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Gender: F Meaning of Boudicca: "victory" Origin of Boudicca: Celtic

First century queen who led her Brittonic Iceni tribe in revolution against the Romans occupying England. Also found as Boudica, Boadicea (as in bodacious) and in Welsh as Buddug, the historic namesake was defeated and committed suicide, but is still celebrated in England as intelligent and brave. One ancient name that, while unheard these days, could be revived along with such choices as Atticus and Cassius.

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Famous People Named Boudicca

Buddug Verona James, Welsh mezzo-soprano

Pop Culture References for the Name Boudicca

Modern pronunciation: "BOO-di-ka" (similar to Jessica)
(Original pronunciation may have been "Beau-DEE-kay")
Boadicea Geraldine "Gerry" Granger, from the Vicar of Dibley TV series

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