Medieval Names

These names were used in medieval times.
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AALISfMedieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
ACHARDmOld Norman
Medieval Norman form of EKKEHARD.
ADDY (2)mMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ALDITHfMedieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDUSm & fMedieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALOYSmMedieval Occitan
Medieval Occitan form of LOUIS.
AMÉmMedieval French
Old French form of AIMÉ.
AMÉEfMedieval French
Old French form of AIMÉE.
AMICEfMedieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
AMISmMedieval 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.
ARLOTTOmMedieval Italian
Medieval Italian name, recorded in Latin as Arlotus. It is possibly from Old French herlot meaning "vagabond, tramp".
BATEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BERISLAVmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
BLAZHmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BOGDANmPolish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGUMILmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOGUMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOHUMÍR.
BOGUSLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOLESLAVmCzech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
BORISLAVmBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORISUmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BORIS, probably ultimately of Turkic origin.
BORIVOImMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŘIVOJ.
BOZHENAfMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
BOZHIDARmBulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHOmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽO.
BRATOMILmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIŁ.
BRATOSLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
CATELINEfMedieval French
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
CHEDOMIRmMacedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of ČEDOMIR.
CHESTIBORmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIRADmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHESTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
COLmMedieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
DALIBORmCzech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DAWmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DESISLAVmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
DICUNmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DIDACUSmMedieval Spanish
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
DIOTfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DMITREImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
DOBROGOSTmPolish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
DOBROMILmCzech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
DOBROSLAVmCroatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DRAGOMIRmSerbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
DRAGOSLAVmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava "glory".
DRAGUTINmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAZHANmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
DYEfMedieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
EDA (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
ELENAfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELISmSwedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
ELRICmMedieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ENGUERRANDmMedieval 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.
ERMOmMedieval Italian
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
ESTIENNEmMedieval French
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
ETHELDREDfMedieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
EUDESmMedieval 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.
FIRMINmFrench, 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.
GARNIERmMedieval French
Medieval French form of WERNER.
GARSEAmMedieval Spanish
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.
GEOFFROImMedieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORGEImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GIDIEmMedieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GOMESmMedieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
GOSSEmMedieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
GOSTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GRIGORIImRussian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY, as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
GUARINmMedieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
GUISCARDmMedieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
HAMOmMedieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HANNmMedieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HERRYmMedieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HOBmMedieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HOPKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HUDDEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
IBBfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
ISEUTfMedieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
JAN (3)mMedieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JEHANmMedieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHANNEfMedieval French
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOCOSAfMedieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
JOHANNEfFrench, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOSCELINmOld Norman
Norman form of JOCELYN.
JOSSEmFrench (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JUDDmEnglish, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
JURIANmMedieval Low German
Medieval Low German form of GEORGE.
KINBOROUGHfMedieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
KRASIMIRmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRESIMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
KYRILUmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CYRIL.
LARKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAWmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LORENCIOmMedieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LYUDMILmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LYUDMILAfRussian, 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).
MACK (2)mMedieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MALLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MATTY (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MILITSAfMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILICA.
MILIVOJmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILODRAGmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MILOGOSTmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOSHmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILOŠ.
MILOSLAVmCzech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MIRCHEmMacedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of MIRČE.
MIROSLAVmCzech, 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.
MISLAVmCroatian, 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.
MOLLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MORRISmEnglish, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MSTISLAVmCzech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
MUNDZUKmMedieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of BENDEGÚZ.
NICOL (1)mScottish, 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.
NINOSLAVmSerbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NOLLmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NUÑOmMedieval Spanish
Spanish form of NUNO.
NUNOmPortuguese, 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.
ODEmMedieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
ONFROImMedieval French
Norman French form of HUMPHREY.
PATEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
PETRUCCIOmMedieval Italian
Medieval diminutive of PIETRO.
PIERSmEnglish (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.
PREMISLAVmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PREMYSLmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PŘEMYSL.
PRIDBJØRNmOld Danish
Old Danish form of PREBEN.
PRIDBORmMedieval Slavic
Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN.
RADOMILmCzech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIRmSerbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOVANmSlovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RANDELmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
RATIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
ROHESEfMedieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROHESIAfMedieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see ROSE).
ROLANDmEnglish, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and landa 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.
ROSTISLAVmRussian, Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rasti "growth" and slava "glory".
ROULmMedieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
ROYSEfMedieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
SAMOmSlovene, 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.
SLAVITSAfMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SOBESLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESŁAW.
STACEm & fMedieval English, English
Medieval short form of EUSTACE. As a modern name it is typically a short form of STACY.
STANIMIRmBulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
STANISLAVmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
STUREmSwedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the name of three viceroys of Sweden.
SUEROmMedieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of Suerius, probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name composed of an unknown first element combined with hari "army".
SVETOPOLKmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
TANCREDmOld 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).
TEMÜRmMedieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of TIMUR.
TENNEYmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
TIELOmMedieval German
Earlier form of TILO.
TIKHOMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
TOMISLAVmCroatian, 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).
VASILIImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VAUQUELINmMedieval French
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".
VECHESLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VELASCOmMedieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VELIMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
VENCESLAUSmMedieval Czech (Latinized)
Latinized form of Veceslav (see VÁCLAV).
VITOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
VLADmRomanian, 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.
VLADIMERUmMedieval Slavic
Church Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIRmRussian, 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).
VLADISLAVmRussian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLASTIMIRmSerbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
VLASTISLAVmCzech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and slava "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VOITSEKHmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of WOJCIECH.
VOLODIMERUmMedieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VOLODISLAVUmMedieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADISLAV.
VRATISLAVmCzech, 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.
VSEVOLODmRussian, 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.
WILKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILKYmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILMOTm & fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WYBERTmMedieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".
WYMONDmMedieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig "battle" and mund "protector".
WYOTmMedieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigheard, composed of the elements wig "battle" and heard "brave, hardy".
XIMENOmMedieval 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".
YAROGNEVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
YAROMILmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
YAROMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
YAROPOLKmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAVmRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVAf & mRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YRIANmMedieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
ZBIGNEVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZHELIMIRmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZUANmMedieval Italian
Medieval Venetian form of JOHN.
ZVONIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".