Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is History.
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ALWILDA   f   History
Latinized form of ALFHILD. This was the name of a legendary female Scandinavian pirate, also called Awilda.
BRUNHILDA   f   History
Variant of BRÜNHILD, referring to the Frankish queen.
CYRA   f   History
Meaning unknown. Saint Cyra was a 5th-century Syrian hermit who was martyred with her companion Marana.
EDANA   f   History
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
EVERILD   f   History
Latinized form of EOFORHILD. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint.
FRIDESWIDE   f   History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
GOBNATA   f   History
Latinate form of GOBNAIT.
HYACINTHA   f   History
Latinate feminine form of HYACINTHUS, used to refer to the 17th-century Italian saint Hyacintha Mariscotti (real name Giacinta).
JULITTA   f   History
Diminutive of JULIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.
KATERI   f   History
From the Mohawk pronunciation of KATHERINE. This was the name adopted by the 17th-century Mohawk woman Tekakwitha upon her baptism. She has been beatified by the Catholic Church.
KREKA   f   History
Meaning unknown, possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin. This name was borne by the most powerful of Attila's wives.
MAKEDA   f   History
Possibly means "greatness" in Ethiopic. This was the name of an Ethiopian queen of the 10th-century BC. She is probably the same person as the Queen of Sheba, who visited Solomon in the Old Testament.
MARIAMNE   f   History
From Μαριαμη (Mariame), the form of MARIA used by the historian Josephus when referring to the wife of King Herod.
MILBURGA   f   History
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress". Saint Milburga, the sister of Saint Mildred, was a daughter of a 7th-century Mercian king. She was supposedly in possession of magical powers.
ROXELANA   f   History
From a Turkish nickname meaning "Ruthenian". This referred to the region of Ruthenia, covering Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia. Roxelana (1502-1558), also known by the name Hürrem, was a slave and then concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She eventually became his wife and produced his heir, Selim II.
TÁHIRIH   f   History
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
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