Norgailas, Norgailė

Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “strong desire.”
(nore-GUY-lahs); (nor-GUY-lay)

The name is composed of the Lithuanian elements nor- (norėti) meaning “wish; desire” and gail- (gailas) meaning “strong.”

The feminine form is Norgailė.

The designated name-day is January 16.

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Skirgaila

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Lithuanian
(skir-GUY-lah).

The name is composed of the Lithuanian elements skir- meaning “to allot, to decide” and -gail meaning “strong.” The name was borne by a Lithuanian Grand Duke who was the brother of Jogaila (b.1353-1397), he was the duke of the Island of Trakai. The designated name-day is October 30. The feminine form is Skirgailė.

Švitrigaila

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “nimble and strong.”
(shvit-rih-GUY-lah)

The name is composed of the Lithuanian elements švit– (which is from švitrus meaning “fast; nimble; frisky”) and gailas which means “strong.”

The name was borne by a Grand Duke of Lithuania (1370-1452) he was the brother of Jogaila and was known for his pro-Russian policies. The designate name-day in Lithuania is October 25. There is a feminine version Švitrigailė whose name-day is set for October 24.

Kęsgailas, Kęsgailė

fingertip-pushups_533aOrigin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “to withstand suffering.”
(kas-GUY-lahs); (kas-GUY-lay).

The name is composed of the ancient Lithuanian elements kęs- (kęsti) meaning “to suffer” and gailas meaning “strong.” Hence it would roughly translate as “one who withstands suffering.” Its designated name-day is September 29.