Nicknames: Svee, Svea, Enja
Detail: German feminine form of
Alternatively, it may be a Low German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element
svan meaning “swan”.
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Meaning: “Famed warrior.”
Nicknames: Ludo, Lu, Dov, Vic
Detail: From the Germanic name
Chlodovech, composed of the elements hlud “fame” and wig “warrior”.
Harry Potter series, Ludovic Bagman was a quidditch beater for the Wimbourne Wasps and Head of the Department of Games and Sports within the Ministry of Magic.
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Meaning: “Prospers in battle.”
Pronunciation: (AWT-tuh-line); (AWT-tuh-leen)
Nicknames: Ottie, Otka, Lottie, Tola
Detail: Ottoline is a variation of Otthild, derived from
ott “prosperity, fortune, riches” and hild “battle, fight”
Meaning: “Protector and ruler.”
Nicknames: Var, Rick
Detail: Germanic name derived from the elements
war, var “protecting” and rik “ruler”.
Friends by John George Brown
Meaning: “Brave counsel.”
Detail: Cord is the contracted form of Conrad. Derived from the Germanic elements
kuoni “brave” and rad “counsel”.
The Half Holiday, Alec home from school by Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes
Origin: English / Spanish / Germanic
Meaning: “A man, barberry tree, fortified hill.”
Nicknames: Ar, Arl, Lo
Detail: There are several origins of the name:
An Italian variant of the German Charles meaning “man”
The Spanish word for the “barberry tree”
An Old English variant of Harlow, derived from the Anglo-Saxon words here and hlaw meaning “army hill”
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Idun by Arthur Rackham
Meaning: “Ever young; rejuvenator.”
Pronunciation: (EE-doon) [“oo” short like in “book”]
Detail: In Norse mythology Idunn is the goddess of spring and wife of Bragi. She is the keeper of the apples of the gods. Whoever eats of these apples will be granted eternal life and youth.
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