Aurora Skies/Onomatology

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The Onomatology (study of names) of the families in Aurora Skies.

Aurora: as referring to Aurora borealis or The northern lights that you can see on the northern countries.

Skies: The town is apparently high on the mountains so you can see the wide open sky without any light pollution.

Adamsson household[edit | edit source]

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Adamsson: Means "son of Adam".

Simon: Greek form of the Hebrew name (Shim'on), meaning 'he has heard'

Erika: Femine form of Erik.

Apple family[edit | edit source]

Apple: A type of fruit.

Yuri: Means 'lily' in Japanese. Not to be confused with Russian name 'Yuri' (a Slavonic form of 'George'), which is exclusively male.

Beaker family[edit | edit source]

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Beaker: Equipment used in Science.

Bjorn: Scandinavian for "old bear".

Erin: Anglicised form of Eireann.

Gundrun: Form of the name Guntram meaning "war raven".

Loki: Name of a god from Norse mythology, which is a name of many possible origins, including the Old Norse word logi ("flame") or the Germanic root luk ("loop").

Birch family[edit | edit source]

Birch: A type of tree found in a forest or a wooded area.

Adam: Hebrew word for "man". In Genesis, the Old Testament, Adam and Eve were the first Humans living in the Garden of Eden.

Clark family[edit | edit source]


Clark: Meaning "cleric" or "scribe". A famous bearer was William Clark.

Evan: Anglicized form of Lefan, a Welsh form of John.

Jessie: Originally a Scottish form of the name Jean. In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of the name Jessica.

Wanda: A German word meaning 'a Wend', referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany.

Day household[edit | edit source]

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Day: next to night, day is part of the 24-hour daily cycle.

Miriam: Original Hebrew form of Mary. It is used in the Old Testament where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Adam.

Angelica: Derived from the Latin word meaning angelic, ultimately related to the Greeks, meaning the messenger.

Pedro: Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Peter.

Ciro: A name of Spanish and Italian origin, the equivalent of Cyrus.

Elliot household[edit | edit source]

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Elliot: Variant of the name Elliott.

Jackie: Diminutive form of the name Jacqueline.

Felicia: Feminine form of the Latin name Felicius, a derivative of Felix.

Frimann family[edit | edit source]

Frimann: Possibly an older form of Freimann (English: Freeman), meaning a reference to a person who was born free or in other words was not a serf.

Martina: Feminine form of the name Martin. Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.

Hallur family[edit | edit source]

Hallur: Faroese and Icelandic form of Hallr, which means "flat stone" or "sloping, leaning to one side" (in these two languages, Hallur is a common first name for men).

Andrea: Feminine form of the name Andrew. As an English name it has been used since the 17th century.

Lara: Russian short form of the name Larisa. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Zhivago".

Hannes family[edit | edit source]

Hannes: A Scandinavian surname, meaning unknown. It can also be used as a male first name, being a diminutive of Johannes or Hannibal.

'Gunnar: Derived from the Old Norse words gunnr meaning 'war' and arr warrior'. It could be used as a male first name (modern variant: Gunther). Alternatively, it could derive from the Scottish Gunn, which was the name of one of the oldest clans in Scotland.

Helgason family[edit | edit source]

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Helgason: Means literally son of Helga.

Karen: Danish short form of the name Katherine. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the 1940s.

Karl: German and Scandinavian form of Charles. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway.

Kristin: Scandinavian and German form of the name Christina.

Lief: Different spelling of the Scandinavian name Leif, meaning "descendent, heir, beloved" (alternative names: Leiv, Lejf, Leifur, Leivur).

Ingberg family[edit | edit source]

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Ingberg: Norwegian and Icelandic name with no certain origin. Berg means "mountain".

Iris: Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, the sea, and the sky. This name can also be referred to as a part of the eye.

Jakob: Germanic version of the name Jacob or James.

Jonas: It possibly derives from the Greek word Ionas, meaning "of Ionic origin". The name in Hebrew means 'dove'.

Mango family[edit | edit source]

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Mango: A type of fruit. The name was probably chosen for the sake of alliteration.

Magnus: Late Latin name, meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany.

Olivia household[edit | edit source]

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Olivia: A common female name, here used as a surname.

Estella: Latinate form of the name Estelle.

Sophia: Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early saint, possibly mythical, who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred.

Olsson household[edit | edit source]

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Olsson: Means "son of Olaf".

Oskar: Germanic and Slavic form of the name Oscar.

Emil: From the Roman family name Aemillius, which was derived from Latin meaning "rival". A popular name in Scandinavian and Slavic countries.

Oss family[edit | edit source]

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Oss: Meaning unknown, possibly Scandinavian.

Arvid: From the Old Norse name Arnvior,derived from the elements arn "eagle" and vior "tree".

Edvin: Scandinavian, Finnish, Estoninan and Hungarian form of the name Edwin.

Josefin: Variant of the Scandinavian name Josefine.

Svard family[edit | edit source]

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Svard: Swedish solider name meaning "sword".

Stefan: Swedish form of the name Stephen.

Stein: Norwegian cognate of the name Sten.

Valquist household[edit | edit source]

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Valquist: Swedish surname, val - whale, quist (modern form is kvist) - branch.

Jesper: Danish form of the name Jasper.

Viktor: Swedish and Norwegian form of the name Victor.

Linn: Short form of the Swedish name Linnea.

Vinter family[edit | edit source]

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Vinter: Scandinavian form of Winter.

Astrid: Modern form of the name Astridr. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren who wrote the book 'Pippi Longstocking'.

Tinna: From Old Norse word tinna meaning "flint".

Veronika: Swedish and Norwegian cognate form of the name Veronica.

Warbler family[edit | edit source]

Warbler: Meaning unknown, possibly Scandinavian.

Fjord: A narrow, rocky, steep-sided geological formation created by glaciers. It is found on the shores of Norway, Iceland, Alaska, Antarctica, and other places, both on the northern and southern hemisphere.

Wong family[edit | edit source]


Wong: A Cantonese romanization of Wang or Huang.

Ari: Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".

Jennika: Scandinavian form of the name Jennica.

Rajita: Meaning unknown, possibly a different form of Rita.

Wrede family[edit | edit source]

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Wrede: Meaning "ward" in Scandinavian.

Cassidy: From an Irish surname which was derived from O Caside meaning "descendent of Caside".

Elin: Scandinavian and Welsh form of the name Helen.

Johan: Scandinavian, Low German and Czech form of the name John.