the fruit starts as flowers. After the flowers fertilize, the flowers turns into a fruit. In the fruit, you will see seeds for the next generation of trees.

Humans have used flowers for hundreds of years. The flowers have been in our culture like wedding ceremony, Christenings ceremony, home decoration, funeral flowers, and gift giving. The wedding flowers intensify the beauty of the wedding dresses with flowers in corsages, boutonnieres, hairclips, and bouquet.

The flower baby names are coming back in popularity. For example, Rose, Blossom, Dahlia, Rosemary, Daisy, Flora, Heather, Hyacinth, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Rhoda, and Violet have risen in popularity.

Rose is a German baby name which means fame. Although Rose is usually associated with Rosa, Rose is actually from German origin. Rosa is from a Latin word. The variants of Rose are Rosemary, Rosalind, Rosanne, and Rosario.

Blossom is an English baby name which means fresh. The baby name was popular in the 20th century.

Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico. Anders Dahl from Sweden brought the flower to Mexico. The flower has bold and vibrant colors.

Daisy is another English baby name which means eye of the day. The florist uses the daisies to brighten the wedding. The daisy has a yellow center with white petals all around.

Like the Lily, the flower gives classic beauty and romance to the baby names. Often, the florists like to use Calla Lilies and Casa Blanca Lilies in an enchanting wedding. Lily is an English baby name which is a symbol of innocence, purity, and beauty.

Rhoda is one of the biblical baby names. In the holy bible, Rhoda serves the Christ disciples. In Greek, Rhoda means rose.

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Saint Names For Babies


Parents choose saint names for their babies. It is believe that the saint names control the destiny of the baby such as meaningful life, career, and relationships. By faith, the saint acts as a patron or guide throughout life of an individual.

The saint names are given to babies in baptism on Catholic Church. The baptism which is a religious ceremony purifies the babies and signifies Christian membership. Using the holy water, the religious minister purifies the baby.

In many countries, they celebrate the saint day as the birthday of the baby. Sometimes, the parents choose name the baby with the saint on the actual birthday. And, the family celebrates the saint day and birthday at the same time.

The act of using saint names started on earliest Christianity. The Canon Law in 855 states to stay away from names that is outside the scope of Christianity. The Canon Law is a legal system of the Roman Catholic Church which includes courts, judges, and lawyers.

The Christian baby name began in the pagan days of the Europe. The Pagans converted into Christianity thru baptism. Thereby, the Pagans drop the Pagan names for biblical baby names.

In 325 AD, the Roman Catholic Church prohibits the pagan names like Marcus and Diana. Marcus is a Spanish baby name which means warlike. On the other hand, Diana is a French baby name which means Greek Goddess of the moon.

In 1545 AD, the Roman Catholic Church ordered the use of saint names mandatory in Roman Catholic baptism.

In 1600 AD, the Protestants reject the Catholic saint names. The Protestants are another sect of Christianity with different beliefs from the Roman Catholic. Needing a baby name on Christian baptism, the Protestants use the names from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible such as Elijah and Joshua. Elijah and Joshua are baby names meaning Jehovah is God and God is salvation respectively.

To be saint is a tough act to follow. First, the candidate must perform at least two miracles. Second, the candidate must have good personality. Third, the candidate must have supernatural influence. However, the act of martyr also leads to sainthood.

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Baby Names From Great Women Rulers Part III


Rulers are predominant men. We like to cheer for the underdogs. When a woman would rule the kingdom or civilization, we like to embrace the heroic feat. Their names become famous baby names. Here are some more great women rulers.

Victoria

Being the longest Queen in English history, the name became most popular English baby name. Victoria is an English baby name which means conqueror.

She was a symbol of the British colonial power, because she was the Queen in the era. As a matter of fact, her reign was called Victorian age. She was married to Prince Albert. After Prince Albert deceased, she went into great depression. Nobody saw her in two years.

Tzu-hsi

She was an Empress from 1835 to 1908. She rises in influence when his only son past away. All the decree must be approved by her. After his son deceased, she refused to give up her power. Using the state funds, she build palace and sold promotions. It is untimely expenditure as the Japanese beats them in 1890. Under her reigned, she dealt the rising western influence.

Liliuokalani

She took control on the Hawaiian throne. After taking control, she tried to amend the current constitution and fixed the economic depression. Since the constitution held the monarchy ineffective, she pushes to reform the constitution. Later, she was held liable for uprising. So, she was the last Queen of the Hawaiian Monarchy. With her unpopularity, Liliuokalani did not become a popular Hawaiian baby name.

Gold Meir

She was originally born on Ukraine, but she lived a little bit in United States. After she moved to Israel, she started to get involve in labor movement. Later, Israel became a state. Elected in parliament, she became the Minister of Labor and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The events lead to becoming the Prime Minister in 1969. Due to Yom Kippur War, she was forced to retire.

Indira Gandhi

Her father was Jawarhalal Nehru who is the first Prime Minister of India. Coming from a politician family, she was always passionate on politics. After she lead a campaign to separate from Great Britain, she was put into jailed. In 1966, she was elected as Prime Minister. In spite of her push to land reform and nationalization of banks, India suffered economic depression. Riots were rampant which lead to emergency rule. In the process, the left leaning politics was jailed and the press was censored. In 1977, she lost to election and faced corruption charges. In 1980, she was re-elected Prime Minister. However, Sikh assassins assassinated her in 1984. That is to revenge the actions on Sikh temple.

Indira is a Sanskrit baby name which means splendid. Indeera is the only variant to Indira. The baby name reaches the peak of popularity in 1990.

Margaret Thatcher

Being a lawyer, she entered into politics 1959. She handled various ministerial posts. In 1979, she finally won an election for Prime Minister. In her reign, she cuts the public spending, limits the money supply, and raises the interest rates. With her opinions on USSR invasion on Afghanistan, and Falkland Islands War over control, she was called the Iron Lady. In 1990, she retired as Prime Minister of England.

Margaret is a Greek baby name which means pearl. In Ireland, Margaret is a name of a saint. It is so popular that Margaret serves as name of nine Queens on England, Scotland, France, and Austria.

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Baby Names From Great Women Rulers Part II


The great women rulers have ruled ancient and modern civilizations for centuries. Rulers are pre-dominant men. When women rule a kingdom or civilization, the women serve as an inspiration to many. Therefore, the names of the women ruler become the favorite baby names on their time.

Mary

Her reign spans between 1542 and 1587. At the age of six days old, she became of the Queen of Scotland. She married King Francis II who past away the next year. So, she went back to Scotland. In Scotland, she faced several scandals and controversy which lead to revolts. The revolts forced her to flee to England. However, Queen Elizabeth saw her as a threat to her throne. After Queen Mary was implicated to another series of scandals, she was executed.

Mary is a baby name which comes from Hebrew. It is a baby name which means bitter. As the Christianity spreads in Scotland, Mary rises in popularity as Scottish baby name.

Elizabeth I

Her reign spans between 1533 and 1603. Beating the odds, she managed to become a Queen of England. She was responsible to strengthening of the currency, promoting the capitalism, turning the court into learning center, and defeating the Spanish invaders on 1588. Eventually, she turned England as a powerful force in Europe of commercial and intellect.

Elizabeth is a Hebrew baby name which means may God is bountiful. In the holy bible, Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptists. And, Elizabeth is one of the most frequently used English baby names.

Amina

As the Queen of Nigeria, she ruled from 1560 to 1610. Her greatest achievements are building of defensive mud walls, opening of trade routes to the south, and enriching Nigeria with gold and cola nuts.

Amina is an Arabic baby name which means trustworthy. In African-American, Amina means ready to battle. Jessamina and Jamina are a French and African-American baby names variation of Amina.

Mbande Nzinga

As the Queen of Angola, she ruled from 1582 to 1663. She ruled a guerilla army to resist the Portuguese and conquer the Kingdom of Matamba. With the Dutch alliance, she prevented the Portuguese advancement. Although she accepted a peace treaty with the Portuguese, she continued to reject the Portuguese advancement.

Catherine the Great

Originally, Catherine came from Germany to Russia. In 1729, she married the Duke Peter. The unpopularity of Duke Peter leads to his demise. With help of his unpopularity, she had overthrown him. Suppressing the Polish with her autocratic rules, the Polish with Crimea and parts of black sea separates from Russia.

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Baby Names From Great Women Rulers Part I


The great women rulers are often admired for their wits, courage, kindness, and influence. As a result, the parents often use their names as baby names. Here is a list of great women rulers.

Hatsheput

She ruled as Queen of Egypt on 15th century BC (before Christ). And, she was one of the earliest ruler baby names. Her legacy was remembered to promote the trade and arts, and build the Dei El-Basri Temple.

Neferriti

She was the beautiful Queen of Egypt on 14th century BC. In fact, her sculpture shows the lasting beautiful. At first, she worshipped and honored Aten religion. Later, she changed her religion to Amon who is God of the sun.

Sammuramat

She ruled as Queen of Assyrians on 9th century BC. She battled for control of Babylonia which expanded control to surrounding lands. Using the Euphrates River, she irrigated the Tigris. During her reign, she also restored the vibrant Babylon which is capital of Babylonia.

Cleopatra

She was highly educated in Philosophy and international relations. And, she ruled as Queen of Egypt on 69 to 30 BC. Losing slowly the grip of her crown and country, she teamed up with Julius Caesar. Finally, Mark Anthony of Rome financed the battle of Octavian for her. In spite of all the finance and protection, she still lost the battle. Even though she was unsuccessful as a Queen, Cleopatra remains one of the most popular ruler baby names.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

She was the Queen of France and England on 1122-1202. When she married King Louis VII of France, she became the Queen of France. Her marriage falls apart. Then, she married Henry II who became the King of England. She worked hard to maintain control of Southern France, and manage her children and grand children on her entire life.

Joan of Arc

In spite of being born by peasant family, she leads the French army over the English, and takes control of New Orleans. The Burgundians captured Joan in which England paid for her release. Later, she was tried for counts of fraud and witchcraft. However, Joan can only be guilty of wearing of male clothes which is a crime in the old days.

Isabella I of Castille

By the way, Isabella is a Spanish baby name which means God of plenty. After she married Ferdinand of Aragon on 1469, she ruled the whole Spain with her husband. She implemented the policy to deter the rebels against her, reduced the bureaucracy of the government, and promoted the scholarship program. Gained control of Andalusia, she expelled the 170,000 Jews in the area. And, the Granada which was the last remaining territory of the Moors was conquered together with Ferdinand. Unfortunately, Isabella and Ferdinand were expelled from Spain on the end.

Catherine De Medici

Catherine is an Anglo-Saxon baby name which means innocent. Catherine was originally from Florence, Italy and Medici family. She ruled as Queen of France after she married Henri Duke of Orleans. Then, Henri Duke became the King of France. She was instrumental to bring the Italian culture to France, and reconcile the Christians and Protestants. The peace between Christians and Protestants shattered after the massacre of 1,570 Protestants. The general public was outraged. At the same time, the general public blamed her.

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