Medieval Jewish Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Jewish peoples.
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ABRAMUCCIO m Medieval Italian, Judeo-Italian, Medieval Jewish
Medieval Italian diminutive of Abramo, as -uccio is an Italian masculine diminutive suffix.
ALEMANDRINA f Medieval Jewish
Possibly from the Spanish almendra (almond), recorded in Medieval England among the Jewish community
ALMONDA f Jewish (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Recorded in England between the 11th and 13th centuries.
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".
ASCHUR m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Late medieval variant of Asher.
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.
BARONETTA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Possibly an adoption of the Italian title baronetta, the feminine form of baronetto, "baronetess; female baronet".
BESSELYN f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Basel (via its variant Besel). It was recorded in 14th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
BEZZELINE f Medieval Jewish
Medieval French Jewish form of Bathsheba.
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, Medieval English
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.
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".
BONENFANT m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Derived from French bon enfant "good child".
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.
BONJUA m Judeo-Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Catalan form of Bonjudas.
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.
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".
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, Medieval Jewish
Variant of Cara influenced by French chère.
CHUZCHE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
COMITESSA f Medieval English, Medieval Jewish
Derived from Latin comitissa "countess".
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.
CYPORA f Medieval Jewish, Medieval English
Variant of Zipporah, recorded in England between the 11th and 13th centuries.
DEINA f Medieval Jewish
This is a Medieval Jewish form of Dinah, it was used in Medieval Spain and France among Jews
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.
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. In the Basque country, it was recorded from 1344 onwards, as a Jewish name, it was recorded from the 12th century onwards.
DOLZA f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic), Gascon
Variant of Dolça. It was recorded in what is modern-day Germany from the 12th century onwards.
DOUCE f French (Rare), Medieval Jewish
French form of Dulce or Dulcie, all ultimately derived from Latin dulcis meaning "sweet".... [more]
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.
ENOSCH m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Variant of Enoch recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
FROMUT f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval variant of Frumet, possibly influenced by the German word Frohmut (compare Frohmut). It was recorded in 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
GENTA f Medieval Jewish, Medieval English
Short form of Gentil, Gentile, Gentilia and similar names as well as a feminine form of Gento. It was recorded in England between the 11th and 13th centuries.
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 Gluke (which coincides with the German word Glück "good luck; bliss, happiness").... [more]
GOLDCHEN f Medieval Jewish
an early variation of the Yiddish Golda, recorded in France and Germany in the 13th-century
GOYO f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Catalan goig "joy".
GUDELA f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Guthela. It was recorded in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1300s.
GUTE f Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
Derived from German gut "good".
GUTLIN f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Gute and Guta, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
HORSA m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include an adaption of Hebrew Hoshaya and a variant of Catalan Ursí (via the variant Ors).
JACHENT f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in France and Germany in the 13th-century
JECHIEL m Medieval Jewish, Jewish
Variant transcription of Jehiel. It was recorded in 15th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
JOIA f Medieval English, Medieval Jewish, Medieval French, English (American, Modern, Rare)
Derived from Old French joie "joy", ultimately from Late Latin gaudia and Classical Latin gaudium. As a Jewish name, Joia was occasionally used as a translation of Simcha.
JUDEUA f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Older Judeo-Catalan form of Judea.
JULE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Judlin, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany.
KELA f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
This name was recorded in what is now Germany between the 13th and 14th centuries.
LESER m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic), Yiddish
German Yiddish variant of Lazarus.
LEWECHIN m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Lew, itself a variant of Löw and Löb. It was recorded in 15th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
LICORICIA f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic), Medieval English
This name was recorded in the Jewish community in medieval England. It was famously borne by Licoricia of Winchester who was one of the most prominent female bankers and one of the most notable English Jewish women of her time.... [more]
MADRONA f Catalan, Spanish, Medieval Jewish
Variant of Matrona. This is the name of a saint who is venerated in Barcelona as well as the name of a woman mentioned in the Talmud.
MÄNDLE m Medieval Jewish, Yiddish
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
MARÇOCH m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan adaption of Marzūq.
MARGALICIA f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Possibly a Latinization of Margalit.
MARX m Medieval German, East Frisian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish, English (American, Modern, Rare), Alsatian (Archaic)
Medieval German and archaic Alsatian and East Frisian short form of Marcus, recorded numerous times in the Rhineland region of what is now Germany in the early 16th century, as well as in East Frisia in the same time period.... [more]
MASSIPA f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Transferred use of the (Christian) Catalan surname Massip (also found as Macip), which is derived from Latin mancipium "youngster; servant; learner".
MAYRONA f Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Catalan feminine diminutive of Meir.
MAZALTUF f Judeo-Arabic (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
From the Hebrew/Yiddish phrase mazel tov, meaning "good luck".
MELCHE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Possibly an archaic Yiddish form of Malka. It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
MENAX m Medieval Jewish, Judeo-Catalan
Judeo-Catalan form of Menashe.
MERLE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
MILEON m Medieval Jewish, Medieval English
Most likely a variant of Milon. It was occasionally used by medieval English Jews as a translation of Meir.
MOISE m Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Variant of Moisè, itself a variant of Mosè.
MORDECAIX m Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Medieval Judeo-Provençal variant of Mordechai.
MÖSCHEL m Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Moyshe, recorded in the 14th and 15th centuries.
NISSIM m Medieval Jewish, Judeo-Italian (Archaic)
From the Hebrew נֵס (nes), meaning "miracle".
PESCHE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Pesha, recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
PESSELINE f Medieval Jewish
Diminutive of Pesse (compare Pessel) recorded in the border region between modern-day France and modern-day Germany in the 14th century.
PETIT m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Catalan petit "small", this name was used as a translation of Hebrew Katan.
PUCELLA f Medieval Jewish, Medieval English
Derived from Old French pulcella, pucelle "maid, young woman". It was recorded in England between the 11th and 13th centuries.
PULTZELINA f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Derived from Old French pulcella, pucelle "maid, young woman".
PYA f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in 13th-century Anglo-Norman England, perhaps a Norman-Jewish form of the obscure Biblical female name Puah.
RAHIL f Judeo-Arabic (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Medieval Judeo-Arabic form of Rachel.
RANE f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in the 13th-century in Anglo-Norman England
REKLIN f Medieval Jewish
Medieval Jewish diminutive of Rechel, recorded in the 13th-century in what is now France and Germany.
RIEFGE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval German-Yiddish variant of Rifka.
RÖSLIN f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Rosa, recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
SAMAIAS m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Variant of Shemaiah. It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
SAMULINA f Medieval Jewish, Medieval English, Faroese
Feminine form of Samuel and Faroese form of Samuline.
SCHÖNLIN f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Derived from German schön "beautiful" (see also Beila and its variants and Shayna and its variants).
SCHÖNWIP f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in 13th-century Germany, it is possibly composed of the elements schon (beautiful) and Wipfel (peak, top, head, treetop), the meaning might imply the peak of beauty, or a beautiful face or head.
SEIGNURET m Medieval Jewish, Medieval English
Diminutive of one of the variants of Schneur.
SELMELIN m Medieval Jewish, Yiddish
Medieval variant of Solomon. It was recorded in 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
SHLUIDA f Medieval Jewish
Likely from the Upper German word schlude, "carefree." This name is recorded as a female name in the Jewish community of Erfurt, Germany in the 13th-century
SPRINZ f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish
Medieval German-Yiddish variant of Sprinze.
STRALE m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Derived from German strahlen "to shine, to beam" or Strahl "beam; ray (of light)", this name was used as a translation of Feibush and thus Phoebus. It was recorded in 15th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
SUSE f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Zusa, recorded in 15th-century Frankfurt, Germany (see also Sisel).
SWETCOTE f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in the 13th-century in Anglo-Norman England
TÖLZ f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Toltse. It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
TROSTLIN f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Derived from German Trost "solace; comfort". This name was occasionally given to a girl born into a grieving family.
VIOL m Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Feyel, recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
VIVARD m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Used as a translation of Chaim.
VOGEL f Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Derived from German Vogel "bird" (and thus a quasi-equivalent of Faigel and its variants), this name was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany. It was generally used as a vernacular form of Zipporah.
VROMUDIS f Medieval Jewish (Latinized), Jewish (Latinized, Archaic)
Latinized form of Frommet. It was recorded in what is modern-day Germany in the 13th century.
ZAERLE f Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
German Yiddish diminutive of Sarah, first recorded between the late 1300s and early 1400s.
ZALEMA m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan adaption of Salimah.
ZEWI m Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Rare)
German transcription of Zvi. It was recorded in medieval German-speaking countries but became very rare in modern times.
ZIPPOR f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Variant of Zipporah, recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.