Édith Piaf

Meaning: “Sparrow”
Gender: Female (Unisex)
Pronunciation: PEE-ahf
Origin: French
Other forms of the name: N/A

A beautiful French surname with a lovely namesake. Édith Piaf was born Édith Giovanna Gassion, she is a French icon and was known as “La Môme Piaf” or “the little sparrow”. She was given the nickname Piaf for her bird-like appearance. During World War II she performed many concerts for the Germans and many considered her traitor. After the war she confessed that she had been apart of the French Resistence. Though there is no actual proof of this it is agreed that she was a big part of helping many escape the Nazi’s. She married twice but the love of her life was a boxer named Marcel Cerdan who was married. He died in a plane crash in 1949, he was flying to meet her. Her most famous song is “La Vie en rose” which is the name of a movie about her which stars Marion Cotillard as Édith.

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