Friday, 30 September 2011
What's in a name? Pelagia
Pelagia means "of the sea"; it comes from the Greek word “pelagos”, which means the “open sea”. It was, therefore, an appropriate name for women born on the Greek islands.
We pronounce Pelagia with a soft <g> (i.e., /dʒ/), as in "Pe-la-gee-a"
(In Greek, pronunciation is Pe-la-yeé-a)
According to http://www.greek-names.info/pelagia/:
Pelagia is a wise and strong woman, ready to deal with the misfortunes of life. She is a capable and very intelligent woman, dependable but sort of introverted.