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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. kal-ə-DO-nee-ə(Canadian English)  [key]

Meaning & History

From the Latin name of Scotland, which may be derived from Caledones, the Latin name of a tribe that inhabited the region during the Roman era, which is of unknown origin, though some Celtic roots have been suggested; it is possible that the exonym means "tough person" from Brythonic caled "hard, tough" and a suffix (unknown to me) meaning either "great" or "person". The name Caledonia has been applied poetically to Scotland since the 18th century.
Added 5/11/2006 by Caledonia
Edited 1/11/2016 by Frollein Gladys, babycrookston and Lucille