Given Name IDONEA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
VARIANT: Idony
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iðunn (Ancient Scandinavian), Idun, Iðunn (Norse Mythology)

Sources & References

  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)

Categories

Latinizations, love, medieval, uncertain etymology, virtues
Entry updated October 11, 2012