Origin of the name BLANCHEFLEUR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BLANCHEFLEUR.
legend name, meaning "white flower."
... Now as Sir Galahad, beautiful
and young, had ridden up and down in quest of the Holy Grail, many
damsels and ladies had loved him and some had tempted him. But by
one only had his heart been stirred. This, one must know, had been
at the first, when he was but young in the quest, and youthful blood was
quick within him. For when he had left the care of Gurnemanz and
ridden a little way into the world, he came at the end of a day's
journey to a town defended by a castle, and when he had entered therein
he found all, even the very convents, waste and deserted. Then
came there to him the lady of the castle, and when Galahad saw her he
was filled with something half like wonder, for she was young and slim,
but colored as of ivory and gold, and fair as a white flower on a sunny
morning. And she told Sir Galahad that her name was Blanchefleur,
which signifies "white flower," and that she was niece to
Gurnemanz, his tutor in the lore of this world. And she
courteously bade him sit by her side at table... (Quest of the Holy
Grail, Greenslet, 1902)