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Gender: F Origin of Eglantine: French botanical name

This name for the sweetbriar shrub is a bit too reminiscent of eggplant.

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Famous People Named Eglantine

Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children
Eglantine, Lady Wallace, English author
Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de La Fressange, French model

Pop Culture References for the name Eglantine

Botanical and flower name (for the plant otherwise known as sweetbrier)
Eglantine Price (Ms. Price), Angela Lansbury's starring role in the Disney movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
Eglantine Banks Took, mother of Pippin Took in "The Lord of the Rings" series
Madame Eglentyne, the Prioress in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" (c. 1343-1400)
Ms. Eglantine from "Death Cloud" by Andrew Lane
Eglantine Clall, cook in "The Sailor's Return" (1925) by David Garnett
Mr. Eglantine, barber and perfumer in Thackeray's short story "The Ravenswing" (1842)
Eglantine, owl character in "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" book/film series


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