logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
rosematthew, Snehal Deshmukh, Rosemary54, magicmirror, IgSun
58194 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,194 Registered Members
417 Forums
118,221 Topics
840,041 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 254
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 110
Mona - Astronomy 100
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading 87
Angie 40
Angela - Drama Movies 15
Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor 12
mary-tea1 11
Susan - Meditation Editor 9
Digital Art and Animation 8
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#387299 - 03/05/08 12:03 AM CYNW - "Learn What Your Name Means Day" (3/5)
Nancy - Baby Names Editor Offline
Parakeet

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1005
Loc: USA
This is Celebrate Your Name Week (Mar 2-8), and today is "Learn What Your Name Means Day."

Anyone curious about what their name means? (First? Middle? Last?) I'd be happy to find out for you, if you'd like. smile

Or, maybe you already know what yours means? If so, let us know!
_________________________
Baby Name Blogger & Editor

Top
#387302 - 03/05/08 12:36 AM Re: CYNW - "Learn What Your Name Means Day" (3/5) [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor]
dido1enzo2kiko3jan4 Offline
Amoeba

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 57
Hello Nancy,
Yes, I am curious to know what Lita means.
Well from a baby name book, I found Jan which said means God
and Kara which means Face. I have a daughter whom I call JanKara so her name would mean face of God?

Top
#387309 - 03/05/08 01:38 AM Re: CYNW - "Learn What Your Name Means Day" (3/5) [Re: dido1enzo2kiko3jan4]
Nancy - Baby Names Editor Offline
Parakeet

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1005
Loc: USA
"Lita" is a lot like "Tina" -- it has a number of possible origins, as it was originally a nickname. So, as "Tina" could come from Christina, Clementina, Martina, etc., "Lita" could be from any of a number of names -- including Lolita, Angelita, Carmelita, Manuelita and Perlita. If your name came from a particular source (i.e. your Aunt Adelita), then you can trace it back to that source name and figure out the meaning. Otherwise, the meaning is ambiguous.

"Jan" -- be it from Jane, Janet, Janice, John, Johannes, or any other related name -- can be traced back to a Hebrew name meaning "God is gracious." So the meaning is definitely God-related.

But "Kara" is like "Lita" in that its meaning depends on the specific source. If it's related to Katherine, then the meaning might be "pure" (though the meaning of Katherine is itself debated). If it's from Caroline, it can be traced to Charles, which means "man." If it's simply from Cara, it could be either "face" or "expensive" in Spanish, "friend" in Irish, or "beloved" in Italian (i.e., "cara mia" = "my beloved"). And "Kara," being such a simple word, probably also appears in a number of other languages, and therefore probably has many other possible meanings.

If you can give me some specifics on where Lita and Kara came from, I might be able to be a bit more helpful. smile
_________________________
Baby Name Blogger & Editor

Top
#387313 - 03/05/08 01:55 AM Re: CYNW - "Learn What Your Name Means Day" (3/5) [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor]
Megan M Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 04/02/02
Posts: 832
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
My name - Megan - is the Welsh form of Margaret (the Irish form of Megan is Meghan or Meagan). I know that I've seen the meaning of Megan as being strength - but never known how that came about.
_________________________
Megan McConnell

Top
#388636 - 03/07/08 12:47 AM Re: CYNW - "Learn What Your Name Means Day" (3/5) [Re: Megan M]
dido1enzo2kiko3jan4 Offline
Amoeba

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 57
Hello Nancy,
Thank you so much for the info you have given.
I really have no specifics on where or how Lita was picked to use as a name. And that goes for Kara as well.
As you have said, the meaning of Lita can be ambiguous. That is also what I know. But I have read somewhere, that it can mean diminutive as in Spanish -ita/ito. So probably, I was born cute and petite. Hahaha Hence, the name Lita given me by my parents.
I am, however, delighted that you have given other meanings for the name Kara. And it is nice to know what wonderful meanings the name Kara have.
Thanks.

Top


Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Facebook & BellaOnline
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Relationships
2017: Astronomy and Space on this day
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
06:51 AM
Moons of Mars - Deimos *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
06:29 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Angie
Inspiration
04:28 AM
Meteors and asteroids
by Nancy Roussy
Astronomy
12:26 AM
Saturn's rings - what's going on here?
by Nancy Roussy
Astronomy
12:11 AM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy
Self Development
10:58 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
10:53 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
10:48 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
10:44 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 60 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.