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Lena

History Of The Name Lena

The name “Lena” is a name given to females and its origin is from Greece. The name Lena is derived from the name Alina, Elena, Magdalena, and Helena; in the United States, many people name their child as Helena rather than Elena or Lena. However, the name has evolved in different languages because of the variations of the name.

Meaning Of Lena

Lena can mean multiple things depending on the country or region. It can mean the woman of Magdala, generous and kind, sunlight, palm tree, or holder of the torch.

Popularity

The popularity of Lena can depend on the country. In the England it was not in the top 100 baby girls’ names in 2016. In the United States, the name Helena and its derivative Lena has never been more popular.

Famous People Called Lena

Lena Headey plays Cersei Lannister in hit show 'Game of Thrones'
Lena Headey plays Cersei Lannister in hit show ‘Game of Thrones’

 

The number of famous women called Lena is quite surprising. Starting with the English actress Lena Headey, born in Hamilton, Bermuda. She has won three Emmy Award Nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ‘Game of Thrones’ and a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Lena Ashwell is historically known as the first to organise large-scale entertainment at the front during World War I. She was a British actress and an acting manager. The Russian Lena Katina, which is a former singer who is best known for her work with duo t.A.t.u.

 

 

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Bridget

Meaning of the Girls Name Bridget

The meaning of Bridget, or the “exalted one”; Goddess of Fire, is originally Irish or Gaelic. Broken down as “brigh”, signifying a person with lots of strength and vigor, who’s also powerful, yet wholesome and virtuous.

Popularity

Bridget was not in the 100 most popular girls’ names in England in 2016.

The popularity of Bridget came when a saint who was goddess of agriculture, poetry, fire and healing was introduced to German and Scandinavian countries. She is also expressed as an intelligent woman who is talented in music as well. In America the name Bridget was very popular in the 1970’s and many newborn girls were named Bridget.

Famous Females Called Bridget

The attractive model Brigitte Bardot
The attractive model Brigitte Bardot

Bridget Bardot, spelled “Brigitte”, is well-known for the popularity of Bridget, the famous and sexy French actress, model, singer and animal rights activist.

Two other famous name Bridget’s are the Danish-Italian model, actress and popular culture British TV reality personality, Bridget Nielsen, and Bridget Fonda, beautiful and retired actress, daughter of renown actor Peter Fonda whose 1960’s part in the movie Easy-Rider is still a talk of the town. Bridget Fonda is also the grand-daughter of iconic actor Henry Fonda.

The most famous character with the name must be Bridget Jones. A comedy of the life of an English woman in her 30s looking for a romantic relationship. Bridge was played by Renée Zellweger.

Let’s face it though anyone with a name Bridget will make you laugh, and being in the exciting presence of any Bridget’s company can be an amazing experience!

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Bonnie

Meaning and Popularity of the Name Bonnie

The meaning of Bonnie is pretty, and charming. It is a beautiful name with the perfect meaning for a baby girl.

The origin of the name if likely to come from France with the word “bonne” meaning good.

Popularity

Bonnie was not in the top 100 baby girls names in England in 2016. However this name was much more popular in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The name being the most popular in the 1940s

Today if you were to call you girl Bonnie it would be unlike to hear other girls in the class with the same name.

Famous people Called Bonnie

The singer Bonnie Tyler
The singer Bonnie Tyler

Despite Bonnie, not being a particularly popular name at present there are a few famous ladies with the name including:

  • Bonnie and Clyde were famous American criminals back in the 1930s, and everyone has heard of them.
  • Bonnie Raitt is an American singer who release the popular album “Nick of Time”
  • Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer famous for her hit songs “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Holding out for a Hero”.
  • An English woman with the first name Bonnie is Bonnie Wright, an actress who played  Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films.

 

Summary

Bonnie Raitt, Bonnie Tyler, and Bonnie Wright are all incredible woman for a baby girl to be named after, and Bonnie and Clyde are a pair that will make the name fun. Bonnie isn’t one of the 100 most popular baby girl names, but it is still well known enough, and its meaning is special.

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Thelma

Origin of the Name Thelma

English writer Marie Corelli is credited for inventing the name Thelma. Corelli published her novel Thelma in 1887. As her third novel became popular in the 19th century, many expectant mothers in Great Britain wanted to name their baby girls Thelma. Thelma is of Portuguese origin.

Meaning of Thelma

Many people believe that the meaning Thelma comes from the Greek word for will.

Popularity of Thelma

The last time Thelma was at the height of popularity in the UK, it was the 1930s. From 1940 to 2010, the name Thelma declined sharply. In 2017, the name Thelma is 2208 in popularity.

Famous People Named Thelma

Thelma Barlow is a famous English actress and writer best known for the soap opera Coronation Street where she played the character Mavis Wilton.

Thelma Cazalet-Keir was known for being a British activist and member of the Conservative party in the 1920s and 1930s.

Thelma Hopkins isn’t to be confused with America singer Thelma Hopkins of Dawn.

Thelma Hopkins was a British athlete in the 1950s, who won a silver medal in the Summer Olympics in the high jump event. Hopkins is known for jumping 1.74 meters in the high jump at age 20.

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Penelope

Meaning and Origin of the Name Penelope

Our history has a strong effect in our lives and it is related to the names, dates, events and even zodiac-signs in a new born baby. The bible and the mythology give us an idea on how to choose a name. If you enjoy names with special history or you are a believer in numerology, astrology or astronomy.

The Penelope name can be a very special one, when making comparisons. She was the wife of the warrior Odysseus. The meaning of Penelope is ‘weaver ‘ also an intelligent and capable person.

Popularity

The popularity of Penelope is ranking in the 831 position in the United States – during 1935, and during the year of 2015 got into the 34 position. Nevertheless a baby girl with that name can be very successful, if you believe in the coincidences and the fame of different women with that name.

The name Penelope is familiar in different countries: England, Australia, United States, South Africa and France.

Famous People with the First Name Penelope

The Actress Penelope Cruz
The Actress Penélope Cruz

There are many famous actresses with this great name: Penelope Wilton, Penelope Cruz and Penelope Keith. Also, there are some fictional characters and the Harry Potter’s novel using the same name.

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Ronnie

Meaning and Origin of the Female Name Ronnie

For most people, the name Ronnie is short for Veronica if it’s a girl and Ronald if it’s a boy. The English/Scottish meaning of Ronnie is mighty counsellor or ruler. The Hebrew meaning of Ronnie is joy/powerful.

A second Hebrew meaning of Ronnie has the biblical context of Aaron, the older brother of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Variation in the Name

Another way to spell Ronnie is Ronny.

Popularity

The popularity of Ronnie is very steep considering the name isn’t used as much as it did in 1947. The popularity of Ronnie are in very few websites because it wasn’t used enough in the US.

Famous People with the Name Ronnie

 

The EastEnders character Ronnie Mitchell
The EastEnders character Ronnie Mitchell

The popular BBC soap called EastEnders has a fictional character named Veronica Elizabeth Branning Mitchell whose nicknamed “Ronnie”. This character is played by a woman by the name of Samantha Womack. It’s a surprise how far this name would go in a fictional world than it does in the real world.

A second famous person with the name is a singer named Veronica Yvette Bennett better known for her stage name Ronnie Spector. She is the lead singer of the rock/pop vocal girl group, the Ronettes. This name is also used as an alias as most performers do in the music business.

Another famous person with the same name is Ronnie Claire Edwards who starred in the television series ‘The Waltons’.

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Honey

Meaning of the name Honey

The name Honey is a simple exciting English girl’s name. In retrospective, the meaning of honey is sweet, borrowing similarities with nature of actual food honey. Cross comparison meaning, include adorable, beloved or sweetheart. The name has a frequent mention in households to display tender affection to others.

The popularity of honey is intermediate, according to the office for national statistics 2015 report, the name did not feature on the top 100 shared. This makes it an ideally ripe name for the newborn.

Traits of People with the Name

Experts on naming often state that people with the name honey tend to possess a stable persona. They stand up for a true and just cause. Many try to use their skills to impact others in a positive manner. They value their belief and ready to open the world to them.

Meaning of the name Honey

Popular figures that have adopted the name include TV personality Fearne Cotton for her second child. It was also featured in the James Bond novel and movie. Actor Jack Nicholson’s daughter holds a similar name. Ironically, one of the drummers of the honeycomb band holds the name legally. Across borders, the popularity of honey is upheld with several accomplished people having the same.

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Roseanne

Meaning and Popularity of the Name Roseanne

Roseanne is a beautiful name that is not too popular in England. It didn’t make it to the list of top 100 most popular baby names in 2015 in England, but the names that it comes from are quite popular.

It is derived form the names Rose and Anne, and the meaning of Roseanne is “horse,” “fame renown,” and “he has favoured me.” It is a simple name, and yet it is something special because it comes two popular names and makes them one.

Variations of the Name

Variations of the name include Roseanna, Rozanne, Rozan, Roanna, Rosannah and Roanne.

Famous People Called Roseanne

The American Actress Roseanne Barr
The American Actress Roseanne Barr

Some notable people with the name Roseanne are Rosanne Cash, an American singer and songwriter, and Roseanne Barr, an American actress. Roseanne is also the name of an American sitcom.
The popularity of Roseanne is not what some other names are, but it is one that people instantly recognise because of the names that it comes from, and because of the TV show and famous people who have had the name before. Rose and Anne are both special names on their own, but when combined they are even better.

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Chelsea

Origin of the Name Chelsea

The name Chelsea is associated with the London Chelsea Synods. The main Synod was offiated over by King Offa of Mercia. Today, this Synod of Chelsea is affiliated with the Borough of Kensington. The name Chelsea is an Old English origin. The name has many spelling variations. When England ruled over the 13 colonies, many places including Chelsea, Massachusetts were named in honour of English towns.

Meaning of Chelsea

The meaning of Chelsea is Chalk landing place from the “cealc hyo” where shipments of chalk were received.

Popularity of Chelsea

The popularity of Chelsea in England may have been due to recording artists like Joni Mitchell who popularised the name with her song “Chelsea Morning.” Chelsea’s popularity rose gradually in the 1980s and reached its peak in 1990. From 1991, Chelsea’s popularity continued to decline until it completely disappeared in 2015.

Famous People Named Chelsea

British women named Chelsea include Chelsy Davy, a previous girlfriend of Prince Harry. Chelsee Healey is a British actress born in Salford or Greater Manchester, England. Healey  is famous for the role of Janeece Bryant of the five season television production called Waterloo Road.

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Sue

Sue, A Name After A Flower

The name Sue, is the shortened form of the name Susan.

A name of Hebrew origin, the meaning of Sue is “Lily”, a unique plant with broad scarlet coloured flowers. Susan, is also of biblical importance, for the biblical city of Susa, a city in Persia, was known for its bountiful beautiful lillies.

Popularity

A name predominantly given to the female gender, Susan was most popular in the year 1954, with over 23 million people in the United States alone bearing the name. Recently ranked far below the 500 most popular girl names in both 2016 and 2017, Susan is currently the 1,886th most popular name in the world, and 1490th in the year 2016. Depending on who you ask, its lack of popularity of sue is either of good or bad connotations.

Famous People with the name Sue

While there are a few who will feel uneasy that their name is not wide spread or popular, there are newborn mothers who will see it as a unique name for their precious new baby girl.

While Sue might not be a popular name, there are a several accomplished and highly celebrated women who bear the name. A primary example would be the renowned tennis player Sue Barker won eleven WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title during the 1976 French Open. Not only is she recognised as one of the greater tennis players, she has also translated her success into broadcasting. Sue Barker is currently one of the leading broadcasters at the BBC.

Sue Perkins is another famous English celebrity. She is best know as a comedian who worked as a presenter on ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

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