Given Name ODILIA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.

Categories

saints
VARIANTS: Auda, Odila
MASCULINE FORMS: Audo, Odilo, Odo, Otto
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Odelia, Odetta, Ottoline (English), Odile, Odette (French), Oda, Odilie, Ottilie, Ute (German), Odeta (Lithuanian), Oda (Norwegian), Otylia (Polish), Otilia (Romanian), Odalis, Odalys (Spanish), Ottilia (Swedish)
USER SUBMISSION: Odília

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1184
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 188