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Hereswith

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Gender: Female Meaning of Hereswith: "Strength of the army" Origin of Hereswith: Old English

The name Hereswith is a girl's name meaning "Strength of the army". Hereswith and is often added to lists like Strong Girl Names.

From the experts:

Hereswith is a rare name that comes to us from the dark ages. She was a Northumbrian saint, whose more famous sister, Hilda, was the Abbess at Whitby and patron of the first English poet, Caedmon. The name has a soft, lispy sound that is more wearable than its spelling would suggest.

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Famous People Named Hereswith

Saint Hereswith, 7th-century Northumbrian abbess; sister of Saint Hilda of Whitby

Pop Culture References for the name Hereswith

Shares first element with Harold, and second element with Frideswide, Cyneswide, Ealhswith, Eanswith, etc.

Comments

OceanSky Says:

2019-01-27T23:14:08

How is this a name?

Bobcat108 Says:

2018-04-27T12:07:45

There are some names that just shouldn't be resurrected...this is one of them.

Scorpio Says:

2017-11-16T02:47:24

Interesting sound, but the spelling kills it.

impwood Says:

2017-03-29T11:02:40

Hereswith has such a lovely evocative sound, but the meaning rules it out for me.

nipnerb Says:

2017-03-26T08:18:08

Reporting live, I'm Hereswith, here with...

FractalShadow Says:

2017-03-16T17:17:08

Maybe if it was spelled Heraswith?

snowsbeloved Says:

2017-03-14T07:06:36

That's what I see initially too

danirose01 Says:

2017-03-09T22:09:02

This is just barely a name

Miri Says:

2017-03-08T22:59:18

Not my favorite.

Bassilly Says:

2017-03-07T02:15:10

Love the idea of this one, but it's a bit too 'therefore' 'forthwith' 'heresay' 'hereby,' and of course, 'herewith' for me.