Origin of the name BADWILA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BADWILA.
Gothic name, possibly meaning "spearman," from badwa (Lithuanian badau),
... This was the
name of the last king of the Ostrogoths, the hero who succumbed to the
eunuch Narses. On coins his name was Badwila, but on some
documents his signature is Tautila.
(Guthones, Rackus, 1929).
... Amongst the Goths, as among all
other peoples, diminutives or "pet names" were formed from
ordinary pet names by shortening shortening them and adding an
affix. This affix was usually -ila, but sometimes -ika.
(The Story of the Goths, Bradley, 1888)