Given Name 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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Friðuswiþ (Anglo-Saxon)