Given Name EURYDICE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευρυδικη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ew-RUY-dee-ke (Classical Latin), yuw-RID-i-see (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek Ευρυδικη (Eurydike) which meant "wide justice", derived from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and δικη (dike) "justice". In Greek myth she was the wife of Orpheus. Her husband tried to rescue her from Hades, but he failed when he disobeyed the condition that he not look back upon her on their way out.
VARIANT: Eurydike
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Evridiki, Kiki (Greek)