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Illyria Meaning and Origin

A poetic name that’s both pretty and feminine. The name Illyria is a girl’s place name of Greek origin. Illyria (IHL-ihr-ee-ah) was a region in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited by numerous tribes of people known as the Illyrians. The name of Illyria can be traced back to Greek mythology to Illyrius, the son of Cadmus and Harmonia. Today, the name “Illyria” is still used in various contexts, such as in literature and popular culture. For example, William Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night” is set in the fictional kingdom of Illyria.

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