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Background - 19 November, 2007
  • Aiko means 'little love' in Japanese
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  • Amal means 'hope' in Arabic
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  • Anahi means 'immortal' in Persian
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  • Atticus named for Atticus Finch, the main character in the famous book "To Kill A Mockingbird".
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  • Aurora is Latin for 'dawn'
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  • Babu means 'grandfather or old man' in Swahili
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  • Bumi - (pronounced 'boo-me') means 'Earth' in Malay
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  • Cian - (pronounced keen or kee-an) means 'ancient or enduring' in old Irish
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  • Echo means...well, echo
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  • Gana means 'song' in Hindi
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  • Humphrey was just too popular not to have here
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  • Jacques named for Jacques Cousteau, environmental activist, educator and explorer of the oceans
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  • Kaimana means 'divine power of the ocean' in Polynesian
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  • Kigai means 'strong spirit' in Japanese
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  • Libertad means 'freedom' in Spanish
  • Madiba is the honourary traditional title bestowed upon Nelson Mandela
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  • Malaya means 'free' in Filipino
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  • Manami means 'love of the sea' in Japanese
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  • Mira is the brightest star in whale constellation
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  • Mister Splashy Pants is just too funny to leave out
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  • Moya means 'spirit of the wind' in Shanghan (a language in Mozambique)
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  • Nurani means 'conscience in Bahasa Indonesia
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  • Paikea is 'humpback whale' in Maori (NZ)
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  • Paz means 'peace' in Portuguese
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  • Sedna is the name of the Innuit goddess of the oceans
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  • Shanti means 'peace' in Hindi
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  • Suzuki named for David Suzuki, environmental activist and educator
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  • Talei means 'special, rare or extremely valuable' in Fijian
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  • Veikko means 'brother or a good friend' in Finnish
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  • Yarrindi means 'song' in the Wagiman aboriginal language of Australia