Origin of the name VARTIG.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name VARTIG.
Armenian name meaning "little rose," from vard "rose" and the
diminutive suffix -ik/-ig. (Aryan
Word-building, Holbrooke, 1910; Little Children in Eden,
I had been
spending part of an afternoon in a day-school taught by another of my
former pupils, and on my return, found Kohar and Vartig, a young girl
who attends Markared's school, waiting to see me. They had come to
seek aid and counsel in a matter of great importance.
It seems that Vartig was betrothed when she was but
five years of age. She is now thirteen or fourteen, and her
friends wish her to marry, but she protests against it; she has tasted
the sweets of knowledge, and is very anxious to study. Besides,
she has received the truth, in the love of it, and the young man is a
bigoted Armenian, with no sympathies in common, and, according to the
custom of the country, she has no personal acquaintance with him... (The
Romance of Missions, West, 1875)