Gender: Feminine
Origin: Frankish/Germanic
Meaning: “family battle”
English: (FAIR-uh-HILD); German: (fah-rah-HILT)

The name is derived from the Germanic fara meaning “family, lineage, kind” and the element hild meaning “battle.” Hence “family battle.”

The name was born by Farahild of Neustria, Belgium (593-684), wife of Wandregisi, the mother of St. Amalberga.

There is a Dutch and German alternative of Farahilde. There is also the modern Dutch contraction of Veerle (FAIR-leh).

The advantage of this name is its possible nickname option of Fara.

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