Medieval Names of Norman/Germanic Origin

The Frankish names of early medieval France became popular with the Normans who brought them to England in the invasion of 1066. Many are still in use in modern forms today. Some of these names had equivalents in Old English which were in use before the conquest but only became common after the Normans arrived.

Male

Ademar

Adhémar Audemar Azémar
Huidemar    

Adelard

Aalart Aalot Adelardus
Aderlard Adlard Alard
Alart Athelard Athelardus
Aylard Eluard  

Aldous probably short for names beginning with ald old

Aldis Aldo Aldus

Amaury

Aimeri Aimeriguet Aimery
Almeric Almericus Amaud
Amauri Amaurri Amaury
Amer Americ Americus
Amery Aymer Aymeri
     
Emaurri Emeric Emerick
Emericus Emery Emory
     
Heimeri Hemeri Heymeri

Alphonse prob adal noble + funs ready/prompt

Alfan Alfonce Alphonsins
     
Alphonsus    

Ancel

Ancelin Ancelot Anscoul
     
Anselet Ansell Ansellus
Aunsellus    
     

Anselm divinity + helmet

Ancelm Ancelmus Anselme
Anselmet Anselmus  

Ansfrid divinity + peace

Amfrid Amfridus Anfroi
Anfroy Ansfroi  

Ansger divinity + spear

Anchier Ansgot Ansiau
Ansout Ansure Auguinare
Aunger Ausout  

Arnold eagle + ruler

Arnald Arnaldus Arnaud
Arnaut Arnet Arnoldus
Arnott Arnould Ernald
Ernaldus Ernaut Ernold
Ernoldus Ernoul Ernoulet
Ernoullet    

Asce

Acelin Acot Ascelin
Ascelyn Asselin Azelinus

Audry

Adenot Adri Audouin
Audri    

Bardolph

Bardol Bardolf Bardolphus
Bardulphus    

Basewin

Basequin Basuin Batsuen
Bausan    

Bérenger

Beneger Benger Berengar
Berengarius Berengerius Berengerus
Berengier Béri Beringer
Bernier    

Bernard bear + hardy

Barnard Barnet Bayard
Baynard Bernar Bernardus
Bernart    

Berold

Barat Baret Barret
Barrett Beroldus Berolt

Bertram bright + raven

Bertaut Bartram Bertin
Bertrannus Berteram Bartrem
Bertramus Bertran Bertrand
Bertrant Betan Betin
Betyn    

Bevis

Beavis Beuves Beves

Blaive

Blavier Blayves  

Botolf

Botolfe Botolph Botulf

Charles 'free man'

Carle Challes Charle
Charlet Charlot Charlys
Karles Karolus  

Clerebold

Clarembaut Clarenbald Clerebald
Clerenbald    

Conrad bold + counsel

Conradin

Curtis byname 'courteous'

Courtois Curteis  

Diggory

Degarre Degore Digory

Drogo OS drog ghost, OHG tragan to carry or Slavic dorogo dear

Dreu Dreue Dreues
Drew Drewett Droart
Droet Drouet Droyn
Dru Drue Druet
Druettus Drugo  

Ernis Ernest

Erneis Ernisius Hernais
Hernays    

Eudo

Eude Eudes Eudon
Udo Udona  

Eden riches + bear cub (later assoc with garden of Eden)

Edon Edun  

Everard boar + hardy

Aberardus Averardus Averet
Averitt Ebrardus Erart
Everardus Evrardin Evrart
Evrat    

Evrouin

Euvrouin Evenon  

Faramond

Fairman Fareman Faremanne
Farman Farmanus Farrimond
Phareman    

Ferand form of Ferdinand 'journey (or peace) + ready/prepared'

Ferant Ferentus Ferrand
Ferrant    

Frank member of the Frankish tribe

Franco Francus Franque
Franquet Fraunk  

Frederick peace + power/ruler

Féderic Féderyc Ferri
Ferry Fery Frederic
Fredericus Frery Frideric

Filbert fila much + berht bright/famous

Fulbert Fulbertus Philbert
Philibert    

Fulk people/tribe

Fauques Fawkes Folc
Folcard Folke Folkes
Foucaud Foucaut Foucher
Fouchier Foulk Foulque
Foulqueret Fouquaut Fouque
Fouques Fouquet Fowke
Fulchard Fulcher Fulco
Fulke Fulko  

Gaillard byname 'dandy'

Gaiallard Gaillart Gale
Galeran Galeren Gales
Galot Gaylord  

Galien

Gallien Geoffrey from 'Gaufrid', 'Walahfrid' and 'Gisfrid' district/traveller/pledge + peace

Galfridus Gaufridus Gaufroi
Geffery Geffrai Geffray
Geffrei Geffrey Geffroi
Gefroi Gefroy Geoff
Geoffroi Geofridus Geuffroi
Geve Gieffrinnet Giff
Goffridus Goisfridus Gosfridus
Jeff Jeffcock Jeffery
Jeffroy Jeffry Jep
Jeph Joffridus  

Gerald spear + rule

Geraldus Geroldin Geroldus
Gerolt Gerould Giraldus
Giraud Giraudus Giraut
Giroldus Girout Guiraud
Guiraudet    

Gerard spear + brave/hardy

Garit Garrat Garratt
Garrett Gerardus Gerrart
Giradin Girard Girardus
Girart Guérart Gyrard

Gerbert spear + bright

Gerbald Gerbaut Gerbertus
Gerbod Gerbold Gerboud
Geubert    

Gervase spear +

Ger Gerfast Gervais
Gervaise Gervas Gervasius
Gervassius Gervès Gervèse
Gervesin Gervesot Gervis
Jarvis Jervis Vasey

Giffard

Gifardus Gifartus Gifford
Gyffard    

Gilbert pledge + bright

Gib Gibbon Gibby
Gil Gilberd Gilbertus
Gilebert Gilebertus Gilebin
Gilibertus Gillebertus Gilpin
Gipp Gislebertus Guibe
Guibert Gylbard Gylbarde
Gylbart    

Godbert god + bright

Gobert Godebert Goubert
Guibour    

Godfrey god + peace

Godafre Godefray Godefridus
Godefroi Godefroy Godefry
Godelot Godet Godfery
Godfree Godfreed Godfry
Goisfrid    

Gunter strife + army

Guntard Gunterius  

Guy witu wood or wit wide

Gui Guiart Guido
Guiot Guyat Guyon
Gwydo Gy Wido
Wy Wyat Wyon

Hamo

Haimmon Ham Hamelen
Hamelin Hameline Hamelot
Hamen Hamett Hamlet
Hamlin Hamlyn Hammond
Hamnet Hamon Hamond
Hamonet Hamund Haymo

Hardwin brave + friend

Hardegin Hardi Harding
Hardouin Harduinus Houdart
Houdéet Houdin Houdoin
Houdouyn    

Harvey Breton haer battle + vy worthy

Haveron Herve Herveus
Hervey Hervi Herviet
Hervoet Hervouet Hervy

Hemon

Aymon Heimon Hemmet
Hemonnet Heymon  

Henry Haimirich and Haganrich 'house/enclosure + power/ruler'

Hal Hank Hankin
Hann Hanry Harry
Hary Hawkin Hendereye
Hendry Henricus Henriet
Henriot Heriot  
Herriot Herry Hurrey

Herman army + man

Armand Armant Armin
Armine Arminel Armundus
Harman Hermannus Hermenion
Herment    

Heward

Hewerald Howard Huguard

Hildebrand battle + flaming sword

Heudebrand Hildebrandus Hildebrant
Hildebrondus Odibrand  

Hubert heart + bright

Hobard Hubard Hubelet
Hubertus Hubie Hugubert

Hugh hug heart/mind/spirit

Hew Hewe Hewelet
Hewelin Hewet Hewlett
How Howkin Huchon
Hud Hudd Hue
Huelin Huet Hugelin
Huget Hugethun Huggett
Huggin Hughoc Hugin
Hugline Hugo Hugolinus
Hugon Hugue Huguenin
Hugues Huguet Huon
Hutch Hutchin  

Humphrey hun bear-cub/warrior + peace

Dump Dumphey Dumphry
Dumpty Henfrey Honfroi
Huffie Humfery Humfredus
Humfrey Humfridus Humfrye
Humph Humpherus Humphery
Humpty Hunfray Hunfridus
Onfroi Onuphrius Umfray
Umfrey Umfridus Umphrey

Hurrey

Aurri Oure Ourri

Ilbert + bright

Ilberd Ilbertus  

Ingram tribe Angle or god Ing + raven

Engeram Engeramus Engerramet
Engerran Engerrand Enguerran
Enguerrand Enjorran Enjorren
Imgelramus Ingelram Ingelramnus
Ingelrandus Ingelrannus Ingeram
Ingerame Ingraham Ingramus
Ingran Ingrannus Yngerame

Isembard

Imbart Imbert Imbertus
Isambard Isembart Isemberd
Isembert Isenbardus Ymbert
Ysembert    

Ives iv 'yew'

Ive Ivo Ivon
Ivone Ivote Yvain
Yve Yves Yvet
Yvon Yvone Yvonnet
Yvonus    

Jocelyn derivative of Gaut, a tribal name (confused with 'Joyce')

Gautzelin Gocelinus Goscelin
Goscelinus Gozelinus Jocelin
Jocelyn Joscelin Joscelyn
Josclyn    

Jupp

Job Jobba Jop
Joppa    

Lambert land + bright

Lambard Lambekin Lambelin
Lambequin Lambertus Lambin
Lambkin    

Lance Lanzo 'land' assoc with Fr 'lance' the weapon

Lancelet Lancelin Lancelot
Lancelyn Lanslet Launce
Launceletus Launcelot Launselot

Louis fame + warrior

Lewis Lodewicus Looys
Lowis Loys Loyset
Ludovicus    

Louve -- wolf

Louvel Love Lovel
Lovell Lovet  

Ligart

Ligier Lijart  

Manfred -- man or strength + peace

Mainfridus Mainfroi  

Mauger

Malgerius Margre Maugier
Maugre    

Maynard -- strength + hardy

Mainard Mainardus Manard

Miles -- may be Slavic 'grace' (assoc with Lat 'soldier')

Mile Milet Milo
Milon Milot Myles

Norman -- north + man

Normand Normann Normannus

Odo

Hotys Odde Oddo
Ode Odinel Odouart
Otebon Otelin Otes
Othes Otho Otis
Otois Oton Ottie
Otto Oudart Oudet
Oudin Oudinet Oudinnet

Ogier

Holger Odger Oger
Ogerius Oggery  

Percival -- prob Celtic Peredur assoc with Fr pierce + valley

Parsefal Parzifal Perceval
Percevale Percheval Percivale
Percyvallus Percyvell Persefall
Persivell    

Ralph counsel + wolf

Raaf Radolf Radulf
Radulfus Rafe Raff
Ralf Raolet Raolin
Raollet Raollin Raoul
Raoulet Raoulin Rauf
Rauffe Raulf Raullin
Raulyn Rawkin Rawlin
Roule    

Randal/Ranulf rim/edge (of a shield) + wolf

Radulfus Ran Rand
Randall Randle Randolph
Randoul Randulfus Randull
Randy Rankin Rannulf
Rannulfus Ranulfus Ranulph
Ranulphus    

Raymond advice/decision + protector

Raiimond Raimbaud Raimbaut
Raimond Raimund Raimundus
Raymundus Reimond Reimund
Remi Remon Remondin
Remonnet Remont Rémy
Reymnd    

Rayner advice + army

Rainerius Rainerus Rainier
Raynerus Régnier Renier
Reyner    

Reynfred advice + peace

Reimfred Reinfred Reinfrid
Reinfridus Remfrey Renfred
Renfry Reynfrey  

Reynard advice + hardy

Rainard Renard  

Reynold/Reginald advice + ruler

Ragenald Raignald Rainald
Rainaldus Ranald Raynaldus
Raynoldus Reginalde Reginaldus
Reginaldus Reignald Reignolde
Reinald Reinhold Reinold
Reinoldus Renart Renaud
Renaudin Renaut Renodet
Renoldus Renouart Renout
Rex Reynald Reynard
Reynaud Reynold Reynoldus
Ronald    

Richard power/rule + hardy Richer power + army

Diccon Dick Dicken
Dickie Dickon Dickory
Dicky Diggin Hick
Hicket Hickie Higg
Hitch Hitchcock Hudd
Hudde Ricard Ricardus
Ricaud Rich Richal
Richarde Richardin Richardus
Richart Richemanus Richeut
Richie Richier Rick
Ricket Ricon Rique
Riquebourc Riquier Rychard
Rycharde    

Robert fame + bright

Bert Bertie Bob
Bobbie Bobby Bobs
Dob Dobbin Hab
Hob Hobb Hobbie
Hodge Nab Nob
Rab Rabbie Rob
Robard Robbie Rober
Robertus Robin Robinet
Robion Robyn Rodbertus
Rotbert Rotbertus  

Roger fame + spear

Dodd Dodge Hodge
Hodgkin Hotch Rogerin
Rogerius Rogerus Roget
Rogier Roguelin Rotgerius

Roland fame + land

Rolandus Rolant Roley
Rolland Rollant Rollin
Rouland Roulant Rowland
Rowley    

Rolf fame + wolf

Rolfe Rolft Rollo
Rolph Roulf  

Sayer

Saer Saerus Sagar
Sagard Sagarus Segar
Segarus    

Serle

Searl Searle Selle
Selles Serell Seri
Serill Serlo Serlon
Serrell Serrill  

Sewal

Sewale Sewallus Sewell

Talbot

Talebot

Tancred thought + counsel

Tancard Tankard Thancred

Theobald people + bold

Tebald Tebaud Tebbe
Tedbaldus Teebald Teodbald
Tetbald Thebaldus Theobaldus
Thibaud Thiébaut Thybaudin
Thybaut Tib Tibald
Tibaut Tibbott Tibost
Tibout Tiebaut Tuyon
Tybalt Tybaut Tybost
Tybout Tyon  

Theodoric tribe + power

Dederic Dederick Dedericus
Derek Derric Derrick
Deryk Dyryke Tedric
Teodric Tericius Terric
Terrick Terricus Terry
Theodric Thierri Thierry
Tierri    

Timm

Thim Tim  

Walcher

Vauquelin Walchelim Walchelin
Walkelin Walkelinus  

Walter rule + army

Galter Galterius Gauteron
Gautier Gawter Gualter
Gualterius Gualtier Gwalter
Gwatkin Valter Wally
Walt Walterius Walterus
Wat Water Watkin
Watkyn Watt Wattie
Watty Wauter  

Warin tribal name or the placename La Varenne, 'game-park'

Garin Garnet Guarin
Guarinet Guarinus Guerinnet
Guérin Warinus Warren
Warrenus    

Warner 'Warin' + 'army'

Garner Garnier Garnot
Garnotin Gernier Guarnier
Guernier Guernon Guernot
Wariner Warnerius Warnerus

William will + helmet

Gill Gillet Gilliame
Gillotin Gilmyn Gilow
Guilhem Guilielm Guillame
Guillaume Guille Guillelmus
Guillemet Guillemin Guillemot
Guillot Guillotin Gylaw
Viliame Vilihame Villiame
Vvillequin Wilcock Wilecoc
Wiliam Wiliame Wilkie
Wilkin Will Willcock
Willelm Willelmus Willet
Williame Willie Willmot
Wilmot Wyliame Wylymot

Wischard

Guiscard Guischard Gwychardus
Wichard Wiscar Wiscard
Wisgarus Wyschardus  

Wymar

Guillemaque Guimar Guimart
Guimer Guinemar Guymar
Heimart Hemarc Hemart
Wimarc Wimark Wymarc
Wymare Wymark Wymer
Wymerus Wymon Wymond

Wymund

Guimond Wyman Wymond

Female

Adelaide adal noble + heid kind/sort

Adaleide

Adela noble

Ada Ade Adela
Adelais Adelena Adelicia
Adelie Adelin Adelina
Adeline Adelisa Adeliz
Adeliza Adelysia Adète
Adhelina Athelesia Atheleys
Athelina Athelis Athelisa
Athelisia Athelyna Edelin
Edelina Edeline Edelinne
Edolina Eudeline Odelina
Odolina Arlette  

Albreda

Albray Albree Auberée
Aubourc Aubreda Aubrey

Alice derivative of Adelaide

Aalès Aalèz Aalis
Aaliz Aeleis Aelesia
Aelis Aelisia Aelizia
Ahelis Ahelissa Ala
Alais Alesia Alicia
Alis Alise Aliss
Aliz Allie Alot
Alote Alse Alycie
Alys Elicia Elisot
Elisota Ellice Elyscia

Aline contracted form of Adelina

Aalina Aaline Aelina
Aleneite Alina Alyna
Alyon    

Alison diminutive of Alice

Alesone Alicen Alisceon
Alison Alisone Alisoun
Allison Alson Alyson
Alysone Elison  

Ascelina

Acelina Aeschine Asceline
Ascelinne Ascelot Ascilia
Asselyna Eschina  

Avelina OG Avila, derivative of Avice

Auelin Auelina Auelyna
Avelyn Avila Avilina
Evelina Evelyn  

Avice OG Aveza infl by Lat avis bird

Auic Auice Auicia
Auisia Auizia Aveis
Aveline Avelot Averil
Avice Avicia Avin
Avina Avis  

Berengaria

Berengière

Clarimond

Claramunda Claremonde Cleremunda
Esclairmonde Esclamonde  

Egelina

Hegelina

Eleanor Provencal 'Aelienor' ali foreign (or may be from Helen)

Aanor Aelienor Aenor
Alianor Alianora Alienor
Alienora Eleanora Elianor
Elianora Elinor Elinora
Ellenor Elyenora Heleanor

Ella ali other/foreign (short for Eleanor, Elvira etc)

Ala Alia Ela
Elia Hele  

Elysande

Elysant Helisende Helisent
Helissent Helysoune Helyssent

Emeny

Emayn Emmony Emoni
Emonie Emony Imanie

Emma short form of names beginning with ermen 'whole/entire'

Ammij Ammio Ammy
Ema Emm Emme
Emmet Emmete Emmot
Emmota Emmote Emota
Emy    

Emmeline dim of either Emma or Amalia

Amalone Amelina Ameline
Amelinne Amelot Amelyn
Emblem Emblema Emblen
Emblin Emblyn Emelenine
Emelin Emelina Emeline
Emelisse Emelnie Emelot
Emelote Emeloth Emelyn
Emelyne Emlin Emlyn
Emmelina Emmeline Emylyna
Enmeline Imblen  

Ermina variant of Hermine

Hemin Hermineite  

Ermintrude whole + beloved

Ermyntrude Galiena

Galiene Galienne Ganleya
Gaunlaya Gaunliena Gele
Gelen Gelleia  

Geva

Geua Geue Geuecok

Giselle gisil pledge

Gisella Gisellee Gisla

Griselda gris grey + hild battle

Gresilda Grisel Griseldis
Grishild Grissall Grissel
Grissell Grizel Grizzel

Hadwisa

Hadwis Hadwise Haouys
Haoys Haueis Havisa
Hawis Hawisa Hawise
Hawisia Hawys Hawyse

Helewisa

Elewisa Elewys Eloisa
Eloise Elwisia Heilewis
Heilewisa Helevisa Helewis
Helewise Helewys Helewyse
Heloise Helouys Heloys
Heloyson Helueua  

Herleva

Herleve

Hermesent

Harsent Hermessent Hersent

Housewife

Husewyf Husewyua  

Hugolina hug heart/mind/spirit (fem of Hugh)

Hugolinae Huguete  

Ida id 'work'

Yda

Matilda maht/meht might + battle

Mactilda Mactildis Maghtild
Mahald Mahalt Mahaud
Mahault Mahaut Maheut
Mahhild Mathe Matheld
Mathila Mathild Mathildis
Matild Matilde Matildis
Matill Matilldis Matillis
Mattie Matty Maud
Maude Maughtild Mauld
Maut Mautild Mawd
Mawde Mawt Mechtild
Meraud Metylda Mohaut
Mold Molde Molt
Moolde Moude Moulde
Tilda Till Tilla
Tille Tillie Tillot
Tillota Tillote Tilly

Maynild strength + battle

Maghenyld Mahenyld Manel
Maneld Manild Mehenilda

Millicent amal labour + swinth strength

Maysant Maysaunt Meisent
Melicent Melisant Melisenda
Melisent Melisentia Melissent
Milcentia Milesent Milessent
Milicent Milicenta Milisandia
Milisant Milisendis Milisent
Milla Mille Millesant
Millesenta Missa Moysant
Moysent Mylecent Mylisant
Mylla Mylle  

Oriel

Auriol Orella Oriholt
Oriold Oriolda Oriolt

Richarda fem of Richard

Richardyne Richenda Richenza
Richessa Richoard  

Richemaya

Rechemay Richemeya Richmal
Rikmai    

Richolda power + battle

Richil Richild Richildis
Richill Ricolda Rikild
Rikilda Rikilde Rochilda
Rokilda Rychyld Rykeld

Rohesia hros horse or hrod fame

Roes Roese Roesia
Roheis Roheisa Roheisia
Rohese Rohez Roisia
Roos Rosa Rose
Roseia Rothais Royce
Roysa Royse Roysia

Rosalind horse + tender or serpent

Rosalinda Rosaline  

Rosamund horse + protection

Rosamond Rosamunda Roseaman
Rosemond Rosemunda Rosomon
Rossamond Rozeman  

Selova

Saloua Salove Sela
Seloua Seloue Seluue
Sely    

Sweetlove/Sweeting

Sueta Sueteluue Sweteloue
Swetelove Swethyna Swetiue
Swetyene Swetyne  

Williamina fem of William

Guibourc Guillemete Guillote
Guiote Mott Motte
Wilmetta Wilmot  

Yvonne fem of Yves

Ivetta Ivette Jivete
Yvette