Name for today- Nesta


Gender: F
Origin: Welsh variation of AGNES



Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian

Pronounced: AG-nəs (English), AHKH-nəs (Dutch) [key]

Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning “chaste”. Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus “lamb”, resulting in the saint’s frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe, being especially popular in England in the Middle Ages. (Behind the name)

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    shay120 said,

    I think Nesta is really sweet, the only problem is that the name reminds me of Nestlee a bit.

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      babynamelover said,

      Nestlee? We have Nestle here which is chocolate. Nesta also makes me think of bird nest lol. But it has similar feel to Hazel which I love 🙂

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