Dresden Name Meaning & Origin
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Dresden is a city in Germany, famous for its beautiful porcelain. It was the capitol of the kingdom of Saxony.
While the city has a long and storied history, many who hear the name "Dresden" think immediately of the massive WWII firebombing that destroyed the city and killed thousands of civilians.
Also made popular by Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse Five. -based on WWII.
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This is my DAUGHTER'S name, Dresden Quinn : roughly translates to 'queen of the people of the riverside forest.'
Edit from a Germand: This is totally wrong!
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Dre, Dres, Denny, Des, Dresi, D
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The name of a popular German city, meaning: 'people of the riverside forest.'
EDIT from a German: This does not mean people of the riverside forest, it means settlement of people in the forest. Originally it is from the sorbian word drežďany which means something like marsh dwellers.
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Dave Dresden is a DJ and music producer, best known from the duo Gabriel & Dresden.
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Harry Dresden is a wizard in a series of books by Jim Butcher and in a short lived sci-fi TV series called "The Dresden Files."
"Dresden dolls" in V.C. Andrews' book "Flowers in the Attic"
"The Dresden Dolls" are an alternative band from Boston who gained success as part of the "dark cabaret" music scene.