Frankish Submitted Names

These names were used by the Franks, a Germanic people who settled in France and the Low Countries.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Acfred m Frankish
A Frankish name of unknown meaning.... [more]
Adald m Frankish
From Old Frankish ad, perhaps a reduction of Old High German adal "noble" and Old High German walt "power, authority".
Adaldus m Medieval Latin, Frankish
Latinized form of Adald
Agilberta f Frankish
Feminine form of Agilbert.
Alcuin m Anglo-Saxon (?), Frankish (?)
Old French name of Germanic origin, derived from Gothic alhs (alah in Old High German) "temple" and wini "friend" (compare Alawin)... [more]
Alpaïde f History (Gallicized), Frankish (Gallicized)
French form of Alpaidis. This name belonged to the mother of Charles Martel, the 8th-century Frankish military and political leader.
Amatilda f Frankish
This is the name of a Frankish queen who succeeded the Anglo-Saxon Balthild and preceded Bilichild of Austrasia. Not much is known of her, though it's known that she was the wife of Chlothar III.
Ansgarde f 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.
Audovera f Frankish
From the Germanic elements aud "wealth, fortune" and vér "warrior, fighter". This was the name of a wife of Chilperic I.
Austregilde f Frankish
Queen Austregilde (548 - 580) was the third wife of Guntram, King of Orléans. She was not born into high social status and was possibly a servant of Queen Marcatrude, the second wife of Guntram; a servant of one of Guntram's courtiers; or even a slave in the household of Marcatrude's father... [more]
Baudelius m Frankish
Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
Berchar m Germanic, Frankish
Frankish variant of Bernhar with the elements bero "bear" and hari "army".
Bercharius m Germanic (Latinized), Frankish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Berchar. Used by a 7th century saint.
Bertechildis f Frankish
Bertechildis was the fifth wife of Dagobert I, king of Austrasia, Neustria, Burgundy, and also king of all the Franks.
Bertrude f Frankish
Variant of Bertrud. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish queen consort.
Bobo m History (Ecclesiastical), Frankish (Latinized, ?)
This was the name of a 10th century saint.
Boso m 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 (see Burchard)... [more]
Chariulf m Frankish
Frankish form of Hariulf. Also compare the similar-looking names Garulf and Gerulf, which can easily get confused with this name and vice versa.... [more]
Chimnechild f Frankish
Chimnechild of Burgundy (7th-century – fl. 662) was a Frankish queen consort by marriage to King Sigebert III. She was the mother of Bilichild and possibly of Dagobert II. When Childebert the Adopted died, she opposed the succession of Theuderic III and arranged a marriage between her daughter and Childeric II, whose succession she supported.
Chrodegang m History (Ecclesiastical), Frankish
Form of Rotgang borne by an 8th-century Frankish saint.
Chrothildis f Frankish
Chrothildis was a Frankish queen consort by marriage to king Theuderic III. She was formally the nominal regent for her son Clovis IV during his minority from his succession in 691 until her own death in 692, though in reality the de facto regent was Pepin of Herstal.
Chunsina f Frankish
A queen of the Franks, Chunsina was the second wife of Chlothar I. Not much is known of her.
Clodoswinthe f Frankish (Gallicized)
Variant of Chlodoswintha. It was the given name of two Merovingian princesses.
Closinde f Frankish, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements hlut "fame" and swind "strong".
Deuteria f Frankish
Queen Deuteria of the Franks was a consort of King Theudebert I. She came from an aristocratic Gallo-Roman family from Auvergne. She was related to Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint Avitus, and Emperor Avitus... [more]
Engelberga f Frankish
Engelberga (died between 896 and 901) was the wife of Emperor Louis II and thus Carolingian empress to his death on 12 August 875. As empress, she exerted a powerful influence over her husband. She was probably the daughter of Adelchis I of Parma and a member of one of the most powerful families in the Kingdom of Italy at that time, the Supponids... [more]
Evochildis f Frankish
This was the name of the Frankish queen Evochildis of Cologne (462 - 510). She was likely a Frankish-Rhenish princess. She was the first wife of Clovis I and probably the mother of Theuderic I.
Faileube f Frankish
Faileube was the wife of Childebert II, a Merovingian king of Austrasia.
Fardinanth m Frankish
Reconstructed Frankish form of Ferdinand.
Gangulphus m Frankish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gangulf. This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint.
Geilana f Frankish
She was first married to Heden I and, upon his death in 687, to his brother and successor Gozbert. She was the mother of Hedan II.... [more]
Gomentrude f Frankish
Gomentrude (598 – fl. 630) was a Frankish queen consort by marriage to King Dagobert I. She was the sister of queen Sichilde. The marriage was arranged against the will of Dagobert in 625. When he became king in 629, he repudiated her one year after his succession, officially because of her claimed infertility.
Grifo m Frankish, Medieval Italian, History
Derived from the noun grifo, which means "griffin" in both Italian and Old High German. In turn, it is derived from the Latin noun gryphus, which itself is ultimately derived from the Greek noun γρύψ (gryps) --- see Griffin.... [more]
Gundelindis f Frankish (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of Gundelind. This was borne by a niece of Saint Odilia.
Guntheuc f Frankish
This was the name of the Frankish queen Guntheuc of Burgundy (c. 495 - 540). She was the first wife of Chlothar I and the daughter of Godomar of Burgundy. She was also the mother of Saint Cloud (Clodoald) by her first husband, Chlodomer.
Haldetrude f Frankish
Haldetrude was a queen of Neustria, the first wife of Chlothar II. She was likely born around 575 - 594 and died around 604 - 629. She was the mother of Merovech, who was captured during a campaign against Burgundy and killed on orders of Brunhilda; Emma, married in 618 to Eadbald (died 640), King of Kent, though recently it has been suggested that she may have instead been the daughter of Erchinoald, mayor of the palace in Neustria; and Dagobert I (c... [more]
Hildigard f Frankish
Reconstructed Frankish form of Hildegard.
Hildirik m Frankish
Reconstructed Frankish form of Hilderic.
Hlodowig m Frankish
Reconstructed Frankish form of Louis.
Ingerman m Frankish
Ingerman (c. 750-818), was a Frankish noble and Count of Hesbaye, son of Sigram of Hesbaye and grandson of Sigramnus of Hesbaye. Ingerman married Rotrude, of unknown parentage. Ingerman and Rotrude had one daughter, Ermengarde, who married into the Frankish royal family, the Carolingians, and was the first wife of King Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne.
Ingoberga f Frankish
Ingoberga (c. 520 - 589) was a Queen of Paris and the first wife of Charibert I. She was the mother of Bertha of Kent, who was married to king Æthelberht of Kent, the initiator of the Gregorian mission... [more]
Leodegarius m Frankish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Leutgar. This was borne by a 7th-century martyr and bishop of Autun, also known as Léger.
Lintrude f German (Rare), Medieval French (?), Frankish (?)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements linta "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft" and drud "strength."... [more]
Marcovefa f 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 "border"... [more]
Mariwig m Frankish
Reconstructed Frankish form of Merovech.
Merovech m Frankish
The name Merovech is related to Marwig, lit. 'famed fight' (compare modern Dutch mare "news, rumour", vermaard "famous" as well as (ge)vecht "fight" with -vech).
Monegundis f Frankish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Monegund. This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish saint.
Nanthild f Frankish, History
From a Germanic name which meant "brave in battle", composed of the elements nanð "daring, brave, bold" (or Gothic nand "bravery", or Gothic nanthjan/nanþjan "to venture, to risk, to dare") and hild "battle"... [more]
Nanthilde f Frankish, Medieval French
Variant of Nanthild. This name was borne by a 7th-century queen consort of the Franks.
Narduin m Frankish, Medieval French, Medieval, Swiss (Archaic)
An Old Frankish creation from names deriving from Gothic narjan, Old German nerian "to rescue, protect, nourish", Old High German nara "nourishment" + Old High German wini "friend".
Ragintrudis f Frankish
Ragintrudis was the third wife of Dagobert I, king of Austrasia, Neustria, Burgundy, and also king of all the Franks.
Remaclus m 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 or Rimagilus, which are both latinizations of his original Germanic name, which must have been either Ramigil, Remigil or Rimigil.... [more]
Sadalberga f Frankish
Saint Sadalberga(c. 605 – c. 670) was the daughter of Gundoin, Duke of Alsace and his wife Saretrude. Sadalberga founded the Abbey of St John at Laon. She is the subject of a short hagiography, the Vita Sadalbergae.
Saretrude f Frankish
Wife of Gundoin, Duke of Alsace and mother to Saint Sadalberga.
Sigrada f Frankish, History (Ecclesiastical)
Possibly a feminine form of Sigerad. This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint, the mother of Saint Leodegarius and Saint Warinus.
Teutberga f Frankish
Teutberga (died 11 November 875) was a queen of Lotharingia by marriage to Lothair II. She was a daughter of Bosonid Boso the Elder and sister of Hucbert, the lay-abbot of St. Maurice's Abbey. In 855 she was married to the Carolingian Lothair II, the second son of Emperor Lothair I. Lothar II, at the time of marriage, already had a mistress named Waldrada... [more]
Théoda f Frankish
Diminutive or variant of Théodrade. Théodrade, wife of Chrodbert II (c. 678), is occasionally referred to as Théoda.
Théodrade f Frankish (Gallicized)
This is a French form of Theuderada via the Latinized form Theodorada or Theoderada.... [more]
Théoudehilde f Frankish
Théoudehilde was the second wife of Theudebert II, king of Austrasia.
Ultrogotha f Frankish
Queen Ultrogotha (510 - after 566/67) was a Frankish Merovingian queen and the wife of Childebert I.
Valdetrudis f Frankish (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical, Hispanicized)
Latinized variant of Waldetrudis. Saint Waltrude (known as Valdetrudis in Spanish and Latin) was a 7th-century Frankish noblewoman and nun.
Waldalenus m Frankish (Latinized)
Possibly a Latinized form of Waldhelm. This was borne by Waldalenus, Duke of Upper Burgundy, a Frankish magnate who lived in the late 6th century and early 7th century... [more]
Wastrada f Frankish (?), Medieval German (?), History
Widow and model Christian matron who became a Catholic saint. The mother of St. Gregory of Utrecht, in her later years she became member of a religious community, although it is uncertain whether she actually became a nun.
Widradus m Frankish (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical)
Benedictine abbot of Flavigny, France, also called Ware.
Willigod m Frankish, History (Ecclesiastical)
The name of a Benedictine abbot who is now a Catholic saint.
Wulfefundis f Frankish
Wulfefundis was the fourth wife of King Dagobert I of Austrasia, Neustria, Burgundy, and also king of all the Franks.
Wulmar m Frankish, History (Ecclesiastical)
A Benedictine abbott born near Boulogne, Picardy, France, he was actually married but was separated from his wife and entered the Benedictines as a lay brother at Haumont, in Hainault. He was eventually ordained and was the founder of the rnonastery of Samer near Boulogne, which he served as abbot... [more]