Scripts Ἰδαλία(Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element idal, an extended form of id meaning "work, labour" . Unrelated, this was also an epithet of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, given because the city of Idalion on Cyprus was a center of her cult.This name was borne by the heroine of Polish writer Juliusz Słowacki's play Fantazy (1841, published 1866).
Sources & References
- Uckelman, Sara L, ed. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, entry Idalia, available from http://dmnes.org/name/Idalia.
Entry updated May 29, 2020