Drusilla Origin and Meaning

The name Drusilla is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "fruitful".

Drusilla is an ancient Roman name, (probably) borne by descendants of Antony and Cleopatra, and is one of the 'illa' names that are ready for a comeback, especially with its cute short form Dru.

Drusilla appears in the New Testament as the wife of Felix (twin alert?), and later made appearances in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone and Faulkner's The Unvanquished. Drusilla is a vampire in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and was a long-running character on the soap The Young and the Restlass.

An alternate spelling is Drucilla.

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Famous People Named Drusilla

  • Drusilladaughter of Herod Agrippa (38,79
  • (Julia) Drusillasister of the Roman emperor Caligula
  • Drusillatwo Princesses of Mauretania
  • Drusilla WillsEnglish actress
  • Drusilla ModjeskaAustralian novelist
  • Drusilla Campbellnovelist
  • Beryl Drusilla de ZoeteEnglish dancer, writer and orientalist

Drusilla in Pop Culture

  • Drusilla (a great beauty) in the New TestamentActs 24:24,
  • Drusilla Keeblevampire character on TV's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
  • Drusilla Clackpart,narrator of 'The Moonstone' (1868) by Wilkie Collins; niece of the late Sir J. Verinder
  • Drusillagreat,aunt to Jude Fawley in Hardy's 1896 novel 'Jude the Obscure'
  • Drusilla Paddockfrom the TV series 'The Worst Witch'
  • Drusilla Shannoncharacter on the TV show "Father Murphy" (one episode).
  • Drusilla"Wonder Girl," character on TV's 'Wonder Woman'
  • Drusilla "Dru" Blackthorncharacter from Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series
  • Similar: Drisella or Drizellastepsister in Disney's "Cinderella"