Sunday, 18 May 2014


"Saint Eulalia" by John William Waterhouse

Origin: Greek
Meaning: "to talk well"
Gender: feminine
Pronunciation: yoo-LAY-lee-ə

This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr of Mérida. When she died a dove flew out of her mouth, and it started to snow to cover her nakedness, its whiteness indicating her sainthood. Some people say that Saint Eulalia of Barcelona is the same person as Saint Eulalia of Mérida, whose story is similar.

   Related names:

Eulália - Hungarian
Eulàlia - Catalan
Eulalie - French
Olalla - Spanish

   Name days:

Poland: February 12

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