Medieval English Names

These names were used by medieval English peoples.
gender
usage
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).
Hawise f Medieval English
English form of a medieval French name appearing in various spellings such as Haueis or Haouys, which were derived from Hadewidis. The name was borne by a number of Norman and Anglo-Norman noblewomen from the 11th to 13th centuries.
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".
Jon 1 m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of John.
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 Estonian, Medieval English
Estonian diminutive of Maria or Maarja, now used independently. This was also a medieval English 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 Wigheard.