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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ιδαλια(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element idal, an extended form of id meaning "work, labour" [1]. Unrelated, this was also an epithet of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, given because the city of Idalion on Cyprus was a center of her cult.

This name was borne by the heroine of Polish writer Juliusz Słowacki's play Fantazy (1841, published 1866).

Sources & References

  1. Uckelman, Sara L, ed. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, entry Idalia, available from
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