Medieval German Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval German peoples.
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ADALBERO m Medieval German
Combination of German adal "noble" and bero "bear".
ADHÉMAR m French, Medieval French, Medieval German
Germanic name used most commonly in the Alsace-Lorraine area of France meaning, "noble, illustrious."
AGNESONA f Medieval French (Latinized), Medieval German (Latinized)
Diminutive of Agnes, recorded in Switzerland between the 14th and 15th centuries.
AGNISE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Variant of Agnes, recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
AILBERN m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of unknown Germanic element ail and Germanic element bern meaning "bear."
AILDAG m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of unknown German element ail and contested German element dag possibly meaning "brightness" or "day."
ALAWICH m Medieval German
German form of Alawig.
ALBREDA f Medieval German, Medieval English
Medieval German feminine form of Alberich.
ALDESSA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in Switzerland in the 15th century.
ALDEVA f Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of ald meaning "old" and eva meaning "ever."
ALDHILD f Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and hild meaning "war."
ALDRED m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and ræð meaning "counsel, wisdom."
ALDSTAN m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and stan meaning "stone."
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]
ALESETA f Medieval German
Probably a form of Elisabeth, recorded in Switzerland in the early 1300s.
ALEYD f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Variant of Aleit. It was recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
ALFGEAT m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements alf meaning "elf" and gyð meaning "battle, war."
ALFGRIM m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of elements alf meaning "elf" and grim meaning "helmet, mask."
ALFHELM m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements alf meaning "elf" and helm meaning "protection."
ALFHERE m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements alf "elf" and here "army."
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]
ALTFRID m Medieval German, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements ALT "old" and FRID "piece".
ALVERADIS f Medieval German, Medieval Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ræd "counsel" (compare Alfred).
ANDREBIS m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German variant of Andreas.
ANGNES f Medieval German, Medieval Scottish, Scots (Archaic)
Medieval southern German variant of Agnes reflecting the southern German pronunciation. It is also a Scots variant of Agnes which was recorded in the late Middle Ages.
ANILLIA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in Switzerland in the 15th century.
ANNLIN f Medieval German
Diminutive of Anna.
ANSILIA f Medieval German
Possibly a feminine form of Ansilo.
ANSILO m Medieval German (Rare)
Old High German name related to the name element as ('god')
ARNA f Medieval German, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn- or the Old Norse elements ari and ǫrn, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu- "eagle".... [more]
AUFFRA f Medieval German
Possibly a variant of Afra.
AUSTEIN m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German contracted form of Augustin.
AVERADIS f Medieval German (?), Medieval Dutch (?)
Possibly a variant of Alveradis, the Latinized form of Alberada.
AYLA f Medieval German
Short form of names containing the Germanic name element agil "edge (of a sword)".
BARNIM m Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
Historical name of several dukes of Pomerania.
BASINA f Medieval French, Medieval German, History
Basina (c. 438 – 477) was a queen of Thuringia in the middle of the fifth century.
BERCHTOLD m Medieval German
Composed of the Germanic name elements BERAHT "bright" and WALD "to rule".
BILHIDIS f Medieval German
Latinised form of Bilihild.... [more]
BLITZA f Medieval German
Short form of names containing the name element BLID "blithe, joyous, happy".
BRIDA f Medieval German
Medieval German short form of Brigitta, via the variant Brigida.
BRUNSTEN m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German
Medieval Dutch variant form of Bruynsten and Medieval German form of Brunstein.
BURGOLD m Medieval German, German (Silesian, Archaic)
Composed from the Germanic name elements burg "protection; protected place" and wald "to rule".
CHRISCHONA f Medieval German (Rare), Judeo-Christian Legend
Alemannic variant of Christiana recorded in medieval German-speaking Switzerland. This name was occasionally used in honor of Saint Chrischona, particularly in the Swiss city of Basel.... [more]
CHUNIZO m Medieval German
Derived from from Old High German kuoni "bold", "brave", "experienced", or possibly chunni "race", "people".
CHUZO m Medieval German
Possibly a variant of CHUNIZO
CUNAD m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German variant of Conrad via the variant Cunrad.
CUNNEKE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Kunegunde.
CZYLLE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Diminutive of Cäcilie, recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
CZYNE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Christine.
DIEM m Medieval German
Diminutive of Dietmar.
DIETTA f Medieval German, English
Medieval German variant of Theuda.
DIETZ m Medieval German, English (American), German (Modern, Rare)
A German short form of Dietrich that survived as a surname and was revived as a given name in the USA.
DISIBOD m Medieval German
The name is formed of the Germanic name elements DIS "goddess" and BODO "messenger".
DOROTHYE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval and Silesian German variant of Dorothea.
EILA f Medieval German
Short form of Eiliswintha and other feminine names derived from the Germanic name element agil "edge (of a sword)".
EILIKA f German (Rare, Archaic), Medieval German
This name is derived from the Germanic name stem AGIL "edge (of a sword)".
EILISWINTHA f Medieval German
A dithematic name containing the Germanic name elements AGIL "edge (of a sword)" and SWINTH "strong".
ELBEL m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Silesian German diminutive of Albrecht and Albert.
ELSSLIN f Medieval German
Archaic diminutive of Elisabeth.
EMICH m Medieval German
Medieval German contracted form of Emmerich. Known bearers of this name include count Emich IV of Leiningen (c. 1215-1279), bishop Emich I of Worms (born long before 1294, died in 1299) and count Emich I of Nassau-Hadamar (born before 1289, died in 1334).
EMICHO m Medieval German
Variant form (if not a pet form) of Emich.... [more]
EMNILDA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval German
The name is apparently of Germanic origin. The first part of the name is a little difficult to explain, it can go back to the name element IRMIN "whole, universal" or to a name element AMAN related to AMAL "work, labour"... [more]
EMRICH m Medieval German
Contracted form of Emmerich.
ENDRES m Medieval German
Medieval German form of Andreas.
ENDRIS m German (East Prussian), Medieval German
East Prussian German form of Heinrich as well as a medieval German variant of Endres.
ENOLF m Medieval German
The name Enolf is composed from the Germanic name elements AGIN "edge (of a sword)" and WOLF "wolf".
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.
ERPFO m Medieval German
High German form of Erpo.
ERPHO m Medieval German
High German form of Erpo.
ESICO m Medieval German
Esico of Ballenstedt was the progenitor of the house of Ascania, a German nobility family ruling the pricipality of Anhalt.
ETHELINDE f Medieval German
German form of Ethelinda. Ethelinde of Northeim was the oldest daughter of Otto of Northeim, duke of Bavaria (r.1060-1070).
FREDERUNA f Medieval German
Medieval German form of Friderun. This name was borne by the German-born first wife of king Charles III of France (10th century AD).
FREIDANK m Medieval German, German (Rare)
Formed from the German name elements FREI "free" and DANK "thought".... [more]
FRENA f Medieval German
Medieval southern German contracted form of Verena, reflecting the southern German pronunciation.
FRIDOLIN m Medieval German, German, Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Archaic)
Diminutive of Frid or Frido, which are both a short form of masculine names that contain the Germanic element frid or fridu meaning "peace", such as Friedrich and Gottfried... [more]
GALIAN m Medieval German, Medieval English
Medieval German and English form of Galianus / Galienus. As a German name, it was recorded in German-speaking Switzerland in the 1400s.
GALIENA f Medieval German, Medieval English
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory, however, tries to connect this name to Latin Gallus, Galla "inhabitant of Gallia".
GEBINUS m Medieval German (Latinized)
Derived from a Germanic name containing the High German name element GEB "to give; gift".
GELFRAT m Germanic Mythology, Medieval German
Formed from the High German name elements GELF "boast, yelp" and RAT "council, advice".... [more]
GENEFE f Medieval German
Medieval German contracted form of Genovefa.
GEPA f Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
Short form of names containing the Germanic name element GEB "to give". Some authors think, Gepa is a short form of Gerburg.... [more]
GERBERGA f Ancient Germanic, History, Medieval German
Variant of Gariburg. Gerberga was the name of the second wife of Charlemagne.
GERHAUS f Medieval German
Formed from the name elements GER "javelin, spear" and HAUS (with unclear meaning, see Husa).
GERSWITH f Medieval German, German (Rare, Archaic)
Anglo-Saxon and Old High German form of Gerswintha.
GERUSCHA f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Gertrud.
GEVA f Medieval German, Old Danish
Short form of names with the Germanic name element GEB "gift".
GLOCKRIAN m Medieval German
Medieval German form of Kalogreant.
GLOGRYAN m Medieval German
Medieval German form of Kalogreant.
GOBELO m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Godebert.
GREDECHIN f Medieval German
Thuringian dialectal form of Gretchen.
GUNDLACH m Medieval German
A dithematic name formed from the name elements GUND "fight, battle" and LAIC "play".
GYRLIN f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Girdrud.
HANß m German (Archaic), Medieval German
Archaic spelling variant of Hans.
HASALA f Medieval German
Probably a hypochoristic form of names containing the name element HADU "battle, combat". In Old High German, the word hasala means "hazel", but I don't think that this is the etymology of the name.
HAZECHA f Medieval German
A diminutive form of names with the secondary German name element HAZ derived from the Germanic name element HAD "battle, combat".... [more]
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.
HELPFRID m Medieval German
Old High German combination of helfa "help" and fridu "peace", "friendship".
HENKEL m Medieval German
Diminutive of Johann.
HENNE m & f German (Rare, Archaic), Medieval German
A short form of Heinrich or Johannes. The name is occasionally also used on females.
HERLINDE f German (Rare), Medieval German
The name Herlinde is formed from the Germanic name elements HARI "army" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".... [more]
HESKE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Hedwig.
HINZ m Medieval German, German (Archaic)
A once very popular short form of Heinrich.
HIZECHA f Medieval German
A diminutive from names with the secondary name element HIZ (derived from HILD "battle, strength").
HROTSVITHA f Medieval German
Medieval German form of Roswitha.
HUG m Medieval German
Medieval German form of Hugo.
HUSA f Medieval German
The origin of this name is unknown. The name resembles the German word Haus (dialectal: Hus) "house".
IMMED m Medieval German
Derived from the Germanic name element ERMEN "whole, universal" with a -d suffix.... [more]
IMMILLA f Medieval German (?), Medieval Italian (?)
Possibly a medieval diminutive of various names beginning with Old High German ermen, Old Saxon irmin "strong, whole, universal".
ISENGARD f Medieval German, German (Rare)
The name Isengard is formed from the Germanic name elements ISEN "iron" and GARD "enclosure".
ISLANA f Brazilian (Rare), Medieval German (Rare)
As a medieval German name, some academics consider this name to be derived from a Latin dative form of Isla.
ISLO m Medieval Occitan (Rare), Medieval German (Rare)
Derived from Old High German isarn "iron". The second element of the name is a diminutive suffix.
ISMERIA f Medieval English, Medieval German, Spanish
Quasi-Marian name connected to the devotion of Notre Dame de Liesse in Picardy. According to the legend, Ismeria ("the Black Madonna") was a Moorish girl who converted to Christianity and released the crusaders captivated by her father because of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.... [more]
JARO m Medieval German
Recorded in German-speaking Switzerland in the early 1400s.... [more]
KAETHERLIN f Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Keterlyn.
KALOGREANT m Arthurian Romance, Medieval German (Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
German form of the name Calogrenant occurring in Iwein by Hartmann von Aue.
KATREY f Medieval German
Medieval German form of Katharina coined in analogy to names like Sophey and Offmey.
KATUSCH f Medieval German
Medieval German diminutive of Katharina.
KETERLYN f Medieval German
Medieval German diminutive of Katharina.
KETHA f German (Rare, Archaic), Medieval German
Variant of Käthe, used by the 16th-century religious leader Martin Luther as a pet name for his wife Katharina.
KETHERLEIN f Medieval German
Medieval German form of Catherine.
KETHERLIN f Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Kaetherlin.
KITAN m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Kristian.
KRAFT m Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
Kraft is a normal German word meaning "power, force".... [more]
KUNHAUS f Medieval German
Formed from the name elements KUN "kin" and HAUS (with unclear meaning, see Husa).
KUNZ m Medieval German, German (Archaic)
A once very popular short form of Konrad.
LIBESTE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Liphilt.
LIBUSCH f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Liphilt.
LOHERANGRIN m Arthurian Romance, Medieval German
Loherangrin is the son of Parzival in the novel 'Parzival' by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
LÜFTHILDIS f Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
Lüfthildis is a variant of the Germanic name Liuthild.... [more]
LUPAMBULUS m Medieval German (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
Medieval Latin translation of Wolfgang, derived from Latin lupus "wolf" and ambulare "to walk".
LUTRUD f Medieval German
Formed from the Germanic name elements HLOD "fame" or LIUT "people" and TRUD "strength"
LUX m German (Rare, Archaic), Alsatian (Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval German short form and Alsatian vernacular form of Lukas.
MADLEN f Armenian, Croatian (Rare), German (Rare), Bulgarian, Medieval German, Polish, Alsatian, Hungarian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Alsatian, and German variant of Madeleine as well as a Hungarian borrowing of this name as well as a medieval German contracted form of Magdalena.
MAGREK f Medieval German
Allegedly a medieval German form or diminutive of Margaret.
MAKKO m Medieval German, East Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of Markward, recorded in the 11th century.
MARGRED f Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Margret, reflecting the southern German pronunciation.
MARHAUS f Medieval German
Formed from the name elements MAR "famous" and HAUS (with unclear meaning, see Husa).
MARUSCH f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of both Margarethe and Maria.
MARX m Medieval German, East Frisian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish, English (American, Modern, Rare), Alsatian (Archaic)
Medieval German and archaic Alsatian and East Frisian short form of Marcus, recorded numerous times in the Rhineland region of what is now Germany in the early 16th century, as well as in East Frisia in the same time period.... [more]
MATHŸS m Medieval German
Medieval southern German form of Matthias reflecting the southern German pronunciation.
MAURISIA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in 16th-century Switzerland.
MEINWERK m Medieval German
A dithematic name created from the Germanic name element MAGAN "strength" and the German word Werk "opus, work".... [more]
MERKEL m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Markward.
MERLIN f Medieval German
Medieval German diminutive of Margarethe, via the variant Mergelin.... [more]
MERLYN f Medieval German
Variant of the Medieval German girls name Merlin, itself a diminutive of Margarethe (via the variant Mergelin).... [more]
MERTEIN m Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Martin.
METFRIED m Medieval German, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic name formed from the name elements MAHT "might, strength" and FRID "piece".
METZE f Medieval German, German (Archaic)
A once very popular short form of Mechthild.
NETHE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Short form of Agnete and Agnethe, recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
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]
NITSCHE m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Nikolaus.
NOITBURG f Medieval German
Spelling variant of Notburg.
NOMIDIA f Medieval German
Dialectal variant of Numidia.... [more]
NYMANDUS m Medieval German
Recorded in 1350 in Silesia and in the Rhineland region of what is today Germany, this name is basically a Latinization of the German word niemand "nobody". ... [more]
ODBALD m Medieval German
A dithematic name formed from the name elements AUD "heritage, wealth" and BALD "bold".
OFFMEY f Medieval German
Medieval German form of Euphemia.
ORDULF m Medieval German
The name is formed from the Germanic name elements ORT "point" and WULF "wolf".... [more]
ORENDEL m Medieval German, Literature
Middle High German form of Aurvandill via its Old High German form Orendil or Orentil.... [more]
ORTHEY f Medieval German
Medieval German short form of Dorothea (compare Orthia).
OSTERLIND f Medieval German
A dithematic name form from the Germanic name element AUSTRA "east" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".
OSTERTAG m Medieval German
Apparently from the Proto-Germanic elements *austrą "east" (Old High German *ōst, Modern German Ost or Osten) and *dagaz "day" (Old High German tag, Modern German Tag).... [more]
OTILGE f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German variant of Ottilie reflecting the local pronunciation.
OTT m Estonian, Medieval German
Estonian and medieval German form of Otto.
PATRITIUS m Medieval German
Variant of Patricius. A bearer of this name was Patritius Sporer, a German Franciscan moral theologian from the 17th century AD.
PETERNELLA f Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Petronella.
PETRISSA f German (Archaic), Medieval German
Archaic German elaboration of Petra. During the Middle Ages this name was not uncommon in southern German-speaking areas, especially in noble families.... [more]
PETSCHE m Medieval German
Medieval German diminutive of Peter, popular in the Rhineland region in Germany in the 1300s and 1400s.
PETTERNEL f Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Peternella.
POPPO m Medieval German, Dutch
Simplified form (Lallform) of Volkbert.
REGELINDA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
The name appears to be Germanic, containing the name elements REGIN "advice, council" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".... [more]
REGLINDIS f Medieval German (Latinized)
Name formed of the Germanic name elements REGIN "advice, council" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".... [more]
REINELDIS f Medieval German (Latinized)
Variant form of Reinildis, which is the latinized form of Reinhild. This particular variant of the name was probably influenced by Renelde, which is the French form of Reinhild.... [more]
REINILDIS f Medieval German (Latinized), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Latinized form of Reinhild. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch historian and author Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen (b. 1948).
REMBERT m German, Dutch, Medieval German, English (American, Rare)
A dithematic name formed from the name elements RAGIN "advice, counsel" and BERAHT "bright".
RICHAD m Medieval German, German (Silesian)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements RIC "to rule" and HADU "battle, combat".
RICHENZA f Polish, Medieval English, American (Rare), Medieval German
Polish and medieval English and medieval German form of Rikissa.
RIFF m Medieval German
Short form of Riffert. Also compare Riffo and Rifo, which are both early medieval diminutives of Ricfrid.
RIFFERT m Medieval German
Medieval German form of Ricfrid.
RUTHARD m Medieval German, German (Rare)
Medieval German form of Rothard, which is still in use in Germany today (albeit barely so). Known bearers of this name include the medieval German archbishop Ruthard of Mainz (born before 1089, died in 1109) and the German social pedagogue Ruthard Stachowske (b... [more]
SALMEY f Medieval German, German (Silesian, Archaic)
Medieval German form of Salome, used in what is today Germany and Austria from the 13th century onwards.
SCHWANIGER m Medieval German
The name is formed from the German name elements SCHWAN "swan" and GER "javelin, spear".... [more]
SĪFRIT m Medieval German
Medieval South German form of Siegfried.
SIX m Medieval German, English (Rare)
Variant of Sixt which likely came about due to sloppy pronunciation.
SOPHEY f Medieval German
Medieval German form of Sophia.
SYDEL m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Siegfried.
SŸFERLIN m Medieval German
Alemanic diminutive form of Siegfried.
TECHILDE f Medieval German
A dithematic name formed with the second name element HILD "battle" and an unidentified first part.
THOMAN m German, Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Thomas, still occasionally used in this day and age.
TRISTRANT m Medieval German, Arthurian Romance
Variant of Tristram, used in Eilhart von Oberg's 'Tristrant und Isalde'.
TRUDBERT m German (Rare, Archaic), Medieval German
A dithematic name composed from the name elements THRUD "strength" and BERT "bright".
ULFHARD m Medieval German, Medieval Scandinavian
Variant form of Wulfhard and in some cases also of Odalfrid. For the latter, also compare the Frisian cognates Olfert and Ulfert.
UNWAN m Medieval German
A dithematic name created from a name element UN related to unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love" and WIN "friend".... [more]
UOTE f Medieval German
Old and Middle High German name, mentioned in the 'Nibelungenlied' and 'Kudrun'.
URSILDA f Medieval German
Of uncertain Germanic origin.
VOLKNAND m Medieval German
The name is composed from the Germanic name elements FOLK "people" and NAND "daring, brave".
WASTRADA f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?), Medieval German (?), History
Widow and model Christian matron who became a Catholic saint. The mother of St. Gregory of Utrecht, in her later years she became member of a religious community, although it is uncertain whether she actually became a nun.
WEIGAND m Medieval German
Medieval German variant of Wigand. Also compare Wiegand.... [more]
WEIRICH m Medieval German, German (Archaic)
Variant form of Wirich. Known bearers of this name include the medieval German nobleman Weirich von Gemmingen (1493-1548) and his grandson Weirich von Gemmingen (1575-1613), also a German nobleman.
WELF m Medieval German
The name is derived from a Geman word meaning "puppet, whelp".... [more]
WERENFRID m Medieval German (?), Medieval English (?)
Variant of Warinfrid via the Latinized form Werinfridus or Werenfridus. This was the name of an 8th-century saint and Benedictine missionary, also known as Werenfridus, who was allegedly born in England and became an assistant to Saint Willibrord in his labors to convert the Frisians.
WERENFRIED m Dutch, Medieval German
Dutch and German form of Warnfried.
WIBILO m Medieval German
A diminutive of Wibo.... [more]
WILLBERNA f Medieval German
Derived from Old High German willo "will" and bero "bear".
WILLEBIRG f Medieval German
Formed from the Germanic name element WIL "will" and BURG "castle, protection".
WILLEHALM m Literature, Medieval German
Willehalm is a variant form of Wilhelm. It is the title of an epic by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
WILLEIC m Theology, Medieval German
Benedictine monk, a disciple of St. Swithbert.
WILLIGIS m Medieval German
From Willigisus, the Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and gisil "pledge, hostage". This was the name of a 10th- and 11th-century German saint and archbishop of Mainz.
WILLO m Medieval German
Most likely a diminutive of names beginning with the element Will-.
WIRICH m Medieval German, German (Archaic)
The first element of this name is usually derived from Old High German wîg meaning "warrior" or "war, battle", but there are also certainly cases where it is derived from Old High German wîh meaning "holy"... [more]
WIRNT m Medieval German
A shortened form of Wernhard.... [more]
WITZKE m Medieval German
Probably a diminutive of Wido.
WORTWIN m Medieval German
Derived from Old High German wort "word" and wini "friend".
WULFHILD f Medieval German, Medieval Scandinavian
The name is formed from the Germanic name elements WULF "wolf" and HILD "battle".... [more]
YSENTRUD f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German variant of Isentrud.