Lithuanian Female Personal Names as Cultural Names Derived from Common Nouns from the Point of View of Speakers of Lithuanian as a Heritage Language

  • Márcia Sipavicius Seide
Keywords: Onomastics, Anthroponomastics, Lithuanian female personal names, lexical field, cultural personal name


    There are Lithuanian female personal names derived from common nouns, as, for example the name Audra which cames from audra (storm). This kind of names corresponds to conventional female personal names, and some of them are exclusive to Lithuanian culture. Moreover, precise information provided by informant evinces that Onomastic Knowledge is part and parcel of their linguistic proficiency in Lithuanian as a heritage language showing that it is interesting for Onomastic to also consider popular knowledge and beliefs toward personal proper names.