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Sophonisba

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Punic via Latin
"sheltered by Ba'al"

Sophonisba Origin and Meaning

The name Sophonisba is a girl's name meaning "sheltered by Ba'al".
The original Sophonisba was a Carthaginian noblewoman who was alive at the time of the Second Punic War, who became a legend for drinking lethal poison rather than be humiliated by Carthage's Roman conquerors. She's been the subject of countless literary works throughout history.

Her name has been used a few times in the past couple millennia, most notably by early 20th century American activist Sophonisba Breckenridge. It might be worth considering as a Sophia/Sophie alternative -- if you're a Classics scholar.
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