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Subject: Spanish naming customs, Amaya o los vascos en el siglo VIII, Bertsolaritza, Agosti Xaho
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Gender Male
Language(s) Basque, works by Agosti Xaho
Meaning approximately "good father"

Aitor is a Basque masculine given name, created by Agosti Xaho for a Basque ancestral patriarch descending from the Biblical Tubal in his work "The Legend of Aitor" (published in French in the journal Ariel, 1845[1]). Luis Mitxelena believes that Xaho created it from the Souletin Basque expression aitoren semeak or aitonen semeak ("gentry", literally "sons of good fathers" interpreted as "sons of Aitor", aita meaning "father" and on meaning "good"[1][2]) After Xaho, it was popularized by the Spanish-language novel Amaya o los vascos en el siglo VIII. Nowadays it is a common name among Basque males.

Aitorren Izkuntz Zarra

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People with the name Aitor include:


  • Aïtor. Légende cantabre / Aitor. - Leyenda cántabra / Aitor. - Kantabriar kondaira
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