origin of my name - Necia
So many people tell me they have never heard the name before, I thought
would tell you a little about it.
Necia - pronounced Nee'sha - is ethnic in origin
Over the years, it has been misspelled and mispronounced in a multitude
of ways! I remember particularly the valentines in grade school! Poor
mothers - probably didn't have a clue how to spell what their child was
pronouncing as my name!
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- My Aunt Necia was born in the Netherlands in 1898 and came to
America with my grandparents in 1901. I was named after her. In Dutch it
is spelled Niesje (little girl).
In Dutch the name refers to St. Agnus, the Lamb of God. The holy Agnes
was a martyr in Rome, probably during the persecutions of Diocletianus,
circa 304. She refused to marry the son of the prefect of Rome, declaring
Christ to be her bridegroom, hence,why she was killed. By association
with the Latin word 'agnus' (lamb), the lamb of God, Christ, St. Agnus is
often pictured with a lamb. Christian holiday: 21 and 28 January. In the
west, the name was popular early, including because it occurred in
(French) royal circles more than once. This is also evident from the many
'Agnietenkloosters' (monasteries/nunneries) in the Netherlands.
Source: Schaar, Dr. J. vander Woordenboek van voornamen,. Aula 176, Het
Spectrum, Utrecht/Antwerpen, 1978 (10th ed).
- It was a name which appeared more than once in medieval
- From 'hagnos': ' holy, innocent, pure, chaste'.
The forms with the 't' have emerged from the Latin
declination from Agnetis, etc.
- Passionate, intense
- India Indian
- Night, or more like twilight. Spelled Nisha, but pronounced
the same. One year there was a student from India working at the
Computing Center whose name was Nisha. It was the first time either of us
could run into someone on a regular basis and say, "Hi, Necia". Sounded
- Victory over the people.
- Fiery, Passionate - from www.BabyNames.com
- Navajo Indian
- Always happy.
- Souix Indian
- Flower of the North
- Towana Indian (Nebraska)
- One of the Chosen
- I suppose I have to tell you - stubborn. Once, a person I was
introduced to for the first time, said, "Well, that leads us back to the
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