Medieval French Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval French peoples.
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ACELIN m Medieval French
Double diminutive of Asce.
ADALSINDA f Medieval French
Variant of Adalsind. Saint Adalsinda is a Catholic saint especially venerated in Douai, France.
ADATTE f Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Archaic French name of unkown origin and meaning. It seems to have been a local name only found in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
ADE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Ada.
ADHÉMAR m French, Medieval French, Medieval German
Germanic name used most commonly in the Alsace-Lorraine area of France meaning, "noble, illustrious."
ADJUTOR m Medieval French
Means "helper" in Latin. Adjutor is the patron saint of swimmers, boaters, and drowning victims, as well as of Vernon, France.
AETHERIUS m Medieval French (Latinized)
Latinized form of Éthère. This name was borne by Saint Aetherius of Auxerre and St. Aetherius, bishop of Lyons.
AGACE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Agathe.
AGENET m Medieval English, Medieval French
Combination of Agen, a habitational name for people in Lot-et-Garonne and Aveyron and -et, from diminutive suffix Latin -ettu-.
AGENILDE f Medieval French
Derived from Old French agin, and thus ultimately from Proto-Germanic *agio "blade", and Old High German hiltja "battle".
AGNESONA f Medieval French (Latinized), Medieval German (Latinized)
Diminutive of Agnes, recorded in Switzerland between the 14th and 15th centuries.
AIRARD m Medieval French, Anglo-Norman
Derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and hard "brave, hardy". (Compare Erhard.)
AITARD m Anglo-Norman, Medieval French
The first element of this name may be Old High German eit meaning "fire; brilliant". The second element is Old Saxon hard "strong, hard" (Old High German hart).
ALAINNE f Medieval French
Medieval French feminine form of Alain.
ALBINET m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Albin (as -et is a French masculine diminutive suffix). This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname. Also compare Aubinet.
ALDESSA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in Switzerland in the 15th century.
ALIXIA f Medieval French
Recorded in 15th-century French-speaking Switzerland. It might be a Latinization of Alix.
ALODIE f French (Rare, Archaic), Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Alodia. It is still sometimes used in France today, albeit (very) rarely.
ANCELIN m Medieval French, French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Anselme. There are also instances where this name is the masculine form of Anceline, which is a French diminutive of Ancelle.
ANCELINE f Medieval French, French (Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French diminutive of Ancelle. There are also instances where this name is the feminine form of Ancelin, which is a French diminutive of Anselme.... [more]
ANES f Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Agnès.
ANGADRESMA f Medieval French (Latinized, ?), History
Saint Angadresma (or Angadrisma) was a 7th-century abbess and miracle worker venerated in Beauvais, France.
ANILLIA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in Switzerland in the 15th century.
ANNET m Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Masculine diminutive of Anne.
ANNOT f Medieval 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.
ANTILLIA f Medieval French
Recorded in 15th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
AREDIUS m Medieval French
See Yrieix, its alternate form.
ARTALD m Medieval French
Derived from Old High German hart "strong; hard" and Old High German walt "power, authority".
ASCE m Medieval French
Old French form of Azzo.
ASCELINA f Medieval French, Anglo-Norman
Feminine form of Ascelin. This was the name of a 12th-century French saint, a Cistercian mystic.
ASTRALABIUS m Medieval French (Rare)
A latinised greek word, meaning "One who reaches the stars", resembling the word astrolabe (an astronomical instrument).... [more]
ASTROLABE m Medieval French
From the Greek "star taker". Son of Héloïse & Abélard, born c. 1116.
AUBERÉE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Auberi and Old French form of Albreda, recorded several times in the Paris of 1292.
AUBERI m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aubrey.
AUBINE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Albina. In other words: you could say that this name is the feminine form of Aubin.... [more]
AUBINET m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Aubin (as -et is a French masculine diminutive suffix). This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname (albeit barely, as the surname is extremely rare there nowadays)... [more]
AUBINETTE f Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Aubine (as -ette is a French feminine diminutive suffix). In other words: you could say that this name is the feminine form of Aubinet.... [more]
AUDÉARDE f Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Hildegarde.
AUDERIC m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Alderic.
AUDOUARD m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aldward.
AUDRIC m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aldric.
AUFROY m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Alfried, which is a short form of Adalfried and thus not to be confused with Alfred. Also compare Godefroy and Geoffroy.... [more]
AVOISE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Hedwig.
AZELINE f French, Medieval French
Possibly a variant of Azalaïs.
BALIAN m Medieval French, French (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning uncertain. This is most known for being the name of Balian of Ibelin (c. 1140-1193), a lord of the Crusader state of Jerusalem.... [more]
BARBILIA f Medieval French
Recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
BARTHOLOMETTE f Medieval French
Medieval French feminine form of Bartholomew.
BASINA f Medieval French, Medieval German, History
Basina (c. 438 – 477) was a queen of Thuringia in the middle of the fifth century.
BAUDRI m Medieval French
Recorded once in Paris of 1292.
BENOIST m Medieval French, French
Medieval French form of Benedict. (Cf. Benoît.)
BERNART m Medieval French, Medieval Occitan
Old French and Old Occitan forms of Bernard.
BERNIER m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Bernhar.
BERTHOUMINE f Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Archaic southern French feminine form of Berthoumieu, a southern French form of Barthélémy.
BERTRAN m Catalan, Occitan, Medieval French, Gascon
Catalan, Occitan, Gascon and Medieval French form of Bertrand.
BIETRIZ f Medieval French
Old French variant of Béatrice.
BIETTE f French (Rare), Medieval French, History
Perhaps from Bietta, the Romansch form of Beata. ... [more]
BLANCHEFLEUR f Medieval French, Literature
Meaning "white flower" from the French elements blanche and fleur. Blanchefleur was the name of the heroine in the medieval romance of Floris and Blanchefleur. This was also the given name of the mother of Tristan in Tristan and Iseult.
BLANCHIA f Medieval French (Latinized)
Latinized form of Blanche, recorded in 14th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
BOBON m Medieval French
A French hypochoristic form of Ratbod.
BONNE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Bona. It was borne by Bonne of Luxembourg (1315-1349), the wife of John II of France.
BRIANT m English (American), Medieval French
Probably of Bretonic origin.
BRUNISSENDE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of a Germanic name, in which the second element is swinth meaning "strong". The first element may be brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown".
CARIULPHE m Medieval French
French form of Cariulphus, which is the latinized form of both Chariulf and its variant form Cariulf.... [more]
CATANT f Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Catherine.
CATELOT f Medieval French
Medieval French form or diminutive of Catherine.
CATHEREAU f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Catherine.
CERF m Medieval French, Medieval Jewish
Means "stag (a large buck or male deer)" in French. Cerf sometimes appears in historical documents concerned with the Jews of Alsace and early modern France; it was a local translation of the Yiddish Hirsh, meaning "deer", the Hebrew equivalent of which is Zvi.
CLAUDIN m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Claude. A famous bearer of this name was Claudin de Sermisy (c. 1490-1562), a French composer of the Renaissance.
CLIMENCE f Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Clémence.
CLODOVECH m Medieval French
Non-Latinized form of Clovis.
CRIOU m Medieval French
Variant form of Cariou, which is a short form of Carioulf, itself a variant form of Charioulf, which is the original French form of Chariulf. Alternatively, this name is a short form of Crioult, which is a variant form of the aforementioned Carioulf.... [more]
DACIEN m Medieval French
French form of Datius.
DALMATIA f Medieval French
From Latin Dalmatia meaning "Dalmatian, of Dalmatia".
DEMIBLANC m Medieval French
Meaning "white half" or "half white."
DEOCAR m Medieval French
From Latin Deocarus meaning "loved by God". This was borne by a 9th-century saint.
DÉVOTE f Medieval French
French form of Devota.
DISCIOLE f Medieval French
Meaning unknown. The 6th-century Frankish saint Disciole (or Disciola), a niece of Saint Salvius of Albi and a favourite companion of Queen Radegund, "was noted for her saintly death, which is described in detail by Gregory of Tours".
DIZIER m Medieval French, History
Medieval French variant of Désiré. This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
DOMARD m Ancient Germanic, Medieval French
Derived from Gothic dôms (which is cognate with Old High German tuom) meaning "judgement" combined with Gothic hardus (hart in Old High German) meaning "brave, hardy".... [more]
DOUCELIN m Medieval French
The first element of this name is derived from Old French dous meaning "sweet, soft", which is ultimately derived from Latin dulcis meaning "sweet". The second element consists of the French diminutive suffix -lin... [more]
DOUCELINE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Doucelin. This name was borne by Douceline of Digne, a 13th-century Provençal mystic and Roman Catholic saint.
DOULCE f French (Rare), Medieval French
Medieval French form of Douce.
ÉDUIN m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Edwin.
ELISANNA f Medieval French
Of uncertain origin and meaning. A current theory considers the name a Romance construction made by truncating Elizabeth arbitrarily to Elis-, and then augmenting with an arbitrary ending.
EMELOT f Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Emmeline.
ENGELAIS f Medieval French, Medieval Picard
Old French form of the Germanic name Engilheid, which was composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and heid "kind, sort, type".
EREC m Medieval French (Archaic)
Old French name, presumably a form of Eric, borne by the hero of the Arthurian romantic poem "Erec and Enide" by Chrétien de Troyes (completed c. 1170). This poem is thought to be the basis for the later Welsh story "Geraint and Enid" in the Mabinogion.
ESCHIVE f Medieval French
Derived from Old French eschiver "to evade; to avoid", ultimately from Frankish *skiuhjan "to fear".
ESCLARMONDE f Medieval French, Medieval Occitan, Arthurian Romance
Probably a medieval Provençal form of Claremonde. According to a folk etymology it means "light of the world" from Old French esclair "light" and monde "world". In medieval legend Esclarmonde was a Muslim princess, lover of the Christian knight Huon de Bordeaux... [more]
ESTE m Medieval French
Recorded once in Paris of 1292. Possible masculine variation of Estee.
ETIONETTE f Medieval French
Variant of Étiennette. Etionette de la Baume was a mistress of Henry VIII in autumn 1513.
EUDELINE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Eudes.
EUDO m Medieval English, Medieval French
Older form of Eudes. Some scholars also see a link to the Germanic elements euth- and eud-, which they connect to the Old Norse jodh "child".
EVRART m Medieval French
Recorded 19 times in Paris of 1292.
FERRAND m Medieval French, Occitan, Provençal
Medieval French variant form of Fernand and Occitan and Provençal form of Ferdinand.
FERRANDIN m Medieval French
Diminutive of Ferrand. Also compare Ferrandino and Ferrantino.
FLORIANT m Medieval French, French (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Literature
Variant form of Florian, which was probably influenced by the related name Florent. Alternatively, this name may have been derived from a contraction of the French adjective florissant meaning "flourishing".... [more]
FLORICE m Medieval English, Medieval French
Medieval English and French variant of Floris, from the name of a male character in the medieval romance Floris (or Florice) and Blancheflour, apparently derived from floris, Latin meaning "of flowers" or "belonging to flowers".
FOUQUES m Medieval French
Recorded 8 times in Paris of 1292.
FOY f Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Derived from (Old) French foi "faith", this is the French vernacular form of Fides.
FRAISENDE f Medieval French
Derived from Old High German frāgēn "to ask" and Old Saxon swīth, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *swinþaz "strong".
FULKA f Medieval French
Feminine form of Fulk.
GAUFROI m Medieval French
Recorded once in Paris of 1292.
GÉRALDESSE f Medieval French
Feminine diminutive of Gérald.
GERVESE m Medieval French
Recorded 18 times in Paris of 1292.
GILLETTE f Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Feminine form of Gilles via the obsolete masculine diminutive Gillet.
GILO m Medieval French, Medieval Italian, Medieval Spanish, Medieval Catalan
Short form of various names beginning with Proto-Germanic *gailaz "merry, excited; beautiful; lush, lustful".
GISA f Medieval French
Derived from Proto-Germanic *gaisa / *gaiza "arrow".
GISO m German (Rare), Medieval English, Medieval French
Short form of names starting in Gis- like Gisbert.
GODELOT m French (Archaic), Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Godefroy, Godehard, Godégisel and other Germanic names beginning with the element god meaning "god".
GONNERY m Medieval French
Gallicized form of Goneri.
GUIANA f English (Modern), Medieval French, Occitan, Medieval Occitan, Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Derived from Guyenne, an occasional Occitan corruption of Aquitaine. Guiana is also sometimes a spelling for the country of Guyana in South America.
GUIBAUD m Medieval French
French form of Wibald.
GUILBAUD m Medieval French
French form of Wilbald (see Willibald).
GUILLEMME m Medieval French
Middle French form of William.
GUILLOTIN m Medieval French
Diminutive of Guille, itself a short form of Guillaume. Also see Guillot.
GUINAND m Medieval French
French form of Winand.
GUNNOR f Medieval English, Medieval French
Anglo-Norman form of the Old Norse name Gunnvör (see Gunvor), documented in 1066 (the year of the Norman conquest). The name Gunnvör occurs frequently in Old Danish as Gunnur (or Latin Gunwara), also appearing in Old Swedish as Gunnur and Gunvor... [more]
HAOUYS f Medieval French
Medieval French cognate of Hawys.
HELISSENT f Medieval French
Probably from an Old French form of the Germanic name Alahsind, which is composed of the elements alah "temple" and sinþs "path" (compare Elisenda).
HELOYS f Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Héloïse.
HENRIET m Medieval French
Diminutive of Henri.
HERRAD f Medieval French
Etymology unknown. This was the name of a 12th-century Alsatian nun and abbess of Hohenburg Abbey.
HODIERNA f Medieval French (Latinized)
From Odierne, an Old French form of a Germanic name possibly composed of the elements od "riches, wealth, fortune" and gern "eager, desiring" (Gothic gairns), the spelling presumably altered to resemble Latin hodierna "of today, present, existing now"... [more]
HOUDE f Medieval French
Medieval French cognate of Otta.
HUDRIA f Medieval French
Recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
HUGOLIN m French, Medieval French
Name derived from Hugues and meaning "intelligence".
HUMFROY m Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Onfroi and Humphrey. Also compare Humbert and Godefroy.
HUNNA f Medieval French (?)
French saint Saint Hunna is a famous bearer.
IDELINDE f Medieval French
Old Frankish id, of uncertain origin but perhaps related to Old Icelandic ið 'work, business, occupation, per Morlet + Proto-Germanic *linþaz 'gentle, sweet, mild'.
IDOINE f Medieval French
Possibly a French cognate of Idonie.
IOLENTE f Medieval French
Old French form of Odelinde.
ISABEAU f Medieval French, French, Dutch, German (Rare)
Old French variant of Isabel. A famous bearer of this name was Isabeau of Bavaria (1385-1422, Isabeau de Bavière), wife of the French King Charles VI.
JACHET m Medieval French
Variant form of Jacquet.
JACQUELIN m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Jacques.
JACQUET m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Jacques. Known bearers of this name include the French composer Jacquet of Mantua (1483-1559) and the Franco-Flemish composer Jacquet de Berchem (c. 1505-1567).
JAMETTE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Jamet.
JAQUEMA f Medieval French
Recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
JAQUEMINA f Medieval French (Latinized)
Variant of Jacquemine, recorded in 14th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
JOCERAN m Medieval French
From the Germanic element Gaut "Geat, Goth" (and possibly influenced by Latin gaudium "joy, delight") combined with hramn "raven".
JOIA f Medieval English, Medieval Jewish, Medieval French, English (American, Modern, Rare)
Derived from Old French joie "joy", ultimately from Late Latin gaudia and Classical Latin gaudium. As a Jewish name, Joia was occasionally used as a translation of Simcha.
JOSQUIN m Medieval Dutch (Gallicized), Medieval French
Gallicized form of Josken. A famous bearer of this name was Josquin des Prez, a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance.
KEX m Arthurian Romance, Medieval French
Form of Kay (2) used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes in his Arthurian romances.
LIJART f Medieval French
Likely a variant of Liedgarde.
LILIOLA f Medieval French
Blessed Liliola was a 7th-century abbess of Arles, through whose influence Saint Rusticula became a nun.
LINTRUDE f German (Rare), Medieval French (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?)
Saint Lintrude (or Lindru) has a feast day on September 22 in France.
LIVRADE f Medieval French, Theology
Alternate name of St. Wilgefortis.
LOŸS m Medieval French
Medieval variant of Louis.
LOYSSE f Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Louise.
MABILIA f Medieval French, Medieval English, Gascon
Latinized form of Mabile, recorded in 15th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
MACÉ m Medieval French, Norman
Old Norman and medieval French (and as such recorded in 15th-century Paris) form of Mathieu.
MACÉE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Macé.
MAGDELOIGNE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Madeleine found in the Franche-Comté region of France in reference to Mary Magdalene.
MAHI m Medieval French
Recorded 28 times in Paris of 1292.
MARCON m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Marc and of Germanic given names that start with Marc-, such as Marculphe. This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname.
MARCOU m Medieval French, French
French diminutive of Marc (as -ou is a French masculine diminutive suffix) as well as a variant form of Marcoulf (perhaps via Marcoul), which is the original French form of Marculf.... [more]
MARCOUF m Medieval French, French (Rare)
Variant form of Marcoulf, which is the original French form of Marculf. This given name is barely in use in France today, so it mostly survives there as a patronymic surname (albeit barely, as the surname is extremely rare there as well).... [more]
MARCOUL m Medieval French
Variant form of Marcoulf, which is the original French form of Marculf. Also compare the similar-looking name Marcule.... [more]
MARCULPHE m Medieval French
French form of Marculf via its latinized form Marculphus.... [more]
MARGUERONA f Medieval French
Latinized form of Margueron, itself a diminutive of Marguerite.... [more]
MATELINE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Matelin.
MATHIA f Danish (Rare), Medieval French
Feminine form of Mathias. As a medieval French name, it was recorded in 16th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
MAUGER m Medieval French, Anglo-Norman
Norman French form of Madalgar.
MAURISIA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in 16th-century Switzerland.
MÉLIAU m Medieval French
From the Latin miles, meaning "soldier". This was the name of a Breton saint, known for sharing his cloak with a beggar, who was beheaded in the mid-6th century AD.
MONAUD m Medieval French
French form of Munuald, possibly via its latinized form Monaldus. This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname (albeit barely, as the surname is extremely rare there nowadays).
NANTHILDE f Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval French
Variant of Nanthild. This name was borne by a 7th-century queen consort of the Franks.
OMBELINE f Medieval French
Feminine form of Humbelin, a medieval diminutive of Humbert. The Blessed Humbeline (known as Hombeline or Ombeline in French) was a 12th-century nun, the sister of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.
OPPORTUNA f Medieval French (Latinized, Rare)
Feminine form of the Latin word opportunus "suitable; useful; favourable".... [more]
ORENGE f Medieval French
Medieval French cognate of Orange and Orynge.
ORIENTA f Medieval French
Derived from Latin oriens "rising, east; daybreak, dawn, sunrise".
OSANE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Osanna.
PASQUES f Medieval French
Recorded once in Paris of 1292.
PAZANNE f Medieval French
Probably from latin peccare, "to sin" (though some alternative forms suggest it might come from latin perseverare, "to persevere"). The name of a French saint who died in 726 and left her name o the city of Sainte-Pazanne and other places throughout France.
PERENELLE f French, English, Literature, Medieval French
Old French form of Petronilla borne by Perenelle Flamel (1320-1402), wife and fellow alchemist of Nicolas Flamel. They are known for their quest to discover the philosopher's stone, a legendary substance said to turn any metal into gold and to make its owner immortal.... [more]
PERRETE f Medieval French
Recorded 14 times in Paris of 1292.
PERRUSSIA f Medieval French
Recorded in French-speaking Switzerland between the 14th and 16th centuries.
PHELIPPE f Medieval French
Middle French form of Philippa.
PLESANCE f Medieval French
Medieval French cognate of Pleasance.
PROTHADE m Medieval French, French (Archaic)
This given name is best known for being the name of a 7th-century saint, who was bishop of the city of Besançon in eastern France and died in 624 AD. The meaning of the saint's name, which was often latinized to Prothadius in writing, is uncertain... [more]
PROTHADIUS m Medieval French (Latinized)
Latinized form of Prothade. This name was borne by a 7th-century saint, who was bishop of the city of Besançon in eastern France and died in 624 AD.
PROTHET m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Prothade (as -et is a French masculine diminutive suffix). This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname.
QUATARYNA f Medieval French
Medieval Provencal form of Catherine.
RAINFROY m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Raginfrid, which is the Germanic cognate of the ancient Scandinavian name Ragnfríðr (see Randi(2)). Also compare Rainier and Godefroy.
RICHEUT f Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Richilde.
ROBERTIN m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Robert. This given name is no longer in use in France (apart from the handful of bearers that were born in the 1960s), but it still survives there as a patronymic surname (albeit barely, as the surname is extremely rare there nowadays).
ROBERTINE f Medieval French, French (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Roberte. In other words: you could say that this name is the feminine form of Robertin.... [more]
ROBINE f Medieval French, French (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French feminine form of Robin, which originated in medieval times. For reasons unknown, it fell out of use after the Middle Ages, after which it continued to survive as a matronymic surname (mostly in the Normandy region of France)... [more]
ROBINET m Medieval French
Strictly masculine diminutive of Robin (as -et is a French masculine diminutive suffix), which itself is a diminutive of Robert. This given name is no longer in use in France: it fell out of use after the Middle Ages, which was probably due to the growing association of the name with a faucet... [more]
ROBINETTE f Medieval French, French (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Robine (as -ette is a French feminine diminutive suffix). In other words: you could say that this name is the feminine form of Robinet. This given name is extremely rare in France nowadays, as there are only a handful of bearers in the country today... [more]
ROSCELINE f Medieval French
Old Frankish diminutive of Old Saxon hrōth and Old High German hruod "fame".
SALVIA f Medieval French, English (Rare), Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
From the genus name of sage, an herb formerly used as medicine, which comes from Latin salvus "healthy, safe" (related to salvere "to save, to be saved"), referring to the plant's supposed healing properties... [more]
SANCELINE f Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Sancia.
SANCTA f English (Rare), Medieval Italian, Medieval French
Derived from Latin sancta "consecrated, sacred; divine, holy; pious, just".
SEDILE f Medieval French
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One current theory, however, links this name to Latin sedile "seat; chair".
SERVET m Medieval French, French (Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Servais (as -et is a French masculine diminutive suffix). This given name fell out of use in France after the Middle Ages, but it has since enjoyed an extremely modest revival in the late 1980s... [more]
THÉODRATE f Medieval French
A feminine form of Theuderad.... [more]
THOMASSE f Medieval English, Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Feminine form of Thomas. One French bearer was Thomasse Bernard Debussy (d. 1671), an ancestress of composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918).
TISBE f Italian (Rare), Literature, Spanish (Rare), Medieval French
Perhaps an Old French variant of Thisbe. In the 13th-century French verse romance Floriant et Florete (c. 1250–75), this was the name of a maiden who was a friend of Florete, the wife of Arthur's knight Floriant.... [more]