The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

Meaning behind the name

Several people, on LJ but mostly off, have asked me what Soëlie's name means. So, here it is, plus a photo, because all things baby are better with a photo, no?  OK, maybe not for everyone; humor me.

"Soëlie" is a roundabout derivative of "Zoe," which is Greek for "life."

In France, Zoél, Zoelle, and Zoélie are all more common (but I've never met or heard of one), but I have a preference for the softer S sound and I do love me a diaeresis (¨).

And, as for "Anne," according to Behind the Name, it is a form of Anna, which comes from Hannah: From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) which meant "favour" or "grace".

So now you know...

frigg , you can just see the sweater I knitted for her.
Tags: family, pics, sancerre, sprout
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