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Page 1/2. 33 Nymph names and what they mean, for nymph, maid for baby girls, listing 1-20.
Abigail .. She referred to herself as David's "handmaid", and her name became widely used as a term for a lady's maid ..
Aegina .. Mythology: the name of a nymph who was impregnated by Zeus ..
Anemone .. Greek mythology: the name of a nymph who was turned into a flower.
Arethusa .. Greek mythology: Arethusa was a nymph pursued by a river god, who was changed by Artemis into a stream to avoid a fate worse than death.
Beda .. (Old English) "Battle maid."
Bedelia .. Literary: a very literal-minded maid named Amelia Bedelia features in a popular series of children's books ..
Calista .. Mythology: an Arcadian nymph who metamorphosed into a she-bear, then into the Great Bear constellation ..
Calypso .. Mythology: a demi-goddess and nymph who lived on the hidden island of Ogygia, and kept Odysseus as her prisoner and lover for seven years ..
Castalia .. Greek mythology: a nymph who was being pursued by Apollo and fell into a spring on Mount Parnassus.
Clytie .. Mythology: a water nymph in love with Apollo, god of the sun ..
Daphne .. Mythology: virtuous Daphne was a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to protect her from Apollo ..
Echo .. Mythology: a nymph who loved Narcissus and faded away until only her voice was left behind.
Egeria Roman mythology: a wise nymph who helped one of the early kings in Rome.
Elen .. The Welsh word elen means "nymph" though this is unlikely to be the origin of the name as it is found in early Welsh texts as the equivalent of Helen, the name of the mother of Constantine, ..
Griselda .. Also possibly "gray fighting maid" or the name may derive from the German word "gries", meaning "gravel" or "stone" ..
Gunhilda .. (Old Norse) "Battle-maid."
Hazel .. Name of a maid in a long-running comic ..
Ianthe .. Mythology: a sea nymph, daughter of Oceanus ..
Ida .. Mythology: a Greek nymph who cared for the infant Zeus on Mount Ida.
Joan .. Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, is portrayed as a national and political hero, as well as a religious heroine ..
Abigail, Calista, Daphne, Echo, Griselda, Hazel, Ida and Joan are commonly used names, while Aegina, Anemone, Arethusa, Beda, Bedelia, Calypso, Castalia, Clytie, Egeria, Elen, Gunhilda and Ianthe are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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