Medieval Musings

from getting-medieval.com

I love it when I come across names I’ve never heard of before, which you’d think would become more and more difficult for a name blogger such as myself. I personally think that it’s all in inventive google searchs. Right now I’m thoroughly excavating all names medieval. Abby at Appellation Mountain recently transported several popular female names back to the era, and Zeffy at Baby Names From Yesteryear has served up a selection of both male and female names from Medieval France.

Some names used in medieval times which you may have heard of before:

Alix

Amaury

Belsante

Clemence

Melisente

Roupen

Sybilla

Some names I’ve never come across include:

Amalric

Bertrade

Fleury

Foulque

Lithuise

Richilde

Sancho

Scholastique

Tancred

Theobald

I’m particularly taken with Lithuise and Fleury from the second list.

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3 thoughts on “Medieval Musings

  1. Funny, we all must have medieval on the brain! I’ve been having some medieval musings too and they may crystalize into something ere long.

    Haven’t seen the form Scholastique before, but I first encountered it as Scholastica many years ago — what a name! Sadly, it didn’t survive much after the fourteenth century. I wonder why.

    I do like Melisente — and all those old variants on Millicent. And Sybilla has long been a favourite.

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  2. I do like a good Medieval name like Melisente. Tancred, Fleury and Bertrade are my favourites from the second list.

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  3. Lovely choices. I have a great love for medieval names. I just wish they weren’t so “out there” for most people.

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