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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 5/23/2014
Derived from Latin auxiliatrix, which refers to a helper, aide or assistant of the female sex (the masculine equivalent is auxiliator). The word is ultimately derived from the Latin noun auxilium meaning "help, aid, assistance". Also see Auxilius and Auxiliadora. As a personal name, Auxiliatrix is usually bestowed on a newborn girl in honour of the Virgin Mary, since Auxiliatrix is one of her many epithets (sometimes she is even called Mary Auxiliatrix). But despite this significant religious connection, Auxiliatrix is extremely rare as a personal name. For example, in The Netherlands, there were less than 5 bearers with the name (in the entire country) in 2014.