Mudīte

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Latvian
Meaning: possibly “impelled; encouraged.”
(moo-DEE-teh)

This Latvian female name seems to be more common among folks of an older generation. If googled, you will find a few Latvian Mudites in their 6os to late 50s. It also seems to be borne by a minor Latvian starlet by the name of Mudite Arums, she starred in a 1960s b-rated horror film entitled Something Weird. Fans of cult movies may be quite familiar with her. That said its origins are a bit murky, but its possibly derived from the Latvian verb mudinat meaning “to impel, to encourage or to goad.” Its designated name day is August 8.

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