Alanta


Flowing streamGender: Feminine
Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “to run; to stream merrily.”
(ah-LAHN-tah).

From the name of a river in Lithuania, which is a tributary of the Virinta, the name is derived from an ancient Lithuanian verb alėti meaning “to run (used in reference to moving water); or to stream merrily.” It is also the name of a town in the Molėtai district municipality, which was named for the river. It has a name-day, which indicates it is considered a legitimate name in its home country, as well as a masculine form, Alantas. The designated name-day is October 3.

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