Medieval English Submitted Names
were used by medieval English peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael
meaning "hall, temple" and lic
with the contested meaning of "like" or "body."
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.
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements al
"noble" and cude
from the element cueth
Possibly a compound of Amice
. The name begins appearing in the late 1100s (attested in 1198) with the formal Latin version of Amphelisia and the vernacular version of Anflis.
Meaning, "a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility." Referring to the wrath of God.
ARGENTINAfSpanish, Medieval English
, 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]
Originally derived from the same, highly uncertain, source as Avo
, 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).
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.
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.