Medieval English Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval English peoples.
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ABBUDmMedieval English
Abbud is an Old English masculine name derived from abbud, a variant of abboda ‘abbot’. See also Abbot.
ABERYCUSGENTYLISmMedieval English (Rare)
Aberycusgentylis Balthropp, baptized 25 January 1648 in Iver, Buckinghamshire, England, was named in honour of the great Oxford professor Albericus Gentilis (born Alberico Gentili; 1552-1608).
ACARDmMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-saxon elements ac meaning "oak" and ard meaning "hard."
ACWULFmMedieval English
Name created with the elements ac "oak" and wulf 'wolf.'
ADBREImMedieval English
Of debated origin and meaning.... [more]
ADELELMmMedieval English
Composed of elements Adel meaning "noble", and helm meaning "helmet." Variant of Adelhelm.
ADELIZAfMedieval English, Old Swedish
Medieval English and Old Swedish form of Adelais. The second wife of Henry I of England bore this name.
ADELOmMedieval English
Composed with the element Adel meaning "noble."
ADELUNDmMedieval English
Created with the element adel meaning "noble."
ADIEmMedieval English
Medieval pet form of Adam.
ADMIRALmAmerican (Rare), Medieval English
From the English word admiral meaning "a commander of a fleet or naval squadron, or a naval officer of very high rank".
ADMIRANDAfMedieval English
Derived from Latin admirare "to admire".
AELDIETfMedieval English
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It has been speculated, however, to be a corruption of Old English Ealdgyth.
AELESIAfMedieval English
Medieval English variant of Alicia.
AELEVAfMedieval English
Younger form of Old English Ælfgifu created with the Germanic elements ael meaning "hall, temple" and ewa meaning "ever." Compare Aelfeva.
AELLICmMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael meaning "hall, temple" and lic with the contested meaning of "like" or "body."
ÆLLINGmMedieval English
Ælling is a masculine Old English name in which an uncompounded name (Ælla, Ælli, or Alla) has been combined with the suffix –ing.
AELODmMedieval English, Welsh
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael meaning "hall, temple" and Auð meaning "wealth, fortune."
ÆLRICmMedieval English
Derived from Old English æl "hall, temple" and ric "power", making the name a cognate of Alberich.
ÆSCMANmMedieval English
Name using the Germanic elements Æsc meaning "ash" and man meaning "man" probably originally a byname from æscman ‘seaman’ or ‘pirate’, i.e. one who sailed in an ash-wood boat.
AETHELMERmMedieval English
Name combining the Anglo-Saxon element Ædel meaning "noble" and maer meaning "fame."
AETHELSImMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon element aethel meaning "noble" and the unknown element si.
ÆTHELWINmAnglo-Saxon, Medieval English
Variant of Æþelwine (see Æthelwine), which itself is a variant of Æðelwine.
ÆTHELWOLDmAnglo-Saxon, Medieval English
Variant of Æthelweald. Also compare Æthelwald. A known bearer of this name was Æthelwold of East Anglia, a 7th-century king of East Anglia.
AFFERYfLiterature, Medieval English
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Old English origin. It may be related to Avery or Aphra. Affery Flintwinch is a character in Charles Dickens' novel 'Little Dorrit' (1855-7).
AGACIAfMedieval English
Variant of Agatha (compare medieval French Agace).
AGENETmMedieval English, Medieval French
Combination of Agen, a habitational name for people in Lot-et-Garonne and Aveyron and -et, from diminutive suffix Latin -ettu-.
AGENILDAfMedieval English
Medieval English cognate of Agenilde.
AGENWULFmMedieval English
Perhaps a variant of Atenulf.
AGHMUNDmMedieval English, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Old Norman
Possibly a location name for someone from the Hacmunderness (Agemundrenessa, Amounderness), Lancashire. From the elements ac meaning "oak" and mund meaning "protection", meaning in total "a ness or promontory sheltered by oaks"... [more]
AGNELImMedieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
From the Nordic name elements ag meaning "edge of sword, blade" and nelli.
AICUSAfMedieval English
Of unknown origin and meaning.
AILBERNmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of unknown Germanic element ail and Germanic element bern meaning "bear."
AILDAGmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of unknown German element ail and contested German element dag possibly meaning "brightness" or "day."
AILEVAfMedieval English
Medieval English form of Old English Æðelgifu.
AILHILLAfMedieval English, Medieval Scandinavian
Combination of Norse elements ail meaning "power" and #hilla" meaning "terrace, ledge."
AILWImMedieval English
Coalescence of several Old English names: Æðelwig "noble battle", Ealdwig "ancient battle", and Ælfwig "elf battle".
AIRARDmMedieval English
Combination of unknown element air and Anglo-Saxon ard meaning "hard."
AISTANmMedieval English
Possibly from the gothic verb áistan "to reverence."
AITARDmMedieval English
From an unknown Germanic element ait and element hard meaning, "brave."
AIULFmMedieval Italian, Medieval English, Ancient Germanic
A Germanic name formed from the name elements AGIN "edge (of a sword)" and WULF "wolf".
AKILEmMedieval English
Possibly early transcription of Akhilleus.
ALBOLDmMedieval English
Combination of unknown Anglo-Saxon element al "noble" and bold meaning "house."
ALBRAYfMedieval English
Vernacular form of Albreda.
ALBREAfMedieval English (Latinized)
Feminization of both Albericus and, in early medieval times, of Alfred.
ALBREDAfMedieval German, Medieval English
Medieval German feminine form of Alberich.... [more]
ALCUDEmMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements al "noble" and cude from the element cueth meaning "famous."
ALDCHURLmMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ald meaning "noble" and churl "man."
ALDEVAfMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of ald meaning "old" and eva meaning "ever."
ALDFRITHmMedieval English
Possibly a variant of Aldfrid.
ALDHILDfMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and hild meaning "war."
ALDREDmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and ræð meaning "counsel, wisdom."
ALDSTANmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and stan meaning "stone."
ALDWIFfMedieval English
Derived from Old English ealdwif "old woman".
ALDWYmMedieval English
Combination of ald "old" and wy meaning "holy site, shrine."
ALEVAfMedieval English
Combination of al "noble" and eva meaning "ever."
ALFGARmMedieval English
Anglo-Scandianvian form of Alfgeirr.
ALFGEATmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements alf meaning "elf" and gyð meaning "battle, war."
ALFGRIMmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of elements alf meaning "elf" and grim meaning "helmet, mask."
ALFHELMmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements alf meaning "elf" and helm meaning "protection."
ALFHEREmMedieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements alf "elf" and here "army."
ALFKILmMedieval English
Old Danish form of Alfkæll.
ALFLEDfAnglo-Saxon, Medieval English
Probably a variant of Ælfflæd. Also compare Æðelflæd (see Elfleda).
ALFWYmMedieval English
Medieval form of Ælfwig.
ALGEARDmMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements al meaning "noble" and ger "spear."
ALICIEfMedieval English
Late medieval English variant of Alicia.
ALISOUNfMedieval English, Literature
Variant of Alison. This is the name of the Wife of Bath in Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales'.
ALIVAfMedieval English
Derived from Old English æþel "noble" and gifu "gift".
ALNUARmMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon element al meaning "noble" and unknown element nuar.
ALRICmMedieval English
Combination of elements al meaning "noble" and ric "power, ruler."
ALSABELLfMedieval English
Medieval English variant of Isabel via the variant Assabell.
ALSImMedieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon element al "noble" and si.
ALSTANmMedieval English
Medieval form of any of the Old English names Æðelstan, Ælfstan, Ealdstan or Ealhstan.
ALULFmMedieval English
Combination of al "noble" and ulf "wolf."
ALVEVAfMedieval English
Medieval English form of Ælfgifu.
ALWARDmMedieval English
Combination of elements al "noble" and ward "guard."
ALWULFmMedieval English
Combination of elements al "noble" and wulf "wolf."
AMALGARmMedieval English
Combination of elements amal and gar "spear."
AMBImMedieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of Arnbjǫrn.
AMERIAfMedieval English
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a feminine form of Old French Amauri (see Amaury).
AMERIEfMedieval English, English (Rare)
Late medieval variant of Ameria. It was revived in the 1800s.... [more]
AMIAfMedieval English (Latinized)
Latinization of Amy via the variant Amya.
AMPHELISEfMedieval English
Possibly a compound of Amice and Felice. The name begins appearing in the late 1100s (attested in 1198) with the formal Latin version of Amphelisia and the vernacular version of Anflis.
AMYAfMedieval English
Quasi-Latinization of Amy.
ANCHORETfMedieval English
Early Anglicization of Welsh Angharad.
ANDRETmArthurian Romance, Medieval English
King Mark's nephew and hostile cousin to Tristan.
ANGERmMedieval English
Meaning, "a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility." Referring to the wrath of God.
ANILLAfMedieval English
Contracted form of Anabilla.
ANKARETTEfEnglish (British, Archaic), Medieval English
Medieval English form of Welsh Angharad (compare Anchoretta).
ANNOTfMedieval English, Medieval French
Medieval diminutive of Ann a short form of Annes (see Annis), Annora, and Alianora. It was used by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his short novel 'A Legend of Montrose' (1819). This name was a precursor to Annette.
ANSGERmMedieval English
Possibly a variant of Ansgar.
ANSTICEfEnglish (British, Rare), Medieval English
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval given name Anastase or Anastayse (from Latin Anastasius), or from its feminine equivalent Anastasie (from Latin Anastasia).
ANUNDmMedieval English, Medieval Scandinavian, Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish and also younger form of Anundr.
APEmMedieval English, Finnish
Finnish pet forms of Abram, Abraham, Abel, Albin, Arne, Amos, and Aron.
APLINmAncient Germanic, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English, English
Originally Anglo-Saxon, fist came to England from Germania, then from Cambridgeshire England To America in 1700's.
APPOLINEfMedieval English
Used in reference to St. Appoline.
ARABELfScottish, English (British), Medieval English
A variation of Orabel, a Latin construction which suffixes orare "prayer" with ābilis "able," thus interpretable as 'given to prayer' or "able to pray."
ARCHELmMedieval English
Medieval English variant of Arnketil.
ARETIUSmMedieval English
Possibly a variant of Aretias.
ARGENTINAfSpanish, Medieval English
From Argentina, the name of a country in South America. It is derived from the Latin argentum (silver), which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek ἀργήντος (argēntos), from ἀργήεις (argēeis), "white, shining"... [more]
ARNBRANDmMedieval English, Old Danish, Norwegian
Possibly from the elements arn "eagle" and brand "fire, swordblade."
ARNGRIMmMedieval English, Norse Mythology, Literature
Arngrim was a berserker, who figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads and Orvar-Odd's saga in Norse mythology.
ARNOALDmHistory (Archaic), Medieval English (Archaic)
Variant of Arnold. Arnoald (ca. 540/560 – ca 611) was a Bishop of Metz between 601 and 609 or 611.
ASLImMedieval English, Norwegian
Old Norse short form of ÁslæifR.
ASULFmMedieval English, Old Swedish, Old Danish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Ásulfr.
AUTImMedieval English
Old Danish form of Autir.
AVELINm & fMedieval English, English (Anglicized)
Diminutive of the Ancient Germanic names Avo and Avi (compare also Ava, Aveline and Evelyn). Also an aglicization of Éibhleann.
AVELYNfEnglish (Modern, Rare), Medieval English
Variant of Aveline first used in medieval England and eventually revived in the 20th century.
AVENELmMedieval English
Originally derived from the same, highly uncertain, source as Avo and Ava, Avenel was first in use as a given name in the Middle Ages, and later went on to become a surname (which, in turn, was occasionally re-used as a given name from the 1500s onwards).
AVILINAfMedieval English
Medieval variant of Avelina.
AWDRYfMedieval English
Possible precursor to Audrey?
AYLWINmMedieval English
The meaning behind Aylwin is "Old Friend", it's an old Medieval English name.
AZOmMedieval English
Possibly related to Azzo.
AZURmMedieval English, Biblical
Son of Eliakim, mentioned briefly in the Genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:13-14.
BALKImMedieval English, Norwegian
From Old Norse balkr meaning "ridge of land."
BARBATAfNeapolitan, Medieval English
Feminine form of the Latin cognomen Barbatus.
BARDOLPHmLiterature, Medieval English
From a Germanic name derived from the elements bard, meaning "small axe" or "beard", and wulf "wolf". Shakespeare used it for minor characters in several plays.
BARNmMedieval English
From Old Norse barn meaning "child."
BARNImMedieval English, Old Danish
Derived from Old Norse barn "child".
BARTELOTmMedieval English, English (Puritan)
Diminutive of Bartholomew. Precursor to the surname Bartlett.
BARTLETmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of Bartholomew.
BASILIAfSpanish (Latin American), German (Rare), Medieval English
Feminine form of Basil. As an English Christian name, this was much used in the Middle Ages (though the reason for its popularity remains somewhat of a mystery - perhaps a reference to Saint Veronica as Basilia in the medieval Death of Pilate was responsible for the name's use), but has long been obsolete.
BATmEnglish, Medieval English, English (Puritan)
Diminutive of Bartholomew. A famous bearer was Bat Masterson, famed sheriff of Dodge City, Kansas.
BEARDmMedieval English
Possible anglicization of Barth.
BEGILDAfMedieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of Old English Béaghild.
BERmMedieval English, Ancient Germanic
Possible diminutive of ber- names. Also the germanic word for "bear."
BEREWOLDmMedieval English
From words beofor, meaning "beaver" and wold meaning "forest."
BERNERmMedieval English, Old Norman
From the Old Norman personal names Bernier or Brenier, a derivative of bren, bran "bran", on which the dogs were fed.
BERNWULFmMedieval English
Variant of Berowulf. Since the 11th century, his name has appeared as Bernwelf. It may also be spelled Berowolf or Bernulf.
BEROWULFmMedieval English, Ancient Germanic
Variant of Bernwulf, from Germanic bero "bear" and wulf "wolf."
BERTULPHmMedieval English
The name of a king of Mercia.
BESImMedieval English, Norwegian, Old Swedish
Old Norse diminuitive of Bjorn.
BETHIAfBiblical Latin, Scottish, English, Medieval English
Form of Bithiah used in some versions of the Old Testament. This name was popular in Scotland from the 17th century as an Anglicised form of Gaelic Beathag. It is occasionally used as a Latinized form of Beth and in medieval England was a diminutive of Elizabeth.
BETRICEfMedieval English
Contracted form of Beatrice.
BIARNImMedieval English, Old Danish
Old Norse and Old Danish variant of Biǫrn as well as short form of names containing the element Björn.
BILf & mNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Norwegian, Medieval English
Means "instant" in Old Norse. In Norse Mythology, Bil and her brother Hjúki follow Máni across the heavens.
BLAECmMedieval English
Meaning "clear water."
BLANCARDmMedieval English
Possibly a variant of Blanchard.
BLAZEf & mMedieval English
Name used in reference to St. Blaze.