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Gender: Female Meaning of Eudora: "generous gift" Origin of Eudora: Greek

The name Eudora is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "generous gift". Eudora and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin of the opposite gender?".

From the experts:

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 Welty, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Eudora

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

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