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Irish First Names
Geraldine, [Gearóidín] (f)
The Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, were known as the Geraldines, and in the sixteenth century the poet Surrey saluted Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald as 'the Fair Geraldine;, which possibly started the name. Its popularity may have been increased by its use in Coleridge's Christabel (1816).
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Also from Appletree: Irish Family Names, (click here for more information), A Little Book of Irish Family Names, (click here for more information) and The Book of Irish Names, click here for more information.
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