This girl from Davao has an absurdly long name that still fits her ID
Check out the meaning behind each one
Oct 27, 2017
Tsianina Levounne Amberly Reese Heather Margaret Barcelona Mendoza. Imagine fitting that into your test paper, or your driver’s license.
Tsianina is a senior high school student at the University of Mindanao, and one of her professors named Carl was so amused by her name that he shared her ID picture on Facebook. That Facebook post went viral, with 985 shares, 1,300 reactions, and 333 comments.
Tsianina’s mother claims full responsibility for her many names, sharing the respective meaning and significance of each name on a post on ABS-CBN. Personal sentiments aside though, we took to exploring the etymology of Tsianina’s long list of first names. Check them out.
Nationality: Native American
Meaning: The earliest noted bearer of the name Tsianina is Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone (December 13, 1882 – January 10, 1985), a Creek/Cherokee singer and performer
Nationality: Armenian or French
Meaning: Levounne could be related to Levonne, the Armenian derivative of the name Leon meaning “lion” in Greek. It could also be a form of Lavonne, which means “wood” in French.
Nationality: English, Arabic
Meaning: Amberly is an elaboration of Amber, which could denote the orange-yellow gemstone formed from fossil resin. It could also be derived from the Arabic عنبر(‘anbar), which means perfume.
The name Amberly became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor’s novel Forever Amber.
Meaning: Reese is the anglicized form of Rhys. Rhys in Welsh means enthusiasm.
Meaning: Derived from the Middle English name hather, meaning the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas.
Nationality: English, Latin
What about you? Do you know someone with a name that’s as lengthy or maybe even longer than Tsianina’s? Let us know in the comments below and share the meaning behind your name.
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