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Famous Names:  Halle   Keanu   Lennon   Masaru   Oprah   Uma             
Familiar Names:  Ariel, Blaire, Elizabeth, Jagger, Presley, Raphael, Sigourney


Achebe [ah-chay-bay]        
People Believe in You.
mw (Yoruba)

Chinua Achebe is a famous Nigerian Author, he wrote "When Things Fall Apart."

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Deepak
[deep-pahk] ____
Light, of the light. m
fr "Dip"[deep] "Light" (Sanskrit)
"Dipak" (Sanskrit) became "Deepak" in Hindi!

  Deepak Chopra is famous for being a healer, and an outspoken author from India.
He is the author of numerous books, "Creating Health" and "How to know God."

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Halle
[hah-lay]______
"Hall," a Mansion. (Old English)
Many Halls, making it a mansion!

  Halle Berry is a famous actress of great beauty.

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Keanu
[kay-ah-noo]___
Cool Breeze. m
(Hawaiian)
"Ke": "The" + "Anu": "Cold" (cool)
In Hawaii, something cold feels great in the tropics, so though the name translates literally as "The Cold(ness)," the metaphor is a "Cool Breeze," something most refreshing!

  Keanu Reeves [kay-ah-noo reevz] is a famous actor, as "Neo" in the Matrix Trilogy and more.

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Lennon
[lehn-nuhn]___
Sweetheart.
(Old English from Gaelic)
&nbs;from "Leannan" [lah-nahn] "Sweetheart" (Gaelic)

  John Lennon was a famous musician who revolutionized music, and became a leader for an entire generation dedicated to peace.

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Masaru
[mah-sar-roo] __
Surpassing, to excel.
(Japanese)

  Masaru Emoto [mar-sar-roo ee-moh-toh] is a famous research scientist who discovered the power of words. He wrote "The Secret of Water" and "The True Power of Water."

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Oprah
[oh-prah]________
Fawn.
(Greek from Hebrew), Greek spelling of a Hebrew name.
   from "Ofer" [oh-fur]: "Fawn" (Hebrew)

      Oprah Winfrey is the most generous woman in the world, setting the bar for the wealthiest to re-distribute their good fortune to the some of Africa's most destitute children.

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Uma
[oo-mah]___
Splendor. w
(Sanskrit)
Uma was a major Goddess in Ancient India.

      Uma Thurman is one of the most beautiful women in the world, and an actress in dozens of great movies. She is very spiritual for her father brought buddhism to America, when he was the first westerner to be ordained into Buddhism by the Dalai Lama, back in 1965!

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Familiar Names Translated


Ariel
[ar-ree-ehl]
God is like a Lion.
(Hebrew)
God is Fearless and Strong.
God has the attributes of the lion, he is the "Image of the Lion."
Translation: God is like a Lion.
  "Arye" [ar-yeh] "Image of a Lion" + "El": "God."
Meaning: God is like a Lion, fearless and strong.
"Lavi" [lah-vee] "Lion."
Ari, Arie [ar-ree] "Image of the Lion," fr "Arye."

Blaire
[blair]
"Battlefield" (open flat plain used for battles)
from "Blar": "Flat," "Open Plain." (Gaelic)
(Old English from Gaelic)

Elizabeth
Anglicized from Elisheva
[el-lee-sheh-vah]
"El": "God" + (is my) "Sheva" [sheh-vah] "Promise"
Elisheva became Elisheba > Elizabe(th)
means "God is my Oath" (Hebrew)
In the Bible it's spelled Elisheba

Jagger
[jag-gur] "Hunter"
(Old English from Swedish)
"Jagare" [yah-gar-rah] "Hunter," a great hunter.
(Swedish)
"Jagare" became Jagger in Old English.
Jagger, Jagar, Jaegar

Presley
[prehz-lee]
"Preost": "Priest" + "Leah" [lee] "Meadow"
(Olde English)
"Priestleah" became Presley in Middle English.

Raphael
[rah-figh-ehl] "God's Healing Power" (Hebrew)
"Raf": "Medicine" + "El" : "God" = God's Medicine.

Sigourney
[sih-gur-nee]
"Sigur": "Victor" + "Veig": "Way."
Way of the Victor.
(Middle English from Swedish)
"Sigurveig" [sihg-gur-vigh] Way of the Victor. (Swedish)
  "Sigurveig" became "Sigourney" in Middle English.


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