Igraine Name Meaning & Origin

Igraine

Pronunciation: EE-grayn (key)

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I think that it sounds beautiful pronounced the French way. My only reservation is that it reminds me of the word migraine.

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Gráinne, Iggy, Rainy, Grainy

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Igraine features in the Arthurian legends as the mother of King Arthur. Igraine was seduced by Uther with Merlin's help, in the guise of her husband. Igraine's husband died that night in battle, and King Uther married Igraine. However, when Arthur was born, due to Uther's agreement with Merlin, Arthur was taken away and lived with another family. Igraine had an older child, Morgaine (Morgana Le Fay), who was to be a great sorceress who nearly destroyed Merlin and Camelot.

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Igraine is the legendary mother of King Arthur.
The children's novel Igraine the Brave, by Cornelia Funke, is about a princess who aspires to be a great knight.

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