Dulcinea

Given Name DULCINEA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature

Meaning & History

Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.

Categories

literature, sweet
Entry added August 20, 2007