Ancient Germanic (Lombardic) Submitted Names

These names were used by the Lombards, a Germanic people who came to settle in northern Italy.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adoloald m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Adaloald (602–628) was the Lombard king of Italy from 616 to 626. He was the son and heir of King Agilulf and his Catholic queen Theodelinda. He was baptized shortly after his birth in 602; the abbot Secundus of Non (later historian) was his godfather... [more]
Aistulf m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Variant of Haistulf. Aistulf was the name of an 8th-century king of the Lombards.
Alahis m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
The name of a 7th-century Lombard king.
Aloara f Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Etymology unknown. This was the name of a 10th-century princess regnant of Capua.
Atenolfo m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic, Italianized)
A dithematic name with the second name element wolf "wolf" and the first name element ATHAN that is probably derived from gothic athn, atathni "year".
Auriwandalo m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic), History
Lombardic cognate of Ēarendel. The name is attested as the name of a historical Lombardic prince.
Authari m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
6th century Lombard king.
Cleph m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
6th-century Lombard king, the father of Authari.
Gaidoald m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Derived from Langobardic gaida "sharp point (of a spear)" combined with Gothic valdan "to reign."
Gambara f Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Possibly derives from the Old High German *gand-bera or gand-bara meaning "wand-bearer" (a term for seeresses or women that made prophecies). Another possible origin is from the Old High German gambar meaning "strenuous".
Godehoc m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Godehoc was a Lombardic king of the Lething Dynasty, during the 480s. He led the Lombards into modern-day Austria.
Landenulf m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Form of Landulf, using an extended form of the first element (cf. Pandenulf). Landenulf I was a 9th-century gastald (Lombard ruler) of Capua in Italy.
Lethuc m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
First known Lombard king.
Liutprand m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Liutprand was the king of the Lombards from 712 to 744 and is chiefly remembered for his multiple phases of law-giving, in fifteen separate sessions from 713 to 735 inclusive, and his long reign, which brought him into a series of conflicts, mostly successful, with most of Italy... [more]
Mūna f Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Mūna means moon. It’s also known to mean prideful.
Pandenulf m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
A longer form of Pandulf. Pandenulf was the name of a 9th-century count of Capua (Italy).
Prangarda f Medieval Italian, Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
A Germanic dithematic name formed from the name elements brand "sword" and gard "enclosure, protected place".
Sichelgaita f Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Possibly derived from Old High German sigu "victory" and Langobardic gaida "sharp point (of a spear)". This was the name of a medieval duchess of Apulia (now part of Italy) and warrior.
Theodolinda f History, Ancient Germanic (Lombardic, Latinized)
Variant of Theodelinda. (See also Teodolinda, Dietlinde.) This was borne by Finnish writer Theodolinda Hahnsson (1838-1919), known for being the first woman writing in Finnish... [more]
Wacho m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
King Wacho ruled the Lombards before they entered Italy. He likely ruled from around 510 until his death in 539. He was the son of Unichis. He usurped the throne by assassinating his uncle King Tato.
Walthari m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Walthari, son of Wacho from his third wife Silinga, was a king of the Lombards from 539 to 546. He was an infant king, and the rule was administered by Audoin. Audoin probably killed Waltari before he reached manhood, in order to gain the throne for himself in ca... [more]