Ancient Germanic (Frankish) Submitted Names

These names were used by the Franks, a Germanic people who settled in France and the Low Countries.
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ANSGARDEfAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and gard "enclosure". This name was borne by Ansgarde of Burgundy, a French queen of Aquitaine who lived during the 9th century.
AUDOVERAfAncient Germanic (Frankish)
From the Germanic elements aud- "war, battle" and vér- "warrior, fighter". This was the name of a wife of Chilperic I.
BAUDELIUSmAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
BERTRUDEfAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Variant of Bertrud. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish queen consort.
BOSOmAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Germanic given name of uncertain meaning. Some sources state that it is a short form of Germanic given names that contain the element boto meaning "bid, offer" (such as Bodegisel - also compare Bode), whilst others state that it is a short form of Germanic given names that contain the element burg meaning "protection", such as Burghard (see Burchard)... [more]
CHARIULFmAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Frankish form of Hariulf. Also compare the similar-looking names Garulf and Gerulf, which can easily get confused with this name and vice versa.... [more]
GANGULPHUSmAncient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of Gangulf. This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint.
GRIFOmAncient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval Italian, History
Derived from the noun grifo, which means "griffin" in both Italian and Old High German. In turn, it is derived from the Latin noun gryphus, which itself is ultimately derived from the Greek noun γρύψ (gryps) --- see Griffin.... [more]
LINTRUDEfGerman (Rare), Medieval French (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?)
Saint Lintrude (or Lindru) has a feast day on September 22 in France.
MARCOVEFAfAncient Germanic (Frankish), History
Recorded as the name of a concubine (lower-status wife) of Charibert I, Frankish king of Neustria. Her sister Merofleda (another concubine of Charibert) bears a clearly Germanic name, supporting identification of the first element with Frankish marka "border"... [more]
MONEGUNDISfAncient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of Monegund. This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish saint.
NANTHILDEfAncient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval French
Variant of Nanthild. This name was borne by a 7th-century queen consort of the Franks.
REMACLUSmAncient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
This name is best known for being the name of the 7th-century Frankish saint Remaclus, who was born in Aquitaine (located in what is nowadays the southwest of France). His name is a corruption of Remagilus or Rimagilus, which are both latinizations of his original Germanic name, which must have been either Ramigil, Remigil or Rimigil.... [more]
THÉODAfAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Diminutive or variant of Théodrade. Théodrade, wife of Chrodbert II (c. 678), is occasionally referred to as Théoda.
THÉODRADEfAncient Germanic (Frankish)
Possibly an ancient Frankish form of Theodora or derived from the Germanic element þeud "people" and an unknown suffix. ... [more]