Medieval Dutch Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Dutch peoples.
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ABBO m Medieval Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Old High German names beginning with the element adal, as well as a medieval Dutch name of unknown meaning.
ADELAERT m Medieval Dutch
Dutch medieval form of Adelhard.
ADRIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Adriaan. A well-known bearer of this name was Adriaen van der Donck (c. 1618–1655), a pivotal figure in the establishment of the middle colonies of colonial America, and the ultimate significance of Manhattan as a place of commerce.
AERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Aart.
AGAZO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
AGGA m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
AGNEESE f Medieval Flemish, Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant of Agnes.
AGNIEZE f Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant of Agniese.
ALDBERTUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
ALEF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of Adolf as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alof.... [more]
ALEYDIS f Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Aleidis.
ALOF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German variant of Adolf as well as the West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alef.... [more]
ALTBERN m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
ALTBORA m Medieval Dutch
Name in Low Countries before 1150
ALTFRIT m Medieval Dutch
Name in Low Countries before 1150
ALVERADIS f Medieval German, Medieval Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ræd "counsel" (compare Alfred).
AMPLONIA f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch variant form of Apollonia. This name has survived to modern times, but barely so, as it is quite rare in the Netherlands these days: in 2014, there were less than 10 living bearers (of all ages) in the entire country... [more]
ANGENIJS f Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Agnes.
ANTIEN f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
This given name originated in medieval times as a variant spelling (or even a misspelling) of Antjen, as the letter 'j' was regularly written as an 'i' in medieval records. The name Antien has since gone on to become a name of its own, in that this particular spelling took hold and also became pronounced just as it was written (i.e. the 'j' was no longer an 'i' in just writing, but also in pronunciation), thus truly making it independent from Antjen.... [more]
ANTJEN f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
This name is a variant of Anna, where the diminutive suffix -tjen has been added to the name. Since -tjen is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -tje, we can actually say that Antjen is the medieval Dutch form of Antje.... [more]
ARENT m Medieval Dutch, East Frisian (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Medieval Dutch and East Frisian form of Arnold as well as a Scandinavian variant of Arend. As for the Netherlands: this given name is still in use there today, but it is not as common there as its modern form Arend is.... [more]
ARENTIJN f Medieval Dutch
Late medieval form of Arendina (and perhaps even a corruption or variant of Arentjen in some cases), which appears to have been rather uncommon even in that era.
ARIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Ariaan. In other words: this name is a short form of Adriaen.
AVERADIS f Medieval German (?), Medieval Dutch (?)
Possibly a variant of Alveradis, the Latinized form of Alberada.
BEYAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Beiaard.
BRUNSTEN m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German
Medieval Dutch variant form of Bruynsten and Medieval German form of Brunstein.
BRUS m Medieval Dutch
Short form of Brusten.
BRUSTEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Bruynsten.
BRUYNSTEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Brunstein. This is not to be confused with the medieval Dutch word bruynsten (which is bruinsten in modern Dutch) meaning "(the) brownest".
BRUYSTEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Bruynsten.
CASPAER m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Caspar via its latinized form Casparus.... [more]
CATHELINEN f Medieval Dutch
14th Century Dutch form of Catherine.
CHRISTIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Christiaan.
DAMIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Damiaan.
DIEDERIC m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Diederik.
DIRCK m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Dirk.
DONAES m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Donaas.
DONAET m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Donaat.
DYNGEN f Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Dymphna.
DYRCK m Medieval Dutch, English (Modern)
Medieval Dutch variant spelling of Dirck, as well as a modern English variant of Dirk.
ECBERTUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EFFUK m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGBALD m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGELMUNDUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGENDOLUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGENO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGENOLDUS m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
EGESBALDO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGESUNO m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
EGGARDO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGGRICUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGGRIFIDUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGILBRAHT m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGILDAG m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGILWALDUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGISGARO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGISHARIO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EGISRICO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EIGISGARO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILBODO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILBRANDI m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILBURN m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
EILGERUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILHERD m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILO m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILRAT m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILRIC m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILUAARD m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EILULF m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EINARDUS m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
EINFRIDI m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
EINGRAMUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EINTHETUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EINUNGI m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EISBURN m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EISOLF m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EOBAN m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EODFRID m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
ERCKEN m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German
Medieval Dutch and medieval (Low) German diminutive of Arnold. It is a diminutive because it contains the medieval diminutive suffix -ken, of which the modern equivalent is -ke in Dutch (though -je is even more modern and commonplace) and -chen in German.
EUEZONIS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EUITET m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
EUUARDI m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
FIJCKEN f Medieval Dutch
Medieval pet form of Sophie, which is no longer used in this form but is usually seen as Fieke nowadays.
FRIJN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval short form of Severijn, which is nowadays almost exclusively found as a surname in The Netherlands.
GHELEYN m Medieval Dutch
Variant form of Gisleyn.
GHILEYN m Medieval Dutch
Variant form of Gheleyn.
GISLEYN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Gisleen.
GODAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Godard.
GODERT m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch variant form of Godaert. This name has never truly gone out of fashion and is still in use to this day. Known Dutch bearers of this name include the diplomat and statesman Godert van der Capellen (1778-1848) and the singer and actor Godert van Colmjon (1943-2009).
GODEVAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Godafrid. In very rare cases, it can also be derived from Godehard.
GOVAERT m Medieval Dutch
Short form of Godevaert. A known bearer of this name was the Flemish astronomer Govaert Wendelen (1580-1667), who is known as Godefroy Wendelin in English.
GOVERT m Medieval Dutch, Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Govaert. This name has never truly gone out of fashion and is still in use to this day. Known bearers of this name include the Dutch painter Govert Flinck (1615-1660) and the Dutch astronomer Govert Schilling (b... [more]
HADEWIJCH f Medieval Dutch
Variant spelling of Hadewych.
HALEWIJN m Medieval Dutch
Name of the titular character in of the well-known Dutch medieval ballad "Heer Halewijn zong een liedekijn"/"The Song of Lord Halewijn".
HECGARDUS m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
HEILKEN f Medieval Dutch, Medieval German
Medieval pet form of Helena, Heilwig and Hildegonda (and similar names starting with Heil- and Hil-). It is no longer in use as a first name nowadays, but is still in use as a surname.
HILDEKEN f Medieval Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch diminutive of feminine given names that contain the Germanic element hild meaning "battle", such as Hildegonda and Mathilde. Also, since -ken is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -ke, we can actually say that Hildeken is the medieval variant of Hildeke.
IGGELGOTI m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
JANTIEN f Medieval Dutch, Dutch
This given name originated in medieval times as a variant spelling (or even a misspelling) of Jantjen, as the letter 'j' was regularly written as an 'i' in medieval records. The name Jantien has since gone on to become a name of its own, in that this particular spelling took hold and also became pronounced just as it was written (i.e. the 'j' was no longer an 'i' in just writing, but also in pronunciation), thus truly making it independent from Jantjen.... [more]
JANTJEN f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
This name is a variant of Johanna, where the diminutive suffix -tjen is included in the name. Since -tjen is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -tje, we can actually say that Jantjen is the medieval Dutch form of Jantje.... [more]
JOSKEN m & f Medieval Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
This name is usually a diminutive of Jozef (for men) and Josephina (for women), but there are also cases where it is a diminutive of Jodocus via its short form Josse. Also, since -ken is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -ke, we can actually say that Josken is the medieval variant of Joske.
JULIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Juliaan. A bearer of this name was the Flemish painter Juliaen Teniers the Younger.
KATHALIJNE f Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant of Katelijne.
KATHELINE f Medieval Flemish, Medieval Dutch, Medieval Irish (Anglicized)
Medieval Flemish and Dutch variant of French Cateline as well as an early Anglicization of Caitlín.
KIEL m Medieval Dutch
Short form of Kiliaen and Kilianus.
KILIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Cillian via its latinized form Kilianus.... [more]
KILIANUS m Irish (Latinized), Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Cillian via its variant form Kilian. When this given name first came into use in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, it was given in honour of saint Kilian, who is generally known as sint Kilianus in Dutch.
LENS m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Laurens.
LEYN m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of Gisleyn. This medieval name has survived into modern times, but barely. In 2010, there were less than 10 bearers in all of The Netherlands. A known bearer of this name was Leyn Leijnse (1941-2006), a Dutch writer, poet and painter.
LUYT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch short form of names whose first element is derived from Old High German liut "people" or Old High German hlûd "famous", such as Liutbrand and Luderik. Also compare Loet and Lude.
MABELIE f Medieval Dutch, Medieval Flemish
Medieval Dutch variant of Mabilia.
MADAERT m Medieval Dutch
Variant form of Medaert.
MAERTEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Maarten.
MAES m Medieval Dutch, Dutch
Medieval Dutch spelling of Maas. In The Netherlands, this spelling of the name has enjoyed a modest revival since 1998 (before which time this spelling was pretty much out of use), with 24 births in 2009 being the highest number so far.
MARIKEN f Medieval Dutch
This name is a variant of Marie, where the diminutive suffix ken has been added to the name. Since ken is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern ke, we can say that Mariken is the medieval variant of Marieke.
MATTHYS m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans, West Frisian
Medieval Dutch form of Matthijs as well as the modern Afrikaans and West Frisian form of Matthijs. In the Netherlands, the name has survived to modern times, but it is highly rare there currently, especially when compared to its modern counterpart.... [more]
MEDAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Medard.
MEMORANTIA f Medieval English, Medieval Dutch
Memorantia f. Latin memorantia 'remembering'.
MERGRIET f Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant of Margriet.
NICKEL m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), German (Rare), English (Rare)
In Germany and the Netherlands, this name is a medieval short form of respectively Nicolaus and Nicolaas. In the case of the latter, it is via the medieval short form Nicol, of which Nickel is a variant.... [more]
NICLAES m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch shorter form or variant of Nicolaes. In other words, you could say that this name is basically the medieval form of the modern name Niklaas - but then via the form Niclaas.... [more]
NICOL m & f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch shorter form or variant of Nicolaes. It was exclusively a masculine name at the time. The name has since become used on females as well, which happened in the second half of the 20th century (after World War II)... [more]
NICOLAES m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Late medieval form of Nicolaas, which ultimately comes from the early medieval name Nycolaes. The name is still in use to this day, albeit very rarely. Famous Dutch bearers of this name include the surgeon and mayor Nicolaes Tulp (1593-1674), the painter Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1620-1683) and the painter Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693).
NIKOLAES m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Variant spelling of Nicolaes. In other words, you could say that this name is the medieval form of Nikolaas.... [more]
NYCOLAES m Medieval Dutch
Earlier form of Nicolaes.
PERCHE m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch short form of Perchevael.
PERCHEVAEL m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Perceval.
PERCHEVAL m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Perchevael.
PERSE m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Perche.
PERSEYN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch diminutive form of Perse.
PLEUNIS m & f Medieval Dutch, Medieval Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval short form of Apollonius, which is still in use today (albeit rarely). In more recent times, the name has also been used as a short form of Apollonia for women, but very rarely so, especially when compared to the more traditional feminine forms Pleunie and Pleuntje.
PROTAES m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Protasius. A more modern form of this name is Protaas, even though that name is (also) very archaic in this day and age.
REGNERUS m Medieval Dutch (Latinized)
Later form of Raginerus, mostly used in medieval times.
REIJNIER m Medieval Dutch
Variant spelling of Reynier.
REINAERT m Medieval Dutch
Middle Dutch form of Reynard.
REYER m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Reier, which is nowadays a bit more common than Reier itself, but not as common as the modern (variant) spelling Reijer, which is the most prevalent out of the three of them.... [more]
REYNAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Reinhard.
REYNIER m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Reinier.
RICKWIN m Medieval Dutch, Dutch
Medieval Dutch variant form of Ryckwyn. Of the many medieval variations, this is the only one that has survived to today, although it is rarely used.
RIJCKWIJN m Medieval Dutch
Variant spelling of Ryckwyn.
RITSAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Richard.
ROSAFIERE f Medieval Dutch
I found it on a Dutch baby name site claiming it is a Dutch Medieval name, possibly from the Late Latin meaning fiery rose.
RYCKWYN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Ricwin.
SPLINTER m Medieval Dutch (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, even though this rare Dutch given name was already in use in medieval times. Compare the modern Dutch word splinter meaning "splinter".... [more]
SUSTER f Medieval Dutch, West Frisian (Rare)
Derived from medieval Dutch and West Frisian suster meaning "sister". Also compare Sister, Syster and Zuster.... [more]
THYS m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Medieval Dutch and Afrikaans short form of Matthys. But in other words, you could also say that this name is the medieval Dutch and Afrikaans equivalent of Thijs.... [more]
TIJSKEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch diminutive of Matthijs.
TISKEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant form of Tijsken.
TOSSAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Tossanus.
TRINNEN f Medieval Dutch
A Medieval Dutch hypochoristic form of Catherine
TRYNTJE f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Trijntje. This name has survived to modern times, but it is extremely rare in the Netherlands, especially when compared to its modern form Trijntje.
VERILDIS f Medieval Dutch
Latinate form of Veerle, recorded in the early 13th century.
VERLISEBETTE f Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant of Elisabeth.
VERMERGRIETE f Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant of Margriet.
WEERNAERT m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of Wernard.
WYNAND m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Wijnand, Frisian variant of Winand and South African form of Winand.... [more]
WYNANDA f Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Wijnanda, Frisian variant of Winanda and South African form of Winanda.
YOLENTE f Medieval Dutch
Medieval variant of Jolande.
ZILLICKEN f Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch diminutive of Cecilia.
ZOETE f Medieval Dutch
Derived from Middle Dutch soete "sweet" (zoete in Modern Dutch).