72 Medieval Baby Names With Meanings

So you want your baby to have a name that is unique as he/she is. But at the same time, you’re not willing to bestow an odd and outlandish name on him just for the sake of originality? So what can you do? We have an idea. How about taking some inspiration from Medieval Age?

Medieval names are derived from Saint names and Biblical texts and reflect the importance of religion in the Middle Ages. Since vernacular languages were spoken in Europe, even same names took different spellings in the various regions.

In Middle Ages, the French ending names like –et, -in, and –on, that arrived with the Normans were taken over by English forms and suffixes like –kin and –cock. Some documents also found Latin ending names like –us for males.

With intermarriages for political and dynastic reasons among the royalties, foreign names also arrived along with foreign brides. But the names were anglicized, rather than used in their original form.

Frankish names were also very common in the Middle Ages, especially amongst the Normans, who brought them to England after the invasion in 1066. Most of these names are still in use but in their modern forms.

MomJunction has compiled a list of medieval names that may have fallen off the radar, but we believe could return to prominence. Take a look!

AhelisA woman of nobilityGirl
AhelissaA noble born womanGirl
AlexanderDefender of MankindBoy
AliceTruth, gracious, realityGirl
AuroraA Roman Goddess; wonderful dawn and breezyGirl
AvaA bird; a living organism of the ecosystemGirl
BrictevaOne who is fair giftGirl
BricthiuaShe is a giftGirl
BricthledShe is from the lad of giftsGirl
ChrysogonA Medieval English name of Greek originBoy
ColA short term for Nicholas; meaning victory of the menBoy
DavidA beloved friendBoy
ElijahName of a very famous King and a ProphetBoy
ElizabethOne who provides satisfaction and fullnessGirl
Emiliathis name means to rival or emulate or excel.Girl
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
GabrielGod is my strengthUnisex
HenryEstate rulerBoy
HildethShe who gives good battle counselGirl
HildeyerdA young battle maidenGirl
HildiardShe who fights in a battleGirl
HildilidA warrior of the battleBoy
HildithA fighter in the warBoy
HildithaShe who gfights in the battles of warGirl
HilditheOne who is in the battleGirl
HildredA counseler in the battleUnisex
HildwulfOne who is like a wolf in the battleBoy
HildyardHe sho is from the battle fieldsBoy
HilithShe is a battle maidenGirl
HillariaA woman who is always cheerful and happyGirl
HilldaA woman who is a soldier in the warGirl
HillereeA cheerful and happy maidenGirl
HismenaA beloved and esteemed woman. Hismena is a Medieval variation of the name IsmayGirl
HorengaA variation of the name OrengaGirl
HrodwynOne who is a friend of the fameBoy
JohnEldest son of Saul,God is Benevolent,merciful and graciousBoy
LefledaA beutiful individual who is loved by othersGirl
LefquenCherised and beloved personGirl
LefquenaBeautiful, powerful and beloved individualGirl
LefqueneDarling and beaufitul personGirl
LefquennPleasing and dear womanGirl
LefqwenA woman of beauty, power and loved by allGirl
LefricA beloved and powerful individualBoy
LefrichHe who is powerful and pleasantBoy
LefricusAuthorative and beloved personBoy
LefsuedA pleasing person with enjoyable personalityBoy
LefsuetHe who is dear and agreeableBoy
LefuuinusFrom Old English "leof" meaning dear, belovedBoy
LefwenDear and Joyous personGirl
LefwennaA person who is full of joy and belovedGirl
LefwinusA beloved, joyfull personBoy
LefwyneA precious and cheerfull individualBoy
LivithAn individual who gladly participates in battlesGirl
LucyEnglish variation of Lucia, meaning lightGirl
MatthewA gift of GodBoy
MawdelynA medeval English girl nameGirl
MichaelOne of the seven archangels of the GodBoy
OliverThe one who represents the emblem of peace or olive tree.Boy
OliviaThe one who is closer to olive tree.Girl
PlesantiaA pleasant, delightful womanGirl
PlesenciaA charming, pleasant, friendly womanGirl
PollekinA daughter that was prayed forGirl
PolliOne who is like a sea of bitternessGirl
PollochA Royal HeaddressBoy
PollyanaA rebellious childGirl
PurneleOne solid and strong as the rockGirl
PurnellAn old surname, meaning the rockBoy
PurnelleOne who can be comapared to a rockGirl
RavenorA Medieval English surname, meaning the ravenBoy
SebastianHe who is from SebastiaBoy
StellaStar of the seaUnisex
VioletPurplre or purplr flowerGirl
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