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Gender: Female Pronunciation: yu-RID-ih-see Meaning of Eurydice: "wide justice" Origin of Eurydice: Greek

Eurydice Origin and Meaning

The name Eurydice is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wide justice".

Despite (or because of) her tragic story in Greek myth--Eurydice was poisoned by a snake and condemned to the underworld, where her husband, musician Orpheus, tried and failed to bring her back--she has provided creative inspiration in the arts, namely as the subject of operas by Monteverdi, Haydn and Gluck, in an eponymous play by Jean Anouilh, and the myth was the inspiration for Tennessee William's drama Orpheus Descending. Paintings by Titian, Rubens and Poussin also focus on Eurydice.

In pop culture, it turns out that in the U.K. TV cult favorite Absolutely Fabulous, the outrageous Patsy's full name is Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau Stone.

Is all this too much for a modern little girl to carry? Quite possibly, though weighty four-syllable Greek myth names like Persephone have recently come under consideration.

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Pop Culture References for the name Eurydice

Euridiss, Eurydyce, Euridyce, Euridice

Comments

saoirse123 Says:

2017-08-01T21:19:42

If Eurydice had a better, stronger role to play in the story of Orpheus, I'd be more inclined to love the name and forgive its slightly difficult pronunciation. But she's a bit like a sleeping beauty: she dies, then Orpheus is stricken with grief and tries to retrieve her, which fails, so he has to suffer reliving the moment he loses her forever. Not much for a little girl to live up to.

abertawe Says:

2017-03-07T21:10:19

:S

OliviaSarah Says:

2016-07-02T19:11:54

the pronunciation eh-ruh-DICE-ee (more similar to Aphrodite) is a much more wearable pronunciation

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-17T02:39:38

It sounds a bit too heavy for a little boy to wear

kpearl8 Says:

2015-07-05T01:48:57

I really love the myth so I like the name, but it has too many unpleasant sounds- eur(ine) and (get)ryd(of). :(

Moony Says:

2015-04-13T18:44:43

I am completely obsessed with this name and have been for weeks now. It's elegant and it's rare and it's alluring and absolutely amazing in every single way, shape and form. However, Eurydice does not possess the correct flow, the elegant, lyrical sounds that make up the characteristics of a realistic 21st century name. Plus, just the thought of someone calling out 'You-rid-uh-see! You-rid-uh-see, come here!' down the street gives a rather pretentious and near try-hard impression. It's a beautiful name but it's just plain unrealisitc, in my personal opinion, at least.

lesliemarion Says:

2014-12-04T22:01:26

What I think of as a burdensome name because of the myth and the spelling and pronunciation.