Medieval Jewish Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Jewish peoples.
gender
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abbe m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Diminutive of Abraham and Abram.
Abeley m Judeo-French
Variant of Abel.
Aberlin m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Abraham.
Abramuccio m Medieval Italian, Judeo-Italian, Medieval Jewish
Medieval Italian diminutive of Abramo, as -uccio is an Italian masculine diminutive suffix.
Açach m Medieval Jewish, Medieval Spanish
Medieval Judeo-Spanish form of Isaac attested in Navarre.
Ade f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Adah.
Alemande f Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French alemande, the feminine form of the adjective alemant "German". This name might originally have been given to someone of German ancestry or to someone whose ancestors came from the town of Allemagne in Normandy (present-day Fleury-sur-Orne).
Alfild f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Alfhild.
Almonda f Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Medieval Jewish
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Alemande, a contraction of Alemandina and a derivation from Middle English almond, almaund and Old French almande "almond" (seeing as almonds were considered "things of value", naming a daughter after them would fit the naming conventions of the time)... [more]
Altadonna f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Italian alta, the feminine form of the adjective alto, meaning "high; deep; big; towering; elevated" and, when used in a poetic context, "grand; sublime; noble" and donna "woman; lady".
Alyes f Judeo-French
Judeo-French variant of Alice.
Amie f Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French amie "(female) friend; (female) lover", ultimately form Latin amica.
Amiot m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Diminutive of Ami.
Ancher m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Masculine form of Anchera.
Anchera f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman name derived from Old High German ans "god".
Arye אריה m Hebrew, Judeo-French
Hebrew variant of Aryeh and Judeo-French variant of Arie 2.
Asch m Medieval Jewish
Variant or short form of Ascher.
Aschur m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Late medieval variant of Asher.
Asser m Biblical Finnish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-Catalan
Judeo-Catalan, Judeo-Anglo-Norman and Finnish form of Asher.
Aster f Judeo-French, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Catalan
Old Judeo-Spanish form and Judeo-French variant of Esther via Greek aster, "star". It was already used in Judeo-Latin.
Astruc m Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Provençal, Medieval Jewish, Judeo-Catalan
Derived from Provençal astruc "lucky", ultimately from Greek aster "star" and thus having the extended meaning of "born under a good star".... [more]
Astruga f Judeo-Catalan, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Provençal, Medieval Jewish
Feminine form of Astruc. This name was also used as a Judeo-Spanish translation of Mazal.
Avygotta f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Diminutive of Avigay via the variant Avigoy.
Aym m Judeo-French
Variant of Haim via the variant Haym.
Bacceva f Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-French and Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Batsheva.
Baronetta f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Possibly an adoption of the Italian title baronetta, the feminine form of baronetto, "baronetess; female baronet".
Baru m Judeo-French
Judeo-French form of Baruh-
Baruc m Galician, Judeo-French
Galician form and Judeo-French variant of Baruch.
Basseva f Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-French and Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Batsheva.
Beila f Judeo-French, Yiddish
Yiddish and Judeo-French equivalent of Bella.
Bela f Yiddish, Judeo-French
Yiddish variant of Bella and Beila and Judeo-French variant of Bele.
Belaset f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French bele, the feminine form of the adjective biau, bel "graceful, elegant, courteous; noble; handsome; beautiful" and Old French assez "enough; sufficiently" (which in the context of this name would have been understood as "very").
Bele f Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French
Derived from Old French bele, the feminine form of the adjective biau, bel "graceful, elegant, courteous; noble; handsome; beautiful".
Belete f Judeo-French
Diminutive of Bele.
Belina f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Diminutive of Bele and Bela.
Benami m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Variant of Bonami. This name was also used as a secular form of Benjamin.
Bencit m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Contracted form of Benedict. This name was also used as a secular form of Baruch.
Bendit m Jewish, Yiddish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French
Yiddish form of Benedikt. This was generally used as a secular form of Baruch. (See also Seligmann)
Beneyt m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Benedict. This name was also used as a translation of Baruch.
Bernart m Medieval French, Medieval Occitan, Judeo-French
Old French and Old Occitan forms of Bernard.
Bessel f Judeo-French
Diminutive of Bethsabe.
Besselyn f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Basel (via its variant Besel). It was recorded in 14th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
Bethsabe f Judeo-French
Judeo-French form of Bathsheba.
Beyle f Judeo-French
Variant of Bele.
Bezzeline f Judeo-French
Diminutive of Bezzel.
Blaka f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman cognate of Blake.
Bona f Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French
Derived from Latin bona "good or brave woman".
Bona-aunis f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Latin bona, the feminine form of the adjective bonus, "good; kind; noble" and Catalan aunir, a variant of unir "to unite".
Bonadona f Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan equivalent of Judeo-Italian Bonadonna.
Bonafilia f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Latin bona, the feminine form of the adjective bonus, "good; kind; noble" and filia "daughter".... [more]
Bonajoia f Medieval Jewish
Derived from Old French bone joie "good joy".
Bonajuncta f Medieval Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Christian and Jewish cognate of Bona-aunis.
Bonami m Medieval Jewish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French
Variant of Bonamy. This name was occasionally used by medieval English Jews as a translation or secular name of Benjamin due to its phonetic similarity.
Bonamie f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French bone, the feminine form of the adjective bon, "good (virtuous, having positive qualities)" and Old French amie "(female) friend; (female) lover", ultimately form Latin amica.
Bonamy m Judeo-Anglo-Norman, Judeo-French
Derived from Middle French bon "good (virtuous, having positive qualities)" and ami "friend". This name was also used as a secular form of Benjamin,
Bonastruc m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Combination of bono "good" and Astruc. This name was used as a translation of Gad and Mazal Tov.
Bonatosa f Judeo-Catalan (Rare, Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One current theory connects this name to Bonat.
Bondit m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Of debated origin and meaning. Some modern-day scholars consider this name a variant of Bendit, while others connect this name to Catalan bon (compare Bono) and dit, the past participle of Catalan dir "to say", and thus giving this name the meaning of "well said".
Bone f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French bone, the feminine form of the adjective bon "good".
Bonenfant m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Derived from French bon enfant "good child".
Bonenfaunt m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from and Old French bon "good (virtuous, having positive qualities)" and Anglo-Norman enfaunt "child". This name was also used as a secular form of Benjamin.
Bonfante m Medieval Italian, Judeo-Italian, Medieval Jewish
Medieval Italian form of the Late Latin given name Bonusinfans meaning "good child", which was derived from the Latin adjective bonus meaning "good" and the Latin noun infans meaning "infant, child".... [more]
Bonfantino m Medieval Italian, Judeo-Italian, Medieval Jewish
Diminutive of Bonfante, as -ino is an Italian masculine diminutive suffix.
Bonjour m Judeo-French
Derived from Old French bon "good (not of poor quality)" and French jour "day".
Bonjua m Judeo-Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Catalan form of Bonjudas.
Bonna f Judeo-French
Variant of Bona.
Bonne f Medieval French, Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Medieval French, Judeo-French and Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Bona. It was borne by Bonne of Luxembourg (1315-1349), the wife of John II of France.
Bonnefille f Judeo-French
Judeo-French cognate of Bonafilia.
Bonnefoy m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Derived from French bonne, the feminine form of the adjective bon, "good" and foi "faith".
Bonsenyor m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Means "good lord". In modern times, more common as a surname.
Bräunle f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval Yiddish name derived from German braun "brown" and Bräune "brownness", it is a cognate of Breindel. This name was recorded in early 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
Bronnelin f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Bräunle. It was recorded in early 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
Brun m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Middle French brun "brown (the color)" (ultimately from Old French brun “polished, shiny, brown”), and denoting a man with brown hair.
Brunetta f Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Middle French brune, the feminine form of the adjective brun, "brown (the color)" (ultimately from Old French brun “polished, shiny, brown”), and denoting a woman with brown hair.
Calot m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Calo.
Caradonna f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Italian cara, the feminine form of the adjective caro, "beloved, dear; precious" and donna "woman; lady".
Carecausa m Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Old Occitan cara (a variant of chera) "dear; expensive" and causa "thing" with the intended meaning of "beloved person".
Cerf m Medieval French, Medieval Jewish
Means "stag (a large buck or male deer)" in French. Cerf sometimes appears in historical documents concerned with the Jews of Alsace and early modern France; it was a local translation of the Yiddish Hirsh, meaning "deer", the Hebrew equivalent of which is Zvi.
Cerona f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One current theory suggests, however, a derivation from Sharona.
Chera f Judeo-Provençal, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French chere, the feminine form of the adjective cher, chier "dear, dearest; expensive; costly; important, noteworthy" as well as a short form of Anchera.
Chitonette f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Middle English chitte "a young animal, cub, whelp" and chit "a child or babe; a young, small, or insignificant person or animal" as well as "a pert or sassy young person, especially a young woman".
Chuzche f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
Cipora f Hungarian, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Hungarian variant of Cippóra and Judeo-Anglo-Norman variant of Zipora.
Clarita f Spanish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Spanish and Judeo-Anglo-Norman diminutive of Clara.
Columbia f Judeo-Anglo-Norman (Latinized)
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Colombe.
Comitessa f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Latin comitissa "countess".
Contessa f English (Modern, Rare), Medieval Italian, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
From the aristocratic title, derived from Latin comitissa "countess". More commonly a word, it was occasionally used as a medieval given name.
Coussiel m Yiddish (Archaic), Judeo-French
Archaic French-Yiddish and Judeo-French form of Kusel.
Crespel m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Crespin.
Crespin m Lengadocian, Provençal, Walloon, Judeo-French
Walloon, Langadocian, Judeo-French and Provençal form of Crispin.
Cresques m Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from the Catalan adjective creixent "growing", ultimately from the verb créixer “to grow”, this name is a cognate of Crescens. In medieval Occitania, it was used to translate Tzemach.
Cressant m Judeo-French
Derived from Old French cressant, the present participle of crestre "to increase; to augment", this name is a cognate of Crescens.
Cresse m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Anglo-Norman crestre, ultimately from Old French croistre "to increase; to augment".
Çulema m Medieval Jewish, Medieval Spanish
Possibly a medieval Judeo-Spanish form of Solomon.
Cypora f Medieval Jewish, Medieval English
Variant of Zipporah, recorded in England between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Davy m Judeo-French
Variant of David.
Deulecresse m Medieval English, Medieval Jewish
Possibly from Latin Deus eum crescat meaning "God increase him" (via Norman French), apparently used as a translation of the Hebrew names Solomon or Gedaliah.
Deulegard m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French deu "god" and Old French and Norman garder "to protect; to guard", this name ultimately means "May God protect him" or "God protects him".
Deulesaut m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old French deu "god" and Old French and Norman sauver "to save someone", this name ultimately means "May God save him" or "God saves him". It was used as a secular form of Joshua.
Deulocresca f Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Medieval Judeo-Provençal feminine form of Deulecresse.
Deulosal m Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Means "God save him". It appears to have been used as a translation of Isaiah.
Doltza f Medieval Basque, Medieval Jewish
Medieval Basque form of Dulce and medieval Jewish variant of Toltsa and Toltse... [more]
Dolza f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic), Gascon, Judeo-Provençal
Variant of Dolça. It was recorded in what is modern-day Germany from the 12th century onwards.
Dolze f Medieval Jewish
Variant of Dolza. It was recorded in what is present-day Germany from the 12th century onwards.
Douce f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Judeo-French
Derived from French douce, the feminine form of the adjective doux "sweet; soft; mild, gentle" (ultimately from Latin dulcis "sweet" via Old French dous "soft; tender"), this name is a cognate of Dulcie.
Doucette f Judeo-French
Diminutive of Douce.
Douze f Judeo-French
Variant of Douce.
Drua f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Gaulish druto "strong, vigorous".
Druda f Judeo-Catalan (Rare, Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory, however, suggests a coinage as a feminine form of the Catalan masculine name Trud.
Dube f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Medieval variant of Taube, recorded in 15th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
Duran m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish, Gascon
Derived from the Catalan adjective duran “steadfast".
Dürz f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Medieval German-Yiddish form of Tirzah. It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
Elaya m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Eliya.
Eleasar m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Eleazar.
Elema f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman variant of Elena.
Élias m French, Judeo-French
French form of Elias.
Elie m Jewish, Yiddish, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Short form of Eliezer or Elijah. A famous bearer is Elie Wiesel, Jewish rights activist.
Eliezar m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Eliezer.
Eligai m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman adoption of Elijah.
Elle f Judeo-French
Variant of Ella.
Elyas m Amharic, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Amharic form and Judeo-Anglo-Norman variant of Elias.
Englesia f Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-French and Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Engelais.
Enosch m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic), German
Variant of Enos recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.... [more]
Enselin m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Anselme.
Ephraïm m Dutch, Flemish, French (Belgian), Judeo-French
Dutch form of Ephraim and French variant of Éphraïm.
Ezmael m Medieval Jewish, Medieval Spanish
Medieval Judeo-Spanish form of Ismael.
Fabib m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Either an adaption of Ḥabīb or else of Hebrew Habib.
Fagim m Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Possibly a Judeo-Catalan or Judeo-Provençal vernacular form of Hayyim, reflecting the local pronunciation in medieval Occitania.
Feibelmann m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Feibesch recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
Feyel m Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
Flavetta f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman diminutive of Flavia.
Fleur de Liz f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of Fleurdelys.
Floire f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman variant of Fleur and Floria.
Flor de Lix f Judeo-French
Judeo-French form of Fleurdelys.
Florion f Judeo-French
Diminutive of Floria and Florie.
Flur f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman variant of Fleur.
Formosa f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Latin formosa, the feminine form of the adjective formosus, "beautiful, handsome; aesthetic, well-formed".
Fromut f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval variant of Frumet, possibly influenced by the German word Frohmut (compare Frohmut)... [more]
Gannota f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Derived from Old English ganot "gannet".
Geina f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Of debated origin and meaning.
Gelein f Medieval Jewish
Diminutive of Gela.
Genta f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Short form of Gentil, Gentille, Gentilia and similar names as well as a feminine form of Gento... [more]
Gente f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Cognate of Yente as well as a short form of Gentille.
Gentille f Judeo-French, Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-French and Judeo-Anglo-Norman form of both Gentile and Yente.
Gertelote f Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman diminutive of Gertrude.
Geyla f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Variant of Gela recorded in what is now Germany from the 11th century onwards.
Glück f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Glika. The name coincides with the German word Glück "good luck; bliss, happiness". It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
Goldchen f Medieval Jewish
an early variation of the Yiddish Golda, recorded in France and Germany in the 13th-century
Golde גאָלדע f Yiddish, Judeo-French
Variant of Golda.
Goyo f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Catalan goig "joy".
Grace f Judeo-French
Derived from Old French grace "grace; gracefulness; elegance".
Gudela f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Guthela. It was recorded in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1300s.
Guerchon m Judeo-French
Judeo-French form of Gershon.
Gute f Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
Derived from German gut "good".
Gutheil f Yiddish (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Medieval Yiddish diminutive of Gute.
Gutlin f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Gute and Guta, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
Hagin m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Diminutive of Haim.
Haïm חיים m Judeo-French
French form of Chaim.
Hanechin m Judeo-Anglo-Norman
Judeo-Anglo-Norman adoption of Hankin.
Haquet m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Isaac.
Haquin m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Isaac.
Haquinet m Judeo-French
Diminutive of Haquin.