Soline

Gender: Feminine
Origin: French
Meaning: debated
(soh-LEEN)

She is a regional gem with a deep history, Soline is borne by an early Christian martyr of the Poitou-Charente region. Several theories exist as to the origins of the name, the two most common suggestions are that:

  • She is a form of the French, Solène, which is from the Latin meaning, “solemn.” Or;
  • She is derived from the Old French word, solive, meaning, “wood beam.”

More modern theories have connected it with the Latin, sol, meaning, “sun”, but this is unlikely.

As of 2010, she was the 268th most popular female name in France.

Coincidentally, Soline is also the name of a city in Croatia. In addition, there is a small town  named Sainte-Soline in the Poitou region of France, it gets its name from the Church where it is traditionally believed the saint was martyred.

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