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Names of the moment

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on July 15, 2007

Raphael: m From the Hebrew name רְפָאֵל (Refa’el) which meant “God has healed”. Raphael was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. In the Book of Tobit in the Old Testament it is told how he aided Tobias. This was also the name of a 16th-century Renaissance painter, the designer of several of the frescoes in the Vatican Palace in Rome.

– Apparently, there are quite a few variations of the pronunciation of this name with each language. I say it as either rahr-fie-EL or rah-fie-EL.

– And it could be shortened to ‘Rafe’.

Anaïs: f  Provençal and Catalan form of Anna (Latin version of the name Hannah. From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) which meant “favour” or “grace”.)

– It looks beautiful on paper, but perhaps not so well when spoken.

(Name meanings from www.behindthename.com)

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