Time to crank up the blog searches! Yes! It’s time for a fish post!
If you’ve not been following CreativitytotheMAX for awhile you aren’t aware that the single largest word searches on this blog is for “fish”. So periodically I delight in sharing my fish research with you to keep the fishy hits hitting.
Zuvys appeared in the word search count. ZUVYS? I was apprehensive it was X-rated, or worse. Sounded like slang for a part of the anatomy that we can’t explore in public, or a new form of bacteria that eats the flesh eating bacteria after the flesh eating bacteria eats us. Zuvys?
Turns out it’s neither X-rated nor life-threatening. It’s Lithuanian!
Lithuanian!!!!! Who knew? The Republic of Lithuania is a nation in Northern Europe. The country spans a total area of 25,174 sq miles. The population of Lithuania is over 3 million, which makes it the 133rd most populated country in the world. The per capita nominal GDP of Lithuania is $10,605. The official language is Lithuanian and the word for fish is ZUVYS.
Want to see what you’d be called if you lived in Lithuania? You can call me KĘSTUTIS
AUSTĖJA f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
DAIVA f Lithuanian
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning “destiny“.
DARIUS m English, Lithuanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was composed of the elements dâraya“to possess” and vahu “good”
Feminine form of Aemilius
ILONA f Hungarian, German, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Possibly a Hungarian form of HELEN
LINA (2) f
Short form of names ending in lina.
MILDA f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
Late Latin name meaning “queen”
RŪTA f Lithuanian
Means “rue” in Lithuanian, the rue plant being a bitter medicinal herb which is a national symbol of Lithuania...
SAULĖ f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means “sun” in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
VALDAS m Lithuanian
Short form of VALDEMARAS and other Lithuanian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald “rule”.
VYTAUTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements vyti- “chase, drive away” or vyd- “see” combined with tauta “people, nation”