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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.
VariantGitha
Other Languages & CulturesGuðríðr, Gyða Ancient Scandinavian Gyda Danish Guðríður, Gyða Icelandic
Same SpellingGyða

Categories

Discworld characters, Y vowels
Entry updated December 3, 2009   Contribute