Medieval English Names

These names were used by medieval English peoples.
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ADDY (2)mMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ALDITHfMedieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDUSm & fMedieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
AMICEfMedieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
AMISmMedieval English, Medieval French
Medieval name, a masculine form of AMICE. It appears in the medieval French poem 'Amis and Amiles', about two friends who make sacrifices for one another.
BATEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
COLmMedieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
DAWmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DICUNmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DIOTfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DYEfMedieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
EDA (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
ELISmSwedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
ELRICmMedieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ETHELDREDfMedieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
FIRMINmFrench, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
HAMOmMedieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HANNmMedieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HERRYmMedieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HOBmMedieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HOPKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HUDDEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
IBBfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
ISEUTfMedieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
JAN (3)mMedieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JOCOSAfMedieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
JUDDmEnglish, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
KINBOROUGHfMedieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
LARKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAWmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
MACK (2)mMedieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MALLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MATTY (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MOLLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MORRISmEnglish, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
NICOL (1)mScottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NOLLmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
ODEmMedieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
PATEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
RANDELmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
ROHESEfMedieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROHESIAfMedieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see ROSE).
ROULmMedieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
ROYSEfMedieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
STACEm & fMedieval English, English
Medieval short form of EUSTACE. As a modern name it is typically a short form of STACY.
TENNEYmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
WILKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILKYmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILMOTm & fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WYBERTmMedieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".
WYMONDmMedieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig "battle" and mund "protector".
WYOTmMedieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigheard, composed of the elements wig "battle" and heard "brave, hardy".
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