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Name Origins: Byron

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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 BYRON (generally m): This name commemorates the Romantic poet and hero of Greek independence George Gordon, 6th Lord Byron (1788-1824), whose writings were enormously popular. Note, however, that girls named Harriet Byron are so called not for Lord Byron, but for one of the two heroines (the other being Clementina della Porretta) of Samuel Richardson’s far earlier Sir Charles Grandison (1753/4).

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 10/05/2010 01:46:46 PM | 


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