Medieval Names of Latin Origin

Early Christian saints and leaders were often of Roman origin or had Latin names and some names from Roman history were also used. Vocabulary words denoting Christian qualities also occurred.

Male

Adrian

Adranus Adrianus Adrien
     

Ambrose

Ambroise Ambrosius Ambroys
     

Amis

Aime Amatus Ame
Ames Amias Amiot
Amis Amisius Amyas
Aymie Esme  

Antony

Antoinne Antonius Antoynel
Antyaume Thonyn  

Augustine

Astin Augustinus Austin
Austinus Austyn  

Benedict

Ben Bendy Benedick
Benedictus Benedicus Beneoit
Beneoite Benéoit Benet
Benett Beneyt Bénezet
Bennet Benoet Benoiet
Benoist Benoit  

Blase

Blaise Blasius Blaze
     

Boniface

Boneface Bonifacius Bonyface
     

Clare

Clair Clairac Claren
Clarin Clarus  

Clement

Clem Clemens Climençon
Climent Clymençon Clyment

Constantine

Constans Constantinus Costaine
Costan Costane Costetine
Costin    
     

Cornelius

Cornelys Corney  
     

Crescens

Crescentius Cressant Cressin
     

Crispian

Crépin Crispianus Crispin
Crispinian Crispinianus Crispinus

Dominic

Domenyk Dominick Dominicus
Dominy    

Donatus

Donat Donnet  
     

Durand

Durandus Durant  
     

Fabian

Fabianus Fabyan  
     

Felix

Feliz Felyse Pheliset
     

Firmin

Firman Firmine Firminus
Fyrmyn    

Florentius

Florant Florence Florencius
Florent Flori Florian
Floris Florivet Flurry
     

Francis

Franceis Franceys Fraunce
     

Germain LL germanus 'brother'

German Germanus Germayne
Jerman    

Giles from Gk Aigidios 'kid/young goat'

Aegidius Egidius Gelis
Gide Gidie Gile
Gilet Gilius Gilles
Gillet Gillius Gillot
Gilon Gilonem Gilot
Giregilo Gylis Gylmyne
Gylys    
     

Hilary hilaris cheerful

Hilarie Hilarius Hillarius
Hillary Yllarius  

Julian nomen 'Julius'

Jolanus Jolin Jollan
Jollanus Jolyon Jules
Julianus Julien Julyan
     

Laurence Laurentius 'man from Laurentum'

Larance Larenz Larkin
Laurencius Laurent Laurentius
Lawrence Lorence Lorencin
Lorens Lorent Lorenz
Lori Lorrenz Lowrens
Lowrie    

Lucian lux 'light'

Lucianus Lucien  
     

Marcus

Mark Marke Marque
Marques    

Martin 'of Mars'

Martel Martelet Martinet
Martinus Martlet Martyn

Maurice 'a Moor'

Mauricius Maurie Maurin
Mauris Maury Merick
Meuric Meurik Meurisse
Mor Morcock Mores
Moricius Morin Moris
Morise Moriset Morrice
Morris Morry Morys
Moryse Mourice  

Oliver olivarius olive tree or OG, derived from Olaf

Holiver Noll Nolly
Oliva Oliverus Olivier
Ollier Olly Olver
     

Pagan

Paen Pagane Paganel
Paganus Pagen Pain
Pannet Payn Payne
Paynel    

Patrick 'a patrician'

Pat Pate Paterick
Patey Paton Patrice
Patricius Patriz Patrycke
Patsy Pattin Pattrik

Peregrin 'foreigner/stranger'

Peregrine Peregrinus  
     

Pons nomen Pontius 'five'

Poince Poincet Ponce
Poncet Ponche  

Quentin 'fifth'

Quintin Quintinus  
     

Romain Romanus 'a Roman'

Romainne Romayne Roumain
Roumiet    

Silvester 'of the woods'

Sevestre Silvestre Sylvester
     

Valentine valens healthy/strong

Valantinus Valentinus  
     

Valerian nomen Valerius valere to be healthy/strong

Valerianus

Vincent vincere to conquer

Viennet Vince Vincenot
Vincent Vincentius Vincey

Vitalis vita 'life'

Fitel Fitellus Phitelet
Veitel Viel Vital
Vitel Vyell  
     

Vivian vivus 'alive'

Bibianus Fithian Phytheon
Phythian Vivianus Vivien

Female

Amabel lovable

Amabil Amabili Amabilia
Amabilis Amabilla Amabillia
Amable Amelia Amellia
Amiable Amilia Mab
Mabbe Mabel Mabell
Mabella Mabet Mabil
Mabila Mabile Mabileite
Mabilete Mabiley Mabilia
Mabilie Mabill Mabilla
Mabillae Mabillia Mabin
Mable Mabley Mably
Mabot Mabota Mabs
Mabyle Map Mopp
Moppe    

Amice amicitia friendship

Ameis Amic Amica
Amicabilis Amicia Amicie
Amis Amiscia Amisia
Amycia    

Amiria

Ameria Amira  
     

Amy beloved

Aimie Amata Amee
Amia Amie Amiot
Amya Amye  
     

Annabel form of Amabel

Anabel Anabell Anabella
Anabill Anabilla Anabille
Anabul Annabele Annabell
Annabella Annabelle Annable
Annaple    
     

Arabel form of Annabel altered by Lat orabilis 'invokable' (of a saint)

Arabella Arable Arbell
Arbella Orabell Orabella
Orabilia Orabilis Orabla
Orable Oriabel  

Beatrice orig Viatrix 'voyager through life' altered by beatus 'blessed'

Bea Beaten Beatricia
Beatricie Beatricis Beatrix
Béatriz Beattie Beatty
Beautrice Becok Bee
Bete Beton Betrice
Betrys Betryse Betteresse
Bettrice Bettris Bettrys
Betune Biétris Biétrix
Biétriz Biétron Trissie
Trixie    

Benedicta fem of Benedict

Benet Bennitt Benoite
     

Blanche white (i.e. pure)

Bianca Blanch Blanchette
Blanchia Blaunche Blench

Bona good

Bonajoia Bonne Bonoque
     

Cecily fem of Cecil

Cecely Cecelya Cecelyna
Cecil Cecili Cecilia
Cecilie Cecille Cecillia
Cecy Celia Cicely
Cicilia Cicily Cisse
Cissie Cissota Cycalye
Cycly Secile Sela
Sely Sicillia Siscella
Sisilla Sisley Sisse
Sissota Sycily Sysley
Syslye    
     

Clare clarus famous

Clara Clarae Clarcia
Clarell Clariandra Claribel
Clarice Claricia Claricie
Clariscia Clarissa Clarisse
Claritia Clarrie Clarry
Clarugge Cler Clericia

Clemence fem of Clement or 'mercy'

Clamancia Clemencia Clemency
Clemenicia Clemens Clementia
Clementine Climence Clymence
     

Constance fem of Constantius or 'constancy'

Constancia Constantia Constanza
Cus Cuss Cussata
Cust Custa Custanc
Custance Custancia Custans
Custe Custins  
     

Donata 'given' (by God)

Donada Donnet  
     

Doucebelle dulcis 'sweet' + beautiful

Douce Doue Dousabel
Dousable Douset Dousin
Douze Dowsabel Dowse
Dowzable Duce Dulcia
Dulcibella Dulcie Dulcinea
Duleia Dusa Dussabel
Dussabele Duszabell Duua
Duva Duze  

Eglentyne flower name 'sweetbrier'

Aiglente Aiglentine Eglentina
Eglentine    

Emily nomen Aemilius may be aemulus 'rival'

Emelye Emerlee Emilia
Emulea    

Felicia fem of Felix

Felica Felice Felis
Felise Felisia Filisia
Fillys Phelis  
     

Florence florens 'blossoming/flourishing'

Fleurie Flo Flora
Florencia Florentia Floria
Florie Florion Florymonde
Floss Flossie Flour
Flourie Flur Flurekin
Fluri    

Frances fem of Francis

Francesse Francis Franqueite
     

Grace/Gratia

Gracia Gracye Graeca
Grece Grecia Grecie
Gricia    
     

Hilaria hilaris cheerful

Eilaria Elaria Ellaire
Eularia Hillaria Ilaria
Illaria Ylaire Ylaria
Yllaria    

Hodierna

Hodiern Hodierne Odiern
Odierna Odierne  

Honora 'honour'

Annor Annora Anora
Honnor Honor Honorata
Honorée Honorète Honoria
Nora Onora  

Joy OF joie LL gaudia 'joy'

Johi Joia Joie
Joiha Joya Joye
Joyeuse    
     

Juliana fem of Julius/Julianus

Gileite Gilète Gilia
Giliana Giliane Gill
Gille Gilleis Gilleite
Gillian Gillie Gillot
Gillota Gilly Gylle
Gyly Iuetta Iuette
Iuliana Iuotte Jeliana
Jelyan Jill Juelina
Juet Juete Juetta
Juheta Juhota Juicia
Julian Juliane Julie
Julienne Juliet Juliote
Julitta July Julyan
Juwete Juye  

Laurencia fem of Laurence

Lall Lally Laura
Laurana Laurente Laurentia
Laureola Lauretia Lauretta
Lora Lore Lorencete
Loreta Lorete Loretta
Lorie    

Lavinia

Laua Lavena Lavin
Lavina    

Leonia fem of Leon

Leolina Leonina Lion
Lioness    

Letitia 'happiness'

Laetitia Lece Lecelin
Lecelina Lecenta Lecia
Lecie Leitz Lete
Letia Letice Leticia
Letoys Lett Lette
Lettice Lettie Letty
Letyce Licia Liecia
     

Lucia fem of Lucius

Luce Lucete Lucette
Lucey Luciana Lucie
Lucina Lucque Lucy
     

Mirabel mirabilis 'wondrous/lovely/admired'

Marabel Maribella Mirabell
Mirabella Mirabelle Mirabilis
Mirabillla Mirable  
     

Monday

Munday Mundy  
     

Oliva fem of Oliver

Olif Oliff Oliua
Olive Olivet Olivia
Ollett Olyff Olyffe
Olyve    

Orenga

Horenga Orenge Orengia
     

Oriana 'oriri' - 'to rise' or 'gold'

Arianna Oriande Oriante
     

Pavia (from the place/battle name)

Pauee Paui Pauie
Paveya Paveye  

Petronella nomen Petronius

Parnel Parnell Paronel
Penne Pereite Pernel
Pernella Pernelle Peronel
Peronele Peronell Peronelle
Perrete Perronele Perronnele
Perronnelle Perrote Peryna
Peternel Peternell Peternella
Petronel Petronilla Petronille
Petronyl Purnelle Purnle
     

Pleasance

Placencia Pleasant Pleasaunce
Plesance Plesancia Plesantia
Plesencia    
     

Protasia

Pertesia Protezy Prothasey
Prothesia    

Prudence prudens 'provident'

Prudencia Prudentia Prudie
Prue    

Regina 'queen'

RayneReine Reinne Renilla
Reyna Reyne  
     

Sabina 'Sabine woman'

Sabbe Sabin Sabine
Saby Sabyn  

Sanchia 'holy'

Saintisme Saints Sanceline
Sancha Sanche Sanctia
Sayntes Science Sciencia
Scientia Sence Sens
Sense Senses  
     

Scholastica

Scholace Scholast Scolacia
Scolastica    

Sedile

Sedille Sédillon Sedilon
     

Selina derivative of Celia or Greek mood goddess

Celina Selinah Sillina
Zelina    

Sidony 'from Sidon' or Gk sindon winding-sheet'

Sedaina Sedania Sedehanna
Siddon Sidney Sidonie
Sindonia    
     

Tace 'be silent'

Tacey Tacia Tacye
Tece Tice Tiece
Tiecelin Tièce Tiecia
Tyecelin Tyeceline Tyèce

Ursula 'she-bear'

Hursell Ourse Urcy
Ursaly Ursel Urseley
Ursell    
     

Viola violet

Hyolent Joleicia Jolenta
Jolicia Violante Violet
Violetta Violette Yolande
Yolant    

Viviana vivus 'alive'

Vivian Vivien Vivienne