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Yara Shahidi Origin: Persian, Tupi, and Hebrew Gender: Unisex Meaning: "Sweetheart", "Strength", "Water Lady", "Honeycomb" or "Honeysuckle" Pronunciation: YAH-rah, YARR-uh Other Forms: Yaara, Iara, Uira To me this name is bursting with potential - it's short, feisty, and has a multitude of great meanings. It's already jumped a massive 312 spots from 2017 to 2018 where it currently sits at #672, and I think that's proof it's definitely one to watch out for. Yara, in Persian, can have two different meanings - "sweetheart" (or as Yara Shahidi's mother put it: "someone close to your heart"), it would seem, for girls, and "strength" for boys. In Hebrew (and more often spelled Yaara) it means "honeycomb" or "honeysuckle" which I think is gorgeous. In Tupi it means "water lady" or "lady of the water" and is the name of a character from Brazili

The Children of Owen Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant

Owen Philipps, Ist Baron Kylsant Owen Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant, was born Owen Cosby Philipps to Reverend Sir James Erasmus Philipps, 12th Baronet of Picton Castle and the Hon. Mary Best . He was a prominent British businessman and politician, known for his trial and imprisonment in 1931 for producing a document with intention to deceive. He married Mai Alice Magdalene Morris . Their children were: Nesta Donne Philipps, later " The Hon. Nesta Donne Philipps, Countess of Coventry" Olwen Gwynne Philipps, later " The Hon. Olwen Gwynne Barker " Honor Chedworth Philipps, later " The Hon. Honor Chedworth Henderson "

The Children of Hussey Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian

Hussey Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian Hussey Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian , was born Hussey Crespigny Vivian to Charles Vivian, 2nd Baron Vivian  and his first wife, Arabella Scott . He married Louisa Duff . Their children were: George Crespigny Barbazon Vivian, " George Vivian, 4th Baron Vivian " Dorothy Maud Vivian Alexandra Mary Freesia Vivian, later " Alexandra Pelham, Lady Worsley "


Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, who was born Tassilo Origin: German Gender: Male Meaning: "Glittering as the day" Pronunciation: tah-zee-LOW Other Forms: Thassilo,  Tasziló,  Tassilon, Tasso, Tazzo, Taginbert, Dagobert A fascinating German name with ancient roots, used by royals, a figure-skater, and even a chess-master. Tassilo is a diminutive of Tasso or Tazzo, which is also diminutive in itself for Taginbert, a name of West German origin. It comes from the Germanic elements tag , or "day", and beraht , "glittering". More poetically put it means "glittering as the day". Another related name is the Frankish Dagobert. The first Tassilo in record is Tassilo I of Bavaria, sometimes called Tassilon, who lived from 560 to his death in 610. Tassilo is also used among Hungarians, but usually spelled  Tasziló, as is the case with Prince  Tasziló Festetics de Tolna. Tassilo Thierbach and Sabine Baeß, 1979 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prus

The Children of Nicolette Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry

Nicolette Vane-Tempest-Stewart, later Powell As I'm sure you all know now I'm a huge history nerd along with my name and Royalty obsession, and I found the story of Nicolette Vane-Tempest-Stewart to be as interesting as her name and her children's names. I'm going to do a little brief run-over for you all. Nicolette Vane-Tempest-Stewart , called "Nico" for short,   was born Nicolette Elaine Katherine Harrison to Michael Harrison and his wife Maria Madeleine Benita von Kuskell , a Latvian baroness. She was one of the last debutantes to be shown to Queen Elizabeth II before the practice fell out of style. Nicolette married Alistair Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 9th Marquess of Londonderry  at age seventeen. Their children were: Sophia Frances Anne, " Lady   Sophia Anne Frances Vane-Tempest-Stewart " Cosima Maria-Gabriella, " Lady Cosima Maria-Gabriella Vane-Tempest-Stewart " She also had a son, originally thought to be the Marquess'

The Children of Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg

Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg was born Henrietta Alexandrine Friederike Wilhelmine to Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg and Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg . She married Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen . Their children were: Maria Theresia Isabella, " Maria Theresa of Austria " Albrecht Friedrich Rudolf Dominik, " Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen " Karl Ferdinand, " Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria " Friedrich Ferdinand Leopold, " Archduke Friedrich of Austria " Rudolph - Died in childhood Maria Karoline Luise Christine, " Archduchess Maria Karoline of Austria " Wihelm Franz Karl, " Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria "