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Subject: Interesting Germanic names from the Merovingian dynasty.
Author: Lucille   (Authenticated as Lucille)
Date: May 10, 2005 at 10:44:32 AM
I'm interested in Germanic names, and I recently found names from the Merovingian dynasty (they were Franks) that I find interesting, but can't find the meaning of. Perhaps some of you can? I would be most grateful! :)

The most important names for me (the ones I am most interested in) are in bold. All names are male, unless otherwise specified (female names will be put in red). :)

Amalasuintha
Antenor
Antharius
Ardabast
Argotta
Athanagild
Athildus
Audefleda

Bartherus
Cassander (perhaps this is Greek with the same roots like Cassandra?)
Charibert (2nd part of name from Germanic 'bert')
Cherebert (2nd part of name from Germanic 'bert')
Childebert (2nd part of name from Germanic 'bert')
Childeric (2nd part of name supposedly from Germanic 'rich')
Chilperic (2nd part of name supposedly from Germanic 'rich')
Chindaswind
Chlodion
Chlodmir
(2nd part of name supposedly from Germanic 'mar')
Chlodomir / Chlodomer (2nd part of name from Germanic 'mar')
Chlodoswintha
Clodius
Clothar / Chlotaire

Ervik (perhaps this is a form of Erik?)
Eutharic
Farabert (the 2nd part is from Germanic 'bert')
Francus
Fruela
Genebald (I recognise the 2nd part as Germanic 'bald')
Haragund (I recognise the 2nd part as Germanic 'gund')
Herimerus
Hermenegild (I recognise the 1st part as Germanic 'ermen')
Hermesinda
Ingunda

Leovigild
Liubigotona
Marcomir (perhaps this is a Slavic name, and should be Markomar in Germanic?)
Matasuntha
Merodachus
Nicanor
Odomir
Ostogotho
Ratherius
Recaswind
Reccared

Recilona
Rekiberga

Richemer / Richimir (supposedly from Germanic 'ric' and 'mar')
Sigeric (supposedly from Germanic 'sieg' and 'rich')
Suavegotha
Sunno / Huano
Swinthila
Theudebert (I guess it's Theobert, from Greek 'theos' and Germanic 'bert')
Theuderic (I suppose this is actually Theodoric, which is a form of Dietrich?)
Theodofred (supposedly from Greek 'theos' and Germanic 'frid')
Theodomir (supposedly from Greek 'theos' and Germanic 'mar')
Thiudigotho
Waifar

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