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Meaning and name origin
Enid \e-nid\ as a girl's name is pronounced EE-nid. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Enid is "soul, life". From enaid, or possibly from another source enit meaning "woodlark". Celtic name from the King Arthur myths. Literary: the name was revived in the 19th century by Tennyson's "Idylls of the King", which contains the story of the knight Geraint and his meek but brave wife Enid. Authors Enid Blyton, Enid Bagnold.
For more information, see also the related girl name Enat.
Enid is a very popular first name for females (#930 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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A suggested similar baby name is Enda. Like Enid, this name is not commonly used.
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