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Gender: F Meaning of Medora: "mother's gift" Origin of Medora: Greek

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Medora is a Greek name much less common here than. say, Melanie or Melissa. It has some literary references, including as the beautiful and passionate heroine of Lord Byron's poem The Corsair, and in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, there is a character named Marchioness Melora Manson.

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Famous People Named Medora

(Elizabeth) Medora Leigh, Lord Byron's niece and rumoured daughter
Medora von Hoffman, US heiress for whom the town of Medora, North Dakota, is named

Pop Culture References for the Name Medora

The name of the romantic heroine in Byron's narrative poem "The Corsair" (1814). Sophie Moody suggested that it meant "mother's gift" (cf. the Greek name Metrodora). It has occasionally been used in Britain as a first name.