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13 Unique Female Names Inspired by Scottish Queens and Royals

We have created for you a list of 13 unique female names inspired by Scottish queens, mistresses, and royal family members. Have a great time.

 

Agnes

Name meaning: pristine, sacred, holy.

Years of activity or tenure: 14th century.

Reference: Agnes Dunbar, a mistress of King David the second of Scotland. She was also the niece of Agnes Randolph (known as Black Agnes).

Name modifications: Agneta, Ines.

 

Anabella

Name meaning: elegant, graceful, delicate.

Years of activity or tenure: 14th century.

Reference: Anabella Drummond, Queen Consort of Scotland as the wife of Robert the third of Scotland.

Name modifications: Anabel, Annabella, Anabelle.

 

Claricia

Name meaning: pure, bright, vivid.

Years of activity or tenure: 12th century.

Reference: Claricia Huntington, daughter of David the first of Scotland and Maud Countess of Huntingdon.

Name modifications: Klaricia, Clarisa, Klarisa, Clara, Klara.

 

Egidia

Name meaning: leather cloak, dress, or breastplate (derived from Ancient Greek word aegis).

Years of activity or tenure: 14th century.

Reference: Egidia Stewart, daughter of Robert the third of Scotland and Annabella Drummond.

Name modifications: Egida, Egidis, Egilia, Eidee.

 

Ermengarde

Name meaning: greatness, universality (derived from Old English word eormen).

Years of activity or tenure: 12th century.

Reference: Ermengarde de Beaumont, Queen of Scots as the wife of William the Lion.

Name modifications: Irmingard, Ermee, Ermen, Ermengia, Irmgard.

 

Euphemia

Name meaning: refined, exquisite, well spoken.

Years of activity or tenure: 14th century.

Reference: Euphemia de Ross, Queen of Scotland as the wife of Robert the second of Scotland.

Name modifications: Effie, Eufemia, Ephemia.

 

Hodierna

Name meaning: daily.

Years of activity or tenure: 12th century.

Reference: Hodierna of Huntingdon, daughter of David the first of Scotland and Maud Countess of Huntingdon.

Name modifications: Hodie, Hodierne.

 

Madeleine

Name meaning: splendid, magnificent.

Years of activity or tenure: 16th century.

Reference: Madeleine of Valois, Queen of Scotland as the wife of James the fifth of Scotland.

Name modifications: Madelyn, Maddie, Madelaina.

 

Marion

Name meaning: precious, pearl, jewel.

Years of activity or tenure: 15th century.

Reference: Marion (or Margaret) Boyd, a mistress of King James the fourth of Scotland.

Name modifications: Margot, Margaret, Margaux.

 

Marjorie

Name meaning: pearl, gem, precious.

Years of activity or tenure: 13th century.

Reference: Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce King of Scots and Isabella of Mar, mother of King Robert the second of Scotland.

Name modifications: Maggie, Jorie, Marj, Margaret.

 

Maud

Name meaning: powerful, mighty warrior.

Years of activity or tenure: 12th century.

Reference: Maud (or Matilda), Countess of Huntingdon, Queen of Scots as the wife of King David the first.

Name modifications: Mathilde, Matilde, Maude.

 

Sybilla

Name meaning: divine counsel (derived from Attic Greek word sioboulla).

Years of activity or tenure: 12th century.

Reference: Sybilla of Normandy, Queen of Scots as the wife of Alexander the first of Scotland.

Name modifications: Sibilla, Sibila, Sibyl, Sybil, Sibulla, Sybila.

 

Yolande

Name meaning: violet.

Years of activity or tenure: 14th century.

Reference: Yolande of Dreux, Queen Consort of Scotland as the wife of Alexander the third of Scotland.

Name modifications: Yolanda, Yolana.

 

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Sources:

  1. The Kingship of the Scots from 842 to 1292: Succession and Independence, 2002
  2. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots, and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History, 1867

Authors: Abel Schmidt and D. Zali.

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