Koknesis

  • Gender: Masculine
  • Origin: Latvian
  • Meaning: “cockney.”
  • (KOKE-neh-sis)

The name is derived from the Latvian word koknejs meaning “cockney.” The name appears in Latvian folklore as well as in a famous Latvian epic by the name of Lacplesis written by Andrejs Pumpurs (1851-1902). Koknesis is the sidekick to the legendary bear-slayer Lacplesis. In Latvia, its designated name day is September 14th. To read more about the story of Lacplesis, go here: http://www.balticsworldwide.com/news/features/bear_slayer.htm The name is not that common in Latvia, there was only one person with the name of Koknesis reported as of 2008.

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