ALISAUNDERmScots, Medieval English, Literature Scots form and medieval English variant of ALEXANDER. 'King Alisaunder' or 'Kyng Alisaunder', dating from the end of the 13th century or the early 14th century, is a Middle English romance or romantic epic telling the story of Alexander the Great's career from his youth, through his successful campaigns against the Persian king DARIUS and other adversaries, his discovery of the wonders of the East, and his untimely death.
AMPHELISEfMedieval English Possibly a compound of AMICE and FELICE. The name begins appearing in the late 1100s (attested in 1198) with the formal Latin version of Amphelisia and the vernacular version of Anflis.
ARGENTINAfSpanish, Medieval English From Argentina, the name of a country in South America. It is derived from the Latin argentum (silver), which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek ἀργήντος (argēntos), from ἀργήεις (argēeis), "white, shining"... [more]
ARNGRIMmMedieval English, Norse Mythology Anglo-Scandinavian variant of ARNGRÍMR. This was the name of a berserker in Norse mythology; he figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads, and Örvar-Odds saga.
AVENELmMedieval English Originally derived from the same, highly uncertain, source as AVO and Ava, Avenel was first in use as a given name in the Middle Ages, and later went on to become a surname (which, in turn, was occasionally re-used as a given name from the 1500s onwards).
BARDOLPHmTheatre, Medieval English (?) Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the elements bard, meaning "small axe" or "beard", and wulf "wolf". Shakespeare used it for minor characters in several plays.