After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.).In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus.He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY).
Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years.
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "mountain".
It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-). The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia.