ODILIA
GENDER: Feminine
Meaning & History
Germanic name, possibly a feminine form of Odo (see OTTO). Alternatively, it may derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland". 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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Auda, Odila
MASCULINE FORMS: Audo, Odo, Otto
OTHER LANGUAGES: Odelia, Odetta (English), Odette, Odile (French), Oda, Odilie, Ottilie, Ute (German), Otylia (Polish), Odalis, Odalys (Spanish), Ottilia (Swedish)