Medieval Baltic Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Baltic peoples.
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AKO m Latvian (Rare), Livonian, Medieval Baltic
The name of a Livonian chieftain in the 13th century.
ALLUNE f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in the 1400s in both Latvia and Swedish Estonia.
ALO m Estonian (Modern), Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Livonian name of uncertain origin and meaning, mentioned in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia. In modern-day Estonia, this name is used as a short form of ALEKSANDER and associated with Estonian alustus “beginning".
ANNUSE f Medieval Baltic
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANTS m Estonian, Medieval Baltic
Originally a medieval Estonian short form of JOHANNES via German HANS, now used as a given name in its own right.
ARAZBIJA f Medieval Baltic, Medieval Turkic, Tatar (Archaic), Lithuanian (Archaic)
Recorded in Lithuania on a Muslim Tatar female in the 16th-century.
AURINA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in Lithuania in the 16th-century
BITE f Medieval Baltic
Medieval Latvian name of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a direct derivation from Latvian bite "a bee" and a short form of BRIGITA.
CĪRULIS m Medieval Baltic
Directly taken from Latvian cīrulis "lark, skylark", this name was recorded in medieval Latvia.
DAILIDA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in the Latgale region of modern-day Latvia in the late Middle Ages. The origin and meaning of this name are uncertain; theories include, however, a derivation from Latvian daile "beauty" or daiļš "beautiful, beauteous" (compare DAILA) and a derivation from Lithuanian dailidė "carpenter".
DARATE f Medieval Baltic
Medieval variant of DARATA.
DAUGAVIETE f Medieval Baltic
Possibly a direct adoption of Latvian daugaviete "(woman) from the Daugava (the biggest river in Latvia)".
DVĒSMA f Medieval Baltic
Possibly derived from Latvian dvesma "scent; fragrance; flavor".
DZEGUZE f Medieval Baltic
Possibly a direct adoption of Latvian dzeguze "cuckoo".
DZILNA f Medieval Baltic
Directly taken from Latvian dzilna "green woodpecker; yaffle".
ELMEDE f Livonian (Rare), Medieval Baltic (Rare)
Derived from Livonian elmed, the plural form of elm "pearl".
ELSEBE f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Norwegian, Norwegian (Rare)
Low German variant of ELSABE, recorded between the 15th and 18th centuries, which was also used in 15th-century Latvia and in Medieval Norway.
ENN m Estonian, Medieval Baltic
Medieval variant of HENDRIK.
FEDIA f Medieval Baltic, Medieval Russian
Diminutive of FEDORA. Recorded, among others, in 15th-century Lithuania.
FĪLEIA f Medieval Baltic
Medieval Lithuanian contracted form of FĪLĪTSEIA.
FĪLĪTSEIA f Medieval Baltic
Medieval Lithuanian variant of FELICIJA.
GERDEKE f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in 16th-century Latvia
GINE f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in Latvia in the late Middle Ages, this name is of uncertain origin and meaning. However, a derivation from Old Prussian ginnis "friend" and a short form of GEORGINE have been suggested.
GRĒTA f Medieval Baltic
Medieval Latvian adoption of GRETA.
GRĪVA f Medieval Baltic
Derived from Latvian grīva "estuary". This name was recorded in Latvia in the late Middle Ages.
GUDE f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic
Low German short form of names that contain either the element god- "god" or guth- (Old High German gund) "war; fight".... [more]
GULIJA f Medieval Baltic, Tatar (Archaic)
Recorded in 16th-century Lithuania among the Tatar Muslim community, it is likely a Slavicized form of the Tatar GULI.
HANSE f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in 13th-century Latvia, it is a feminine form of HANS.
ILMEDOUS m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Some modern-day academics link this name to Livonian ilma "joy; light", while others see a connection to Finnish ilma "air".
ILO m Livonian (Archaic), Medieval Baltic (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory, however, links this name to Finnish ilo "joy, gladness".
ILSEBE f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic
15th and 16th century Low German variant of ILSABE that was also used in 15th and 16th century Latvia.
ILSENE f Medieval Baltic
Elaboration of ILSE (see also ILZE).
IMAKE f & m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian im "miracle".
IMME m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian im "miracle".
JAUNE f Medieval Baltic, Estonian (Rare)
Recorded in Latvia in the late Middle Ages, this name is of uncertain origin and meaning. However, a derivation from Latvian jauns "young; new" has been suggested as well as an adoption of the Old Prussian given name Jawne... [more]
JOHANS m Medieval Baltic
Medieval Latvian form of JOHANNES.
KAUPO m Estonian, Medieval Baltic
Medieval Estonian short form of JAKOB, now used as a given name in its own right.
KENNA f Medieval Baltic
Medieval Lithuanian feminine name, found in genealogies of the royal Gediminid family of Lithuania.
KIKE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian kikk "rooster".
KOVALS m Livonian (Rare), Medieval Baltic (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. While some modern-day academics link this name to Livonian koval "smart", others rather see a connection to Slavic kowal "blacksmith".
KOVE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Likely related to Finnish kova "hard; firm".
LAMEKINS m Latvian (Archaic), Medieval Baltic
The name originates from a Curonian chief in the 13th century of the same name.
LEMBEWALDE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian *lempe "love" and valta "power, mightiness".
LIEPIŅA f Medieval Baltic
Derived from Latvian liepa "linden tree, lime tree". This name was recorded in medieval Latvia.
LIUDMĪNA f Medieval Baltic
Likely a medieval Lithuanian form of LUDMILA, recorded in 15th-century Lithuania.
LUTSEIA f Medieval Baltic
Variant of LIUCIJA, recorded in 15th-century Lithuania.
MEEME m Estonian, Medieval Baltic
Of uncertain origin and meaning. This name appears on an elder in the 'Chronicle of Henry of Livonia' (Latinized as Meme). It has been suggested that this name might be related to Estonian mehine ‎"manly, manful", and thus be a cognate to Karelian miemoi ‎"man, fellow"... [more]
MIKLAUSĖ f Medieval Baltic
A Medieval Lithuanian form of NICHOLAS
MITĖ f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in 16th-century Lithuania
MUSINA f Medieval Baltic, Medieval Turkic
Recorded in 16th-century Lithuania among the Tatar Muslim community
MUSTS m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Likely related to Estonian must "black".
NAMEISIS m Latvian (Archaic), Medieval Baltic
The name originates from a Semigallian chieftain in the 13th century of the same name.
PAČIA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in Lithuania in the 16th-century on a Muslim Tatar woman, most likely a diminutive form of FATIMA.
PAIMIS m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory connects this name to Finnish and Estonian paimen "shepherd". However, since there are no other Livonian names with this root recorded, some modern-day academics doubt this derivation... [more]
PEITE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Livonian form of Estonian Peit.
PETRUMĪLA f Medieval Baltic
15th-century Lithuanian name.
PIŠKE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian piški "small, little".
POLOHEIA f Medieval Baltic
Medieval Lithuanian variant of PELAGIJA, recorded in the 15th century.
ŠČIURICHA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in 15th-century Lithuania.
SEGEBAND m Medieval Baltic
Medieval Estonian variant of SIGBAND.
STIRNA f Medieval Baltic
Of uncertain origin and meaning, although a direct derivation from Latvian stirna "roe deer" has been suggested. This name was recorded in medieval Latvia.
SULA m Livonian, Medieval Baltic, Estonian (Archaic)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories range from a derivation from Livonian sula "liquid; unfrozen" to a derivation from Latvian sula "juice" to a Livonian variant of Estonian SULEV... [more]
TALIBALD m Medieval Baltic
Estonian form of TĀLIVALDIS. He was a Latgalian elder, the ruler of Tālava, whose support for Albert of Riga and the German crusaders brought about his death at the hands of the native Baltic peoples.
THOYUELEMBE m Medieval Baltic
Medieval Estonian variant of TÕIVELEMB.
TOMILĖ f Medieval Baltic
Lithuanian form of TOMILA, recorded in the 15th century.
TOYUELEMBI m Medieval Baltic
Medieval Estonian variant of THOYUELEMBE.
ÜLLO m Estonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian ilo "joy", this name was mentioned in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia in its Latinized form Ylo. The form Üllo was eventually revived through 19th-century literature; folk etymology has associated the name with Estonian ülev "exalted" and üllas "noble" ever since.
UNNEPEVE m Medieval Baltic
Variant of UNNEPEWE used by Estonian historian Sulev Vahtre.
UNNEPEWE m Medieval Baltic
According to the Livonian Chronicle of Henry, Unnepewe was the brother of LEMBITU.
USE f Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Of uncertain etymology. One theory, however, relates this name to Finnish uusi "new".
USIS m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Masculine form of USE.
VALATA f Livonian (Rare), Medieval Baltic (Rare)
Of extremely uncertain origin and meaning. One group of modern-day academics link this name to Estonian vallatus "naughtiness; recklessness", while others adamantly doubt this derivation.
VALKE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Some modern-day academics suggest a derivation from Latvian valks "brook, brooklet", while others see a connection to the Latvian placename Valka, and a third group theorizes a connection to Finnish and Estonian valkoinen "white"... [more]
VASARA f Livonian (Rare), Medieval Baltic (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory links this name to Latvian vasara "summer", while other academics rather see a connection to Finnish vasara "hammer".
VĒLAVA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in Latvia in the late Middle Ages, this name is of unknown origin and meaning. Theories include a direct derivation from vēlava, itself a Latvian dialectal word describing an accessory mark at the end of the mast of a fishing boat, a derivation from Lithuanian vėliava "flag, banner" and a derivation from Latvian vēls "late".
VESIKE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Derived from Livonian *vesi "water".
VĪKSNA f Medieval Baltic
Directly taken from Latvian vīksna "elm tree". This name was recorded in medieval Latvia.
WANE m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Current theories link this name to Finnish vanea "strong, powerful, tempered".
YMAUT m Livonian, Medieval Baltic
Possibly derived from Livonian im "miracle" and and "gift".
ZELVA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in 15th-century Lithuania.
ZIEDE f Medieval Baltic
Derived from either Latvian zieds "blossom, bloom; flower" or from Latvian ziedēt "to blossom, to flower". This name was recorded in Latvia in the late Middle Ages.
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