were used by the Franks, a Germanic people who settled in France and the Low Countries.
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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.
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
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
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
, which are both latinizations of his original Germanic name, which must have been either Ramigil