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This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf.
This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century.
The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. This name was borne by the scheming mother of the Roman emperor Nero, who eventually had her killed.
This was also the name of a 3rd-century Roman saint who is venerated in Sicily.
The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste".
Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France.
It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families.
In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death.
From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton.
This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He changed his name from Amenhotep IV in order to honour the god. From the Gothic name Alareiks, which meant "ruler of all", derived from the Germanic element ala "all" combined with ric "ruler, power".
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Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.