Imants

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Imants
Gender Male
Origin
Region of origin Latvia
Other names
Related names Imanta

Imants is a Latvian masculine given name, from the Livonian language:[1] im meaning "miracle" added to and meaning "gift". The name is borne by more than 6,250 men in Latvia.[2] Its nameday is celebrated on 1 July.

The name is one of the relatively few surviving Latvian names of indigenous origin from among the great number revived or introduced during the Latvian National Awakening of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

According to the Latvian calendar, the name day for Imants is July 1.

Individuals[edit]

The name Imants may refer to the following:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Balodis, Pauls (August 2009). "Personal Names of Livonian Origin in Latvia: Past and Present" (PDF). In Wolfgang Ahrens; Sheila Embleton; André Lapierre (eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. Toronto, Canada: York University. pp. 105–116. ISBN 978-1-55014-521-2. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ PMLP database

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • Latkovskis, Leonards, 1971: Latgalu uzvordi, palames un dzymtas II. Munich: Latgalu izdevniecība (in Latvian)
  • Siliņš, K., 1990: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Rīga: Zinātne (in Latvian)