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QuintanaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "the fifth girl"
  • Description:

    Mexican place-name famously used by Joan Didion for her daughter, Quintana Roo.

WenceslasHeart

  • Origin:

    Czech
  • Meaning:

    "more glory"
  • Description:

    Saint Wenceslas (known as Vaclav in modern Czech) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. The name has also belonged to several Bohemian kings.

XimenHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish and Basque
  • Meaning:

    "son"
  • Description:

    Ximen is not, as many think, the Spanish variation of Simon. It is derived from the medieval Basque name Semen (emphasis on the second syllable, but still completely unusable in the English-speaking world). It eventually gave way to many familiar Spanish names of today, including Jimeno and Ximena.

MadronaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "mother"
  • Description:

    A bit grown-up for a tiny baby.