Medieval English Names

These names were used by medieval English peoples.
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ADDY (2) m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ALDITH f Medieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDUS m & f Medieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
AMICE f Medieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
AMIS m Medieval 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.
BATE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
COL m Medieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
DAW m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DAVID.
DICUN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
DIOT f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DIONYSIA.
DYE f Medieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
EDA (2) f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
ELIS m Swedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
ELRIC m Medieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
ETHELDRED f Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELDREDA f Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
FIRMIN m French, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus meaning "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.
HAMO m Medieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HANKIN m Medieval English
Diminutive of HANN.
HANN m Medieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HERRY m Medieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HOB m Medieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HOPKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HUDDE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
IBB f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
ISEUT f Medieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
JAN (3) m Medieval English
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.
JANKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JAN (3).
JOCOSA f Medieval English
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
JUDD m English, Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of JORDAN. Modern use of this name is inspired by the surname that was derived from the medieval name.
KINBOROUGH f Medieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
LARKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAW m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
MACK (2) m Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MALLE f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MATTY (2) f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MEGGY f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MOLLE f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MORRIS m English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
NICOL (1) m Scottish, 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.
NOLL m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
ODE m Medieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
PATE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
RANDEL m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
ROHESE f Medieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROHESIA f Medieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see ROSE).
ROUL m Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
ROYSE f Medieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
STACE m & f Medieval English, English
Medieval short form of EUSTACE. As a modern name it is typically a short form of STACY.
TENNEY m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of DENIS.
WILKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILKY m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILMOT m & f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WYBERT m Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".
WYMOND m Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig "battle" and mund "protector".
WYOT m Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigheard, composed of the elements wig "battle" and heard "brave, hardy".