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Maltese House Names

In Malta there are some fascinating customs and reasons behind the selection of house names. For instance, it is quite common for the Maltese to use the first Christian name of a husband and wife for their house name.

Gin - Phil - Gina & Philip
Jo - Mar - Joseph & Marie
Fran - Del - France & Delina

‘Religious observance in Malta is strong and has been for many centuries. It is certainly not uncommon to find house names which are based on religious beliefs.

Dar San Guzepp - St Joseph’s House
Dar San Pawl - St Paul’s House
Kuncizzjoni - Immaculate Conception’

Here’s a selection of possible Maltese house names that may help you decide on that special house name for your own home. Like the quotes above, they’re taken, with kind permission, from Graham Gould’s book ‘House Names of Australia’, and reflect the migration of other language speakers to Australia. See www.grahamgould.com for more house name information, details about this book and Graham’s unique house nameplates.

To draw your attention to some of the more interesting and delightful Maltese house names, we’ve put some of our favourites in bold. Have a look, they may help you choose your house name.

House name Meaning
Armonija harmony
Dar il-Mediterran Mediterranean House
Dar il-Sliem house of tranquility
Dar San Guzepp St Joseph’s House
Genna paradise
Genna Ta'l-Art heaven on earth
Merhba welcome
Refugju refuge
Villa Mare sea villa
Villa Rosa rose villa

 

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