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Gender: Female Meaning of Boudicca: "victory" Origin of Boudicca: Celtic

The name Boudicca is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "victory". Boudicca and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

First century queen who led her Brittonic Iceni tribe in revolution against the Romans occupying England. Also found as Boudica, Boadicea (as in bodacious) and in Welsh as Buddug, the historic namesake was defeated and committed suicide, but is still celebrated in England as intelligent and brave. One ancient name that, while unheard these days, could be revived along with such choices as Atticus and Cassius.

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Famous People Named Boudicca

Buddug Verona James, Welsh mezzo-soprano

Pop Culture References for the name Boudicca

Modern pronunciation: "BOO-di-ka" (similar to Jessica)
(Original pronunciation may have been "Beau-DEE-kay")
Boadicea Geraldine "Gerry" Granger, from the Vicar of Dibley TV series


josephinedagnall Says:


I don't like the name so much as I like its associations. All schoolchildren in Britain learn about Boudicca (or Boadicea depending on the generation!) and I've always thought her a great namesake. I would never use this name for a child, but maybe as a middle name for a future character...

Yzma von Piburg Says:


My name is Boudica (one c) and we pronounce it Bow (as in how) - dee - kah 😊

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lesliemarion Says:


How is it pronounced?

SimoneKadele Says:


This is a cool name! in the form Boadicea, it reminds me of "The Infernal Devices".

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


She sounds like an absolute fighter! Such a gem. It's so appropriate, especially since Boudicca fought against all odds, and not for herself- for her tribe, but mostly for her daughters who had been violated by the Romans.

michelle Says:


I named my daughter Boudicca as soon as I found out her sex. She fought to survive while being born, and then again 3 weeks later when she was resuscitated twice with bronchitis. She is a very strong willed, funny little girl and I feel we have named her appropriately!