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Gender: F Meaning of Alula: "first leap" Origin of Alula: Arabic

Alula, the palindromic name of the first double star to be identified as physically related to its twin, would make the perfect name for a first-born twin. Ideas (we're only half joking) for the second born: Aviva, Aziza, Otto. Alula is reminiscent of the unusual name chosen by Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen for their second daughter: Elula, a month name from the Hebrew calendar.

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Literally means "the first." The name of two binary star systems in Ursa Major - Nu and Xi Ursae Majoris. They are differentiated with the surnames Borealis "Northern" and Australis "Southern," respectively. The name comes from Arabic al-Ūlā "the first;" both stars have the full name in Arabic: al-Qafza' al-Ūlā "the first leap" with "of the Gazelle" understood - the Gazelle being the constellation Leo Minor