Greek, meaning obscure

Dido Origin and Meaning

The name Dido is a girl's name of Greek origin.

Dido was the heroine of Virgil's Aeneid and of the opera "Dido and Aeneas," and in Roman mythology the founder of Carthage. A strong ancient name in the Juno mode, but it could have some awkward associations down the line.

The English singer-songwriter Dido was born with the equally unusual name Florian Cloud, but was called Dido since childhood.

Famous People Named Dido

  • Dido (born Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong)English singer/songwriter
  • Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsaybiracial noblewoman who influenced the abolition of slavery in England, main character in the 2013 film "Belle"
  • Diana Mary "Dido" HardingBaroness Harding of Winscombe, English telecom CEO

Dido in Pop Culture

  • The Queen Didoa ship in the game 'Resident Evil: Revelations'
  • Dido Twiteprincipal character of Joan Aiken's Wolves Chronicles books