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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ehs-klar-mawnd(Old French)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsEsclarmonda, Esclarmondine, Esclairmonde, Esclamonde, Sclarmonde, Esclarmunda, Esclaramunda, Esclaremonde

Meaning & History

Probably a medieval Provençal form of Claremonde. According to a folk etymology it means "light of the world" from Old French esclair "light" and monde "world". In medieval legend Esclarmonde was a Muslim princess, lover of the Christian knight Huon de Bordeaux. It was borne by Esclarmonde de Foix (1151-1215), a princess and Cathar Perfecta from Occitania.
Added 9/4/2011 by SeaHorse15
Edited 7/11/2022 by Frollein Gladys, Mike C and SeaHorse15