Ancient Germanic Names

These names were used by the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. See also about Germanic names.
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ADALBERHT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALBERT.
ADALBERN   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and bern "bear".
ADALBERT   m   Ancient Germanic, German, Polish
Old Germanic form of ALBERT. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia.
ADALFARUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
ADALFUNS   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALFONSO.
ADALHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Adalhard or Adalard was a cousin of Charlemagne who became a abbot of Corbie.
ADALHEIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
ADALWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and win "friend".
ADALWOLF   m   Ancient Germanic
Older form of ADOLF.
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.
ADELMAR   m   Ancient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and meri "famous".
ADOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
ADOLPHUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADOLF.
ÆBBE   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EBBA (2).
ÆLFGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ALGAR.
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.
ÆLFHEAH   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and heah "high". This was the name of an 11th-century archbishop of Canterbury, a saint and martyr, who is commonly known as Alphege or Elphege.
ÆLFNOÐ   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring".
ÆLFRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ALFRED.
ÆLFRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and ric "power, rule".
ÆLFSIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and sige "victory".
ÆLFSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and stan "stone".
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).
ÆLFWEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
ÆLFWIG   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".
ÆLFWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wine "friend". This name was not commonly used after the Norman conquest.
ÆLRED   m   Anglo-Saxon
Contracted form of ÆÐELRÆD. This was the name of a 12th-century English saint.
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.
ÆSC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
ÆÐELBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalbert (see ALBERT). This was the name of a Saxon king of England and two kings of Kent, one of whom was a saint. It became unused after the Normans introduced their form of Adalbert after their invasion.
ÆÐELFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFLEDA.
ÆTHELFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFLEDA.
ÆÐELFRIÐ   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELIND   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ETHELINDA.
ÆÐELMÆR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and mær "famous". It is a cognate of ADELMAR.
ÆTHELNOÐ   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".
ÆÐELRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÞELRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of ÆÐELRÆD.
ÆTHELRED   m   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of ÆÐELRÆD.
ÆÐELRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ric "power, rule". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.
ÆÐELSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone". This was the name of an early king of England. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆTHELSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of ÆÐELSTAN.
ÆÐELÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
ÆTHELWEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element æðel "noble" combined with weard "guardian".
ÆÐELWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend". This name became rare after the Norman conquest. Saint Æðelwine was a 7th-century bishop of Lindsey, England.
ÆTHELWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of ÆÐELWINE.
AGHI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OVE.
AGI   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ag meaning "edge of a sword".
AGILULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century bishop of Cologne and saint.
AGMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AMUND.
AGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AGNAR.
ÁKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
ALARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ADALHARD.
ALARIC   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Alareiks which meant "ruler of all", derived from the Germanic element ala "all" combined with ric "ruler, power". This was the name of a king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome in the 5th century.
ALBA (3)   f   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
ALBERICH   m   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
ALBERT   m   English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
ALBERTUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Adalbert (see ALBERT).
ALBOIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Form of ALFWIN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.
ALDA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDEBRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements ald meaning "old" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.
ALDEGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of OLEGARIO.
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.
ALDHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and hard "brave, hardy".
ALDO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
ALDRIC   m   French, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
ALDWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and win "friend".
ÁLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OLAF.
ALFARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALVAR.
ALFBERN   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and bern "bear".
ALFHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hard "brave, hardy".
ALFHER   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of ALVAR).
ALFHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALFHILD.
ALFONS   m   German, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Polish form of ALFONSO.
ALFWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alf "elf" and win "friend".
ALIA (2)   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELLA (1).
ALIPRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alja meaning "other, foreign" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire".
ALLOVERA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of ELVIRA.
ALTWIDUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
ALWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From either of the two Germanic names ALFWIN or ADALWIN.
AMALASUINTHA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MILLICENT.
AMALBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements amal meaning "work, labour" and beraht meaning "bright".
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".
AMALRIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements amal meaning "work, labour" and ric meaning "power". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
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.
ANDEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht "bright".
ANGILBERCT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ENGELBERT.
ANSEHELM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSELM.
ANSELM   m   German, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
ANSGAR   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
ANSIGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSGAR.
ANSO   m   Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ans meaning "god".
ANSOBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of OSBERT.
ANSOVALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSALDO.
ANTHELM   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with helm "helmet, protection". Saint Anthelm was a 12th-century bishop of Belley in France.
ANZO   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ant meaning "giant".
ARCHEMBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
ARI (2)   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARMINIUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name which was probably derived from the element ermen meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to HERMAN. Arminius was a 1st-century ruler of the Cherusci who led a rebellion against the Roman Empire.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARNFINN.
ÁRNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNIFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARNOLD   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wald "power". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ARNÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ANDOR (1).
ARNULF   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wulf "wolf".
ARNVIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
ÁSA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÁSBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and björn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
ASCELIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASCO   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ÁSDÍS   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÁSGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ASGER.
ÁSKETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ÁSLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ÁSMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ÅSMUND.
ÁSTRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ÁSVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
AÐALBJÖRG   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
AÐALSTEINN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
ATHANARIC   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "power, ruler". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
ATHAULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from atta "father" and wulf "wolf". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.
AUDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUDAMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTMAR.
AUDO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
AUDOVACAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
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.
BADA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".
BADULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".
BADURAD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".
BAGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BALDARICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDRIC.
BALDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDOVINO and TEOBALDO.
BALDOMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
BALDOVIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
BALDWIN   m   English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusaders conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
BÁRÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BÅRD.
BAUGULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".
BEORHTRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "power, rule".
BEORHTSIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and sige "victory".
BEORNRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorn "warrior, man" and ræd "counsel".
BERAHTHRABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM, using an extended form of the second element.
BERAHTHRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM.
BERARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of BERNARD using the related root bera "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint who was martyred in Morocco.
BERENGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements bern "bear" and ger "spear". This was the name of two medieval kings of Italy and a Holy Roman Emperor.
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.
BERHTOALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
BERINHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERNARD.
BERNARD   m   English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BERNHARD   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
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.
BERTILO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous".
BERTRAM   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).
BERTRAND   m   French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).
BIRGIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
BJARNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of BJÖRN and other names containing the element björn meaning "bear".
BJARTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJARTE.
BJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJÖRN   m   Swedish, Icelandic, German, Ancient Scandinavian
From an Old Norse byname meaning "bear".
BLANCHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements blanc meaning "white" and hard meaning "brave, hardy".
BÓTHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BODIL.
BRANDO   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element brand meaning "sword".
BRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
BRUNIHILD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
BRUNO   m   German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
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.
BRYNJARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BRYNJAR.
BÚI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
BURKHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
CARLMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of CARLOMAN.
CARLOMAN   m   History, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.
CEADDA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CHAD.
CENHELM   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of KENELM.
CENRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cene "bold" and ric "power".
CEOLMUND   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ceol "keel" and mund "protection".
CERDIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Earlier form of CEDRIC, possibly of Brythonic origin.
CHARIOVALDA   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
CHLODOCHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLODOVECH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
CHLODULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDOLF.
CHLOTHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLOTICHILDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of CLOTILDE.
CLODOVICUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
CLOTHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic form of CLOTILDE.
CLOVIS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized), French
Shortened form of Clodovicus, a Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG). Clovis was a Frankish king who united France under his rule in the 5th century.
COLA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname meaning "charcoal", originally given to a person with dark features.
COLOBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements col, possibly meaning "helmet", and beraht meaning "bright".
CONRAD   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuoni "brave" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.
CUNIGUND   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of KUNIGUNDE.
CUTHBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CUTHBERT.
CYNEBALD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".
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.
CYNEFRIÐ   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal peace" from Old English cyne "royal" and friþ "peace".
CYNEHEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and heard "brave, hardy".
CYNEMÆR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and mær "famous".
CYNERIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and ric "power".
CYNESIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and sige "victory".
CYNEWEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
DAGFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGFINN.
DAGMÆR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAGMAR.
DAGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
DAGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
DANR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAN (3).
DEORWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements deor "dear" and wine "friend".
DUDDA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname possibly meaning "round".
DUNSTAN   m   English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements dun "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury. It was occasionally used in the Middle Ages, though it died out after the 16th century. It was revived by the Tractarian movement in the 19th century.
EADBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and beorht "bright". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Northumbria and three kings of Kent.
EADBURG   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and burg "fortress".
EADGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDGAR.
EADGYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDITH.
EADMUND   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDMUND.
EADRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDRIC.
EADWEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWARD.
EADWIG   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wig "war". This was the name of a Saxon king of England in the 10th century. The name fell out of use after the Norman conquest.
EADWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWIN.
EADWULF   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman conquest.
EALDGYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eald "old" and gyð "battle".
EALDRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EALDWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EALHHERE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ealh "temple" and here "army".
EALHSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ealh "temple" combined with stan "stone".
EARDWULF   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element eard "land" combined with wulf "wolf".
EASTMUND   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ESMOND.
EBERHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of EVERARD. This name was borne by a 9th-century Duke of Friuli.
EBURWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of EOFORWINE.
ECGBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EGBERT.
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.
EGILHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge of a sword" and hard "brave, hardy".
EGILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
EGINO   m   Ancient Germanic
Older form of EGON.
EILEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ELOF.
EINARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINAR.
EINDRIÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINDRIDE.
EIRÍKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERIC.
EKKEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ECKBERT.
EKKEHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ag "edge" and hard "brave, hardy".
ELLANHER   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".
EMELRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of AMALRIC.
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]
EMMERICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "power". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.
ENGEL   m   German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe (known in English as the Angles). Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
ENGELBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and beraht "bright". Saint Engelbert was a 13th-century archbishop of Cologne murdered by assassins.
ENGILRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of ENGUERRAND.
EOFORHILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EOFORWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ERCANBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARCHIBALD.
ERHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element era "honour, respect" or hari "army" combined with hard "brave, hardy". In some cases it may be a variant of EBERHARD.
ERLENDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLAND.
ERLINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLING.
ERMENDRUD   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
ERMENRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and ric "power". Ermenrich (also often called Ermanaric) was a 4th-century Gothic king.
ERMINGARD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILT   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
ERMINIGILD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMENEGILDO.
ERMINLINDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERMELINDA.
ERNUST   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERNEST.
ERWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic name Hariwini, composed of the elements hari "army" and win "friend". It may have merged somewhat with the Germanic name EBURWIN. A notable bearer was Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961), an Austrian physicist who made contributions to quantum theory.
EWALD   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ewa "law, custom" and wald "rule".
EYDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
EYSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "island" or "good fortune" and steinn "stone".
EYVINDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ØYVIND.
FARAMUND   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and mund "protection". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century king of the Franks.
FERDINAND   m   German, French, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovene, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.
FILIBERT   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Means "much brightness" from the Germanic elements filu "much" and beraht "bright".
FINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FINN (2).
FOLCHER   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of VOLKER.
FÓLKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FOLKE.
FRANCO (1)   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRANK (1).
FREDENAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and nand "daring, brave".
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).
FRIDENOT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
FRIDUHELM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.
FRIDUMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
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