Mindaugas

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “wise thoughts.”
(meen-DOW-gahs).
The name is comprised of the old Lithuanian elements mineti meaning “thoughts” and daugiamints meaning “wise; sage.” The name was born by the first known Grand Duke of Lithuania and the only King of Lithuania. He is credited with bringing Christianity to Lithuania, defeating the Tartar invasions, and establishing Western Civilization in 13-century Lithuania. His name was latinized as Mindowe, Germanicized as Mindaw, Mendog in Polish The feminine form of this name is Mindaugė. His designated nameday in Lithuania is July 6th.
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