Medieval Cornish Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Cornish speakers.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ANAGUISTL f Medieval Cornish
Old Cornish name, possibly from Welsh anaw "wealth" and Welsh gwystl "hostage" (Cornish cognate gostel).
BRAYA f Medieval Cornish
Medieval Cornish name which is said to be derived from Cornish bregh "brave; fine".
BREACA f Medieval Cornish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Breage, from Cornish bregh "brave". The 5th-century Cornish saint Breage is also known as Breaca or Bray. Breage is also probably the source of the medieval Cornish name Braya.... [more]
BRITHAEL m Medieval Breton, Medieval Cornish
Derived from either Old Breton brit "mind, spirit" or Old Breton Britto "Briton" and hael "generous; noble".
CATGUISTL f Medieval Cornish
Derived from Cornish kas "battle" and gostel "hostage".
COLAN m Medieval Cornish
Cornish form of Welsh Collen.
EIA f Medieval Cornish
Variant of Ia.
ELISAUED f Medieval Cornish
Medieval Cornish form of Elizabeth.
GRIFIUD m Medieval Cornish
Cornish cognate of Gruffudd.
GUENTIGIRN m Medieval Cornish
Possibly a Cornish adoption of Kentigern.
JESTIN m Breton, Medieval Cornish
Breton form as well as an older Cornish form of Yestin.
LOUMARCH m Medieval Cornish
Old Cornish form of Llywarch.
MEDGUISTL f Medieval Cornish
Old Cornish name, in which the second element is Welsh gwystl "hostage" (Cornish cognate gostel). The first element may be Welsh medd "mead" (Cornish medh) or Welsh medd "power, authority".
REDIGON f Medieval English, Medieval Cornish, Cornish (Archaic)
A medieval English vernacular form of Radegund, the name of a 6th-century Frankish queen and saint. In England, a number of churches were dedicated to Saint Radegund in the medieval period.
TALAN m Cornish, Medieval Cornish
Derived from Cornish tal "brow; forehead".
TANGUISTL f Medieval Cornish
Cornish cognate of Tangwystl.
WENNA f Medieval Cornish
Early Cornish form of Gwen. It was borne by two 5th-century Cornish saints.
WYNWALLOW m Medieval Cornish (?)
Cornish form of Breton Gwenole. St Wynwallow's Church, the parish church of Landewednack in Cornwall, England, is dedicated to Saint Gwenole or Winwaloe. Built of local serpentine stone, it is the most southerly church in mainland Britain and the church in which the last sermon in the Cornish language was preached, in 1674.