Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Belated Name Day Alexandra, Evženie & Vojtěch!

A very happy belated name day goes out to the following people:

April 21st - Happy belated name day, Alexandra!
The name Alexandra is of Greek origin and means "man's defender".  It's the Latinate feminine form of Alexander.  The name Alexandra was seldom used in the English-speaking world before the 20th century.  It became very popular in Britain after the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) married the Danish Princess Alexandra in 1863.

Alexandra of Denmark

April 22nd - Happy belated name day, Evženie!

The name Evženie is the Czech form of Eugenia, which is of Old Greek origin and means "well born; noble".

April 23rd - Happy belated name day, Vojtěch!

The name Vojtěch is the Czech form of Wojciech, which is of Polish origin and means "solace, comfort, joy".