Ancient Germanic (Frankish) Submitted Names

These names were used by the Franks, a Germanic people who settled in France and the Low Countries.
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Acfred m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
A Frankish name of unknown meaning.... [more]
Adald m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
From Old Frankish ad, perhaps a reduction of Old High German adal "noble" and Old High German walt "power, authority".
Alcuin m Anglo-Saxon (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?)
Old French name of Germanic origin, derived from Gothic alhs (alah in Old High German) "temple" and win "friend" (compare Alawin)... [more]
Alpaïde f History (Gallicized), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Gallicized)
French form of Alpaidis. This name belonged to the mother of Charles Martel, the 8th-century Frankish military and political leader.
Amatilda f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
This is the name of a Frankish queen who succeeded the Anglo-Saxon Balthild and preceded Bilichild of Austrasia. Not much is known of her, though it's known that she was the wife of Chlothar III.
Ansgarde f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and gard "enclosure". This name was borne by Ansgarde of Burgundy, a French queen of Aquitaine who lived during the 9th century.
Audovera f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
From the Germanic elements aud- "war, battle" and vér- "warrior, fighter". This was the name of a wife of Chilperic I.
Austregilde f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Queen Austregilde (548 - 580) was the third wife of Guntram, King of Orléans. She was not born into high social status and was possibly a servant of Queen Marcatrude, the second wife of Guntram; a servant of one of Guntram's courtiers; or even a slave in the household of Marcatrude's father... [more]
Baudelius m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
Bertechildis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Bertechildis was the fifth wife of Dagobert I, king of Austrasia, Neustria, Burgundy, and also king of all the Franks.
Bertrude f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Variant of Bertrud. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish queen consort.
Bobo m History (Ecclesiastical), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized, ?)
This was the name of a 10th century saint.
Boso m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Germanic given name of uncertain meaning. Some sources state that it is a short form of Germanic given names that contain the element boto meaning "bid, offer" (such as Bodegisel - also compare Bode), whilst others state that it is a short form of Germanic given names that contain the element burg meaning "protection", such as Burghard (see Burchard)... [more]
Chariulf m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Frankish form of Hariulf. Also compare the similar-looking names Garulf and Gerulf, which can easily get confused with this name and vice versa.... [more]
Chimnechild f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Chimnechild of Burgundy (7th-century – fl. 662) was a Frankish queen consort by marriage to King Sigebert III. She was the mother of Bilichild and possibly of Dagobert II. When Childebert the Adopted died, she opposed the succession of Theuderic III and arranged a marriage between her daughter and Childeric II, whose succession she supported.
Chrodegang m History (Ecclesiastical), Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Form of Rotgang borne by an 8th-century Frankish saint.
Chunsina f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
A queen of the Franks, Chunsina was the second wife of Chlothar I. Not much is known of her.
Clodoswinthe f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Gallicized)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements hlud "fame" and swinth "strong".... [more]
Closinde f Ancient Germanic (Frankish), German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements hlud "fame" and swinth "strong".
Deuteria f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Queen Deuteria of the Franks was a consort of King Theudebert I. She came from an aristocratic Gallo-Roman family from Auvergne. She was related to Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint Avitus, and Emperor Avitus... [more]
Engelberga f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Engelberga (died between 896 and 901) was the wife of Emperor Louis II and thus Carolingian empress to his death on 12 August 875. As empress, she exerted a powerful influence over her husband. She was probably the daughter of Adelchis I of Parma and a member of one of the most powerful families in the Kingdom of Italy at that time, the Supponids... [more]
Evochildis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
This was the name of the Frankish queen Evochildis of Cologne (462 - 510). She was likely a Frankish-Rhenish princess. She was the first wife of Clovis I and probably the mother of Theuderic I.
Faileube f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Faileube was the wife of Childebert II, a Merovingian king of Austrasia.
Fardinanth m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of Ferdinand.
Gangulphus m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of Gangulf. This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint.
Gomentrude f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Gomentrude (598 – fl. 630) was a Frankish queen consort by marriage to King Dagobert I. She was the sister of queen Sichilde. The marriage was arranged against the will of Dagobert in 625. When he became king in 629, he repudiated her one year after his succession, officially because of her claimed infertility.
Grifo m Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval Italian, History
Derived from the noun grifo, which means "griffin" in both Italian and Old High German. In turn, it is derived from the Latin noun gryphus, which itself is ultimately derived from the Greek noun γρύψ (gryps) --- see Griffin.... [more]
Gundelindis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of Gundelind. This was borne by a niece of Saint Odilia.
Guntheuc f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
This was the name of the Frankish queen Guntheuc of Burgundy (c. 495 - 540). She was the first wife of Chlothar I and the daughter of Godomar of Burgundy. She was also the mother of Saint Cloud (Clodoald) by her first husband, Chlodomer.
Haldetrude f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Haldetrude was a queen of Neustria, the first wife of Chlothar II. She was likely born around 575 - 594 and died around 604 - 629. She was the mother of Merovech, who was captured during a campaign against Burgundy and killed on orders of Brunhilda; Emma, married in 618 to Eadbald (died 640), King of Kent, though recently it has been suggested that she may have instead been the daughter of Erchinoald, mayor of the palace in Neustria; and Dagobert I (c... [more]
Hildigard f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of Hildegard.
Hildirik m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of Hilderic.
Hlodowig m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of Louis.
Ingerman m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Ingerman (c. 750-818), was a Frankish noble and Count of Hesbaye, son of Sigram of Hesbaye and grandson of Sigramnus of Hesbaye. Ingerman married Rotrude, of unknown parentage. Ingerman and Rotrude had one daughter, Ermengarde, who married into the Frankish royal family, the Carolingians, and was the first wife of King Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne.
Ingoberga f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Ingoberga (c. 520 - 589) was a Queen of Paris and the first wife of Charibert I. She was the mother of Bertha of Kent, who was married to king Æthelberht of Kent, the initiator of the Gregorian mission... [more]
Leodegarius m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of Leudagar. This was borne by a 7th-century martyr and bishop of Autun, also known as Léger.
Lintrude f German (Rare), Medieval French (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft" and thrud "strength."... [more]
Marcovefa f Ancient Germanic (Frankish), History
Recorded as the name of a concubine (lower-status wife) of Charibert I, Frankish king of Neustria. Her sister Merofleda (another concubine of Charibert) bears a clearly Germanic name, supporting identification of the first element with Frankish marka "border"... [more]
Mariwig m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Reconstructed Frankish form of Merovech.
Merovech m Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
The name Merovech is related to Marwig, lit. 'famed fight' (compare modern Dutch mare "news, rumour", vermaard "famous" as well as (ge)vecht "fight" with -vech).
Monegundis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Latinized form of Monegund. This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish saint.
Nanthilde f Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval French
Variant of Nanthild. This name was borne by a 7th-century queen consort of the Franks.
Narduin m Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval French, Medieval, Swiss (Archaic)
An Old Frankish creation from names deriving from Gothic narjan, Old German nerian "to rescue, protect, nourish", Old High German nara "nourishment" + Old High German wini "friend".
Ragintrudis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Ragintrudis was the third wife of Dagobert I, king of Austrasia, Neustria, Burgundy, and also king of all the Franks.
Remaclus m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
This name is best known for being the name of the 7th-century Frankish saint Remaclus, who was born in Aquitaine (located in what is nowadays the southwest of France). His name is a corruption of Remagilus or Rimagilus, which are both latinizations of his original Germanic name, which must have been either Ramigil, Remigil or Rimigil.... [more]
Richardis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Saint Richardis (c. 840 – 18 September, between 894 and 896 AD), was the Holy Roman Empress as the wife of Charles the Fat. She was renowned for her piety and was the first abbess of Andlau. Repudiated by her husband, Richardis later became a Christian model of devotion and just rule... [more]
Saroilde f Old High German, Medieval French, Ancient Germanic (Frankish), Medieval
Proto-Germanic sarwō '(war) "equipment" + Old Frankish wildis, a development from names with a prototheme ending in -u and deuterotheme Old High German hiltja "battle".
Sigrada f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Possibly a feminine form of Sigerad. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint, the mother of Saint Leodegarius and Saint Warinus.
Teutberga f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Teutberga (died 11 November 875) was a queen of Lotharingia by marriage to Lothair II. She was a daughter of Bosonid Boso the Elder and sister of Hucbert, the lay-abbot of St. Maurice's Abbey. In 855 she was married to the Carolingian Lothair II, the second son of Emperor Lothair I. Lothar II, at the time of marriage, already had a mistress named Waldrada... [more]
Théoda f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Diminutive or variant of Théodrade. Théodrade, wife of Chrodbert II (c. 678), is occasionally referred to as Théoda.
Théodrade f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Gallicized)
This is a French form of Theuderada via the Latinized form Theodorada or Theoderada.... [more]
Théoudehilde f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Théoudehilde was the second wife of Theudebert II, king of Austrasia.
Ultrogotha f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Queen Ultrogotha (510 - after 566/67) was a Frankish Merovingian queen and the wife of Childebert I.
Valdetrudis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical, Hispanicized)
Latinized variant of Waldedrudis. Saint Waltrude (known as Valdetrudis in Spanish and Latin) was a 7th-century Frankish noblewoman and nun.
Waldalenus m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized)
Possibly a Latinized form of Waldhelm. This was borne by Waldalenus, Duke of Upper Burgundy, a Frankish magnate who lived in the late 6th century and early 7th century... [more]
Wastrada f Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?), Medieval German (?), History
Widow and model Christian matron who became a Catholic saint. The mother of St. Gregory of Utrecht, in her later years she became member of a religious community, although it is uncertain whether she actually became a nun.
Widradus m Ancient Germanic (Frankish, Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical)
Benedictine abbot of Flavigny, France, also called Ware.
Willigod m Ancient Germanic (Frankish), History (Ecclesiastical)
The name of a Benedictine abbot who is now a Catholic saint.
Wulfefundis f Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Wulfefundis was the fourth wife of King Dagobert I of Austrasia, Neustria, Burgundy, and also king of all the Franks.
Wulfram m Ancient Germanic (Frankish), History (Ecclesiastical)
Variant of Wolfram. This name was borne by St. Wulfram of Fontenelle.
Wulmar m Ancient Germanic (Frankish), History (Ecclesiastical)
A Benedictine abbott born near Boulogne, Picardy, France, he was actually married but was separated from his wife and entered the Benedictines as a lay brother at Haumont, in Hainault. He was eventually ordained and was the founder of the rnonastery of Samer near Boulogne, which he served as abbot... [more]