❤ This week our names are Stella & Cillian ❤
Stella – a lovely Latin name, meaning “star”. Sir Philip Sidney was first credited with using this name in a sonnet. A strong, beautiful name, made iconic by Marlon Brando in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. Names ending in “ella” are quite popular for girls. Stella is currently #70 in popularity in the U.S.
Cillian – is a handsome Irish name, meaning “church”. The phonetic spelling, Killian, is much more popular in the U.S. If you can get past the first syllable “kill” sound, Cillian makes for a wonderfully charming and underused Irish name in the U.S.
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A wonderful end of February to you,