Medieval Names of Saxon Origin

Anglo-Saxon names are found in the Domesday Book but most had died out by the C12th/13th although some saints' or kings' names were retained in the central stock. Many of these were revived during the nineteenth century as a result of the Victorian interest in early history.

Male

Aethelmaer

Elmer Ethelmar  
     

Aethelstan

Achestan Adestan Adstan
Aistan Alestan Athelstan
Athelston    
     

Albert/Aubrey

Ailbert Ailbric Ailbriht
Alberi Alberic Albericus
Albertus Albrict Aubelet
Auberi Aubert Aubertin
Aubery Aubin Aubinnet
Aubour Aubray Aubri
Aubry Auveré Auvrai
Averay Aylbricht Elbert
Ethelbert Hab Habbie
Hob Hobbie  

Aldred

Aeldredus Aeldret Aldredus
Aldret Ealdred Eldred

Aldwin

Aldin Alduin Aldun
Aldyn Audoenus Ealdwine
Elduin    
     

Alfgar

Aelgar Aelger Algar
Alger Algor Eylgar

Alfred (Aelfraed)

Alfredus Aluer Aluerad
Aluerd Alueredus Alured
Aluredus Aluret Alvar
Alvere Alvery Alvredus
Auveray Auvere Avere
Averey Avery Elured
Eluret
Aelfraed
   
     

Alfrid (Ealdfrith)

Alfridus Archibald

Arcebaldus Arcenbaldus Erchambaut
Erchebald Erchembaut Erchenbaldus
Erkenbaud Herchembaut  
     

Aylmer (Aethelmaer)

Aegelmaer Aeilmar Aelmar
Aelmer Aethelmaer Ailmar
Ailmer Almer Aylmer
Aylmerus Aymar Eilmer
Elmar Elmer  
     

Aylwin (Aethelwine)

Adeluin Aeluin Aeluuin
Ailuin Ailwin Ailwinus
Alewyn Aluuin Aluuine
Alwinus Alwyn Alwyne
Aylewynus    
     

Baldwin

Badouim Baldewin Baldewyn
Baldewyne Balduin Baldwyn
Baudet Baudkin Baudoin
Baudouin Baudoyn Baudry
Bawden Beaudouin Bodkin
Bodwine    

Cuthbert

Cudbert Cudbriht Cuddey
Cuddie Cuddy Cuthbrid

Dunstan

Donestan Donestan Donston
Dunestan    

Edgar

Etgar Edmund

Eadmund Edmod Edmond
Edmundus Emond Ewmond

Edward

Aeduuard Eaduuard Eduard
Eduuard Edward Edwardus
Ned Neddie Ted
Teddie Teddy  

Edwin

Aeduin Aeduuin Eaduin
Eduin Eduinus Eduuin
Eduuine    
     

Estmund

Esmond Estmond  
     

Ethelred

Adelredus Adred Aethelraed
Ailred Alret Edred

Goddard

Godard Godart Godeheard
     

Godwin

Gaudinus Godewinus Godin
Goduin Goduine Godun
Godvynus Goeuuin  
     

Goldwin

Goldin Goldine Golding
Golduin Goldwyn Joldewin

Grimbald

Grimaldus Grimbaldus Grimbaud
Grimbol Grimbold Grimold

Harold

Arold Eral Hairud
Harald Haraldus Haroldus
Heral Herald Herold
Herolt Herould  

Herbert

Harbert Hebert Heibert
Herbelot Herbertus Herebert

Hereward

Hereuuard Herewardus Herewart
Heruuord    

Herluin

Haluin Helouyn Heloynet
Heurle    

Kenrick

Chenric Kendrick Kenewrec
Kenric Kenricus Kenwrec

Kenward

Kenard Keneweard Kennard
Kenweard    

Leofric

Leferich Lefric Lefrich
Lefricus Leofricus Leoric
Leouric Leuric Leveridge
Loverich Loverick  

Leofwin

Leffeyne Lefuuinus Lefwinus
Lefwyne Leofuuin Leofuuinus
Leouuinus Leuuin Leuuine
Levin Lewin Lewine
Liafwine    
     

Leonard/Lionel

Lennard Leo Leon
Leonardus Leonel Leonidem
Liellus Lienart Lion
Lionet Lyell Lyon
Lyonel Lyonell Lyonis
     

Ligulf

Liulf Lyolf Lyulf
Lyulph    

Osbert

Hosbertus Hosebert Osbertus
Osebertus    

Osborn

Osbarn Osbern Osbernus
Oseberne    

Osgar

Oscar Osgarus  
     

Osmund

Hosmundus Hosmunt Omont
Osman Osment Osmon
Osmond Osmont Osmundus
     

Oswald

Osewold Osuuald Osuualdus
Osuuol Osuuold Osuuoldus
Oswall Oswell Oswold
Ozwell    

Oswin

Oswinus Oswyn  
     

Siward

Seaward Seuuard Seuuardus
Seward Siwardus Syward
Sywardus    
     

Swithun

Swithin Uchtred

Uchered Uctred Ughtred
Uhredus Uhtred Wihtred

Ulric

Ulricus Uluric Wlfric
Wlfriche Wlvricus Wulfric
Wulurich    
     

Waltheof

Waldef Waldeof Waldeve
Waldew Waldief Waldive
Wallevus Wealdtheow  
     

Wilfrid

Galefridus Galfridus Wilfred
Wilred    

Wystan

Wigstan Wistan Wistanus
     

Female

Ailith Aethelgyth noble + war

Aelgytha Ailda Ailed
Aileth Ailhiet Ailid
Ailiet Ailith Ailitha
Ailleda Ailleth Ailletha
Alid Alith Ayled
Ayleth Aylett  

Aldith Ealdgyth old + war

Adelid Aeldid Aeldiet
Aeldit Alded Aldet
Aldeth Aldgid Aldgyth
Aldid Aldiet Aldieth
Aldietha Aldis Aldith
Alditha Aldiva Aldiytha
Aldus Aldusa Alduse
Aldyet Aldyt Eldid
Eldit    
     

Averil Eoforhild 'boar + battle'

Averell Averill Avril
Everild Everilda Everildis
Everill    
     

Cyneburg + fortress

Cyneburga Cyniburg Kimbery
Kinborough Kinburga Kineburga
Kyneburg Quenburga  
     

Eadburg rich + fortress

Eadburga Edborough Edburga
     

Edith rich + strife

Aeditha Aediva Ead
Eadgyth Eadgytha Eadida
Eadie Eadita Eadu
Eda Edan Edda
Edde Edden Eddiva
Eddiz Eddusa Ede
Eded Edekin Edelot
Eden Edeua Edeva
Edged Edgida Edgidia
Edgyth Edgyue Edhida
Edhiva Edid Edied
Ediet Edihe Edine
Edit Editha Edithe
Ediua Ediva Ediz
Edon Edus Edy
Edytha Edyva Eidita
Hedheue    
     

Elfleda Aethelflead, noble + beauty and Aelflead, elf + beauty

Aedelflete Aelffled Aelfled
Aelfleda Aethelfleada Ailfled
Alfled Alfleda Alflet
Alfleta Alfreda Alhflaed
Alhflead Athelflead Eflead
Elflet Etfled  

Elfreda Aelfthryth, elf + strength

Aelfryth Alfreda Elfleta
Elfred Elfrid Elfrida

Elgiva Aethelgifu, noble + gift and Aelfgifu, elf + gift

Aeileua Aeilgyuu Aelfgiuee
Aelfgiva Aelfgyd Aelive
Aelueua Aileua Aileve
Ailiue Ailiva Ailliva
Ailova Ailufa Aleire
Algyva Aliua Aliva
Alueua Alueue Aluina
Aluinnia Aluiua Alveua
Alveva Alviua Alviva
Alyva Ayliua Aylofa
Aylufa Aylyetta Eileua
Eileue Eileve Eilieue
Eleua Elfgifu Elgiva
Elueua Eluiua Eluiue
Eluyua Elveva Elvina
     

Ermenburg whole + fortress

Erembour Erembourc  
     

Ermengarde whole + enclosure

Emengar Emenjart Eormengard
Ermegarde Ermenjart Ermingard
Hermenjart    
     

Ermengild whole + sacrifice

Armigil Eormengild  
     

Estrild Eastorhild goddess Eastre + hild 'battle'

Estrelda Estrilda Estrildis
Estrill Estrilld Estrilda

Etheldreda noble + strength

Adeldreda Aetheldreda Aethelthryth
Aildreda Aude Audrey
Audry Audrye Awdrie
Ethel Etheldred Etheldritha
Ethelia Theldred Theldry
     

Ethelinda noble + tender or serpent

Aethelind Aethelinda Athelinda
Athelyna Earthelinda Ethelenda

Frideswide peace +

Freadeyweed Frediswitha Fridayweed
Frideswid Fridiswed Fridiswid
Fridswed Frithswith Fryswyde
     

Gertrude spear + strength

Garthrite Gartrett Gartrite
Gartrude Gatty Gert
Gertie Gertrud Gertruda
Gerty Gethrude  

Godeleva Godleof God + dear

Godeleve Godelif Godeliva
Godelive Godleue Godleva

Godith Godgyth, god + strife

Godid Godise Godit
Goditha Godusa Goduse
Godyf Goodeth Gudytha
     

Godiva Godgifu, god + gift

Godefe Godeue Godeva
Godgeua Godgiua Godgiva
Godiuia Goduia Goodeve
Goodife    

Goldiva Goldgifu, gold + gift

Goldeheve Goldgeofu Goldgeve
Goldhuie Goldyeua Goldyeue
Goldyva Goldyve  
     

Hilda Hild, battle

Hida Hilde Hildeth
Hildeyerd Hildiard Hilditha
Hildithe Hildyard Hiliard
Hilith Hillda Hylda
Hylde Hyldeiard  
     

Langliva long life

Lagliua Laguia Langhuie
Langiva Langlaua Langlif

Leofflead Dear + beauty

Leffeda Lefled Lefleda
Leveva    

Leofgifu dear + gift

Leogife Leueiua Leuerun
Leueua Leueue Leuieua
Leuiua Liobgytha Liuete
Liueua Liuiua Livid
Livith Lyveva  
     

Leofrun dear + secret lore

Leurona Leurun Leuruna
Loverun    

Leofwynn dear + friend

Leffquen Lefquen Lefquena
Lefquene Lefquenn Lefqwen
Lefwen Lefwenna Leofwena
Lewana Lewen Lewena

Livilda dear + battle

Chydleluve Lefchild Leuild
Liffild Liuilda Liuitha
Luffechild Luilda Luuechild
     

Mildburg mild + fortress

Milborough Milburegh Milburew
Milburga Milburh Milbury

Mildred mild + strength

MeldredMildthryth Mydrede

Osgyth god + strife

Osith Ositha Osyth
     

Osthryth god + strength

Osthryd Ostryd Ostrythe
     

Saethryth + strength

Saethrith Saethryda Sageua
Sageue Saieua Saiua
Sayeua Sayeva Sayua
Seghuie Seheve Seiua
Seuar Seuare Seyiua
Seyua    

Sedemay

Sedemai Sedemaiden Sedemode
     

Sexburga Seaxburh + fortress

Seburg Seburga Seburuh
Sexburg    

Stanburh stone + fortress

Stamburc Stanborw Stanburch
     

Stangyth Stone + strife

Stangiva Stanguie Stanuie
Stanyue    

Stanhild stone + battle

Stanhilda Stanild Stanilde
Stonild Stonilda Stonildi

Sunniva sun + gift

Sungyve Sunngifu Synnove
     

Urith

Erth Heiritha Heriht
Heryeth Herygh Hierytha
Wurth    
     

Wakerilda + battle

Wackrill Wekerild  
     

Walburga bold + fortress

Wealdburg Wealhburg  
     

Werburga guard + fortress

Waerburg Werburg Werburga
Werburgh Werbyrgh Wereburga
Wiburge Wyberg Wybir
Wybur Wyburgh  

Wulfgifu wolf + gift

Ulveva Wlfeuua Wlueth
Wluiaa Wluiua Wluyua
Wlveva Wolueua Wolueue
Woluiua Wulfiue Wulfrueua
Wuluefa Wuluethia Wulueua
Wuluiua Wuluiue Wulveva
Wulveve Wulviva Wulwiua
     

Wulfhild wolf + battle

Ulfhild Wulfhilda Wulfhildis
Wulvela Wulvella  

Wulflead/Wulfthryth wolf + beauty or strength

Wofled Wolfleda Wulfled
Wulfleda