Name: Bradamante

Origin and Meaning of the Name Bradamante

  • Meaning:
    Wild lover
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    (brah dah man teh)
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    Bradamante is the white-armored warrior maiden with a magical spear, object of Ruggiero's affection and ultimately his wife in "Orlando Innamorato" by Matteo Maria Boiardo (1487) and "Orlando Furioso" by Lodovico Ariosto (1516). The 16th-century French playwright Robert Garnier also wrote a tragicomedy named "Baramante" that further develops the love story between the heroine and Roger (Ruggiero).
    The name could come from the Italian "brado, brada", meaning "wild", and "amante" meaning "lover" - hence the meaning "wild lover", or "loving wildly".
    Some see Bradamante as an equivalent figure to the Greek mythological figure Britomartis who also features in Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" as Britomart. Britomartis comes from the Greek meaning "sweet maiden/sweet virgin". Bradamante could then be seen as an Italian version of her name.

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