Doubrava
possibly some Mideuropean origin?
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Pronounced "doh-brah-vah"
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Doubrava is a placename in the Czech Republic as you will see at http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&country=CZ&addtohistory=&city=doubrava. According to the Dictionary of American Family Names, it means 'oak forest'.
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thank you
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It's actually Czech feminine first name, too. More common version is Doubravka. And yes, it's related to oaks. But I'm not sure if it means "oak forest" only, because Doubrava is a Czech river, too. There the ending -ava is one of the most common endings of Czech river names (as in Vltava, Morava, Sázava...), thought to be related to the Celtic Avon.
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