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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ALCUIN m Anglo-Saxon (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?)
Old French name of Germanic origin, derived from Gothic alhs (alah in Old High German) "temple" and win "friend" (compare ALAWIN)... [more]
ANSGARDE f Ancient 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.
AUDOVERA f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
From the Germanic elements aud- "war, battle" and vér- "warrior, fighter". This was the name of a wife of Chilperic I.
BAUDELIUS m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
BERTRUDE f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Variant of BERTRUD. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish queen consort.
BOSO m Ancient 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]
CHARIULF m Ancient 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]
FARDINANTH m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of FERDINAND.
GANGULPHUS m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of GANGULF. This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint.
GRIFO m Ancient 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]
HILDIGARD f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of HILDEGARD.
HILDIRIK m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of HILDERIC.
HLODOWIG m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of LOUIS.
LEODEGARIUS m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of LEUDAGAR. This was borne by a 7th-century martyr and bishop of Autun, also known as LÉGER.
LINTRUDE f German (Rare), Medieval French (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?)
Saint Lintrude (or Lindru) has a feast day on September 22 in France.
MARCOVEFA f Ancient 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]
MARIWIG m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of Merovech.
MONEGUNDIS f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of MONEGUND. This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish saint.
NANTHILDE f Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval French
Variant of NANTHILD. This name was borne by a 7th-century queen consort of the Franks.
NARDUIN m Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval French, Medieval, Swiss (Archaic)
An Old Frankish creation from names deriving from Gothic narjan, Old German nerian "to rescue, protect, nourish", Old High German nara "nourishment" + Old High German wini "friend".
REMACLUS m Ancient 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]
SAROILDE f Old High German, Medieval French, Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval
Proto-Germanic sarwō '(war) "equipment" + Old Frankish wildis, a development from names with a prototheme ending in -u and deuterotheme Old High German hiltja "battle".
SIGRADA f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Possibly a feminine form of SIGERAD. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint, the mother of Saint Leodegarius and Saint Warinus.
THÉODA f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Diminutive or variant of THÉODRADE. Théodrade, wife of Chrodbert II (c. 678), is occasionally referred to as Théoda.
THÉODRADE f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, French)
This is a French form of THEUDERADA via the Latinized form Theodorada or Theoderada.... [more]
WALDALENUS m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Possibly a Latinized form of WALDHELM. This was borne by Waldalenus, Duke of Upper Burgundy, a Frankish magnate who lived in the late 6th century and early 7th century... [more]
WASTRADA f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?), Medieval German (?), History
Widow and model Christian matron who became a Catholic saint. The mother of St. GREGORY of Utrecht, in her later years she became member of a religious community, although it is uncertain whether she actually became a nun.
WILFRETRUDIS f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized, ?)
Variant or corrupted form of Vulfedrudis, which was a Latinized form of Wulfetrude or Wulftrude, itself derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and thrud "strength" (alternatively, the second element could be *trut "maiden")... [more]
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