What do you think of Aitziber for a girl?

(It‘s a Basque name)


August 29, 2019 1:16 AM

How do you pronounce it? Would it be unusual for your area?

August 29, 2019 1:43 AM

I like it. Do you have Basque heritage? It seems like it’s not very common, basically anywhere from what I can gather, so you might get a lot of questions about spelling and pronunciation. For some reason it reminded me of Hepzibah. Other options, some Basque, some not: Tirzah, Jakinda, Amarande, Zuria, Talitha, Joska, Irune.

August 29, 2019 6:02 PM

Where do you live?


In my American context, I would guess Aitziber was male.  I can make a guess at pronunciation, but might be way off if Basque phonics don't match my own.

September 3, 2019 1:54 AM

To my American ears, Aitziber is definitely unusual!  I would also assume male, and probably assume it's a family surname or something, or possibly Persian.  That said, if you love this name go for it!  I think there are a lot of fun girl nicknames that could spin off from this, including Birdie and Zizi.  I also know an AZ (pronounced like letter A plus letter Z, as in AY-ZEE.  His full name is Aurangzaib which is a bit long.)

September 6, 2019 6:28 AM

Hi there. I am new to this forum. I have never heard this name before. What is this name originally from? 

September 6, 2019 6:17 PM

It seems to be a Basque name; there are a couple of female soccer/futbol players with the name.

September 9, 2019 9:41 AM

What is the origin country of this name? 

September 9, 2019 10:43 AM

It's a Basque language name, so there isn't a "country" origin in the legal sense—the Basque are an ethnic group with a distinct language, from a region that straddles the Spanish/French border. Both of the soccer players are from Spain.