Arthurian Cycle Submitted Names

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Aamanz m Arthurian Cycle
According to Diu Crône, a knight whose nickname was “the other Gawain,” due to his uncanny physical similarity to Sir Gawain.
Aberthol m Arthurian Cycle (Modern), Popular Culture
Means "sacrificial" in Welsh, from aberth "sacrifice". This was the name of an evil druid in the movie 'Arthur and Merlin' (2015).
Accolon m Arthurian Cycle
Of uncertain origin, perhaps a derivative of the Gaulish name Acco (itself from Gaulish *acu- meaning "fast, swift, quick"). Sir Accolon, also spelled Accalon, is a character in Arthurian legends, possibly first appearing in the Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin (c.1230-40)... [more]
Acheflow f Arthurian Cycle
Variant of Acheflour, which is probably a corruption of Blancheflour (see Blanchefleur) meaning "white flower" in Old French. In the Middle English romance 'Sir Perceval of Galles', Acheflour was the sister of King Arthur and mother of Perceval.
Aeddan m Welsh Mythology, Celtic Mythology, Arthurian Cycle
Welsh form of Áedán and diminutive of Aedd. In Welsh Legend, Aeddan was the son of Caw, a Pictish overlord... [more]
Aelens m Arthurian Cycle
Father of Escol, a follower of king Arthur.
Aemylia f Arthurian Cycle
A character in "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser.
Agravain m Arthurian Cycle
The name of a nephew of King Arthur in Arthurian tales.
Agrestes m Arthurian Cycle
Derived from Latin agrestis meaning "rural, rustic, wild, brutish", from ager "field, farm". This is the name of an ancient pagan king of Camelot in the Old French Arthurian romance 'Estoire del Saint Graal' ("History of the Holy Grail", 1220-35)... [more]
Ailleann f Arthurian Cycle
Of uncertain derivation. This was the name of the title character in the Irish Arthurian romance Céilidhe Iosgaide Léithe (The Visit of the Grey-Hammed Lady). She married King Arthur when she took him and his knights to the Otherworld... [more]
Alemandine f Arthurian Cycle
Possibly from Old French alemandine, the name of a gem of a deep red colour (and the source of English almandine); this word was a corruption of Latin alabandicus "Alabandic (stone)", the name applied by Pliny the Elder to a variety of carbuncle worked at the city of Alabanda in Asia Minor (see Alabandus)... [more]
Alyne f Arthurian Cycle, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Aline. It appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends Le Morte d'Arthur, where it belongs to a daughter of Pellinore who commits suicide after her lover is killed.
Amaethon m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Cycle
Derived from the Brittonic name *Ambaχtonos meaning "divine ploughman" or "ploughman-god". This was the name of the Welsh god of agriculture. In the late 11th-century legend of Culhwch and Olwen, Amathaon appeared as an Arthurian warrior; as one of his tasks, Culhwch had to convince Amathaon to plow the lands of the giant Ysbaddaden.
Amena f Arthurian Cycle
The name of a queen helped by Sir Gawain's son Wigalois in an Arthurian romance written by German knight Wirnt von Grafenberg in the early years of the 13th century. Its origin is uncertain; some scholars argue that it might be an adoption of Arabic Amina, while others theorize a derivation from Spanish ameno "delightful" (see Amoena).
Amlawdd m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Cycle
Derived from the Welsh intensive prefix *an-/am- combined with llawdd "praise". In Welsh myth he is the father of Eigyr (Igraine) and therefore the grandfather of King Arthur... [more]
Ampflise f Arthurian Cycle
Form of Amphelise used by the 13th-century poet Wolfram von Eschenbach for two characters in his Middle High German romance Parzival, one of whom was the queen of France during the time of Uther.
Amr m Arthurian Cycle
According to the 9th century Historia Brittonum, Amr is the son of Arthur.
Andred m Arthurian Cycle
The cousin of Tristan in Arthurian legend.
Andret m Arthurian Cycle
The name of a character in the Tristan and Isolde legends, a nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and cousin to Tristan. Andret, also spelled Andred, is a villainous character in later versions.
Anfortas m Arthurian Cycle, Literature
Probably derived from Old French enfertez or enfermetez meaning "infirmity". This was Wolfram's name for the wounded Fisher King in his epic 'Parzifal'.
Anguish m Arthurian Cycle
King of Ireland and father to Iseult, beloved of Tristan. Demanding tribute from Cornwall, Anguish sends his brother-in-law, Morholt, to enforce the tribute in single combat with the Cornish champion (Celtic tribes often settled disputes by a battle of champions rather than field combat... [more]
Antikonie f Arthurian Cycle
Medieval German variant of Antigone. In Arthurian legend, she is the sister of King Vergulaht of Ascalun who became infatuated with Gawain during one of his visits... [more]
Arcade m & f French (Rare), French (African), Arthurian Cycle
French masculine and feminine form of Arcadius.... [more]
Artesia f Theatre, Arthurian Cycle
Likely from Artois, the name of a region in France (for which "artesian wells" are named), itself derived from Atrebates, a Belgic tribe that inhabited the region of Gaul and Britain during Julius Caesar's time; Atrebates is cognate with Irish aittrebaid meaning "inhabitant".... [more]
Artuš m Czech (Rare), Arthurian Cycle
Czech form of Arthur, generally used to refer to King Arthur and occasionally used as a given name.
Bagdemagus m Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legend, Bagdemagus is the king of Gorre, a Knight of the Round Table and the father of Maleagant.
Bagungus m Arthurian Cycle (Archaic)
Meaning unknown. An extremely rare figure in Arthurian legend, Bagungus only appears in the earliest transcriptions of the works of Laghamon, from about 1190, and due to its rarity is thought by some to be a corruption of the name Bagdemagus.
Balin m Arthurian Cycle, Literature
The name was used in Arthurian legend by Sir Thomas Malory as the name of one of King Arthur's valiant knights. ... [more]
Balinor m Popular Culture (Rare), Arthurian Cycle
The name Balinor has no known meaning. However, it was once used in the television series 'Merlin' (2008–2012) where the character Balinor was the father of Merlin and a former Dragonlord... [more]
Ban m Arthurian Cycle
The name of Sir. Lancelot's father in Arthurian tales, Ban of Benoic.
Baruc m History (Ecclesiastical), Arthurian Cycle
The name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who was a disciple of Saint Cadoc. His feast day is on 27 September.
Baudris m Arthurian Cycle, Literature
An Irish knight who ruled the castle of Antiufais in Les Merveilles de Rigomer. He hosted Lancelot during the latter’s journey to Rigomer and provided him information on the road ahead.
Beaflurs f Arthurian Cycle
Means "beautiful flower" (compare Blanchefleur). This was the name of a fairy in the Middle High German romance 'Parzival' (Wolfram von Eschenbach's adaptation of 'Perceval, the Story of the Grail', a poem by Chrétien de Troyes)... [more]
Belacane f Arthurian Cycle
The mother of Feirefiz, Parsifal's half-brother, in Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parsifal'.
Belamis m Arthurian Cycle
A duke in Arthur’s service who married the Duchess of the Dark Mountain. He appears in Daniel von dem blühenden Tal, Der Stricker, 1210-1225.
Belaye f Arthurian Cycle
A princess and wife of Lohengrin. She died of grief when Lohengrin was murdered by men sent by her parents.
Belchis m Arthurian Cycle
A character appearing in "Meraugis de Portlesguez" by Raoul de Houdenc, early 13th century.
Belianz m Arthurian Cycle
One of four miscreant brother knights killed by Gawaine in "Diu Crône" by Heinrich von dem Türlin, c. 1230
Belide f Arthurian Cycle
She fell in love with Tristan while he was living and serving in Faramon’s court. When Tristan did not reciprocate, she became enraged and staged a “rape” scene for which Tristan was convicted and sentenced to execution.
Bellangere m Arthurian Cycle
Alteration of Berengar, possibly influenced by French bel, beau meaning "fine, beautiful, great" and anger "anger" (thus "righteous anger")... [more]
Bellicent f Literature, Arthurian Cycle
From an Old French form of the Germanic name Belissendis, possibly composed of the elements bili "suitable, proper, fitting, decent, amiable" (cf. Biligard) and swind "strong, brave, powerful".... [more]
Blaes m Arthurian Cycle
on of the Earl of Llychlyn and one of the Three Just Knights of Arthur’s Court. He was dedicated to preserving justice through “earthly Law”, in contrast to his fellow knights, who followed the Law of the Church and the Law of Arms.... [more]
Brangaine f Arthurian Cycle
Probably a medieval corruption of Branwen. This is the name of Isolde's faithful and beautiful handmaiden in almost all the Tristan and Isolde legends.
Brangien f Polish, Arthurian Cycle
Variant of Brangaine, as well as the usual Polish form.
Brisen f Arthurian Cycle
The name of a witch in Arthurian legend. One theory connects it to Old Norse brisinga "glowing, twinkling" (a word-forming element associated with Freya's famous necklace, the brísingamen).
Brunor m Arthurian Cycle
Likely derived from the Germanic element brunna "armour, protection" or brun "brown". This is the name of several characters in Arthurian tales, including the father of Sir Galehaut and the Knight of the Ill-Fitting Coat.
Cador m Arthurian Cycle, Cornish
Probably a form of Cadeyrn, perhaps derived from its Cornish cognate. In Arthurian romance this was the name of Guinevere's guardian. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, Cador was a ruler of Cornwall and the father of Constantine, King Arthur's successor.... [more]
Cadrieth m Arthurian Cycle
Meaning ‘Fair Speech,’ or ‘Fine Speech’.
Calobrus m Arthurian Cycle
This is the name of a character appearing in Perlesvaus, an Old French Arthurian romance who is the cousin of Perceval and son of Calobrutus.
Calobrutus m Arthurian Cycle
This is the name of a character appearing in Perlesvaus, an Old French Arthurian romance who is one of Perceval’s eleven paternal uncles.
Calogrenant m Arthurian Cycle
Name of a knight of the round table, associated with the Welsh hero Cynon ap Clydno.
Carado m Picard, Arthurian Cycle
Picard variant of Caradoc.
Celise f Arthurian Cycle
One of the maidens of Viviane, the French Damsel of the Lake, Celise seems to have held a high place in the Damsel’s service. her grasp of magic, while doubtless far short of Viviane’s, Nimue’s, or Morgan’s, was practical and useful.
Clarissant f Arthurian Cycle
In Arthurian legends Clarissant was a daughter of King Lot and Morgause who married Sir Guiromelant... [more]
Claudas m Arthurian Cycle
Opponent king to king Arthur.
Cleodalis m Arthurian Cycle
The seneschal of King Leodegan of Carmelide. He assisted Leodegan, and Arthur, in battles against the Saxons at Carhaix and Aneblayse, and he led a battalion in Arthur’s war against Rome.
Condwiramurs f Arthurian Cycle
The name of a queen who becomes Parzival’s wife in the chivalric romance ‘Parzival’ by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Cundrie f Arthurian Cycle
The name of two women in the 'Parzifal' by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Cymochles m Arthurian Cycle
A knight who is defined by indecision and fluctuations of the will. He and his fiery brother Pyrochles represent emotional maladies that threaten temperance. The two brothers are both slain by Prince Arthur in Canto VIII of the Faerie Queene
Cynedyr m Arthurian Cycle, Welsh Mythology
Character that appears in Culhwch and Olwen.
Cynon m Arthurian Cycle
One of Arthur’s three Counselor Knights, found in the Welsh Triads and other Welsh texts. He was the son of Clydno.
Dagonet m Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown, possibly from Old English dæg "day". Dagonet or Daguenet was a witless Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend, usually described as the king's fool. Introduced in the Prose Lancelot, he becomes Arthur's beloved court jester in Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur and Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
Dangis m Arthurian Cycle
The Count of Caleque Castle in Post-Vulgate "Mort Artu".
Davalon m Arthurian Cycle
Davalon The Proud is one of Arthur’s knights in Heinrich von dem Türlin’s "Diu Crône". The name is corrupted and split from Guigomar d’Avalon, found in Chrétien’s Erec.
Dinadan m Arthurian Cycle
Of unknown meaning, perhaps from Din Eidyn, the old name for Edinburgh (which appears in the early medieval Welsh poem 'Y Gododdin'), or possibly an Anglicized form of Dunawd... [more]
Dindrane f Arthurian Cycle
Of uncertain origin, probably from Welsh Danbrann which was possibly derived from Middle Welsh dawn "gift" or dwn "brown, dark" and bran "raven". Dindrane is historically the sister of Perceval, one of King Arthur's knights... [more]
Dioglus m Arthurian Cycle
The seneschal of King Maglory the Saxon. In the early days of Arthur’s reign, he invaded northern Britain with other Saxons. He was killed at the battle of Clarence by Sir Eliezer, King Pelles’ son.
Dioneta f Arthurian Cycle, Welsh Mythology
The name of two persons mentioned in the fourteenth-century fragmentary Welsh text known as The Birth of Arthur.... [more]
Dionise f Arthurian Cycle
A medieval form of Dionysia used in the 13th-century Arthurian tale Les Merveilles de Rigomer, where it belongs to the queen of Rigomer Castle in Ireland.
Dulcemar m Arthurian Cycle
Arthur went to war with him, besieging Tandernas, to avenge a wrong committed by Tandareis. Dulcemar and Gawaine managed to broker a peace. Through his son, Dulcemar later became overlord of Malmontan and Mermin.
Dyoglis m Arthurian Cycle
The seneschal of King Maglory the Saxon. In the early days of Arthur’s reign, he invaded northern Britain with other Saxons. He was killed at the battle of Clarence by Sir Eliezer, King Pelles’ son.
Echel m Arthurian Cycle
One of Arthur’s warriors in Welsh legend, killed by the boar Twrch Trwyth at Llwch Ewin during the epic hunt.
Ector m Arthurian Cycle
Sir Ector is the father of Sir Kay and the foster father of King Arthur in the Arthurian legend.
Edaris m Arthurian Cycle
A duke and father of Arthur’s Sir Claris.
Edern m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Cycle, Medieval Breton, Breton
Derived from Old Welsh edyrn "immense; heavy; prodigious, wonderful, marvellous", in the past this name has been (falsely) considered a derivation from Latin aeternus "eternal".... [more]
Eglatine f Literature, Arthurian Cycle
Probably a medieval French variant or possibly a misspelling of Eglantine. In Arthurian legend, Eglatine was the daughter of King Machen of the Lost Island, and the half-sister of King Nentres of Garlot... [more]
Elamie f Arthurian Cycle
In Wirnt von Grafenberg’s Wigalois, a Queen of Tyre who entered a kind of sparrowhawk tournament and won, for she was the most beautiful.
Elebrans m Arthurian Cycle
An Arthurian knight.
Eleine f Arthurian Cycle
The beautiful, golden-haired daughter of King Pellinore and the Lady of the Rule, Eleine killed herself with the sword of her lover Sir Miles after he was treacherously slain by Loraine le Savage.
Elergia f Arthurian Cycle
A sorceress who entraps Arthur in "La Tavola Ritonda".
Elferon m Arthurian Cycle
A ruler of Fairyland.
Elficleos m Arthurian Cycle
A ruler of Fairyland.
Elfinor m Arthurian Cycle
A ruler of Fairyland.
Eliadus m Arthurian Cycle
King of Sicily and father of Floriant, an Arthurian knight, who was raised by Morgan Le Fay.
Eliedus m Arthurian Cycle
One of the heathen kings who, under King Oriel, ravaged northern Britain in the early days of Arthur’s reign.
Eliezier m Arthurian Cycle
The son of King Pelles of Corbenic, brother of Elaine and maternal uncle of Galahad.... [more]
Elinant m Medieval French, Arthurian Cycle, Medieval Welsh
nant coming from the Old French meaning "pledge, security" or perhaps Welsh for "stream". The first part of the name is unknown, possibly from the same root at Helen meaning "torch"... [more]
Elyabel f Arthurian Cycle
A medieval form of Elizabeth used in the 13th-century Prose Tristan and its adaptations, where it belongs to the mother of Tristan.
Elyan m Arthurian Cycle
In Arthurian romance tales, Sir Elyan the White, also known as Helyan le Blanc, is the son of Sir Bors and is a Knight of the Round Table. He's sometimes a cousin of Lancelot, and helps rescue him after his affair with Guinevere is revealed... [more]
Elynard m Arthurian Cycle
A knight in the famous ‘Brown’ lineage.
Elyzabel f Arthurian Cycle
A cousin of Guinevere who was imprisoned by Claudas for suspected espionage. He refused to release her and this led to war with Arthur.
Emblie f Arthurian Cycle
The ladylove of Lohenis, a malicious knight who stole Gawaine’s horse.
Emenidis m Arthurian Cycle
The father of Flois, one of Arthur’s noblemen.
Emerause m Arthurian Cycle
A knight who fought for King Arthur at the Battle of Bedegraine.... [more]
Erec m Arthurian Cycle
Possibly derived from the Old Breton name Guerec, which may be related to Welsh Gweir, the name of several of King Arthur's warriors and relatives in early Welsh tales... [more]
Eries m Arthurian Cycle
A son of Lot who became one of Arthur’s knights.
Escanor m Arthurian Cycle
This name seems to be comprised of Irish/Norse.... [more]
Esclarmonde f Medieval French, Medieval Occitan, Arthurian Cycle
Probably a medieval Provençal form of Claremonde. According to a folk etymology it means "light of the world" from Old French esclair "light" and monde "world"... [more]
Escol m Arthurian Cycle
A follower of King Arthur. His father was King Aelens of Iceland.
Esmeree f Arthurian Cycle
Perhaps derived from Old French esmer meaning "to like, love, respect". This was the name of an enchanted queen of Wales in Le Bel Inconnu (ca. 1185-90), an Old French Arthurian poem by Renaut de Bâgé... [more]
Ethelina f Arthurian Cycle
Daughter of Octa the Saxon who married Arthur as a token of peace between the Britons and the Saxons.
Ettarre f Arthurian Cycle
Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his Arthurian epic 'Idylls of the King' (1859) as the name of the lady loved by Pelleas. An earlier form, Ettard, was used by Sir Thomas Malory in his 'Le Morte d'Arthur' and may have been a variant or corrupted form of Arcade, the original name of the character in the Post-Vulgate Cycle.
Evaine f Arthurian Cycle
In Arthurian tales, Evaine is the sister of Lancelot's mother Elaine, wife of King Bors of Gaul and mother of Sir Lionel and Sir Bors the Younger. Her character first appears in the Old French prose Lancelot of the Lake (c.1215–20), which was incorporated into the Vulgate Lancelot.... [more]
Evalus m Arthurian Cycle
An emperor of Rome who, according to Perlesvaus, mounted a sacred stone in the pommel of the Grail Sword.
Evelake m Arthurian Cycle
From Evalach, likely a corruption of Afallach. It appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Evelake is a good king of Sarras and a contemporary of Joseph of Arimathea... [more]
Evrain m Arthurian Cycle
A sorcerer who, with his brother Mabon, entered Wales and laid waste to the city of Snowdon, ruled by Queen Esmeree the Blonde, whom they turned into a snake. He was defeated in combat and was put to flight by Gawaine’s son Guinglain.
Excalibur m Arthurian Cycle
The mighty sword of King Arthur.
Eyrin m Arthurian Cycle
A servant of Arthur who was the son of Peibyn.... [more]
Faloise m Arthurian Cycle
A great knight who carries off Damoisele a la Harpe. Gawain killed him.
Falsabre m Arthurian Cycle
A Saxon king who participated in the Saxon invasion of Britain in the early days of Arthur’s reign.
Falsaron m Arthurian Cycle
A Saxon king who joined King Rions’ (Ryons) invasion of Carmelide (Cameliard) at the beginning of Arthur’s reign.
Faradïen m Arthurian Cycle
A knight who convinced Perceval’s cousin, Ysmaine, to sleep with him by promising to marry her.... [more]
Faram m Arthurian Cycle
A Knight of the Round Table related to Erec.... [more]
Faramon m Arthurian Cycle
The name of a fictional character in Arthurian literature, a king of France or Gaul who is based on Faramund, a semi-legendary 5th-century Frankish king.
Fascinia f Arthurian Cycle
A sorceress encountered by Arthur on the island of Pamona. She tempted him to carnal lust, but the angel Gabriel visited him and caused him to flee.
Favel m Arthurian Cycle
A Saxon warrior slain by Gareth in a skirmish near Camelot, during the Saxon invasion of Britain.
Favida f Arthurian Cycle
The name of a lady saved from two giants by Erec in the Norse Erex Saga. She appears in Chrétien’s Erec.
Federion m Arthurian Cycle
In La Tavola Ritonda, a mortally wounded knight who showed up at Arthur’s court just after Lancelot’s knighting.
Federon m Arthurian Cycle
Father of Tessina, a lady saved by Tristan.
Feirefiz m Arthurian Cycle
The half-brother of Parsifal in Wolfram von Eschenbach's Arthurian poem.
Felelolie f Arthurian Cycle
Sister of Sir Urre of Hungary.... [more]
Felinete f Arthurian Cycle
An enchantress who was the daughter of Lady Felinors. She was served by a dwarf named Canain.... [more]
Feraunt m Arthurian Cycle
A Spanish knight in the Roman army that fought against Arthur in the Roman War.
Fercos m Arthurian Cycle
One of Arthur’s warriors and son of Poch.... [more]
Feriando m Arthurian Cycle
Eldest son of King Baralis of Cornwall and Lyonesse.
Fernvail m Arthurian Cycle
King Vortigern’s father, according to Nennius.... [more]
Ferrither m Arthurian Cycle
The grandson of Arthur in Scottish traditions.
Fidelas m Arthurian Cycle
A knight present at the Sorgarda tournament, which Gawaine won.
Firus m Arthurian Cycle
An Arabian potentate who, along with two others, challenged Arthur to a tournament at Baghdad in Babylon.
Flamus m Arthurian Cycle
Seneschal of King Evadain.... [more]
Flandrin m Arthurian Cycle
A knight of Arthur’s court who fought against the rebellious kings and the Saxons.
Fleudur m Arthurian Cycle
Son of Naw, brother of Gwenwynwyn, and one of Arthur’s warriors and advisor.... [more]
Floemus m Arthurian Cycle
King Lac d’Orcanie la Grant’s seneschal.
Flois m Arthurian Cycle
The king of Alverne on the Green Island, whose land was routinely invaded by a terrible giant named Assiles.... [more]
Floraete f Arthurian Cycle
Tristan’s foster-mother, married to Rual li Foitenant.... [more]
Florant m Arthurian Cycle
A knight who served Duchess Orgeluse of Logres (Orguelleuse). He was titled ‘the Turkoyt’, the meaning of which is uncertain.
Flordiane m Arthurian Cycle
The sister of Duke Eskilabon of Belamunt.... [more]
Flordibel f Arthurian Cycle
Heroine of Der Pleier’s Tandareis and Flordibel. The daughter of the King of India, she was sent to Arthur’s court as a child to serve Guenevere.
Florée f Arthurian Cycle
A cousin and friend of Princess Hermondine of Scotland.... [more]
Floree f Arthurian Cycle
A lady kidnapped by Sir Caradoc of the Dolorous Tower. Caradoc also kidnapped Guinevere.... [more]
Floremus m Arthurian Cycle
Seneschal of King Lac of Great Orkney.... [more]
Floriant m Medieval French, French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Literature, Arthurian Cycle
Variant form of Florian, which was probably influenced by the related name Florent. Alternatively, this name may have been derived from a contraction of the French adjective florissant meaning "flourishing".... [more]
Florinca f Arthurian Cycle
A lady saved by Tristan the Younger (Tristan’s son) from her cad of a husband.
Florisdelfa f Arthurian Cycle
It's origins are unknown but presumably a coinage from of the Latin flos "flower" and the Greek adelphe "sister".... [more]
Flualis m Arthurian Cycle
A Saracen king of parts of Jerusalem. He was the husband of Subine.... [more]
Formis m Arthurian Cycle
A duke who ruled the Turning Isle (Turnance).... [more]
Friam m Arthurian Cycle
A duke and an ally or vassal of Gawaine’s wife, Orgeluse (Orguelleuse).
Gabarins m Arthurian Cycle
An infidel count who served Feirefiz, Perceval’s half-brother.
Gaddifer m Arthurian Cycle
The King of Scotland and an Arthurian knight. He was made king when his brother Betis became King of England in the time of Alexander the Great.
Gaheris m Arthurian Cycle, Welsh Mythology
This is the name of a character in Arthurian tales, a brother of Gawain (as well as Gareth, Mordred and Agravain), and the son of King Lot and either Belisent or Morgause... [more]
Galaida f Arthurian Cycle
Kay’s sweetheart in Heinrich von dem Türlin’s "Diu Crône". She failed two chastity tests, which humbled Kay, who had been making great sport of the other ladies who failed.
Galehaut m Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown. However, like many given names from Arthurian legend, this name is probably of Celtic origin (either Breton or Welsh, to be precise). It was subsequently gallicized and due to this, it is sometimes thought to be connected to Middle French hault (which is haut in modern French) meaning "high, elevated".... [more]
Ganora f Arthurian Cycle
Latinate form of Gaynor used by Reginald Heber for the character of Queen Guinevere in his unfinished and posthumous 'Morte d'Arthur' (first published in 1830).
Garanwyn m Arthurian Cycle
Possibly derived from Welsh garan meaning "heron, crane" and gwyn meaning "white".
Garez m Arthurian Cycle
A King of Libya in "Wigalois" by Wirnt von Grafenberg.
Garwen f Arthurian Cycle
One of Arthur’s three mistresses, according to Triad 57.... [more]
Gauriel m Arthurian Cycle
A knight who married a fairy ruler, but lost her (and his own handsome features) when he revealed her existence to others. To reclaim her, he had to journey to Arthur’s court, defeat three knights, and take them to her land of Fluratrone... [more]
Gawaine m Arthurian Cycle
Variant of Gawain used by Thomas Malory in his 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur'.
Gawen m Cornish, Medieval English, Arthurian Cycle
Middle English form of Gawain, as well as the modern Cornish form.
Gliglois m Arthurian Cycle
Name of Gawain's squire.
Gornemant m Arthurian Cycle
The name of a character in Arthurian tales.
Griflet m Arthurian Cycle
Sir Griflet is a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend.
Guigenor f Arthurian Cycle
In the First Continuation of the Old French Perceval of Chrétien de Troyes (ca. 1200), Guigenor was the daughter of Sir Guiromelant and Clarissant and the niece of Gawain.
Guinevak f Arthurian Cycle
Anglicised form of Gwenhwyfach.
Guinever f Arthurian Cycle
Variant of Gwenivere, occasionally seen in original Arthurian works when speaking of Gwenivere, King Arthur's queen.
Guingras m Arthurian Cycle
The good and kind King of Wales in Renaut’s Le Bel Inconnu.... [more]
Guiron m Arthurian Cycle
Guiron le Courtois is a character in Arthurian legend, a knight-errant and one of the central figures in the French romance known as Palamedes, with later versions named Guiron le Courtois and the Compilation of Rustichello da Pisa.
Gwaine m Welsh, Arthurian Cycle
Variant of Gawain. Gwaine is a character on the BBC television series 'Merlin', meant to represent the Gawain of Arthurian legend.
Gwenore f Arthurian Cycle
Form of Guinevere used in Thomas Chestre's romance Sir Launfal and in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Gwyl f Arthurian Cycle
One of Arthur’s three mistresses, according to the Welsh Triad 57.... [more]
Heliabel f Arthurian Cycle
The Grail heroine and the sister of Perceval.... [more]
Hellawes f Arthurian Cycle
Probably a variant of Helewise. It occurs in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur' belonging to a sorceress who creates the chapel perilous, the setting of one of the quests of Sir Lancelot, and falls in love with the knight... [more]
Herzeloyde f Arthurian Cycle, Literature
Derived from the Middle High German words herze meaning "heart" and leit meaning "grief, sorrow, suffering".... [more]
Hiderus m Arthurian Cycle (Latinized)
Form of Edern used in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Brittaniae.
Iblis f Arthurian Cycle
In an Arthurian legend in Ulrich von Zatzikhoven's late 12th-century German poem Lanzelet, the loving fairy mistress of Prince Lancelot is named Iblis, an anagram for Sibil/Sybil.
Idain f Arthurian Cycle
An unattractive woman whose lover, Cardroain, championed her in a sparrowhawk tournament at Landoc. The sparrowhawk was to go to the most beautiful woman present, but Cardroain expected to win it for Idain through force of arms... [more]
Idœl m Arthurian Cycle
Father of Arthur’s knight Johfreit de Liez.
Ingeles m Arthurian Cycle
This is the name of a character appearing in Syre Gawene and the Carle of Carlyle, a Middle English tail-rhyme romance who is one of King Arthur’s knights.
Isoud f Arthurian Cycle, Norman
Norman form and English variant of Isolde.
Isoude f Medieval English, Arthurian Cycle
Medieval English vernacular form of Isolde. It appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends Le Morte d'Arthur.
Iwein m Arthurian Cycle
German form of Yvain in Hartmann von Aue's verse romance Iwein.
Izold f Arthurian Cycle (Polonized)
Variant of Izolda used by Tadeusz Żeleński in his translation of the tales of Tristan and Isolde.
Ižota f Belarusian, Literature, Arthurian Cycle
Belarusian form of Iseult that was used in the Old Belarusian translation of Tristan and Iseult called Apoviesć pra Tryščana (translates The Tale of Tristan into English) that was made in the XVI century by an unknown author.
Jaufre m Lengadocian, Arthurian Cycle
Languedocian form of of Jaufré. 'Jaufre' is the only surviving Arthurian romance written in Occitan; its main character is equivalent to Sir Griflet son of Do, a Knight of the Round Table known from other literature.
Jernis m Arthurian Cycle
A count who served Arthur. His daughter, Ampflise, was a Grail Maiden.
Jolïete f Arthurian Cycle
Possibly from Old French joli, jolif "pretty, cute, smart, joyful". According to the Fourth Continuation (or Gerbert's Continuation; c. 1230) of Chrétien de Troyes' unfinished romance Perceval, the Story of the Grail, this was the name of a maidservant of Bloiesine, Gawain's lover.
Juben m Arthurian Cycle
A duke of Forckheim who Erec saved after he had been kidnapped by seven robbers. His brothers, Joachim, Perant, and Malcheus, were also abducted and liberated. Erec sent them to Arthur’s court to relate the adventure.
Kalogreant m Arthurian Cycle, Medieval German (Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
German form of the name Calogrenant occurring in Iwein by Hartmann von Aue.
Kea m Arthurian Cycle
Likely from a Cornish form of the Welsh name Cai or Cei (see Kay). This was the name of a semi-legendary British saint, for whom the Cornish parish of Kea is named... [more]
Kex m Arthurian Cycle
Form of Kay 2 used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes in his Arthurian romances.
Ladiana f Arthurian Cycle
The niece of King Mark of Cornwall.
Lähelin m Arthurian Cycle
A king who conquered Wales and North Wales from Queen Herzeloyde, Perceval’s mother, in Wolfram’s Parzival, after Gahmuret’s death. His brother was Duke Orilus of Lalander and his sister was Cunneware of Lalant.... [more]
Lambus m Arthurian Cycle
One of the many Saxon kings who, under the Saxon King Hargadabran (Hargodabrans), fought against Arthur at the battle of Clarence.
Lamide f Arthurian Cycle
One of Isolde’s maidservants.... [more]
Lamorak m Arthurian Cycle
Possibly a coinage based on French l'amour "love". It has also been suggested that this is a corruption of the Welsh name Llywarch. This was the name of a Knight of the Round Table in some Arthurian romances, a son of King Pellinore and brother of Percival.
Lancelottus m Arthurian Cycle
Latinised form of the name Lancelot
Lanval m Arthurian Cycle
From Norman French l'an val meaning "the valiant man". In Arthurian romance Lanval is a knight at the court of King Arthur. The character originates in one of the lais of Marie de France, written in the late 12th century.
Laudalis m Arthurian Cycle
One of the knights who vows to go in quest for Merlin for a year and a day.
Launcelot m Theatre, Arthurian Cycle
Variant of Lancelot. This spelling was used by Shakespeare in his play The Merchant of Venice (written between 1596 and 1598) for the character of Launcelot Gobbo.
Lenomie f Arthurian Cycle
Guinevere’s sister in Heinrich von dem Türlin’s "Diu Crône". She was a queen. She had another sister named Flori.
Leodegan m Arthurian Cycle
King of Cameliard, father of Guenevere and Genievre.
Leodegrance m Arthurian Cycle, Welsh Mythology
King Leodegrance was Queen Guinevere's father from Arthurian mythology. "His earliest existing mention is in the Prose 'Lancelot', though he may be identical to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Leodegar."
Liamere f Arthurian Cycle
The Queen of Libya, the wife of King Amire, and the daughter of King Garez in "Wigalois" by Wirnt von Grafenberg.
Libran m Arthurian Cycle
A king who battled and killed an unnamed uncle of Perceval, forcing Perceval’s aunt into seclusion in the Vulgate "Queste del Saint Graal" 1215-1230.
Logistilla f Arthurian Cycle
A sister of Morgan Le Fay, in Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and probably one of the nine co-rulers of Avalon.
Lorez m Arthurian Cycle
A knight present at the Sorgarda tournament, which Gawain won.
Losanna f Arthurian Cycle
The evil sovereigness of the Ancient Tower in La Tavola Ritonda.
Lyonors f Arthurian Cycle
Appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', belonging to the daughter of Earl Sanam. Lyonors had an affair with Arthur and bore him a son, Borre. Alfred Lord Tennyson used the name in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872) for the sister of Lynette, a character usually called Lyonesse in medieval versions of the story.
Mabuz m Arthurian Cycle
Anglo-Norman form of Mabon. This is a character in 'Lanzelet', an Arthurian romance written by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven after 1194; Mabuz the Enchanter is the cowardly lord of the Schatel le Mort, or "Castle of the Dead".
Macabres m Arthurian Cycle
A king and brother of the pagan king Helisier.
Madolas m Arthurian Cycle, Literature
This name belongs to a character appearing in the Lancelot-Grail Cycle, also known as the Vulgate Cycle or the Pseudo-Map Cycle, an early 13th-century French Arthurian literary cycle.
Maglory m Arthurian Cycle
One of the many Saxon kings to invade Britain at the beginning of Arthur’s reign.
Malcheus m Arthurian Cycle
A duke of Manaheim and one of four brothers saved by Erec from seven robbers in "Erex Saga".
Maleagant m Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian mythology Maleagant is the son of King Bagdemagus or Baeddan (the two characters may be one and the same)... [more]
Mederei f Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Cycle
Possibly means "the drunken one", derived from Welsh medd "mead" and the suffix -ai. Alternatively, medrus meaning "skilful, capable" has been suggested as a possible relation. Mederei Badellfawr was the name of one of a triad of Amazons of the Island of Britain in the Arthurian Cycle.
Meliodas m Arthurian Cycle, Popular Culture, German (Modern, Rare)
The name of Tristan's father in medieval French literature. The name was reused for the main protagonist in the manga 'Seven deadly sins'.
Melora f English (Rare), Arthurian Cycle
Probably a variant of Meliora. This name was (first?) used in the Arthurian romance The Adventures of Melora and Orlando (1696).
Melwas m Arthurian Cycle
Possibly means "prince of death" or "princely youth". This is an older form of Maelwys.
Mercilla f Arthurian Cycle
A character in "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser.
Merlinus m Arthurian Cycle
Latinized form of Merlin.
Miraldo m Arthurian Cycle
A British nobleman convinced by Satan to revolt against Arthur when Arthur was in France. Arthur quelled the rebellion and granted amnesty to Miraldo and his allies.
Moralde m Arthurian Cycle
The lord of the Beautiful Forest. He was married to lady Angnie. His daughter, Claudin, was kidnapped by a count but saved by Arthur’s Sir Tandareis.
Morgause f Arthurian Cycle
The name of a witch in Arthurian romance. Morgause, Queen of the Orkneys, is Arthur's half-sister with whom, in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation 'Le Morte d'Arthur', he engages in a brief affair, producing Mordred... [more]
Morholt m Arthurian Cycle
In the Arthurian legend, this name belongs to the brother or uncle of Isolde.
Morien m Scottish, Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian Romance, Morien was the son of Sir Aglovale and a Moorish princess.
Nimueh f Arthurian Cycle
Form of Nimue. Nimueh appeared as an evil sorceress in the series Merlin.
Ninniane f Arthurian Cycle
The name of the Lady of the Lake in the Old French Vulgate Lancelot and the continuation to the Vulgate Merlin, known as the Suite du Merlin. (The earlier Vulgate Merlin uses the variant form Viviane.) 'She raised Lancelot and imprisoned Merlin... [more]
Nyneve f Arthurian Cycle
Form of Ninniane used by Thomas Malory for one of the Ladies of the Lake in his 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur' (as she is called Ninniane in Malory's source, the continuation to the Vulgate 'Merlin', known as the 'Suite du Merlin')... [more]
Ocursus m Arthurian Cycle
A Knight of the Round Table, related to Lancelot, who participated in the Grail Quest.
Orgeluse f Arthurian Cycle
A woman in Wolfram von Eschenbachs 'Parsifal'.... [more]
Orguelleus m Arthurian Cycle
Means “orgulous, proud” from Anglo-French orguillus, from orguil "pride." This was the name of several characters from Arthurian legends, including Orguelleus of the Heath (a.k.a. Orilus of Lalander), Orguelleus of the Narrow Passage (lover of Orguelleuse who was defeated by Sir Gawain), and Orguelleus the Fairy (enemy of Gawain, a knight who possessed magical powers).
Orguelleuse f Arthurian Cycle
Feminine equivalent of Orguelleus. This was used by the 13th-century German poet Wolfram von Eschenbach in Parzival, his expansion and completion of Chrétien de Troyes' unfinished romance Perceval, the Story of the Grail, for a hitherto unnamed character... [more]
Orilus m Arthurian Cycle
Jeschute’s husband, the Duke of Lalander in "Parzival" by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Paladore m Arthurian Cycle
A lover of Morgan le Fay slain by Arthur, causing a rift between Arthur and Morgan.
Palamedes m Greek Mythology, Arthurian Cycle
Possibly derived from Greek πάλαι (palai) "long ago, in days of yore" and μῆδος (mêdos) "plans, schemes" (itself from the verb μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan")... [more]
Palatyne f Arthurian Cycle
The name of the sister of Melusine in the English translation of the story.
Palentina f Arthurian Cycle
A sister of Melusine.
Papiris m Arthurian Cycle
An infidel king who served Feirefiz, Perceval’s half-brother.
Parlan m Arthurian Cycle
One of the contenders for the role of the Maimed King.... [more]
Parthie f Arthurian Cycle
One of the many ladies at Arthur’s court to fail a chastity test involving a goblet.
Pendragon m Arthurian Cycle
Transferred use of the surname Pendragon.... [more]
Perant m Arthurian Cycle
A duke of Manaheim who was saved by Erec from a pack of robbers. His brothers, Joachim, Perant, and Malcheus, were also abducted and liberated. Erec sent them to Arthur’s court to relate the adventure.
Perissa f Arthurian Cycle
A character in "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser who lived with her two sisters, Elissa and Medina. Her hedonism stood in contrast to the asceticism of Elissa and the temperance of Medina.
Phedon m Arthurian Cycle
A character in "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser.
Priamond m Arthurian Cycle
A character in "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser.
Pyrochles m Arthurian Cycle
He and his fiery brother Pyrochles represent emotional maladies that threaten temperance. The two brothers are both slain by Prince Arthur in Canto VIII of the "Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser
Qrainglaie f Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown. She is an Irish queen that is featured in Chretien de Troyes' Les Merveilles de Rigomer.
Quebeleplus f Arthurian Cycle
Meaning unknown. She was featured in Heinrich von dem Türlin's Diu Crône.