Medieval Names

These names were used in medieval times.
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AALIS   f   Medieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
ACHARD   m   Old Norman
Medieval Norman form of EKKEHARD.
ADDY (2)   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ALDITH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDUS   m & f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALEKSANDRU   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ALEXANDER.
ALOYS   m   Medieval Occitan
Medieval Occitan form of LOUIS.
AMÉ   m   Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉ.
AMÉE   f   Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉE.
AMICE   f   Medieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
AMIS   m   Medieval English, Medieval French
Medieval name, a masculine form of AMICE. It appears in the medieval French poem 'Amis and Amiles', about two friends who make sacrifices for one another.
ARLOTTO   m   Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name, recorded in Latin as Arlotus. It is possibly from Old French herlot meaning "vagabond, tramp".
ATHANASI   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ATHANASIUS.
BATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BERISLAV   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
BLAZH   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BOGDAN   m   Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGUMIL   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOGUMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOHUMÍR.
BOGUSLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOLESLAV   m   Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
BORISLAV   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORISU   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BORIS, probably ultimately of Turkic origin.
BORIVOI   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŘIVOJ.
BOZHENA   f   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
BOZHIDAR   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHO   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽO.
BRATOMIL   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIŁ.
BRATOSLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
BRONISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
CATELINE   f   Medieval French
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
CHEDOMIR   m   Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of ČEDOMIR.
CHESTIBOR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIRAD   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHESTISLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
COL   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
DALIBOR   m   Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DESISLAV   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
DESISLAVA   f   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of DESISLAV.
DICUN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DIDACUS   m   Medieval Spanish
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
DIOT   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DMITREI   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
DOBROGOST   m   Polish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
DOBROMIL   m   Czech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
DOBROSLAV   m   Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DRAGOMIR   m   Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
DRAGOSLAV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava "glory".
DRAGOSLAVA   f   Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAGUTIN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAZHAN   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
DYE   f   Medieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
EDA (2)   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
ELENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELIS   m   Swedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
ELRIC   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ENGUERRAND   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of the Germanic name Engilram, which was composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and hramn "raven". This was the name of several French nobles from Picardy.
ERMO   m   Medieval Italian
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
ESTIENNE   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
ETHELDRED   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELDREDA   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
EUDES   m   Medieval French
Old French form of Audo (see OTTO). This was the name of an 8th-century French saint. It was also borne by a 9th-century French king.
FIRMIN   m   French, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
GARNIER   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of WERNER.
GARSEA   m   Medieval Spanish
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.
GEOFFROI   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORGEI   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GIDIE   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GOMES   m   Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
GOSSE   m   Medieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
GOSTISLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GRIGORII   m   Russian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY, as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
GUARIN   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
GUISCARD   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
HAMO   m   Medieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HAMON   m   Medieval English
Variant of HAMO.
HANKIN   m   Medieval English
Diminutive of HANN.
HANN   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HERRY   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HOB   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HOPKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HUDDE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
IBB   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
ISEUT   f   Medieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
JACKIN   m   Medieval English
Variant of JANKIN.
JAN (3)   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JEHAN   m   Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHANNE   f   Medieval French
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOCOSA   f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
JOHANNE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOSCELIN   m   Old Norman
Norman form of JOCELYN.
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JUDD   m   English, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
JURIAN   m   Medieval Low German
Medieval Low German form of GEORGE.
KAZIMIR   m   Russian, Medieval Slavic
Russian form of CASIMIR.
KINBOROUGH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
KRASIMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRESIMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
KYRILU   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CYRIL.
LARKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LORENCIO   m   Medieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LYUBOMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
LYUDMIL   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LYUDMILA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
MAC BEATHA   m   Medieval Scottish
Gaelic form of MACBETH.
MACK (2)   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MALLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MATTY (2)   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MEGGY   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MELISENDE   f   Medieval French
Old French form of MILLICENT.
MILITSA   f   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILICA.
MILIVOJ   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILODRAG   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MILOGOST   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOSH   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILOŠ.
MILOSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MILOSLAVA   f   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
MIRCHE   m   Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of MIRČE.
MIROSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MISLAV   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
MOLLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MSTISLAV   m   Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
MUNDZUK   m   Medieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of BENDEGÚZ.
NICOL (1)   m   Scottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NINOSLAV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NOLL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NUÑO   m   Medieval Spanish
Spanish form of NUNO.
NUNO   m   Portuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
ODE   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
ONFROI   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of HUMPHREY.
PATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
PETRUCCIO   m   Medieval Italian
Medieval diminutive of PIETRO.
PIERS   m   English (British), Medieval French
Medieval form of PETER. This was the name of the main character in the 14th-century poem 'Piers Plowman' by William Langland.
PREMISLAV   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PREMYSL   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PŘEMYSL.
PRIDBJØRN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of PREBEN.
PRIDBOR   m   Medieval Slavic
Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN.
RADOMIL   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIR   m   Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOVAN   m   Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RANDEL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
RATIMIR   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
ROHESE   f   Medieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROHESIA   f   Medieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see ROSE).
ROLAND   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and land meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave". Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.
ROSTISLAV   m   Russian, Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rasti "growth" and slava "glory".
ROUL   m   Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
ROYSE   f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
SAMO   m   Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin.
SANS   m   Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHO.
SENCE   f   Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHIA.
SENS   f   Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHA.
SLAVITSA   f   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SOBESLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESŁAW.
STACE   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of EUSTACE.
STANIMIR   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
STANISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
STURE   m   Swedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the name of three viceroys of Sweden.
SUNNIFA   f   Medieval Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SUNNIVA.
SVETOPOLK   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVETOSLAV   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of SVYATOSLAV.
TANCRED   m   Old Norman
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580).
TEMÜJIN   m   Medieval Mongolian
Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
TEMÜR   m   Medieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of TIMUR.
TENNEY   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
TIELO   m   Medieval German
Earlier form of TILO.
TIKHOMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
TOMISLAV   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Probably derived from the Slavic element tomiti meaning "torture" combined with slava meaning "glory". This was the name of the first king of Croatia (10th century).
VASILII   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VAUQUELIN   m   Medieval French
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".
VECESLAV   m   Medieval Czech
Older form of VÁCLAV.
VECHESLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VELASCO   m   Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VELIMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
VENCESLAUS   m   Medieval Czech (Latinized)
Latinized form of Veceslav (see VÁCLAV).
VITOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
VLAD   m   Romanian, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Old short form of VLADISLAV and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule". Vlad Dracula, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia, was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula.
VLADIMERU   m   Medieval Slavic
Church Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIR   m   Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element vladeti "rule" combined with meru "great, famous". The second element has also been associated with miru meaning "peace, world". This was the name of an 11th-century Grand Prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
VLADISLAV   m   Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLASTIMIR   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
VLASTISLAV   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and slava "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VOITSEKH   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of WOJCIECH.
VOLODIMERU   m   Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VOLODISLAVU   m   Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADISLAV.
VRATISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vratiti "to return" and slava "glory". This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia. The city of Wrocław in Poland is named after the first.
VSEVOLOD   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements visi "all" and vladeti "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century Grand Prince of Kiev.
WILKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILKY   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILMOT   m & f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WISCHARD   m   Old Norman
Norman form of GUISCARD.
WYBERT   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".
WYMOND   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig "battle" and mund "protector".
WYOT   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigheard, composed of the elements wig "battle" and heard "brave, hardy".
XIMENO   m   Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish or Basque name of uncertain meaning. It is possibly a form of SIMON (1), though it may in fact derive from Basque seme meaning "son".
YAROGNEV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
YAROMIL   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
YAROMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
YAROPOLK   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAV   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVA   f & m   Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YRIAN   m   Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
ZBIGNEV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZDISLAV   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Czech form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZHELIMIR   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZUAN   m   Medieval Italian
Medieval Venetian form of JOHN.
ZVONIMIR   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".
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