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!

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
MawdelynA medeval English girl nameGirl
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
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