30 Medieval First Name Ideas

30 Medieval First Name Ideas

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Searching for a name for your baby is a bit of a quest for the Grail ... Get inspired by the pretty names of the Middle Ages, castles and the legend of the Knights of the Round Table. Our selection of medieval names and all their derivatives.

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Medieval names: Bertille


The first name Bertille comes from the following terms Berht meaning "brilliant" or "illustrious" and til being translated by skillful. It was a common name in the Middle Ages ... he is back today.

His party : November 6th.

Its derivatives: Berthe, Berthille, Berthile, Bertile, Bertilia, Berteline.

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Medieval names: Paulin


Latin "paulus", weak, here is a name that can please you if you are looking for a little originality and history! St. Paulin of Aquileia, Patriarch of Aquileia in Italy who died in 804, was a very learned and pious man who undertook to convert Slovenes and Avars.

His party : January 11th.

Its derivatives:Paul, Pauline, Paulino, Paulinien ...

Medieval names: Rainier


From the germain ragin, "advice", and hari"Army", this name was very popular in the Middle Ages in the Germanic royal families. And that's the one, of course, of a certain prince in Monaco!

His party : June 17th.

Its derivatives: Rainer, Ragnar, Regner, Reiner, Regnier, Renner, Rinar.

Medieval names: Margaux


Diminutive of Marguerite, Margaux comes from the Greek Margarites, "the Pearl". This name is widespread since the Middle Ages, but did not register in the civil registry until the second half of the twentieth century.

His party : November 16th.

Its derivatives: Margerie, Margot, Marguerite, Marguerin, Megan, Meg.

Medieval names: Theobald


With accent or not ... as you want! This typical Medieval Prenom is a derivative of Thibault, from Germanic theud, "the people", and bald, "daring".

His party : July 8th.

Its derivatives: Theodebald, Tebald, Thibald, Thibaud, Thybalt.

Medieval names: Mayeul


Specialist of the Middle Ages, the writer Jeanne Bourin gave this name of time to one of the characters of the Great Fire. Mayeul comes from Latin maius, which means "the month of May" and has remained rare until today ... since it is finally progressing! Seduced?

His party : May 11th.

Its derivatives: Maiol, Mayol

Medieval names: Emma


Emma is not the diminutive of Emmanuelle, but a full name, from the Germanic heim, "house", or ermin, "big, powerful". During the High Middle Ages, several queens from France and England were named as well. Then, like many names considered too medieval, it knew a long period of darkness to be reborn in all Europe and to appear today among the most loved first names.

His party : April 19th.

Its derivatives: Emmy, Emmie, Ema, Emine, Emy.

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Medieval names: Glenn


Celtic gleann, valley, country, it is a name much used in Scotland and Canada. In the Middle Ages, a saint Glen gave his name to a monastery.

His party September 11th.

Its derivatives: Glyn, Glynn, Glennie, Glenny.

Medieval names: Guinevere


The wife of King Arthur ... a whole program! The first name Guinevere comes from German gen which means "young", of geno which means "race", and of WIFA translated as "woman". It therefore means "the young woman".

His party : January 3rd.

Its derivatives:Geneva, Gina, Ginette, Gueda, Guenaele, Guenaelle, Guendoline, Guenhaelle.

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Medieval names: Neven


From the word "nenv", which means heaven in Breton, this original name was already known in the Middle Ages and also sometimes given to girls. It is rare ... enjoy it!

His party : April 6th.

Its derivatives:Nevena, Nevenez, Nevenig, Nevyn, Venaïg, Venig

Medieval names: Isaure


Very common in the Middle Ages, where it was assigned to both girls and boys, the name Isaure comes from the Greek Isauria, "Isauria", a region of Asia Minor.

His party : June 17th.

Its derivatives: Isaura, Isauro, Ysarie, Isauri, Isore.

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Medieval names: Enguerrand


Germanic Engil, "angel", and hramm, "raven", this is a name straight out of the Middle Ages with certain charm! The raven refers to pre-Christian Scandinavian beliefs. This medieval name was illustrated by Saint Enguerrand of Metz, who accompanied Charlemagne in his campaign against the Avars of Hungary.

His party :October 25th.

Its derivatives: Enguéran, Angilram, Engeran.

Medieval names: Blanche


Germanic blank, "Bright white", this name is that of the mother of Saint Louis, Blanche of Castile. A pretty name with medieval accents, which makes a discreet return today.

His party : the 3rd of October.

Its derivatives: Bianca, Blanca, Blancheflor, Branca.

Medieval names: Eloi


It is not only in the nursery rhyme that St. Eloi was the counselor of King Dagobert! He is also at the origin of the construction of many monasteries and hospitals. He is considered the patron saint of goldsmiths, blacksmiths and metal workers. The first name Eloi comes from Latin eligius, "elected".

His party : December 1st.

Its derivatives: Eloy, Aloy, Elouis.

Medieval names: Ermeline


Variant of the name Ermelinde, Ermeline comes from the Germanic terms "ehre" and "lind" resulting respectively in "honor" and "sweet". And it's true that it's a sweet name!

His party : October 27th.

Its derivative: Ermelinda.

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Medieval names: Clotaire


An original name ... that comes from "Hlothari" from "hlod" (glory) and "hari" (army). The Merovingian dynasty counted four Clotaria: Clotaria I, Clotaria II, Clotaria III and Clotaria IV. It is the name of the son of the actor Jean-Paul Rouve.The actor Jean-Paul Rouve chose it for his son.

His party : April 7th.

Its derivatives:Clothaire and Lothar.

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Medieval names: Bathilde


From the germain "batu", fight, and "hilde", fight ... here is a Middle Age name worthy of your princess. Saint Bathilde, Anglo-Saxon by birth, was the wife of Clovis II.

His party : January 30th.

Its derivatives: Bathilda, Batilde, Bathylle.

Medieval names: Amaury


German amal, root obscure that owes its success to the family of Visigoth kings Amali, and ric, powerful, like all Visigoth names, Amaury was especially widespread in the countries of southern France. Amalaric or Amalarich, king of the Visigoths (507-531), married one of the daughters of King Clovis.

His party : January 15th.

Its derivatives: Amory, Amery and Almaric.

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Medieval names: Aliénor


A name of queen! The most famous of queens to have borne this name is undoubtedly Aliénor of Aquitaine in the twelfth century. After being repudiated by the King of France Louis VII because of his fickle behavior, she remarried to Henry II Plantagenet and became Queen of England.

His party : June 25 with Eleanor.

Its derivatives: Aenor, Elianor, Ellenor, Eleanor, Elenore, Eleanor, Eleonore, Nora, Norah, Noriane.

Medieval names: Merlin


According to legend, Merlin is the enchanter who organized the challenge of the Excalibur sword to allow the future King Arthur to accede to the throne. He then retired to the forest of Brocéliande ... Welshmyrddhin, the hill near the sea. It is also the name of a small hawk.

His party : any. So why not November 1st, All Saints' Day, that of all known and unknown saints!

Its derivative: Mervin.

Medieval names: Viviane


A heroine of the Romans of the Round Table of the Middle Ages. According to a Celtic legend, it is the fairy Viviane, also called the Lady of the Lake, who collects Lancelot, the knight of the Round Table. Aimée de Merlin the enchanter, it is she who gave him the famous sword he gave to Arthur. A nice name for your little fairy!

His party : December 2nd.

Its derivatives: Vivienne, Viviana, Vivia.

Medieval names: Alaric


From germain "ala", everything, and "ric", powerful. Like many names ending in "ric", Alaric was carried by princes and rulers, the most famous is the Visigothic king Alaric who lived in the fourth century. In the Middle Ages, this name was quite common, especially in the south of France.

His party : September 29 in memory of a Swiss saint, priest and hermit of the tenth century.

Its derivatives: Alary, Alrick.

Medieval names: Morgane


In both masculine and feminine, this name has existed since the Middle Ages in many Celtic countries. In the stories of the Round Table, Morgane, sister of King Arthur, is a healing fairy. Celticmawr, tall, andcan, brilliant, this name also means born of the sea in Breton.

His party :July 8th.

Its derivatives: Maughan, Morgain, Morgan, Morgen, Morrigan.

Medieval names: Lancelot


Lancelot is the name of the handsome knight Lancelot du Lac, lover of Queen Guinevere in the cycle of knights of the Round Table. This name comes from a Norman wordancel, which means servant, servant, was probably imagined by one of the first authors of the Arthurian legend.

His party : November 8th.

Its derivatives: Lancel, Lancelet, Lanze.

Medieval names: Gersande


From the German "ger", lance, spades, and "swinth", which wins success, here is an original name typical of the Middle Ages. Do you like his retro side?

His party :the 17th of March.

Its derivatives: Gersende, Senda, Sendy.

Medieval names: Arthur


If you are a fan of knights, this name should seduce you. Celticartos, bear, orart, Pierre, Arthur is best known for being the master of the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur who lived in the fifth century and battled in the south of Scotland.

His party : November 15th.

Its derivatives: Arthus, Artus, Arturo, Austuro, Arzur, Arto, Arthuys.

More information about first name Arthur

Medieval names: Thibaud


Derived from Théodebald, from the Germanic "theud" or "thiod", meaning the people, and "bald", audacious, bold, Thibaud was used throughout the Middle Ages, before giving way to the form Thibault ... which is going please you ?

His party :July 8th.

Its derivatives: Tebald, Tebaldo, Theobald, Thibault, Thibaut, Thiebault, Tibaldi, Tibalt, Tybalt.

Medieval names: Adeline


Did you think Adeline was a new name? Well no ! He was already known in the Middle Ages. There were even little Adelin or Hadelin. Adeline is a diminutive of Adèle, from the Germanic "adal", noble, and "lind", the sweetness.

His party : October 20th.

Its derivatives: Adelinde, Alinda, Aline, Edeline, Lina, Linda, Line.

Medieval names: Landry


From the Germanic "land", country and "ric", powerful, this name was used a lot in the Middle Ages ... and if you put it up to date?

His party :June 10th.

Its derivatives: Landri, Landeric, Landerich.

Medieval names: Aymeric


Feudal name, Aymerick has the same etymology as Henri, Heimerich in Old German: halm, "the house" in the sense of "the family" and rik, "leader". Aymeric is sort of "the leader of the tribe" ... be careful with yours!

His party : November 4th.

Its derivatives: Aimeric, American, Aymeri, Aymerick, Emeric, Imré.

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