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Some names are as well worn by girls as by boys. These are the mixed first names. Question of fashion because, according to the times, one sex has prevailed over the other! Alexis, Eden, Lou, Morgan, Charlie: origin, meaning, date of celebration ... all about these mixed first names.
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- From the Germanic "kart", meaning virile, it is the American form of Charles.
- Despite its etymology "virile", Charlie is a name that is given to girls as well as boys.
- Many saints have borne this name. It is celebrated with St Charles Borromeo, great Italian ecclesiastic of the sixteenth century, appointed archbishop at 22 years who participated in the Council of Trent.
- His birthday: November 4th.
- Its derivative: Charly.
- Celtic "mawr", tall, and "can", brilliant. It also means born of the sea in Breton. Morgan is a mixed first name. Although not very common, Morgan was first used in Brittany. In the stories of the Round Table, Morgane, sister of King Arthur, is a healing fairy.
- Morgane made her first steps in Brittany in the 1970s, although the Bretons often prefer the spelling Morgan, without "e" final or Morganne.
- His birthday: July 8th with Morwenna or March 23rd.
- Its derivative: Morgane.
- Diminutive of Louis or Louise, its etymology comes from the old German "hlod", illustrious, and "wig", fighter. In the Anglo-Saxon countries, it is a diminutive of Lewis.
- In the wake of the great classics that are Louis and Louise, Lou made a remarkable arrival. Famous Lou? The actress Lou Doillon, daughter of the director Jacques Doillon and Jane Birkin, and Lou Reed, the American rocker, whose real name is Lewis Adam Reed.
- His party: Lou at the men's party is August 25 with Louis. In the feminine, March 15 with Louise.
- Its derivatives: Louisa, Louison, Louisette, Luis, Luisa ...
- From Romania or Italy, this derivative of Andrew comes from the Greek andros, man, manly, brave.
- Andrea is a mixed first name. The feminine has won for a long time thanks to its ending in "a". But the masculine, very appreciated by our Italian neighbors, crosses the borders.
- Evangelizer, St. Andrew the Apostle, elder brother of St. Peter, was crucified on an X cross, called since the cross of St. Andrew. Patron of Russia and Scotland, he also protects Burgundy.
- His birthday: November 30th.
- Its derivatives: Andreas, Andrea, Andrieu, Andeol, Andrew, Andy, Andrei.
- Latin dominicus, which belongs to the Lord.
- In France Dominique is a mixed first name, but the female version only appeared in the 19th century and never equaled its male counterpart.
- St. Dominic (1170-1221) was the founder of the Dominican Order. Dominic was also the name given to children baptized on Sundays, especially in the Spanish form Dominico. The island of Santo Domingo owes its name to the fact that it was discovered by the Spaniards on a Sunday!
- His birthday: August 8th.
- His derivatives: Dominic, Domingo, Dominga, Domenico, Doumenic, Mingo, Nika, Nikusha.
- Pleasure and delight, that is what "Eden" means in Hebrew.
- This name evokes in Genesis the garden from which Adam and Eve will be expelled. This name spreads feminine among the Puritans in the seventeenth century, and then in English-speaking countries where it develops in a mixed form. Eden was the name of one of Moses' grandsons. Today, he knows some success in France, more in the feminine.
- His feast: November 1st at All Saints' Day, the Eden referring to paradise, the one where all the saints go.
- From the Greek verb "alexein", to protect, Alexis is a derivative of Alexander, but took his autonomy very early. In the United States and several English-speaking countries, Alexis is a female given name. In France, on the contrary, it is almost exclusively male, but some little girls wear it. It is very common in Russia.
- In the eleventh century, the legend of a young and rich Roman of the fifth century, gone to the East in search of God, was an immense success. Today, for the celebration, we refer more to Alexis Falconieri, founder of the 13th century Servants of Mary.
- His party: February 17 with Alexis or April 22 with Alexander.
- Its derivatives: Alessi, Alex, Alejo, Alexei, Alexa ...
- From Latin "Camillus" meaning messenger, noble child, it is probably of Etruscan origin. The word camilli meant the young Romans who assisted the high priest during the sacrifices. It was first attributed to boys, but soon spread to girls.
- In France, it was successful especially from the eighteenth and early twentieth century. Since the 1970s, it's mostly a women's offensive!
- Saint Camille de Lellis was an Italian soldier of the sixteenth century who founded, in Rome, the Order of Servants of the Sick, at the origin of the Red Cross. It is the patron saint of patients and hospitals.
- His birthday: July 14th.
- Its derivatives: Camilo, Camilla, Millie, Cammie, Kamilka, Mila, Milla, Milo.
- From Latin maximus, meaning the largest.
- Maxence is the name of a Roman emperor of the early fourth century. This name was in vogue at the French Revolution.
- Sainte Maxence lived in the 5th century near Senlis. Remains, in memory, the city of Pont-Sainte-Maxence, in the Oise.
- Yet worn by a Roman emperor, this name was for centuries exclusively female, probably because of his patron saint who was in fact a saint. This Irish woman who came to live in France at the end of the fifth, was killed by pagans. Today, he is mostly male and is a serious contender for Maxime.
- His birthday: June 26th.
- Its derivatives: Max, Maxime, Maximilian, Maximin, Maxine.
- From the Greek alexein, defend, and andros, man, manly, brave.
- Mixed name, Sacha is the diminutive slave of Alexander. In France, it's an independent name since the beginning of the 20th century. Of Greek origin, Saint Alexander was martyred in Lyon in the 2nd century. But many other saints bear this name.
- His feast: April 22 with Alexander or August 30, date dedicated in Russia to an orthodox saint, Alexander Newski (1220-1263), national hero after his victory over the Swedes on the banks of the Neva.
- Its derivatives: Sasha, Sania, Sander.