"generous gift"

Eudora Origin and Meaning

The name Eudora is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "generous gift".

Eudora is the name of five minor goddesses of Greek mythology and a major goddess (in the person of Pulitzer Prize-winning Eudora Welty) of modern American literature. Eudora is pleasant and euphoneous and a possibility for rejuvenation.

In Greek myth, Eudora was one of the Hyades, a set of sisters transformed into the star cluster that bears their name.

In Disney's The Princess and the Frog, Eudora was the name of Princess Tiana's mother, who was voiced by Oprah Winfrey, and of Mia Farrow's character in Zelig. Eudora is also a character in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom, and was chosen by actress Marcia Gay Hardin for her daughter back in 1998.

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Famous People Named Eudora

  • Eudora Alice WeltyAmerican author

Eudora in Pop Culture

  • Mythology: one of five goddesses who controlled the waves
  • Eudoracharacter in Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"
  • Eudoracharacter in the Peanuts comic strip gang, the last major character to be added
  • Eudora McVeighcharacter played by Jean Simmons in an episode of "Murder, She Wrote"
  • Eudoracharacter in the Princess and the Frog
  • Eudora Patchcharacter on Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy"