Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. ar-MEH-nya(Italian, Spanish) ər-MU-nee-ə(Catalan) ər-MEH-nee-ə(Catalan) ar-MEH-nee-a(Catalan) [key]
Other Forms FormsArmènia (Catalan), Arménia (European Portuguese), Armênia (Brazilian Portuguese)
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Meaning & History
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Armenia or who had connections with Armenia. This surname is derived from the feminine form of Armenio, which is ultimately from Greek Αρμένιος (Armenios) meaning "Armenian". The name of the country of Armenia derives from Greek Ἀρμενία (Armenia), which was from Old Persian Armina, which is itself probably of Armenian origin. In some cases the surname may be simply a nickname for someone who had business connections with Armenia.