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Meaning & History

From the Old English name Swiðhun or Swiþhun, derived from swiþ "strong" and perhaps hun "bear cub". Saint Swithin was a 9th-century bishop of Winchester.
VariantSwithun
Other Languages & CulturesSwiðhun Anglo-Saxon

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animals, baby animals, bears, history, saints, strength, Thomas Hardy characters, virtues
Entry updated March 14, 2016   Contribute