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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.
VariantIdony
Other Languages & CulturesIðunn(Ancient Scandinavian) Idun, Iðunn(Norse Mythology)

Sources & References

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

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