Gayane (given name)

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Gayane
Gender female
Origin
Word/name Armenian
Meaning unknown
Region of origin Armenia
Other names
Related names Gayaneh, Gayne

Gayane (Armenian: Գայանե (reformed); Գայիանէ (classical)), also spelled Gayaneh, is a popular Armenian female name of unknown meaning.[1] Some relate it to the Ancient Greek word gaia, who was the "earth goddess,"[2][3] see Gaia.

Gayane was the name of an abbess who was martyred with other nuns by Tiridates III of Armenia in the year 301. She was subsequently made a saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church.[4][5]

Notable people with the name Gayane:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Origin of the name GAYANE". 20knames.com. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  2. ^ (in Russian) http://name.passion.ru/encyclopedia/gayane/
  3. ^ http://www. babynology.com/meaning-gayane-f4.html
  4. ^ "Feast of Saint Gayane and Her Companions celebrated in the Armenian Church". The Armenian Church. June 10, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ (in Russian) http://www.calend.ru/holidays/0/0/2027/