The apparition of these faces in the crowd
Petals on a wet, black bough

I love unusual names - what’s the language of origin/meaning behind yours?

Priyanka has a Sanskrit origin and it means loved one/beloved/sweetheart. Piya, which is my daknam, or nickname that my parents/family friends call me, has the same meaning, as does Priya, which is my nickname on the net.  :)

Fun fact: Since piya means lover, it’s in a whole bunch of Hindi songs, so even though I’ll never hear my name in an English song, I get to hear it plenty in Bollywood :D

  1. themanfromnantucket said: Cool! I have an unusual name as well, but it’s not even common in its language of origin.
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