A Lithuanian in the News!

Ruta Meilutyte, a 15 year old Lithuanian, won the Olympic women’s Gold for 100 m breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte












Pronouncing the Lithuanian name:

Audio :  Ruta Meilutyte 1      Ruta Meilutyte 2

Ruta graveolens, or Herb of Grace, or Common Rue, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Rue

Ruta:  “rue” (as in the plant) –tah’.
or  Roo-tah’.

Meilutyte: may‘- loo (as in look without the k) –tea’ – te  (pronounced like tare without the r)
0r  May‘-lu-tee’-teh

Meaning of the name

Ruta is Lithuanian for the rue, a flowering plant used in herbal medicine and in homeopathy.

Meilutyte is the unmarried female version of the male last name Meilutis, or the daughter of Meilutis.
Meilutis is a derivative of the word Meile, which means love.