Medieval English Names

These names were used by medieval English peoples.
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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.
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.
BATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
COL   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
DAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DICUN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DIONISIA   f   Medieval English
Medieval English feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DIOT   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONISIA.
DYE   f   Medieval English
Medieval short form of DIONISIA.
EDA (2)   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
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.
ETHELDRED   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELDREDA   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
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).
JOCOSA   f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
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.
KINBOROUGH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
LARKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
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.
MOLLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
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.
NOLL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
ODE   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
PATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
RANDEL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
ROHESE   f   Medieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROHESIA   f   Medieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see ROSE).
ROUL   m   Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
ROYSE   f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
STACE   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of EUSTACE.
TENNEY   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
WILKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILKY   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILMOT   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
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".
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