8: Fidelma Rowdon -New Name (NP)
Language/Culture (None Provided) most important.
Index of Names in Irish Anals; Mari Elspeth nic Bryan; http: //medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Fedelm.shtml?
Dates Fedelma to the 10th century (931) and also dates: Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) form: Fedelm
O'Corrain & Maguire; P.94; s.n. Fedelm, Feidhelm
Gives this name as Early Irish, citing Fedhelm Fholtebar ('of the smooth hair') who is described as 'one of the fair women of Laegaire (Meath' and Fedelm Fholtchain ('of the beautiful hair') who was the daughter of Brión, son of Eochu Magmedón, a legendary king of Connacht and mother of two sons of Gabrán. The source also states that the name has been Anglicized as Fidelma.
Faire Names for English Folk:
Late Sixteenth Century English Names;
Chris Lanning: httos://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/surnames.html?fbclid=|wAR0cCc HCzSQSXGOucBXiRS1HYH86pbxzEKQ1pfgQ FqDus7ExquUTmCXQ: Includes the surname