Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “heather”

The name comes directly from the Finnish word for the calluna vulgaris species of heather. The flowers usually bloom in late summer. The name might be an appealing alternative to the dated floral Heather. Its designated name day is August 14. To hear how its pronounced by native speakers, consult this site: http://www.forvo.com/word/kanerva/

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