Ancient Germanic (Frankish) Submitted Names
were used by the Franks, a Germanic people who settled in France and the Low Countries.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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
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
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
, which are both latinizations of his original Germanic name, which must have been either Ramigil