Mystery Monday: Nodia

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish to browse other Mystery Monday names, there is an index.

16th C English mystery names are loads of fun, because they are the most rare. Today’s name is found in a parish register from St. Antholin, so we have clear gender information — masculine — but no other clue as to the origin, and it’s certainly not a name we’ve found in any other context!


Do you have any thoughts as to the origin of this name? Or found any other examples of it in your own research? Please share in the comments!

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One response to “Mystery Monday: Nodia

  1. Diego

    This must be Noadiah/Noadia Rawlin/Raulins/Raullin in the same source, married to Joan Danson in 1600, p. 40; father of Tzeby 40, Ithamar 43, Abigall 44, Anna 45, Thomas 46, Sara 48, unbaptized 49, Elizabeth 50, Nathaneell 51, Mary 54, Martha 56, John 59; died on p. 75, probably exhausted. Biblical, from Ezra 8:33, also feminine in Nehemiah 6:14.

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