Medieval French Names

These names were used by medieval French peoples.
gender
usage
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, from Old Norse vizkr "wise" and the Old French pejorative suffix -ard (from Frankish hard "brave, hardy"). This was the byname of Robert Guiscard, an 11th-century Norman conqueror of Sicily.
Isabeau f Medieval French, French (Rare), Dutch (Modern)
Medieval French variant of Isabel. A famous bearer of this name was Isabeau of Bavaria (1385-1422), wife of the French king Charles VI.
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 is the name of the main character in the 14th-century poem Piers Plowman by William Langland.
Roland m English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Georgian, 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".