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!
|Lefric||A beloved and powerful individual||Boy|
|Lefrich||He who is powerful and pleasant||Boy|
|Lefricus||Authorative and beloved person||Boy|
|Lefsued||A pleasing person with enjoyable personality||Boy|
|Lefsuet||He who is dear and agreeable||Boy|
|Lefuuinus||From Old English "leof" meaning dear, beloved||Boy|
|Lefwen||Dear and Joyous person||Girl|
|Lefwenna||A person who is full of joy and beloved||Girl|
|Lefwinus||A beloved, joyfull person||Boy|
|Lefwyne||A precious and cheerfull individual||Boy|
|Livith||An individual who gladly participates in battles||Girl|
|Mawdelyn||A medeval English girl name||Girl|
|Plesantia||A pleasant, delightful woman||Girl|
|Plesencia||A charming, pleasant, friendly woman||Girl|
|Pollekin||A daughter that was prayed for||Girl|
|Polli||One who is like a sea of bitterness||Girl|
|Polloch||A Royal Headdress||Boy|
|Pollyana||A rebellious child||Girl|
|Purnele||One solid and strong as the rock||Girl|
|Purnell||An old surname, meaning the rock||Boy|
|Purnelle||One who can be comapared to a rock||Girl|
|Ravenor||A Medieval English surname, meaning the raven||Boy|