Nickname Ninfa

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Nickname Ninfa

Postby iolanda2 » 16 Aug 2013, 20:38

My greatuncle married Melania Maria Teresa Braghiroli in 1870 in Mirandola ( MO )

She used the nickname Ninfa, does anyone know the reason for this nickname? i have never seen it before.

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Re: Nickname Ninfa

Postby erudita74 » 17 Aug 2013, 05:14

iolanda2 wrote:My greatuncle married Melania Maria Teresa Braghiroli in 1870 in Mirandola ( MO )

She used the nickname Ninfa, does anyone know the reason for this nickname? i have never seen it before.


Ninfa is a female first name (Ninfo in the masculine) and is not a nickname. It is found typically in Sicily. It was derived from Greek (means nymph) and was the name of a 4th century saint. I can't explain why your aunt used Ninfa as a nickname.

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