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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.

Related Names

VariantsAuda, Odila
Masculine FormsAudo, Odilo, Odo, Otto
Other Languages & CulturesAuðr(Ancient Scandinavian) Odelia, Odetta, Ottoline(English) Odile, Odette(French) Oda, Odilie, Ottilie, Ute(German) Auður(Icelandic) Odeta(Lithuanian) Aud, Oda(Norwegian) Otylia, Tola(Polish) Otília(Portuguese) Otilia(Romanian) Odalis, Otilia, Odalys(Spanish) Ottilia(Swedish)
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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1184.
  2. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 188.
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