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Given Name MACBETH
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
Meaning & History
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play 'Macbeth' loosely on this king's life.
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anglicizations, kings, murderers, Shakespearian characters
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mac Beatha (Medieval Scottish)