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Eden

Eden is the name of the biblical garden where Adam and Eve came from before being expelled, becoming synonomous with paradise and anyplace that is fertile and utnouched. Although I've seen it listed as meaning "place of paradise" from Hebrew, it could perhaps be derived from Sumerian edin meaning "steppe" or "plain". Eden might also be related to an Aramaic root word meaning "fruitful, well-watered".

Eden was also used as a medieval diminutive of Ede, originally used as a short form of Edith before being used as a unisex given name in its own right. It comes from Old English ead meaning "rich, wealth, fortune". Ede is different from the Hungarian masculine name Ede, a diminutive of Edward. 

Origin: Hebrew, Sumerian, Aramaic, Old English

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