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May 8 2007 Baby Names Newsletter

Baby Names Newsletter #18, 2007

This week's baby name article will be the first in a series of articles on specific names. If you have a particular name in mind that you'd like me to write about, please let me know!

The Name Ashanti
(The popularity and origins of this modern name, which was inspired by the Ashanti of Ghana)

Names of the week:
Shanti - from Sanskrit for "quiet, tranquility"
Shani - from Hebrew for "scarlet" or "crimson"
Ashoka - from Sanskrit for "without sorrow"
Ashley - from Old English for "ash tree clearing"

And, as always, I invite you to participate in the (always free, always fun!) baby name forum:

~Nancy R. Callahan, Baby Names Editor,

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