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  1. #1
    shaymin2 Guest

    Names from Malta

    Just for fun, here is a list of Maltese names I found. I don't know how authentic some of these are, but I think many are very lovely. Wdyt?

    Addolorata (sorrows)
    Amber
    Ajra (sky) I-rah
    Alwetta (lark)
    Arzella (seashell)
    Barka (blessing)
    Betlem (Bethlehem)
    Bidunetta (dawn)
    ċara (clear; CHAH-rah)
    Dawla (light)
    Duminka (Dominica)
    Dolor (Dolores)
    Dwejra (blue; azure. DWAY-rah)
    Ferħa (joy: FARE-hah)
    Fidda (silver)
    Fidi (Faith)
    Filfla (name of a place)
    Fjamma (flame; FYAHM-mah)
    Fjura (flower; FYOO-rah)
    Floriana
    Ġawhar (jewels; jaw-HAHR)
    Ġenna (heaven; JEN-nah)
    Ġiżimina (Jasmine: jee-zhee-MEE-nah)
    Ġonna (garden: JOHN-nah)
    Grazzja (grace) GRAHT-syah
    Helwa (sweet)
    Isbaħ (EES-bah)
    Isla (island, EES-lah)
    Istilla (star)
    Jade
    Jaqsam (cross: YAHK-sahm)
    Jarma (blossoming. YAHR-mah)
    Kalkara (kiln)
    Karita (charity)
    Karmena (Carmen)
    Karmni (Carmel)
    Katarina (Catherine)
    Klemenza (Clemenza)
    Lapsia (ascension)
    Leali (faithful)
    Lejla (night; Lay-lah)
    Lewna (turquoise; LOO-nah)
    Liena (Lena)
    Lunzjata (annunciation: loon-ZYAH-tah)
    Madliena (Madeline)
    Maħfra (forgiveness. MAH-frah)
    Malta
    Mara (lady; woman)
    Marsa (name of a place)
    Matthea (fem. of Matthew)
    Melita (Melissa)
    Merħba (welcome)
    Mikiela (Michaela)
    Miriana (Miriam)
    Naħla (bee; NAH-lah)
    Nida (dew)
    Palma (palm)
    Perla (pearl)
    Pompea
    Qalba (heart)
    Qamara (moon)
    Qala (creek)
    Qawma (resurrection)
    Qima (adoration)
    Ramla (sandstone)
    Rebbiegħa (spring time: reb-byeh-hkah)
    Rebbieħa (victorious: reb-byeh-hah)
    Rieda (desire)
    Rihanna (myrtle)
    Rożarja (Rosaria: roh-ZHAHR-yah)
    Seħera (charm; seh-HARE-ah)
    Senglea (name of a place)
    Spira (borehole)
    Tajba (good; TYE-bah)
    Tama (hope)
    Tela (rose)
    Tonora (honour)
    Valuta (tender)
    Vera (true)
    Xemxa (sunshine; SHEM-shah)
    Xemxija (sunny; shem-SHEE-yah)
    Xewqa (wish; SHOO-kah)
    Ylenia (Helen)
    żahara (blossom: zhah-HAHR-ah)

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    Some of these names are quite different and may cause pronunciation issues if you live outside of Malta. Malta is a fascinating mixture of different cultures as they were ruled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and English among others. I can definitely see the Arab influence in some of the names. Thanks for sharing!
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
    shaymin2 Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    Some of these names are quite different and may cause pronunciation issues if you live outside of Malta. Malta is a fascinating mixture of different cultures as they were ruled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and English among others. I can definitely see the Arab influence in some of the names. Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks, I wasn't planning on using any of these. I found them and thought I'd share. I love Maltese culture

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