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Thread: Etana pronunciation?
March 24th, 2014 01:29 PM #1Senior Member
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I just found this name and I love it! It has such a lovely meaning, and I really like the sound. I'm not sure that I'm pronouncing it correctly though. I am saying it eh-TAHN-ah. Does anyone know if that's correct? Is that how you would intuitively pronounce it? Thank you so much!Not expecting, just planning and building lists!
March 24th, 2014 03:07 PM #3Senior Member
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I would say Et-AHN-a, just like you say it. I think it's pretty obvious to say, and it sounds like a great name!Wholock | Historian | Biochemist | Single Pringle | Teenberry (16)
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March 24th, 2014 03:10 PM #7
I would pronounce it just like you.Olympia
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March 24th, 2014 04:20 PM #9
Etana seems to have a couple of origins. Etana was the name of an ancient Sumerian King so although it sounds feminine, it began as a male name. It's a female version of the Hebrew/Israeli name of Etan/Eitan or Ethan. It's also a Swahili name that means "strong". A true multi-cultural choice. I think it's pretty and I would pronounce it as "eh-TAH-nah".All the best,