were used in medieval times.
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ACLEBERTA f Medieval French
"blade" lengthened to Old French agil
+ Old High German beraht
, Old Saxon berht
"bright" from Proto-Germanic berhtaz
ACLEDULF m Medieval
Proto-Germanic *agio 'blade' lengthened to Old French agil and then retaining the -d from its use in compounds such as Agledeus and Agledrudis + Old High German wolf, Gothic wulf 'wolf'.
ADALALD m Old High German, Frisian (Archaic), Old Saxon, Medieval, Medieval German, German (Austrian, Archaic)
Old High German adal
"noble" + Old High German alt
, Old Saxon, Old Frisian ald
"old" or Old Saxon wald
, Old High German walt
ADELCHI m Italian (Rare), Medieval Italian
It is an Italian form of ADELGIS
from the Ancient German elements adal
'noble' and gisil
'arrow'. Adelchi was a Longobard prince, son of King Desiderio who ruled Longobard territories in years 756-774... [more]
ADJUTOR m Medieval French
Means "helper" in Latin. Adjutor is the patron saint of swimmers, boaters, and drowning victims, as well as of Vernon, France.
ADRIAEN m Medieval Dutch
Medieval Dutch form of ADRIAAN
. A well-known bearer of this name was Adriaen van der Donck (c. 1618–1655), a pivotal figure in the establishment of the middle colonies of colonial America, and the ultimate significance of Manhattan as a place of commerce.
AELLIC m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael
meaning "hall, temple" and lic
with the contested meaning of "like" or "body."
AELOD m Medieval English, Welsh
, which was a combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ael
meaning "hall, temple" and Auð
meaning "wealth, fortune."
ÆSCMAN m Medieval English
Name using the Germanic elements Æsc
meaning "ash" and man
meaning "man" probably originally a byname from æscman
‘seaman’ or ‘pirate’, i.e. one who sailed in an ash-wood boat.
AFAN m Welsh, Medieval Welsh
The name of a river in South Wales, usually Anglicized as AVON
or Avan, presumably derived from Celtic *abon
- "river" (making it a cognate of AFON
AGENILDE f Medieval French
Derived from Old French agin
, and thus ultimately from Proto-Germanic *agio
"blade", and Old High German hiltja
AGLAECA f Medieval English
Derived from Old English āglāc
"distress, torment, misery", now a poetic term meaning "fierce combatant".
AGNOLO m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian (variant) form of either AGNELLO
. The name was most commonly used in Tuscany. A bearer of this name was Agnolo di Tura, an Italian chronicler from the 14th century AD.
AICO m Medieval
A diminutive of any of various names whose prototheme is a derivative of Proto-Germanic *aiganą 'to own, to possess'.
AITA m Medieval Basque
Derived from Basque aita
"father". It appears in this spelling as a given name in the 10th-11th centuries.
AITARD m Anglo-Norman, Medieval French
The first element of this name may be Old High German eit
meaning "fire; brilliant". The second element is Old Saxon hard
"strong, hard" (Old High German hart
AITHBHREAC f Scottish Gaelic, Medieval Scottish
Older form of OIGHRIG
. Aithbhreac was the given name of the author of the earliest extant poetry in Scottish Gaelic by a poetess. Aithbhreac Inghean Coirceadal (1430-80) wrote a famous poem to eulogise her late husband.
AITHCHE f Medieval Irish
"The name of a holy virgin, patroness of Cill Aithche in the barony of Kenry, Co. Limerick, where her feast-day (Jan. 15) was formerly kept as a holiday and a station held."
ALABA f Medieval Basque
Means "daughter" in Medieval Basque. It was documented from the 12th century onwards.
ALAGIA f Medieval Italian, Italian (Archaic)
Possibly a variant of ALASIA
, short form of ADELASIA
. The Genoese noblewoman Alàgia dei Fieschi, who Dante praises in his 'Purgatorio' (c.1318), was a niece of Pope Adrian V and the wife of Dante's friend Moroello III Malaspina.
ALANETTE f Medieval Breton
Late medieval Gallicized Breton feminine form of ALAN
by way of combining it with the French feminine diminutive suffix -ette
ALANTEUS m Medieval
An elongation of Proto-Germanic *allaz 'all; every; whole' + Old High German deo 'servant'.
ALARA f Turkish, Medieval Turkic (Rare)
Alara appears in the Turkic Mythology as a beautiful water fairy. She lives in the lakes and rivers of the Caspian basin and grants the wishes of those she deems worthy. She is said to be capable of repairing broken hearts and making them capable of love again... [more]
ALBA f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian albă
, the feminine form of the adjective alb
"white; (figuratively) clean, pure, immaculate".
ALBELINDA f Medieval
Meaning unknown. Perhaps a transcription variation of Alpelindis, itself a variation of the Germanic female name Alflind, from alf meaning "elf, spirit" and lind meaning "soft, tender".
ALBINET m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of ALBIN
is a French masculine diminutive suffix). This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname... [more]
ALCUDE m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements al
"noble" and cude
from the element cueth