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

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.

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.