Doubling up on vowels

I love Finnish names, and many Estonian names too! Therefore I really like this post, as it is so full of great names beginning with a double vowel – not only Finnish. I like many of these names, I can’t even say which would be my most favourites. And, although I consider myself a bit of a Nordic languages geek, I have no clue whatsoever about Greenlandic names, or didn’t have until now . 😀 They seem to have such intriguing meanings. Really recommend reading it to anyone interested in names, or maybe Scandinavian languages too. 🙂

Onomastics Outside the Box

I’ve always loved names with two of the same vowel in a row (often found in Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, and Greenlandic). I’ll feature more of these names in a future post, but for now, I’m focusing on names starting with two of the same vowel in a row.

Unisex:

Aajunnguaq means “dear older sibling” in Greenlandic.

Iimaan is the Somali form of Iman.

Ooquna is Greenlandic.

Uukkarnit means “calved ice” in Inuktitut.

Male:

Aabraham is Finnish. An alternate form is Aapo.

Aadam is Estonian.

Aadolf is Finnish, with alternate forms Aatu and Aatto. The lattermost also means “evening before, eve.”

Aage is the modern Norwegian and Danish form of Áki, an Old Norse nickname for names with the element Anu (father, ancestor).

Aali means “sublime, lofty, high” in Arabic.

Aamir is a variant of Amir (prince, commander). When rendered ‘Aamir, it means “substantial, prosperous.”

Aapeli is the…

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