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.
AELLIC m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael
meaning "hall, temple" and lic
with the contested meaning of "like" or "body."
ÆSCMAN m Medieval 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.
ALCUDE m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements al
"noble" and cude
from the element cueth
ALISAUNDER m Scots, Medieval English, Literature
Scots form and medieval English variant of Alexander
. 'King Alisaunder' or 'Kyng Alisaunder', dating from the end of the 13th century or the early 14th century, is a Middle English romance or romantic epic telling the story of Alexander the Great's career from his youth, through his successful campaigns against the Persian king Darius
and other adversaries, his discovery of the wonders of the East, and his untimely death.
AMPHELISE f Medieval English
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.
ANGER m Medieval English
Meaning, "a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility." Referring to the wrath of God.
ARGENTINA f Spanish, 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]
ARNGRIM m Medieval English, Norse Mythology
Anglo-Scandinavian variant of Arngrímr
. This was the name of a berserker in Norse mythology; he figures in Hervarar saga
, Gesta Danorum
, Lay of Hyndla
, a number of Faroese ballads, and Örvar-Odds saga
AVENEL m Medieval English
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).
BARDOLPH m Theatre, Medieval English (?)
Possibly 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.