Given Name IDONEA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.

Categories

Latinizations, love, medieval, uncertain etymology, virtues
VARIANT: Idony
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iðunn (Ancient Scandinavian), Idun, Iðunn (Norse Mythology)

Sources & References

  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)
Entry updated October 11, 2012