FRIDESWIDE
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: History
Meaning & History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Friðuswiþ (Anglo-Saxon)
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