Kinga

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Polish/Hungarian
(KEEN-gah)

Kinga is the Polish and Hungarian form of the Germanic, Kunigunde.

Composed of the elements kuoni meaning, “brave” and gunde, meaning, “war”. The name was borne by a Hungarian princess and Polish Queen (1224-1292). She was the daughter of Hungarian king, Bela IV and married King Boleslaw V of Poland.

After she was widowed, she entered the Poor Clares. She was known for her piety and dedication to the poor. Her feast is held on July 24.

The name is still very common in Poland, as well as in Hungary.

Other forms include the Polish Kunigunda and the English/French Conegonde.

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