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GenderFeminine

Meaning & History

Germanic name, possibly a derivative of hari "army", era "honour", or erla "noble" (or their Old Norse cognates). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.
Other Languages & CulturesArlette French

Categories

history, mothers, uncertain etymology, womens history
Entry updated January 10, 2017   Contribute