Enid: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Enid

Enid

Pronunciation: EE-nəd (key)

Origin of the name Enid:

Of uncertain origin and derivation, Enid might be derived from the Old Welsh enaid (soul), a word used as an endearment. In Arthurian legend, Enid was the virtuous and patient wife of Geraint, one of the knights of the Round Table.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Enid: | Edit

It is a beautifl name with some great connections (Enid Blyton ect.) It is unique and classical. Love it!!

Personal experiences with the name Enid: | Edit

This was not an easy name to grow up with. I hated it as a child. As an adult I like that it is unusual, but there are much prettier unusual Welsh options than this.

This is my Grandmothers name and one of my middle names. I know that I personally think that it suites my Grandmother, but she thought that it was a hard name to grow up with. She got made fun of and people constantly mispronounce it.

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Famous real-life people named Enid: | Edit

Enid Bagnold (aka Lady Enid Jones) (1889–1981), British author and playwright
Enid Bennett (1893-1969), Australian-American silent film actress
Enid Blyton (1897–1968), popular British children's writer
Enid Greene, politician from the state of Utah who served one term in the United States House of Representatives
Enid Kent played Nurse Bigelow, a recurring character in the television series M*A*S*H
Enid Lyons (1897-1981), Australian politician, and wife of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons
Enid Mumford (1924-2006), British professor largely known for her work on human factors and socio-technical systems
Enid Starkie (1897-1970), Irish literary critic
Enid Yandell (1870-1934), American sculptor

Enid in song, story & screen: | Edit

Enid, a 1992 song by the Canadian musical group Barenaked Ladies
Enid Rollins, a character in the Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University book series
Geraint and Enid, one of the Three Welsh Romances typically associated with the Mabinogion
Lady Enide, a character from the legend of Camelot
The Enid, a British rock band founded in 1975
Enid is the younger sister of Reed Richards in the Marvel comic book Ultimate Fantastic Four
Enid Cohn is a principal character in the comic book series and film "Ghost World".
Enid Mead (later changed to Enid Frick), Carrie's icy but secretly vulnerable boss at Vogue magazine on "Sex and the City", played by Candice Bergen.

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