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Imogen

Imogen was first used by Shakespeare in his play Cymbeline (1609), believed to have been a misspelling of an already existing name, Innogen, a name of uncertain meaning. The name is believed to have been derived from Gaelic inghean meaning “maiden girl” and “daughter” which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ǵenh₁-(to produce, to beget, to give birth). Innogen is the name of a legendary queen of Britain in the 12th century.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Imogene (English)
  • Innogen (Old Irish, Gaelic)
  • Imogena (English)
  • Emogen (English)
  • Emogene (English)
  • Emogena (English)

 

 

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