Tuija

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “thuya tree.”

The name is derived from the Finnish word for the thuya tree, which is a species of cypress tree named by Carl Von Linné.

Linné took the name from the Greek, thyein, meaning, “to sacrifice.”

The designated name-day is February 25.

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Sarv

bald_cypress_fall_color_lgGender: Feminine
Origin: Persian
Meaning: “cypress.”

From the Farsi word for cypress, it is also a feminine given name. It is the name of one the oldest trees in the world, known as the Zoroastrian Sarv or the Sarv-e-Abarqu, it is considered a national symbol of Iran. It is estimated to be four thousand years old. Other similar names are Sarvazad which means “noble cypress” and Tokhmesarv meaning “tall like a cypress.”