Anglo-Saxon Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of Anglo-Saxon England.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Æscferð m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The first element of this name is Old English æsc "ash tree". The second element may be Old English ferhð "soul, spirit, mind, life" (compare Unferð) or a variant form of Old English friþ "peace" (in which case this is a variant of the attested Old English name Æscfrith)... [more]
Æschere m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and here "army". This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to King Hroðgar's most trusted adviser; Æschere is killed by Grendel's mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendel's death.
Alkelda f English (British, Rare, Archaic), Anglo-Saxon Mythology, History (Ecclesiastical)
Younger form of Old English Hǣlcelde. Saint Alkelda (died on 28 March c. 800) was ostensibly an Anglo-Saxon princess who was strangled by pagan Viking women during Danish raids in about 800 at Middleham in Yorkshire, England... [more]
Bældæg m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Balder. Made up of the Old English elements bæl, of disputed origin, and dæg, meaning "day." ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,’ written after the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, treats him as a historical figure, listing him among the legendary ancestors of the kings of Bernicia and Wessex.
Beanstan m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The father of Breca in the epic Beowulf.
Breca m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Breca (sometimes spelled Breoca) was a Bronding who, according to the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, was Beowulf’s childhood friend.
Breoca m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Alternate spelling of Breca, a character from Beowulf.
Cherin m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The name of a legendary king of the Britons in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. It is likely related to Irish Ciarán.
Cleolinda f English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Literature
According to legend, St. George saved the Princess Cleolinda from death by taming the dragon and then killing it in exchange for the kingdom's conversion to Christianity.
Earendel m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English cognate of the Germanic name Auriwandalo, from Proto-Germanic *Auziwandilaz, composed of *auzi "dawn" and *wandilaz "wandering, fluctuating, variable"... [more]
Ecgþēow m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The name of the father of Beowulf, meaning "edge-servant" or "sword-thane", espressing proficiency with a sword.
Eostre f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Eostre, or Ostara; Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility. Foundation of the name Easter.
Fitela m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English equivalent of Sinfjötli. It occurs in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'.
Freawaru f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from frēa, a poetic word meaning "lord, king" and waru meaning "care, watch, guard, protection".
Frowin m German (Archaic), English (Archaic), Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from Old High German frot, fruot "wise" and wini "friend". Frowin figures as a governor of Schleswig in Gesta Danorum and in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as an ancestor of the kings of Wessex, but the latter source only tells that he was the son of Friðgar and the father of Wig.
Grendel m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The name of monster from Old English heroic epic poem "Beowulf".
Habetrot f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
A figure in folklore of the Border counties of Northern England and Lowland Scotland associated with spinning and the spinning wheel. ... [more]
Healfdene m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English form of Halfdan. Healfdene (Halfdan in Old Norse) was a legendary Danish king who appeared in the epic poem Beowulf.
Hondscio m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The first victim of Grendel in the Anglo Saxon epic of Beowulf. Means "handshoe", as in "glove", from 'hond' meaning hand, and 'scio', meaning shoe.
Hygelac m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English form of Hugleikr. This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to a king of the Geats.
Ingeld m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English name, possibly derived from the Old English intensive prefix in- and geld, gield "payment, tribute". This was the name of a legendary prince of the Heathobards who appears in Anglo-Saxon tales, including the 8th-century epic poem Beowulf.
Pooka f Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Means "spirit" in Irish folklore. Pooka is another name for "Will-o the Wisp".... [more]
Rheda f Anglo-Saxon Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Old English Hrêðe or Hrêða. Rheda is a goddess attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where she is connected with the month "Rhedmonth" (which is the equivalent of modern day March).
Sceafa m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Sceafa was a legendary Lombardic king from English legend.
Seaxnēat m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English cognate of Sahsnot, as the name consists of Old English seax meaning "knife, dagger, sword" combined with Old English nēad meaning "help, need".... [more]
Tiwa f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Feminine form of Tiw.
Wealhþeow f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Composed of Old English wealh "foreigner, Celt, slave" and þeow "servant". Wealhþeow is a queen of the Danes as the wife of king Hroðgar in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'.