Name: Aude

Origin and Meaning of the Name Aude

  • Meaning:
    Elder; noble
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  • Meaning:
    Elder; noble
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    (O duh)
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    French speaking countries
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    Aude is a name of uncertain origin rarely used out of France. It occurs both in Brittany and Cornwall, where a saint of this name was beheaded in the 10th or 11th century. Aude might be derived from the Germanic adjective 'ald', meaning "elder; wise; experienced", or according to some, 'adal', meaning "noble". As a Celtic name, it could be related to Gunnoda and thus mean "blessed". A story about the Breton princess Aude the Fair, is told in the medieval chanson de geste "Chanson de Roland". Aude, like many Celtic women, loved one man so completely that no-one could ever replace him. She was betrothed to Roland but Charlemagne decided he wanted her as a wife for his son, Louis. He told Aude that Roland was dead but that his son would be her husband. Aude replied that, if Roland was dead, the earth had no attractions for her and she fell dead at Charlemagne's feet.

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