Eglantine


Gender: Feminine

Origin: French

Meaning: “Wild rose; sweetbrier.”

Pronunciation: Fre (EG-lun-teen) ; Eng (EG-lun-tine)

Listen to it here: Eglantine

Nicknames: Eggie, Eggs or Tina

Detail: Eglantine Banks was the mother of Peregrin Took in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

In the General Prologue of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales the Prioress is named Madame Eglantine (in the form Eglentyne).

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