Walpurga

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German waltan (rule) + burg (castle).

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Walpurga

  1. An eighth century saint whose feast day on May 1st coincided with a pagan festival of witchcraft.
  2. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The German given name is rare today, but some of its cognates are in regular use in northern Europe.

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