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Gender: Female Origin of Dido: Greek, meaning obscure

The name Dido is a girl's name of Greek origin. Dido and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Dido

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

Pop Culture References for the name Dido

The Queen Dido, a ship in the game 'Resident Evil: Revelations'
Dido Twite, principal character of Joan Aiken's Wolves Chronicles books