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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.
VariantsAuda, Odila
Masculine FormsAudo, Odilo, Odo, Otto
Other Languages & CulturesOdelia, Odetta, Ottoline(English) Odile, Odette(French) Oda, Odilie, Ottilie, Ute(German) Odeta(Lithuanian) Oda(Norwegian) Otylia, Tola(Polish) Otília(Portuguese) Otilia(Romanian) Odalis, Odalys(Spanish) Ottilia(Swedish)
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Sources & References

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

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