Ancient Germanic Names

These names were used by the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. See also about Germanic names.
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FRIDUMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and meri "famous".
FRIDURIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
FRIDWALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
FRÍÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐÞJÓFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRITJOF.
FRIÐUSWIÞ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
FRÓÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRODE.
FULBERT   m   French, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
FULCO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FULK.
GASTO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GASTON.
GAUFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gawia "territory" and frid "peace".
GAUTSELIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of JOCELYN.
GAUTSTAFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
GEBAHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GEBHARD.
GEBHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
GEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
GERBERN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
GERFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
GERHARD   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of GERARD.
GERHILD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERLACH   m   Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with laic "play". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.
GERLIND   f   Ancient Germanic
Older form of GERLINDE.
GERNOT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush".
GERO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear".
GEROLD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERALD.
GERTRUD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERTRUDE.
GERULF   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic ger "spear" and wulf "wolf".
GERVAS   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name with a first element deriving from ger "spear". Saint Gervasius was an early martyr from Milan whose remains were discovered in the 4th century.
GILBERT   m   English, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it was common during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 12th-century British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.
GILTBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gild "sacrifice, value" and beraht "bright".
GISBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".
GISELBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
GISILBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISILFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" and frid "peace".
GISLENUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gislin (see GHISLAIN).
GISLIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GHISLAIN.
GLÆDWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements glæd "bright" and wine "friend". This name was not actually recorded in the Old English era, though it is attested starting in the 11th century.
GODAFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Older form of GODFREY.
GODASCALC   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GOTTSCHALK.
GODEHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and hard "hardy, brave". This was the name of an 11th-century saint who was a bishop of Hildesheim.
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.
GODRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "power of god", derived from Old English god combined with ric "power, rule". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman conquest.
GODWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.
GOTELEIB   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
GOZZO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Gaut meaning "Goth".
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.
GULBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of GUÐBRANDR.
GULLA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GUMARICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "power, rule".
GUNDA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund which means "war".
GUNDHRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNDISALVUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
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.
GUNNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNVÖR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNVOR.
GUÐBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUDBRAND.
GUÐFRIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of GODAFRID.
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.
GUÐLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GLEB.
GUÐMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUDMUND.
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.
HADUFUNS   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and funs "ready".
HAGANO   m   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Old Germanic form of HAGEN (1).
HAILWIC   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEILWIG.
HAIMO   m   Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element heim meaning "home".
HÁKON   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
HÁLFDAN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALVDAN.
HALLBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear".
HALLI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALLE (1).
HALLR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
HALLSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALSTEIN.
HALLÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of HALLÞÓRR.
HALLÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALDOR.
HALLVARÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HALVARD.
HARALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HAROLD.
HARDMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMANN.
HARDMOD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMUT.
HARDUWICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIG.
HARDWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIN.
HARIBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERBERT.
HARIMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMAN.
HARIWALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HARIWINI   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
HARTMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIG   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWIN   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HÁVARÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
HEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Short form of various Old English names containing the element heard meaning "brave, hardy".
HEIMIRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HENRY.
HEINRICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HELEWIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELOISE.
HELGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HELGE.
HELMFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HELMFRIED.
HELMO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELMO.
HELMOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements helm "helmet" and wald "rule".
HELMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element helm "helmet" or heil "healthy" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
HEMINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HEMMING.
HENGIST   m   Ancient Germanic
Means "stallion" in Germanic. Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.
HEREWARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements here "army" and weard "guard". This was the name of an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon leader who rebelled against Norman rule.
HEREWEALD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of HAROLD.
HERLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements herr "army" and leifr "son, descendant".
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.
HERMAN   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by a 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church. Another famous bearer was Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of 'Moby-Dick'.
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.
HILDEBRAND   m   German (Archaic), Ancient Germanic
Means "battle sword", derived from the Germanic element hild "battle" combined with brand "sword". This was the name of the hero of an 8th-century poem written in Old High German.
HILDEFONS   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ILDEFONSO.
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.
HILDIBERHT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILDEBERT.
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.
HILDRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Older form of HILDRED.
HJÁLMARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HJALMAR.
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).
HLUDOWIG   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LUDWIG.
HÓLMGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HOLGER.
HORSA   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse". Horsa and his brother Hengist were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers to arrive in Britain.
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HREIÐARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDAR.
HREIÐUNN   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
HRÓALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HRÓARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem 'Beowulf' with the name Hroðgar.
HRODEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
HRODERICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
HRODGER   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODLAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRODOHAIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HRODULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HRŒREKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HROLF   m   Ancient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HRÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Contracted form of HRÓÐÓLFR.
HROÐGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem 'Beowulf' this is the name of the Danish king.
HRÓÐGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HROÐULF   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in 'Beowulf' belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.
HRÓÐVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HROTSUITHA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
HRUODNAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
HUBERT   m   English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the Middle Ages but was revived in the 19th century.
HUGHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HUGLEIKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
HUGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
HUGUBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUBERT.
HUGUO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
HULDERIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hulda "merciful, graceful" and ric "power, rule". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HUMBERT   m   German, French, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
HUNBERCT   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMBERT.
HUNFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMPHREY.
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.
INGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGE.
INGIBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
INGIGERÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEGERD.
INGIMÁRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEMAR.
INGO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German masculine form of INGE.
INGÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGOLF.
INGOMAR   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of INGEMAR.
INGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGRID.
INGULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of INGÓLFR.
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.
ISA (3)   m   Frisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
ISBRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IJSBRAND.
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.
ÍVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
IVO (1)   m   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
JARL   m   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
JORDANES   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, probably related to the Norse element jord meaning "land". This name was borne by a 6th-century Roman author of Gothic background, who wrote a history of the Goths. It is possible that the spelling of his name was influenced by that of the Jordan River.
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.
KÁRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KÅRE.
KARL   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a German existentialist philosopher.
KETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KETIL.
KETILRIÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KJELLFRID.
KNÚTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KNUT.
KÓRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
KUNIBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuni "clan, family" and beraht "bright".
KUNO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic kuni meaning "clan, family".
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright". Saint Lambert of Maastricht was a 7th-century bishop who was martyred after denouncing Pepin II for adultery.
LANDEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LAMBERT.
LANZO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of LANCE.
LEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of LEIF.
LEOBWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leub "dear, beloved" and win "friend", making it a cognate of LEOFWINE.
LEOFDÆG   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with dæg "day".
LEOFFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and flæd "beauty".
LEOFRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with ric "power".
LEOFSIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and sige "victory".
LEOFSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with stan "stone".
LEOFWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "dear friend", derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and wine "friend". This was the name of an 8th-century English saint, also known as Lebuin, who did missionary work in Frisia.
LEONARD   m   English, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave lion", derived from the Germanic elements levon "lion" and hard "brave, hardy". This was the name of a 5th-century Frankish saint from Noblac who is the patron of prisoners and horses. The Normans brought this name to England, though it did not become common there until the 19th century.
LEUDAGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUITGER.
LEUDBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LEUDOBERCT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUBBERT.
LEUTGARD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUITGARD.
LEUTHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements leud "people" and hari "army".
LEUTWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leud "people" and win "friend". Saint Leutwin was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.
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.
LIUPOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LOTHAR   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire.
LUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hludwolf which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".
LUDOVICUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
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.
MAGNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse element magn meaning "mighty, strong". In Norse mythology this name is borne by a son of Thor and the giant Járnsaxa.
MAHTHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MATILDA.
MANNO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MEGINFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MANFRED.
MEGINHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and hard "brave, hardy".
MEGINRAT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MEINRAD.
MEINO   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Variant of MEINE.
MEINRAD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel". Saint Meinrad was a 9th-century hermit who founded the Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland.
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.
MILO   m   English, Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century.
MYRGJÖL   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MUIRGEL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NORBERT   m   German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
NORMAN   m   English, Ancient Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers and later as a given name. After the Conquest it became more common, but died out around the 14th century. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to a character by this name in C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Daisy Chain' (1856).
ODA   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODALRIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ULRICH.
ODDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ODD.
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.
ODILO   m   Ancient Germanic
Masculine form of ODILIA.
ODO   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
ODOACER   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODOVACAR. The Gothic leader Odovacar is frequently called by this name.
ODOVACAR   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.
ORTWIN   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and win "friend".
OSBEORN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSBORN.
OSBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSBERT.
OSGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and gar "spear".
OSMUND   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSMOND.
OSWALD   m   English, German, Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and weald "power, ruler". Saint Oswald was a king of Northumbria who introduced Christianity to northeast England in the 7th century before being killed in battle. There was also an Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr in use in England, being borne by the 10th-century Saint Oswald of Worcester, who was of Danish ancestry. Though the name had died out by the end of the Middle Ages, it was revived in the 19th century.
OSWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSWIN.
OTMAR   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and meri "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.
OTTO   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Later German form of Audo or Odo, originally a short form of various names beginning with the Germanic element aud meaning "wealth, fortune". This was the name of four kings of Germany, starting in the 10th century with Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, who was known as Otto the Great. This name was also borne by a 19th-century king of Greece who was originally from Bavaria. Another notable bearer was the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898).
PÆGA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
PIPIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPIN (1)   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
RABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RADOBOD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RADBOUD.
RADULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of RÁÐÚLFR.
RAGANHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAYNER.
RAGANHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REINHILD.
RAGEMPRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REMBRANDT.
RAGINALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
RAGINHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNARD.
RAGINMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAMIRO.
RAGINMUND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAYMOND.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of RAGANHAR.
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.
RAGNVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of REYNOLD).
RAIMUND   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYMOND.
RAINARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of REYNARD.
RAINER   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYNER.
RAMBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hramn "raven" and beraht "bright".
RAMIRUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Raginmar (see RAMIRO).
RANDULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RANDOLF.
RANDÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDOLF.
RÁÐÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Norse elements ráð meaning "counsel" and úlfr meaning "wolf".
REGIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REIN.
REINALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
REINER   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYNER.
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