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OTHER FORMS: Edgifu, Edgiva, Ediva, Ogive
Meaning & History
Derived from Old English ead
meaning "wealth, fortune" combined with Old English giefu
meaning "gift" (see Godiva
This name was borne by the third wife (Eadgifu of Kent) and a daughter (Eadgifu of Wessex) of the 10th-century Anglo-Saxon king Edward