Eponine


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Gender: Feminine

Origin: Gaulish

Meaning: “Horse Goddess.”

Pronunciation: (EP-oh-neen)

Nicknames: Eppie, Poe, Poni, Nina

Detail: The name Epona, “Horse Goddess” is from the Gaulish language; it is derived from the inferred proto-Celtic ekwos ‘horse’ (Compare Latin equus)

In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules.

Variations:

  • Empona (Gaulish)
  • Epona (Celtic)
  • Eponine (French)
  • Epponina (Italian)
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  1. Oh jeez, I’ve been pronouncing this the wrong way every time I’ve read it in a baby name book! I honestly thought it was eh-POH-nine. Ugh. Now that I know the correct pronunciation, it’s really quite pretty! Eppie is a dashing nickname as well!

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