Maryana Vestic

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Maryana Vestic is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and food photographer with a background in entertainment Business Affairs. She studied film at NYU, Irish Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and has an MFA in Creative Writing Nonfiction from The New School. She’s been published for personal essays and edited with Teachers & Writers Magazine. She creates content for her food blog called The Storied Spoon and contributes freelance writing, photography, and recipe development for various blogs and commercial clients. She loves cooking, baking, hiking, and horror films, as well as running a local baking business in Brooklyn with her boyfriend.

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Articles by Maryana Vestic

Caucasian young boy sitting on the round metal platform at the playground

214 Crazy Illegal Names: From All Over the World

Two young children sitting in a wooden house at the playground.

Discover the Origins, Meaning and Popularity of Jean

Sweet siblings spending time at the park on a sunny day

Decoding the Pronunciation and Meaning of Tatum

Adorable little boy wearing summer hat sitting on the ground on top of the mountain

Scott: A Deep Dive into Its Name Meaning and Origin

Happy little boy sitting on tree trunk in green sunny garden

Unveiling the Meaning Behind the Name Jay

Little girl in denim jacket sitting on the ground at the playground

Understand the Name Millie — Its Meaning, Origin, and Popularity

Adorable little girl lying on picnic blanket at the park

Angela: What Does This Popular Name Mean?

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Jamie: A Comprehensive Name Analysis

Adorable young boy wearing jacket standing on rough road with grassy field

Titus: A Name of Powerful Meaning and Origin

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Exploring Mark: Unraveling the Richness of Its Name Meaning

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Exploring the Depth of the Name Philip: Origin and Popularity

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Exploring the Meaning Behind the Name Sam

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Dive Into the Rich History and Meaning of Steve

Adorable little boy child wearing hat playing with rocks on sunny day

Exploring the Intricacies of the Name Remy

Happy sisters looking at each other while sitting on the log at autumn park

Decoding the Name Maiden: Origin, Meaning, and More

Young girl wearing straw hat sitting in lavender field

Diving Into the Name Rhea: What Does It Truly Mean?

Pretty young girl in red pants sitting on the sand at the beach

Samara: An Insight into the Name's Meaning and Popularity

Adorable little boy playing at the park

Discover the Popularity and Unique Attributes of the Name Seth

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Exploring the Meaning of Louis: A Detailed Look

Smiling little girl walking in the forest at autumn day

Exploring the Name Thea — Origin, Popularity, and More

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Modern and Traditional Fortnite Names: What's Your Pick?

Three tough teenagers in standing on the rooftop

Gang Names: How They Define Strength, Power, and Respect

Young boy siting on a swing at the park

The Meaning Behind the Name Paul - A Detailed Study

Cute little boy sitting on green grass at the park

Unveiling Martin – Significance, Popularity, and Origin

Beautiful young girl rocking on a swing at the park

Understanding the Name Lia: Origin, Meaning, and Popularity

Beautiful young girl in white dress sitting on grassy tree roots in the forest

Behind the Name Molly: A Comprehensive Look

Happy little girl in floral dress spending time at the park

Amira: A Comprehensive Guide to Its Pronunciation and Meaning

Cute boy looking something from afar while standing near the fence at the park

Name Analysis: What Does Killian Mean?

Young boy in green shirt standing at an autumn park

Exploring the Charm and Popularity of the Name Nico

Young boy wearing jacket sitting on a tree log at the park

Lucien: Decoding Its Origin, Meaning, and Popularity

Cute little girl in blue sitting on green grass in autumn park

Delving Into Danielle: What Does This Name Truly Mean?

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Nala — An In-Depth Look at the Name's Origin and Popularity

Happy brothers in yellow sweatshirts sitting at the autumn park

Arden: A Comprehensive Guide to Name Meaning and Origin

Adorable young boy wearing jacket standing near wooden fence at the park

Carlos: What Does this Popular Name Signify?

Smiling little boy playing in the autumn park

Understanding the Name Solomon: Meaning, Popularity, and More

Young boy sitting on tree log in the forest

Jeremy — Unveiling the Significance of This Name

Young boy sitting on green grass at the park

Amir: An In-Depth Look at the Name's Meaning and Origin

Beautiful little girl sitting on the rock near the sea coast

Tallulah: Delving into the Meaning, Origin, and Popularity

Young boy picking white dandelions in the park

Lorenzo — A Deep Dive into Its Meaning and Origin

Little girl in red dress touching Christmas tree with her finger

Exploring the Origins of the Name Juno — A Detailed Look

Adorable little girl wearing summer straw hat smelling wild flower at the park

Jacqueline - An In-Depth Study of the Name's Meaning

Beautiful young girl in summer dress standing in sunflower field

The Name Elaine - Exploring Its Meaning, Origin, and Popularity

Blonde young girl looking at the flowers in the garden

Isabelle — A Comprehensive Guide to Its Name Meaning

Little boy in blue shirt picking wheat in the field

Apollo Name Dissected: What's in This Unique Moniker?

Girl wearing anime cosplay costume standing against traditional window

Choosing Your Anime Username: What Does Your Alias Say About You?

Two sisters sitting on the grass at the park

Guide to Surnames Starting With U — Meanings, Origins, and Popularity

Adorable young boy in yellow jacket against forest background

Luca — Exploring Strong and Memorable Middle Names

Little girl wearing pink t-shirt sitting on the grass at the park

Middle Names for Lily: From the Unique to the Traditional

Cute little boy walking in green park on sunny day

Breaking Down White Last Names: A Look at Their Histories and Meanings

Mayan girl wearing traditional clothing smiling while looking at the camera

Mayan Names: Exploring the Cultural Traditions and Their Significance

Happy young girl at the field carrying her baby brother

Surnames Starting With Z: A Deep Dive into Their Origins

Filipino young girl smiling brightly outdoors

Tagalog and Spanish Influences on Filipino Last Names: An Insightful Exploration

Siblings looking at each other while sitting on the bench in the park

Dominican Last Names: A Comprehensive Guide

Two adorable boys sitting on top of haystack in the field

Decoding the Secrets of Surnames Starting With Y

Barefoot adorable boy sitting on sand in the garden

Discovering Surnames Starting With V: From Dutch to Slavic

Girls with backpacks sitting on a bench at the park

Uncover Unique and Popular Surnames Starting With H: A Comprehensive Guide

Puerto rican boy drawing something on the ground

The Rich Tapestry of Puerto Rican Last Names

Two students talking to each other at the park

Delving Into the Diversity of Surnames Starting With L

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Discover the Humor in Surnames — A Look at Funny Last Names

Two girls standing next to each other outdoors

Exploring Last Names Starting With K From Around the World

Mother and son spending time together looking at the sea

The A-Z of Surnames Starting With M: Meanings, Origins, and Popularity

Vietnamese girl sitting inside a cozy cafe

Exploring the Roots and Meanings of Vietnamese Last Names

Shaman lady in the woods

Shaman Names: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Meanings

African dad carrying his son at the park

Unique African Last Names: Stories Told Through Surnames

Swedish little girl in dress sitting on rock at the beach

Understanding the Popularity and Significance of Swedish Last Names

Ferret relaxing on the grass at summer park

Finding the Perfect Balance: Cool and Strong Ferret Names

Adorable little girl in pink dress sits among flowers

Unfolding the Story Behind Royal Last Names

Latin mother lifting her daughter up in the air at the park

Discovering the Strength and Power of Latin Last Names

Adorable little girl talking to her younger brother in the park

Unveiling the Secrets of Last Names That Start With R: A Detailed Study

Old druid with long grey hair beard with crown in fur coat holding cat

Uncovering the Magic: Druid Names and Their Meanings

Two brothers in native american attire looking at each other while sitting outdoors

Native American Last Names: An Exploration of History and Culture

Cute little boy relaxing in park on sunny day

Boy Names That Start With U — The Ultimate Selection

Bee on white flower

Your Ultimate Guide to Bee Names and Their Meanings

Tiny turtle on somebody's palm against green grass

From Tiny to Titanic: Unearthing the Perfect Turtle Names

Happy black african american woman standing against window grills

Black Last Names — An Insight into Their Stories and Significance

Adorable baby girl in denim dress circling around on green grass law

Girl Names That Start With U: Are They the Next Big Thing?

Gray cat on sofa

Classic to Modern: Exploring the World of Gray Cat Names

Group of children smiling while holding hands in the park

Discovering Family Names: Last Names That Start With S

Nigerian kids jumping together in the park

Grasping the Beauty of Nigerian Last Names: A Comprehensive Overview

Cute little boy in tiger costume sitting on grass at the park

Roaring Into Tiger Names: How to Choose the Best One

Adorable little boy in pirate costume

From Traditional to Unique - An Exploration of Pirate Names

Brazilian young boy with cast sitting on the grass outdoors

Exploring Brazilian Last Names: An Insight Into Their Popularity and Strength

Playful fluffy corgi with little blonde girl spending time outdoors

Corgi Names — Unique, Traditional, and Modern Choices

Curly-haired blonde boy playing in the park

Unraveling the Charm of Nicknames for Guys: A Comprehensive Guide

Scottish cheerful boy in yellow raincoat lying in blooming field

Dive Into the World of Scottish Last Names: Meanings, Origins, and Popularity

Cuban curly-haired boy standing against the wall

Exploring Cuban Last Names: Their Meanings, Origins and Popularity

Smiling little girl with blue eyes in autumn outfit at the park

From Arabic to Peruvian: Girl Names That Start with Z

Cute handsome little boy wearing hat and red jeans sitting on the rock in the lawn

Boy Names That Start with Y: A Journey through Time and Cultures

Beautiful little girl in a medieval dress standing outdoors

Decoding Medieval Last Names: A Look into Their Meanings and Origins

Indian little girl wearing dress sitting on a rock outdoors

Boost Your Knowledge: The Diversity and Depth of Indian Last Names

Lucky girl raising her hands happily in the meadow

Names That Mean Lucky? Explore Unique and Cool Ideas

Jewish dad fixing his son's clothes

Jewish Last Names — An Engaging Exploration of Their Evolution

Young boy and girl looking at their smart watch while sitting on the bench

Unraveling the Meaning Behind Names That Mean Time

Mexican sisters sitting under the tree both smiling and looking up

Mexican Girl Names — From Cute Nicknames to Formal Monikers

Happy siblings dressed in hawaiian shirts walking on seaside

Dive into the World of Hawaiian Last Names: From Ancient to Modern

Adorable little girl wearing lion costume sitting on the bed

Exploring Names That Mean Lion: A Global Guide

Puerto rican little girl leaning on brick wall smiling brightly

Puerto Rican Girl Names: What's in a Name?

Celtic little blonde boys having fun on the swing on the tropical sandy coast

Unique, Traditional, and Popular Celtic Last Names Explored

Egyptian girl in red shirt and straw hat looking at the pyramid from afar

Why Are Egyptian Last Names So Fascinating? Find Out Here

Handsome baby boy in striped blue jacket standing outdoor near flowery garden

Boy Names That Start With L: How to Choose the Right One?

Russian young girl wearing their traditional costume standing in autumn meadow

Exploring Russian Last Names: A Comprehensive Guide

Happy girl in yellow raincoat holding clear umbrella under the rain outdoors

Names That Mean Rain: A Journey Through Meaningful Monikers

Norwegian mother with her children standing in meadow at sunset time

Norwegian Last Names: An In-Depth Look at Their Meanings

Puerto rican young boy wearing red jacket sitting on the ground full of autumn leaves

Why Are Puerto Rican Boy Names So Unique?

Happy kids playing in the summer rain

Exploring 3 Letter Names: From Cute to Cool

Cheerful young girl in dress standing near cherry tree in summer garden

Choosing the Perfect Girl Names That Start With V — A Helpful Guide

Brave young boys in safety helmets passing through high tree rope in adventure park

Names Meaning Brave — An Inspiring Collection for Your Little One

Little girl in a vintage dress holding an umbrella.

Victorian Last Names: How They Shaped History

A father holding his son.

The Allure of Names That Mean Green: A Detailed Guide

Cute baby sitting on the grass in the garden.

Choosing the Perfect H-Starting Boy Name: Origins, Meanings, and Popularity

Four happy kids lying on the grass in the park.

4 Letter Names: A Blend of Tradition, Modernity, and Uniqueness

A mother and her daughter taking a walk in the forest with their dog.

Why Choose Names That Mean Forest? The Beauty and Strength Explored

Little girl picking daisies in the garden.

Choosing the Perfect T Name for Your Baby Girl - A Comprehensive Guide

Kids playing with toy bunnies in the daffodil garden.

Welsh Last Names: More Than Meets the Eye

Little Mexican boy in sombrero having fun during the Mexican Revolution Day Parade.

Embracing Heritage: The Uniqueness of Mexican Boy Names

A mother and her son having fun during a reindeer sleigh ride.

Cracking the Code: Understanding Finnish Last Names

Two girls dressed in traditional Romanian costumes having fun during the festival.

The Comprehensive Guide to Romanian Last Names

Young girl sitting on the grass in the park.

Decoding the Beauty of Girl Names That Start With K

Two adorable babies sitting on a bench.

Royal Names: Who Wore Them Best? - A Historical Perspective

Happy little boy sitting on the grass.

Discovering One Syllable Boy Names — Unique and Memorable

Cute little boy playing in the park.

Boy Names That Start With C: From Cool to Captivating

Little girl wearing a witch costume and a boy dressed as a vampire playing near the fireplace.

Vampire Last Names: A Comprehensive Guide on Their Origins and Meanings

Little girl with a flower hair clip spending time in the garden.

Discover the Elegance of Russian Girl Names

Three girls in medieval dresses playing in the garden.

Medieval Names: The Perfect Mix of Cute and Strong

Two Arabic boys shaking hands in the park.

Discover the Charm of Arabic Last Names: From Ancient to Modern

A happy boy holding a German flag.

Deconstructing German Last Names: From Popular to Unique

A young boy having fun in the park.

Exploring Boy Names That Start With S: Meanings, Origins, and Popularity

Little girl in a blue fairy costume playing in the park.

Fairy Girl Names: Unearthing Hidden Gems of the Enchanted Forest

Happy Russian boy playing in the autumn park.

Russian Boy Names: A Blend of Modern and Traditional

Two little girl dressed in dark gothic costumes talking on a balcony.

Guide to Gothic Girl Names: Unraveling the Dark and Beautiful

A father and a son in cowboy hats spending time in the park.

What's in a Cowboy Name? Exploring Their Origins and Popularity

A boy and a girl spending time in the tulip field near windmill.

Dutch Last Names: Unraveling Their Unique Meanings and Origins

A boy wearing red tartan shirt sitting on the grass in the park.

Unveiling Boy Names That Start With R: Unique and Popular Picks

A girl and a boy opening Christmas presents.

Christmas Names — Unique and Popular Choices for Your December Baby

Two happy girls holding flag of the United Kingdom.

British Last Names: Unearthing Their Meanings, Origins, and Popularity

Happy little girl sitting in the park.

Discover Popular and Unique Southern Girl Names

Little Roman girl with amphora sitting on the sea shore.

From Gladiatorial Arenas to Modern Times: The Journey of Roman Last Names

Little Polish girl in traditional dress celebrating the Polish Constitution Day.

Polish Last Names: Unraveling their Complexities and Charm

Little girl in red dress spending time in the park.

Exploring the World of Girl Names That Start With R — A Guide

Adorable little boy sitting on the grass in the park

Boy Names That Start With B: What Makes Them Special?

Italian girl raising her hand to answer the teacher's question

Unveiling the Beauty and Strength of Italian Last Names

Little girl smelling daffodils in the garden

Dive Into the Diversity of Girl Names That Start With D

Cute Irish girl holding clover lollipop

Irish Last Names: From Unique to Traditional

Little boy in a tiger costume sitting on the sofa

Exploring the Popularity of Animal Names for Babies

Fashionable kids spending time outdoors

Edgy Baby Names: Exploring Their Meanings, Popularity and Origins

A Muslim mother reading a book to her son

Finding Meaning in Muslim Boy Names: A Detailed Exploration

A mother and her daughter launching paper aircrafts at the beach

The Artistic Soul of Names That Mean Blue

A Father and his son playing musical instruments

Are Cuban Names Right for Your Baby? Exploring Their Richness and Diversity

Little Scottish girl in tartan dress writing a letter

From Popular to Unique: A Guide to Scottish Girl Names

Happy little girl wearing a wreath playing in the park

Explore the Magic: Unveiling the Mystery of Pagan Names

A mother and her little daughter playing in the park

Names That Mean Beautiful — A Voyage Through Language and Culture

Father and his little son spending time in the park

Exploring the Charm of European Boy Names

Little girl holding a chick

Fly High with These Bird Names for Girls and Boys

Beautiful Celtic girl looking at the ocean

Discover the Lure of Celtic Girl Names — A Comprehensive List

Little girl with the Bible praying at home

Unforgettable World Figures: The Legacy of Saint Baby Names

Mother and daughter laying on the grass on a sunny day

Nature Names Unveiled: From Traditional to Modern Selections

Child wearing a viking helmet

Discovering the Power of Viking Names - Their Meanings and Origins

Two little kids painting each other's faces

Discover the Rainbow: Color Baby Names and Their Meanings

Happy Middle Eastern boy and girl spending time with their parents in the park

Discovering Cute and Unique Middle Eastern Names

Young boy wearing a crown looking up at the sky

Fascinating Names That Mean King: From Persia to Britain

Happy Armenian mother hugging her son and daughter in the park

Armenian Names: A Blend of Traditional and Modern

Cute girl spending time outdoors on a sunny day

Latin Girl Names - A Testament to Strength and Beauty

British father giving a piggyback ride to his little son in the autumn park

Unraveling the Rich History of British Boy Names

Happy little boy spending time outdoors on a sunny day

Find the Perfect Latin Boy Names: Meanings, Origins and Popularity

Happy woman giving a piggyback ride to her little daughter in the park

From Asia to U.S.: The Global Popularity of British Girl Names

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From the Common to the Unusual: Twin Girl Names

Happy Indian father playing with his son outdoors

Unveiling the Coolest Hindi Male Names for Your Little Maharaja

Two little twin boys sleeping in the bed

Exploring the Best Twin Boy Names: Uniqueness, Meaning, and Popularity

An Indian mother holding her cute little baby girl

Your Guide to Popular and Modern Hindi Girl Names

Two adorable Polish girls sitting in the hammock

Discover the Magic of Polish Girl Names: Meanings and More

Two happy Polish boys playing in the park

Discover Unique and Modern Polish Boy Names for Your Child

Happy Slavic boy playing in the park

Uncover the Richness of Slavic Boy Names and Their Meanings

Happy Slavic girl playing in the park

Why Slavic Girl Names Are the Perfect Choice for Your Baby Girl?

Little Indian girl playing with her mother in the park

Modern Indian Girl Names: A Blend of Culture and Trend

Happy little Indian boy with his father in the park

Unveiling Modern and Traditional Indian Boy Names

Happy Swedish boy playing in the snow

Swedish Boy Names: From Unique to Traditional — A Comprehensive List

Happy Swedish girl playing in the snow

Swedish Girl Names — A Blend of Unique and Traditional