Sevda

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “love; passion; longing.”
(SEF-da)

The name comes from the Turkish and Bosnian word meaning, “love; passion; longing.”

In Bosnian, the element can be found in the word for a type of folk music known as sevdalinka.

In Bulgaria, the designated name-day is September 17.

The name is borne by Azeri pop songstress, Sevda Alakbarzadeh (b.1977).

Currently, Sevda is the 6th most popular name among the general population in Azerbaijan.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/sevda
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevdalinka
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