Given Name GYTHA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of GUÐRÍÐR. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
VARIANT: Githa
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Guðríðr, Gyða (Ancient Scandinavian), Gyda (Danish), Guðríður, Gyða (Icelandic)
SAME SPELLING: Gyða

Categories

Discworld characters, Y vowels
Entry updated December 3, 2009