Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Alexandra upon joining the Russian Church.
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah), possibly meaning "a snare" in Hebrew, or perhaps derived from an Aramaic name. This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious". This name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first is John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who was considered the forerunner of Jesus Christ. The second is the apostle John, who is also traditionally regarded as the author of the fourth Gospel and Revelation.
This name was initially more common among Eastern Christians in the Byzantine Empire, but it flourished in Western Europe after the First Crusade. In England it became extremely popular: during the later Middle Ages it was given to approximately a fifth of all English boys. The name (in various spellings) has been borne by 21 popes and eight Byzantine emperors, as well as rulers of England, France, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary. It was also borne by the poet John Milton (1608-1674), philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), American founding father and president John Adams (1735-1826), and poet John Keats (1795-1821). Famous bearers of the 20th century include author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), and musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
My name means Christ-bearer.
The story goes like this: Baby Jesus needed to cross some raging river, but he was a baby so if he tried, he would have drowned. So here some dude comes along and he put Baby Jesus on his shoulders and carried him across the raging river, risking his life. And so they called him Χριστόφορος (Christoforos), which means Christ-bearer in Greek, and made him a saint.
false alarms and full stops, all made better by the sound of your heart
My name doesn't have a meaning, so I think that's unique
About Madonna performing with LMFAO at the Super Bowl:
Originally posted by MonsterMosama
My jaw literally dropped and i am just sitting here in utter disbelief and disappointment in what was once a legend. My eyes are like watering and **** omg i might cry. Why the **** would she do this to herself? Does she HATE HERSELF?.
The name Orlando Irlando is of German origin and the meaning of Orlando Irlando is "famous land". It is also of Spanish origin, where it means "famous" and Italian origin, where it means "famous land".In Latin terms my name means "bright-sun."
You're so busy loving yourself there's no room for anyone else.