Medieval French Names

These names were used by medieval French peoples.
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AALIS f Medieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
AMÉ m Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉ.
AMÉE f Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉE.
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.
CATELINE f Medieval French
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
ENGUERRAND m Medieval French
Medieval French form of the Germanic name Engilram, which was composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and hramn "raven". This was the name of several French nobles from Picardy.
ESTIENNE m Medieval French
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
EUDES m Medieval French
Old French form of Audo (see OTTO). This was the name of an 8th-century French saint. It was also borne by a 9th-century French king.
GARNIER m Medieval French
Medieval French form of WERNER.
GEOFFROI m Medieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GIDIE m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GOSSE m Medieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
GUARIN m Medieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
GUISCARD m Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
JEHAN m Medieval French
Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JEHANNE f Medieval French
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
JOHANNE f French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOSSE m French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
MELISENDE f Medieval French
Old French form of MILLICENT.
ONFROI m Medieval French
Norman French form of HUMPHREY.
PIERS m English (British), Medieval French
Medieval form of PETER. This was the name of the main character in the 14th-century poem 'Piers Plowman' by William Langland.
ROLAND m English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and landa meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave". Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.
ROUL m Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
VAUQUELIN m Medieval French
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".