Off topic: What is the meaning of these two names
Thread poster: Lucinda Hollenberg

Lucinda Hollenberg  Identity Verified
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Nov 16, 2004

I am trying to find the meaning of two (I believe boys') names and what country they are from:

1. Navareno
2. Giani

Someone told me that they were Somalian. If yes, could you please tell me what they mean. If no, do you know what country they are from and what they mean.

Thank you so much!


 

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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an educated guess Nov 16, 2004

Giani: most probably "Gianni": this a very common name in Italy, a standard nickname for "Giovanni" (equivalent of "John")

Navareno: this looks very much like "Navarreno": belonging to or originating from the Navarra province in Northern Spain (around Pamplona)


 

Rosalind Lobo  Identity Verified
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yes, but... (just one small thing) Nov 16, 2004

Csaba Ban wrote:

Giani: most probably "Gianni": this a very common name in Italy, a standard nickname for "Giovanni" (equivalent of "John")

Navareno: this looks very much like "Navarreno": belonging to or originating from the Navarra province in Northern Spain (around Pamplona)


I agree with the above, but suggest that "Gianni" would be the equivalent of "Johnny" since it is a nickname form.


 

Bernadette Mora  Identity Verified
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What 's the meaning of these two names Nov 16, 2004

Navareno: this looks very much like "Navarreno": belonging to or originating from the Navarra province in Northern Spain (around Pamplona)[/quote]

Hi

I think it has nothing to do with Navarra since in Spanish someone from Navarra is called a "Navarro".

Regards,

Bernadette


 

Maria Paola Segurini  Identity Verified
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Navarreno or Nazzareno? Nov 16, 2004

Hi!
As the first one sounds Italian, couldn't the second name be a mispelling of the Italian Nazzareno (meaning from Nazareth)? It's not very common nowadays but it's a traditional name.
Best
paola


 

Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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Parts of Somalia have been an Italian colony Nov 16, 2004

British Somaliland and the Italian Somalia merged in 1960.

It makes sense that Italien names are still wide spread there.

They might be misspelled or crippled, but you will find the names of the former colonial masters all over Africa.

regards

Siegfried


 

Lina Ntaoukaki
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GIANNI & NAVARINO Nov 17, 2004

Lucinda Hollenberg wrote:

I am trying to find the meaning of two (I believe boys') names and what country they are from:

1. Navareno
2. Giani

Someone told me that they were Somalian. If yes, could you please tell me what they mean. If no, do you know what country they are from and what they mean.

Thank you so much!


Hi Lucinda,

We also have the name GIANNI (John in English) here in Greece. It is a common name.
And as far as NAVARINO is concerned, there is a place here in Greece called after this name. It is in Peloponiso, opposite Italy.

I hope that helped you a little


 

Lucinda Hollenberg  Identity Verified
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Thanks a lot, everyone! Nov 17, 2004

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me with these two names.

Lucinda


 

DGK T-I  Identity Verified
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Hello Lucinda - do you know whether it's Giani with a 'g' as in 'jet' or 'gate' ? Nov 17, 2004

and are the spellings definite?

 


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