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Gender: F Meaning of Medora: "mother's gift" Origin of Medora: Greek

Medora is a Greek name much less common here than. say, Melanie or Melissa. It has some literary references, including as the beautiful and passionate heroine of Lord Byron's poem The Corsair, and in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, there is a character named Marchioness Melora Manson.

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Famous People Named Medora

(Elizabeth) Medora Leigh, Lord Byron's niece and rumored daughter
Medora de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès (nee von Hoffman), American heiress for whom the town of Medora, North Dakota, is named

Pop Culture References for the name Medora

Medora, heroine in Byron's narrative poem "The Corsair" (1814). Sophie Moody suggested that it meant "mother's gift" (cf. the Greek name Metrodora). It could also be based on Medea or Medusa
Medora Manson, character in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence