Gender: Female Meaning of Odile: "prospers in battle" Origin of Odile: French variation of German Otthild

Odile Origin and Meaning

The name Odile is a girl's name of French origin meaning "prospers in battle".

Odette's evil Swan Lake twin -- gives the name a sinuous, sensuous appeal.

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Pop Culture References for the name Odile

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cj85 Says:


i can't even take this comment seriously because of the 'barbie movie' reference.

cj85 Says:


It's not even pronounced that way. It's pronounced oh-deel. not oh-dial.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Truly an ugly name. As PP stated, it sounds like a cross between odour and vile. Also, the association with Swan Lake's evil twin isn't good. I found her character so annoying when I was younger watching the barbie movie.

CherryBomb50 Says:


If someone with bad vision came across this name, they might misread it as "oldie". Which is why I hate this name. (Just kidding, I'm just not feeling the vibe)

Floris Says:


I mean, Elizabeth apparently means my God is an oath... I like a name with some spirituality. But "oath"? I don't know, it makes me feel as if I was pledging my daughter to God. Which feels to me a bit like promising my future daughter to the Rumpelstilzchen or the fairy Queen...

EW314 Says:


No, I get that. As a non-religious person, I tend to be put off by overtly religious meanings, too - it feels a bit hypocritical, in a way. Ex: Ariadne, which (though the name of an ancient goddess/figure and not Christian) means "most holy". I don't think meaning alone would be enough to entirely deter me, though.

Floris Says:


I guess that may just be the case for somebody whose first language is English...

I want to like the name Elizabeth. I love the sound, the history & the nns. But I struggle with the meaning. It feels as if I were to take a choice away from my daughter (I'm probably being too dramatic, but yeah).

EW314 Says:


I know how it's supposed to be pronounced, but unfortunately the odour/vile thing is what springs to mind when I see/hear this name. It's one of those names I really wish I liked, though, if that makes sense? It feels elegant and unusual, and my reasons for disliking it feel silly and trivial, but I just don't!

Floris Says:


The French pronounciation is actually o-deeLL. The O a bit like in Orchid.
I know a girl named like that; it suits her very well and most people seem to like the name. However, I do see how this name might be a bit problematic in an English speaking country...

EW314 Says:


A cross between "odour" and "vile". Dislike.

lesliemarion Says:


Named after the bad swan… really?

bowtiful Says:


All I can think of is crocODILE