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Aglaonice

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Origin: Greek

Meaning: a Greek feminine name meaning "splendid victory" or "bright victory" from Greek elements aglaos (splendid, bright) and nike (victory).

There was a female astronomer named Aglaonice who lived in either the 1st or 2nd century BCE and was well-known during her time, believed to be the first recorded female astronomer. She was even considered a sorceress because she could apparently make the moon disappear, though it's more likely that she cold predict when a lunar eclipse would occur.

Pronounced a-glay-o-NI-see or a-glay-o-NIE-kee.


Variants:
  • Aglaonike 
  • Aganice
  • Aganike 



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