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Gender Feminine

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.

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1184