Ancient Germanic (Gothic) Submitted Names

These names were used by the Goths, an eastern Germanic people.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Achila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Achila II (died circa 714) was the Visigothic king of Hispania from 710 or 711 until his death. The kingdom he ruled was restricted to the northeast of the old Hispanic kingdom on account of the Arabo-Berber invasions.
Adosinda f Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval Spanish
Visigothic name possibly derived from the Germanic elements aud "wealth" and sinþs "path". This was the name of an 8th-century queen of Asturias, Spain... [more]
Aiwareiks m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Derived from the Germanic elements aiws "eternity" and reiks "ruler".
Ariaric m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Ariaric was a 4th-century Thervingian Gothic pagan ruler. He lost a war to Constantine the Great in 332. His son, Aoric, was raised in Constantinople.
Batwins m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Composed of bats "good" + wins "friend".
Berig m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Berig is a legendary king of the Goths appearing in the Getica by Jordanes. According to Jordanes, Berig led his people on three ships from Scandza (Scandinavia) to Gothiscandza (the Vistula Basin)... [more]
Chindasuinth m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Chindasuinth (c. 563 – 30 September 653) was Visigothic King of Hispania, from 642 until his death in 653. He succeeded Tulga, from whom he took the throne in a coup. He was elected by the nobles and anointed by the bishops on April 30th, 642.
Chintila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Chintila (c. 606 – 20 December 639) was a Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania, and Galicia from 636. He succeeded Sisenand in a time of weakness and reigned until his death.
Cixilo f Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Cixilo (7th-century – fl. 694) was a Visigoth queen consort by marriage to king Egica (687–702). She was the daughter of Erwig and Liuvigoto. She married Egica in 670. She was repudiated in 687... [more]
Cniva m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Cniva (fl. mid-3rd century AD) was a Gothic king who invaded the Roman Empire. He successfully captured the city of Philippopolis (Plovdiv in Bulgaria) in 250 and killed Emperor Decius and his son Herennius Etruscus at the Battle of Abritus as he was attempting to leave the Empire in 251... [more]
Dudo m Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval, Medieval French, Medieval German
A pet form of any of various names beginning with Gothic þiuda "people, folk".
Egica m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Egica (c. 610 – 701x703), was the Visigoth King of Hispania and Septimania from 687 until his death. He was the son of Ariberga and the brother-in-law of Wamba.
Egilona f Medieval Spanish, Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Medieval Spanish name of Visigothic origin. Possibly related to Old Norse name Egil.... [more]
Elemund m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Elemund (died 548) was king of the Gepids, an East Germanic people, during the first half of the 6th century. He may have been the son of Gunderit, himself son of Ardaric ascended by overthrowing a rival Ardariking branch... [more]
Erelieva f Ancient Germanic (Gothic), History
Derived from Old High German êra "honour, respect" and Old High German liub "dear, beloved". Erelieva was the wife of Theodemir, king of the Ostrogoths (in the 5th century AD), and mother of Theodoric the Great.
Erwig m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Erwig (after 642 – 687)) was a king of the Visigoths in Hispania (680–687). According to the 9th-century Chronicle of Alfonso III, Erwig was the son of Ardabast, who had journeyed from the Byzantine Empire to Hispania during the time of Chindasuinth, and married Chindasuinth's niece Goda... [more]
Fastida m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Fastida was a king of the Gepidae of the 3rd century. His battle against the Visigoths resulted in defeat and was chronicled in Getica by Jordanes. He is the first Gepidic king whose name survives.
Filimer m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Filimer was an early Gothic king, according to Jordanes. He was the son of Gadareiks and the fifth generation since Berig settled with his people in Gothiscandza. When the Gothic nation had multiplied Filimer decided to move his people to Scythia where they defeated the Sarmatians... [more]
Gadaric m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Gadaric was a legendary king of the Goths. He is only mentioned twice in Getica by Jordanes. He is supposed to have been the fourth king after Berig, who ruled in Gothiscandza. His son Filimer is said to have let the Goths south... [more]
Gudilub m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Perhaps composed of guþ "God" + lubo "love" or liufs "dear".
Hildoara f Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Hildoara (6th-century – fl. 610) was a Visigoth queen consort by marriage to king Gundemar (610–612). She is described as a pious follower of Nicene Christianity, a role model in her protection of the Nicene Priesthood and her mercy toward the poor, and as a beloved spouse by Gundemar, who took her advice not only in family issues but also in state affairs.
Ingalsinde f Icelandic (Archaic), Ancient Germanic, Old Saxon, Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval, Medieval French
An elongation of Old Icelandic ing(i), of uncertain origin but perhaps identical with the god name Ing or Yngvi, also of uncertain origin + Old Saxon swīth, Gothic swinþs from Proto-Germanic swinþaz "strong".
Leudesinda f Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Visigothic name (recorded in Iberia in 868 CE) composed of the Germanic elements leud "people" and sinths "path"... [more]
Liuvigoto f Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Liuvigoto (7th-century – fl. 693) was a Visigoth queen consort by marriage to king Erwig (680–687). In 683, her spouse attempted to secure a reform in which the remarriage of a widow after the death of a king was banned as adultery, in order to prevent the custom of usurpers marrying the widows of their predecessors to legitimize their rule... [more]
Merila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Composed of mers "fame" + -ila (a personal name-forming suffix). The origin of the Galician toponym Merlán.
Nivard m Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval French, Old Saxon, Medieval
Gothic niujis, Old High German niuwi, niwi "new" + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart "strong, hard".
Oppas m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Oppas (died after 712) was a member of the Visigothic elite in the city of Toledo on the eve of the Muslim conquest of Hispania.
Ortolf m Old High German, Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval, Medieval English, German (Austrian, Archaic), Medieval German
Old High German ort "point (of a spear or sword)" + Old High German wolf, Gothic wulf "wolf".
Ostrogotha m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Ostrogotha was a leader of the eastern Goths in the Ukraine, who invaded Roman Moesia during the Crisis of the Third Century, mentioned by the 6th-century historian Jordanes. Jordanes' account differs from those of Zosimus and Joannes Zonaras, who do not mention Ostrogotha, and therefore his existence was questioned... [more]
Radagaisus m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Radagaisus (died 23 August 406) was a Gothic king who led an invasion of Roman Italy in late 405 and the first half of 406. A committed Pagan, Radagaisus evidently planned to sacrifice the Senators of the Christian Roman Empire to the gods and to burn Rome to the ground... [more]
Ragnagild f Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Ragnagild (5th-century – fl. 485) was a Visigoth queen consort by marriage to king Euric (466–484). Ragnagild is known from the work of Sidonius Apollinaris to have acted as the patron of poets and artists... [more]
Samanilde f Medieval, Medieval French, Old High German, Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Gothic sama, Old High German samo "same" + Old High German hiltja "battle".
Segeric m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Segeric was, according to Jordanes, the king who immediately followed Alaric I as ruler of the Visigoths. He ruled only a short time and then was killed by his soldiers.
Sidimund m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Sidimund was a 5th-century Ostrogothic warrior. Under the Ostrogothic king Valamir, Sidimund had been plundering Epirus. He was a member of the Amali dynasty and a close relative of Aidoingus, the comes domesticorum... [more]
Suintila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Suintila (ca. 588 – 633/635) was Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania, and Galicia from 621 to 631. He was a son of Reccared I and his wife Bado, and a brother of general Geila. Under Suintila there was unprecedented peace and unity across the Kingdom of the Visigoths... [more]
Sunjaifriþas m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Gothic name derived from the elements sunja "truth" and friþus "peace".
Swinþila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Composed of swinþs "strong" + -ila (a personal name-forming suffix).
Tanausis m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Tanausis was a legendary king of the Goths, according to Jordanes's Getica (5.47). The 19th-century scholar Alfred von Gutschmid assigned his reign to 1323 BC - 1290 BC. According to the Getica, he was the Gothic king who halted the advance of the Egyptian armies of the Egyptian king Sesostris (whom Jordanes calls Vesosis)... [more]
Theodegotha f Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Theodegotha (5th-century – fl. 502) was a Visigoth queen consort by marriage to king Alaric II (494–507). She was the daughter of Theodoric the Great. Her marriage was arranged as an alliance between the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, though it is disputed when it took place and therefore the exact reasons for the alliance... [more]
Theudo m Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Swiss (Archaic), Medieval Portuguese, Medieval, Medieval Polish, Medieval Italian, Hungarian Mythology, Medieval German, Medieval French, German (Austrian, Archaic)
Gothic þiuda "people, folk" used as a standalone name, or a pet form of any of various names beginning with this element.
Totila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Totila was the penultimate King of the Ostrogoths, reigning from 541 to 552 AD. A skilled military and political leader, Totila reversed the tide of the Gothic War, recovering by 543 almost all the territories in Italy that the Eastern Roman Empire had captured from his Kingdom in 540.
Triarius m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Triarius was a Gothic nobleman and soldier. He was a member of the Amali dynasty. At least by the Battle of Nedao, Triarius had withdrawn his support from Valamir, who was his relative and the king of the Ostrogoths... [more]
Uromod m Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval, Old High German, German (Austrian, Archaic)
From the Gothic word urus, the Old Icelandic word úrr or the Old High German uro all meaning "aurochs" combined with the Old High German word muot meaning "spirit; courage, boldness".
Viterico m Medieval Spanish, Ancient Germanic (Gothic, Hispanicized), History
From wid "forest", and -ric "poweful".... [more]
Vithimiris m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Vithimiris was a king of the Greuthungi, ruling for some unspecified time in the area of present-day southern Ukraine. He succeeded to Ermanaric, meaning that he probably reigned in 376. Ammianus Marcellinus, the only known source on him, states that after Ermanaric´s death he tried to resist the Alani, who were allied with the Huns, with the help of other Huns hired as mercenaries... [more]
Witireiks m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Original Gothic form of Witeric.
Wittiza m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Wittiza (c. 687 – probably 710) was the Visigothic King of Hispania from 694 until his death, co-ruling with his father, Egica, until 702 or 703.
Wulfila m Ancient Germanic (Gothic)
Meaning "little Wolf".... [more]
Wulftrude f Old High German, Medieval French, Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval
Fron the Old High German word wolf and Gothic wulf meaning "wolf" combined with Proto-Germanic þrūþ meaning "strength" or Proto-Germanic trut meaning "maiden".