Lija

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See also: lija, lijá, lijā, and -lija

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in early 20th century. From names like Elizabete, Jūlija, Lea, cognate with Italian Lia and Spanish Lía. Also explained as Latvian lija (light rain) or lija (hen harrier).

Proper noun[edit]

Lija f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Lija was the only given name of 810 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.