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3 Screen names and what they mean, for screen for baby girls, listing 1-3. Alma and Colleen are commonly used names, while Petula is rare in comparison.
Alma .. American vamp of the silent screen, Alma Bennett ..
Petula .. This name was first heard of in the 20th century due to the perpetually pert Petula Clark's stage and screen career ..
Cecilia .. "Blind." .. The feminine form is more popular than the male form because of the blind Saint Cecilia (second or third century) virgin martyr known as the patron saint of music ..
Levina .. "Lightning bolt."
Melba .. The city of Melbourne takes its name from British politician William Lamb Melbourne (19th century) and means "border" ..
Pandora .. She was given charge of a mysterious box and told not to open it .. Being curious, she opened the box, and every kind of humankind's ills flew out, followed by the one counterpart, Hope.
Carlin .. "Little champion."
Akyra .. "Bright, clear, ideal." ..
Capucine .. French form of an Italian word for a cloak with a deep collar, worn by a certain order of Franciscan monks ..
Beige .. Modern name, from the color, which comes from French, and referred originally to undyed woollen cloth ..
Rabab .. "Pale cloud."
Tawny .. Tawny and its variants probably are meant for a particular pronunciation of Tanya (taw- rather than tah-), or they refer to the literal meaning of tawny, the warm sandy color of a lion's coat.
Afra .. "Color of earth." ..
Capucine .. "Cowl." ..
Elli .. Norse mythology: an old woman with this name defeats Thor in a wrestling match, which according to Loki, was because she was Old Age in disguise, and old age is victorious over all.
Mesa .. Geography name: flat-topped hill in southwestern America ..
Geneva .. May refer to the Swiss city or refer to the juniper tree, whose old Dutch name was "genever", hence "gin", which is flavored with juniper berries.
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