Names of the Week


Alternate Spelling: Kaya (More typical, Native American spelling)
Pronunciation: Kay-ah
Origin: Japan; Native American
Meaning: Forgiveness; My Elder Sister
Well-Known Kaiyas: Kaya (Avatar: the Last Airbender), Kaya Christian (Model), Kaya Matsutani (Voice actress), Kaya Rose Scodelaria (Actress)


Alternate Spelling: Louis
Nickname: Lew, Lou
Pronunciation: Loo-iss
Origin: Germany; France
Meaning: Renowned Fighter
Well-Known Lewis’s: Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare), Louis Weasley (Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling), Louis Gridley Wu (Ringworld, Larry Niven), Louis the Yard Teacher (“Sideways Stories From Wayside School”, Louis Sachar), Lewis Carroll (Novelist), Lewis Marnell (Australian Skateboarder)


Pronunciation: Mad-ox; Mad-eks
Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Beneficent
Well-Known Maddoxs: Maddox (Desperate Hours), Maddox Jolie-Pitt (Son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt), Bernie Maddox (Red Cap), Joe Maddox (Tampa Bay Rays Manager)


Alternate Spelling: Nadea
Pronunciation: Nah-dee-uh
Origin: Slovakia
Meaning: Hope
Well-Known Nadias: Nadia Godfrey (Hemlock Grove), Nadia Petrova (The Vampire Diaries), Nadia (LOST), Nadia Wayans (Actress), Nadia Comaneci (Gymnast)


Nickname: Liv
Pronunciation: uh-liv-ee-uh
Origin: Spain
Meaning: Olive
Well-Known Olivias: Olivia (The Selection Series, Kiera Cass), Olivia Flaversham (The Great Mouse Detective), Olivia (Twelfth Night, Shakespeare), Olivia Mary Manning (Novelist), Olivia Wilde (Actress)

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