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Americanized nickname for Rosario=Charlie?

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Re: Americanized nickname for Rosario=Charlie?

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
also no connection between Diego and Richard - two different names.

DIEGO
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Spanish
PRONOUNCED: DYE-go
Meaning & History
Possibly a shortened form of SANTIAGO. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχη (didache) "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain. Another famous bearer of this name was Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957).
OTHER LANGUAGES: Dídac (Catalan), Didacus (Medieval Spanish)

RICHARD
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, French, German, Czech, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
PRONOUNCED: RICH-ərd (English), ree-SHAHR (French), RIKH-ahrt (German) [key]
Meaning & History
Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including Richard I the Lionheart, leader of the Third Crusade in the 12th century. Famous bearers include two German opera composers, Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Richard Strauss (1864-1949), as well as British explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) and American musician Little Richard (1920-).
VARIANT: Ricohard (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Dick, Rich, Richie, Rick, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Ricki, Ritchie (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Richelle, Richardine, Rikki (English), Ricarda (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ricard (Catalan), Rikard (Danish), Rikhard, Riku (Finnish), Richárd, Rikárd (Hungarian), Risteárd (Irish), Riccardo (Italian), Rihards (Latvian), Dicun, Hudde (Medieval English), Rikard (Norwegian), Ryszard (Polish), Ricardo (Portuguese), Rihard (Slovene), Ricardo, Rico (Spanish), Rikard (Swedish), Rhisiart (Welsh)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Allycatuwp 22 Jun 2010 2:16AM GMT 
jmccal11 5 Dec 2011 4:08AM GMT 
Allycatuwp 5 Dec 2011 2:37PM GMT 
Mohnbauer 30 Nov 2012 11:00PM GMT 
Mohnbauer 30 Nov 2012 11:04PM GMT 
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