GODIVA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: gə-DIE-və (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgyfu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and gyfu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
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