Origin and Meaning of the Name Ermelinda
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Additional Info:The origin and meaning of Ermelinde are disputed.
The first element of this Germanic compound name is associated with the elements 'ermin', 'bound' or 'powerful', 'er', 'honour', while the second is associated with the lime tree, a type of wood used by the Germanic tribes to produce shields.
The meaning of the name thus varies from 'powerful warrior with the shield (made of the wood of the lime-tree) to 'honourable warrior with the shield (made of the wood of the lime-tree).
Because of the feminine character of the element 'linde' [it was used exclusively for females] it has the association of 'sweet', 'soft', 'tender'.
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