Given Name EVADNE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευαδνη (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), which is of unknown meaning, though the first element is derived from Greek ευ (eu) "good". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.


Discworld characters, uncertain etymology