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On My Mind: 12-5-18

Lots of Name Sightings - I've heard so many great names lately at work. Annabelle Ruth, siblings named Viola, Coco, Savannah, and Reed, and a little boy named Thor.

Lorelei - A friend of mine became an Uncle a while back and I just finally got to meet her. Her name is Lorelei, which I think is gorgeous. Lorelei is German and means "luring rock". In German folklore a Lorelei was a sort of mermaid or siren who would lure fishermen to their deaths. Lorelei is also the name of a rock headland on the Rhine River.

Edna - I've been watching "SS-GB" which is set in an alternate history Great Britain where the Germans won WWII. One of the main characters is played by German actor Lars Eidinger, who in real life has a daughter named Edna. I just thought it was so refreshing to see. Edna in Hebrew means "pleasure", and it is also an anglicized version of Irish Eithne, which means "kernel" or "grain".


Origin: Germanic
Gender: Male
Meaning: ah-geh-LULF
Pronunciation: N/A
Other forms: Egilulf

Thanks to KW cash for requesting Agilulf! Agilulf's meaning is somewhat complicated, but what is known is that the second half comes from the Gothic vulfs, meaning "wolf". Depending on what you believe it could fully be "sharp wolf", "sword wolf", or something like "terror wolf". Agilulf was a 7th century King of the Lombards, a Germanic people who ruled in Italy.
His wife was the widow of the former King Authari, a Christian woman named Theodelinda. He was baptized for her, and eventually adopted the Catholic faith. They built the cathedral of Monza, where his crown, dedicated to St. John, still rests with the inscripition rex totius Italiae, "king of all Italy". He ruled for more than a quarter of a century and after his death his son, Adaloald, became King. Later the husband of his daughter Gundeberga, Arioald, would also reign.
I really like the look of this name, and while I think it would be difficult to wear, I think as a middle name it could almost work.


  1. I've been really busy, Thank you for doing this name. I love it. I think wolf would be an unexpected but quirky nickname. I read somewhere that it is pronounced: Ah-geh-lulf, the g sounds the same in the word get.

    1. You're welcome, and thanks for the pronunciation!


    3. " Noneexistent Knight" by Italo Cavino, the knight is named Agilulf. Bradamante was in love with him but once Agilulf honor was discredited, he abandoned his armor, and disapeared completely. Bradamante ended up finding true love in Agilulf's young friend, Raimbaut. The war took place of Charlemange

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