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Mystery Monday: Enderquina

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.

Today’s name is one of those names that sounds like it comes straight out of a fantasy novel, but in fact comes straight out of 12th century Spain:

Enderquina

This is quite an interesting name, because we don’t have any other feminine name (and this is out of a data set of over 15400 feminine names!) that starts with Ender-. Our handful of masculine examples are all Low German forms of Andrew, which is quite an unlikely explanation in this context.

So we put it to you, dear readers: What are your thoughts? Have any suggestions about the origin of this name? Any other examples of the name? Any other feminine names beginning with Ender-?

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