Other Origin(s):Welsh
Meaning:Maiden; Mother of King Arthur
Igrayne is a British feminine name possibly derived from the Welsh Eigyr, meaning “maiden.” Famously borne by the mother of King Arthur, Igraine, this hidden gem of a title is a treasure to discover. In Arthurian legend, Igraine is described as the most beautiful woman in all of Britain. So much so that King Uther Pendragon, Arthur’s father, waged war against her husband Gorlois to make Igraine his wife. While Igraine’s life is rarely mentioned in the old manuscripts, there’s no doubting the impact she has had on British legend as the first Arthurian woman. Igrayne nods to this lofty female figure, carrying a timeless regal vibe that may inspire greatness in your little one.
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