Origin of the name FREDEGONDE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name FREDEGONDE.
Gothic Teutonic. A French form of Frank Fredegund
(q.v.), a compound of frede- "peace" and -gund
"war." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
... The Queen who stands in history
accused of murdering ten kings, or the sons of kings, is Fredegonde,
"The Royal Murderess." She was born at Montdidier, in
the country we now call France, about the year 545 A.D. She was
descended from an obscure Picardy family, and was possessed of great
beauty, coupled with insatiable ambition. She died in 597. (Curious
Questions in History, Literature, Art, &c., Killikelly, 1889)