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Gender: F Meaning of Parthenia: "chaste maiden" Origin of Parthenia: Greek

Parthenia may be a bit unwieldy, but does conjure up majestic images of the Parthenon.

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Parthenia Ann ("Parthy Ann") Hawks, wife of Captain Andy (of the Cotton Blossom Floating Palace Theatre) and mother of Magnolia Ravenal, a famous actress, in the Edna Ferber novel Show Boat (1926)
Comes from an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena; the Parthenon, in Athens, was the temple of Athena Parthenos, i.e. Athena the maiden goddess (Greek parthenos = "young, unmarried woman; maiden")
Parthenia (c.1611), Renaissance music collection
First seems to have been used as a name in the English-speaking world in the 1870s

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