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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Ancient Germanic.
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ADALHEIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
ADELA   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
ADELAIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Shortened form of ADALHEIDIS.
ÆBBE   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EBBA (2).
ÆLFGIFU   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.
ÆLFSWIÞ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
ÆLFÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFREDA.
ÆLFTHRYTH   f   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see ELFREDA).
AENOR   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning. This was the name of the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
ÆÐELFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFLEDA.
ÆTHELFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFLEDA.
ÆÐELIND   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ETHELINDA.
ÆÐELÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
ALBA (3)   f   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
ALDA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDEGUND   f   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and gund "war". Saint Algegund (or Aldegundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess.
ALFHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALFHILD.
ALIA (2)   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELLA (1).
ALLOVERA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of ELVIRA.
AMALASUINTHA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MILLICENT.
AMALIA   f   Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".
AMELIA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III. Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
AMELINA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of EMMELINE.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ÁSA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÁSDÍS   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÁSLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ÁSTRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
AÐALBJÖRG   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
AUDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUÐRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AUDHILD.
AVA (3)   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVEZA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of AVIS.
AVILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
BERENGARIA   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized feminine form of BERENGAR. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.
BERGLJÓT   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BERHTA   f   Ancient Germanic
Older form of BERTHA.
BERTHA   f   German, English, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous". It was borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century, and it was popularized in England by the Normans. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. The name also appears in southern Germanic legends (often spelled Perchta or Berchta) belonging to a goddess of animals and weaving.
BJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BÓTHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BODIL.
BRUNIHILD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
BRYNHILDR   f   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of BRÜNHILD. In the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga' Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
BRYNJA   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
CHLOTICHILDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of CLOTILDE.
CLOTHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic form of CLOTILDE.
CUNIGUND   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of KUNIGUNDE.
CYNEBURG   f   Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal fortress" from Old English cyne "royal" and burg "fortress". Saint Cyneburga, a daughter of a king of Mercia, was the founder of an abbey at Gloucester in the 7th century.
DAGMÆR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGMAR.
DAGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
EADBURG   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and burg "fortress".
EADGYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDITH.
EALDGYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eald "old" and gyð "battle".
EDDA (2)   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two literary works by the 13th-century Icelandic author Snorri Sturluson: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
EMMA   f   English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
EOFORHILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ERMENDRUD   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
ERMINGARD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILT   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
ERMINLINDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERMELINDA.
EYDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
FRIDA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRÍÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐUSWIÞ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
GERHILD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERLIND   f   Ancient Germanic
Older form of GERLINDE.
GERTRUD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERTRUDE.
GISILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
GODELIVA   f   Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of GOTELEIB. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.
GODGIFU   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of GODIVA.
GODIVA   f   Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
GRÍMHILDR   f   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
GRIMHILT   f   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Older Germanic form of KRIEMHILD.
GULLA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GUNDA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund which means "war".
GUNNA   f   Danish, Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUNNE.
GUNNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNBORG.
GUNNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNHILD.
GUNNVÖR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNVOR.
GUÐLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐLEIF   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUÐLEIFR.
GUÐRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
GUÐRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GYÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
HADEWIG   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEDWIG.
HAILWIC   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEILWIG.
HALLÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of HALLÞÓRR.
HELEWIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELOISE.
HERLEVA   f   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a derivative of hari "army", era "honour", or erla "noble" (or their Old Norse cognates). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.
HILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of HILDA.
HILDA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HILDEGARD   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and gard "enclosure". Saint Hildegard was a 12th-century mystic from Bingen in Germany who was famous for her writings and poetry and also for her prophetic visions.
HILDIGARDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILDEGARD.
HILDITRUT   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILTRAUD.
HILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
HJÖRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HLÍF   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HREIÐUNN   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
HRODOHAIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HROTSUITHA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
IDA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IMA   f   Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Variant of EMMA.
INGEBURG   f   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of INGEBORG.
INGIBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
INGIGERÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEGERD.
INGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGRID.
IRMA   f   German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
ISHILD   f   Ancient Germanic (Hypothetical)
Germanic name, a hypothetical early form of ISOLDE.
IÐUNN   f   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
JÓRUNNR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of JORUNN.
JUDDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Probably derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Jutes, who originated in Denmark and later invaded and settled in England. The name of the tribe, recorded in Latin as Iutae and Old English as Eotas, is of uncertain origin.
KETILRIÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KJELLFRID.
LEOFFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and flæd "beauty".
LEUTGARD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUITGARD.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINZA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LINDA.
LUITGARD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Leutgard which was derived from the elements leud "people" and gard "enclosure". This was the name of a 13th-century Flemish nun, the patron saint of easy deliveries.
LUTGARDIS   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
MAGNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MAGNHILD.
MAHTHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MATILDA.
MILDBURG   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of MILBURGA.
MILDGYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements milde "gentle" and gyð "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, the sister of Saint Mildred.
MILDÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of MILDRED.
MYRGJÖL   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MUIRGEL.
ODA   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODILIA.
ODILIA   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.
RAGANHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REINHILD.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and björg "help, save, rescue".
RAGNFRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDI (2).
RAGNHEIÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".
RAGNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RAGNHILD.
ROMILDA   f & m   Italian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
ROSLINDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSALIND.
ROSMUNDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSAMUND.
ROZA (2)   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic short form of feminine names beginning with the element hrod meaning "fame".
RÚNA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of RUNA.
SAXA   f   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of SASKIA.
SIGIHILD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHILD.
SIGILIND   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGLINDE.
SIGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
SIGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGRID.
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
SÓLVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
SUNNGIFU   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
SWANAHILDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
THEUDELINDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETLINDE.
ÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Either a feminine form of Þórr (see THOR) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór. In Norse myth Thora was the wife of the Danish king Ragnar Lodbrok.
ÞÓRBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name which meant "Thor's protection" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with björg "help, save, rescue".
ÞÓRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "Thor's goddess" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with Old Norse dís "goddess".
ÞÓRFRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".
ÞÓRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORHILD.
ÞÓRNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TORNY.
ÞÓRVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".
ÞÓRVÍ   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "holy".
ÞÝRI   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of TYRA.
UNNR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
VALDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".
VÍGDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements víg "war" and dís "goddess".
WALDEBURG   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WALBURGA.
WALDEDRUDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WALTRAUD.
WASSA   f   Anglo-Saxon
Meaning uncertain. It may be a short form of a longer name such as Wāðsige, composed of the elements wāð "hunt" and sige "victory".
WIGBURG   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wig "war" and burg "fortress".
WILBURG   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wil "will, desire" and burg "fortress".
WILBURH   f   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of WILBURG.
YNGVILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGVILD.
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