The background is the Bayeux Tapestry with knights on horses and the title says 200+ Medieval Baby Names.

The medieval period approximately spans from the 5th to late 15th centuries CE, from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Renaissance and Age of Discovery. Also called the Middle Ages, this era produced many historical figures and events ranging from Charlemagne to the Viking Age. This era captures the fascination of all types of people – especially expecting parents – so we have gathered more than 200 medieval boy and girl names for your consideration. We have included the meanings of names where we could, but some have been lost to the annals of time. The usage of some names have survived into modernity, but there are many unfamiliar monikers to discover!

Áed (Irish) – Fire
Aethelric (English) – Noble Rule
Aggabodhi
Ailello
Ainmuire (Irish) – Great Lord
Aistulf (German) – Combative as a Wolf
Alaric (German) – Noble Ruler, Elf Ruler
Alcuin (English) – Sanctuary, Friend
Alfred (English) – Elf Ruler/Counselor
Amalaric (German) – Vigor/Bravery, Ruler
Anjang (Malaysian) – Long
Ankan (Indian) – Marking
Apa (Italian) – Bee
Ansgar (German) – God, Spear
Ariamir – Famous Warrior
Arnulf (German) – Eagle, Wolf
Ashwy (English) – Ash/Spear, War/Battle
Atuamata
Audrad (German) – Old, Counsel/Advice
Aurelius (Latin) – Golden
Avinita
Aylward (German) – Noble, Guard
Bagha
Bahram (Persian) – Victory over Resistance
Balaputra
Bidatsu
Blaise (French) – Lisp, Speech Impediment
Bridei
Brochwel
Bumin
Buretsu
Cadell (Welsh) – Puppy, whelp
Calvin (Latin) – Bald
Candrawarman
Carloman (German) – Free Man
Casper (German) – Treasurer
Ceolred
Charles (English) – Free Man
Childeric (German) – Strength in Battle
Ciniod (Irish) – Born of Fire
Cleph
Chlothar – (French) Glory
Clovis (French) – Famous Battle
Cnut (Scandinavian) – Knot
Conrad (English) – Bold Counsel
Constantine (Latin) – Constant, Loyal
Cyneburg (English) – Royal, Castle
Devapala
Devavarman
Ealdwulf (English) – Old Wolf
Ebbo (German) – Boar
Edmund (English) – Rich Protector
Einarr (Scandinavian) – One Army
Electelm (German) – Elected, Helmet
Elisedd – (Welsh) Kind
Farolf (German) – Journey, Wolf
Fei (CHINESE) – Winged, Swift
Florian (Latin) – Flowering
Galam (Turkish) – Scientist, Scholar
Gaucelm (German) – Geat, Helmet
Geldhart (German) – Gift/Money, Strong/Hard
Geraint (Welsh) – Old Man
Gersem
Ghozar
Godric (English) – Power of God
Harald (Scandinavian) – Army Ruler
Hartwin (German) – Strong Friend
Heizei
Hilderich (German) – Battle, Ruler
Hundolf (German) – Dog, Wolf
Hywel (Welsh) – Far Seeing
Idris (Welsh, Arabic) – Ardent Lord or Righteous
Ishbara
Issik
Jehan (French) – God Is Gracious
Jianwen
Jinji
Justinian (Latin) – Just, Fair
Kandik
Kavadh
Keitai
Khosrow (Persian) – of good fame
Kinmei – (Chinese) type of bamboo
Kittisena
Koroharua
Kotrag
Langdarma
Lantachar
Loarn
Lucan (Latin) – Person from Lucania, Italy
Lugaid
Luther (English) – Army of the People
Mael (French) – Chief, Prince
Malcolm (Scottish) – Follower of St. Columba
Marius (Latin) – Warlike
Mervyn (Welsh) – Great Lord
Mihirakula
Milo (English) – Soldier
Ming (Chinese) – Bright
Muncimir
Munja
Muqan
Muzong
Nivo (German) – New
Octavian (Latin) – Eighth
Odilo (German) – Heritage, Homestead
Onofrio (Greek) – He Who Is Always Happy
Osmund (English) – God Protector
Osric (English) – God Ruler
Oswald (English) – God Rule
Oswulf (English) – God Wolf
Otto (German) – Wealth
Pasgen (Welsh) – Easter
Pepin (French) – Determined
Ragnar (Scandinavian) – Army Ruler
Rambaud (German) – Raven, Bold
Ralpacan
Ranaraga
Redwulf (English) – Counsel, Wolf
Regulus (Latin) – Prince
Remy (French) – Oarsman or Remedy
Rhodri (Welsh) – Wheel/Orb, King
Rhys (Welsh) – Passion, Enthusiasm
Roland (English) – Famous Land
Senka (Serbian) – Shadow
Seong
Sigmund (German) – Victorious Protector
Sigurd (Scandinavian) – Guardian
Sinmu
Suiko
Sylvius (Latin) – Forest, Woods
Taspar
Tassilo (German) – Shining like Day
Teague (Irish) – Poet
Theodoric (German) – Ruler of the People
Theudo (German) – People, Folk
Thorbiorn (Scandinavian) – Thunder, Bear
Tiberius (Latin) – Of Or Near The Tiber River
Toramana
Túathal
Tulan
Tutagual
Ulrich (German) – Prosperity And Power
Velislav (Slavic) – Great Glory
Vermilius (Latin) – Vermilion, Red
Walthard (German) – Power, Strong
Watt (English) – Army Ruler
Wenxuan
Wideok
Wilfred (English) – Will Peace
Winulf (German) – Friend, Wolf
Wu
Wucheng
Wulfstan (English) – Wolf, Stone
Xiaoming
Xuanwu
Yujiulü
Zakharias
Ziyadat
Zwentibold (German) – Bright, Regiment

Adelaide (German) – Of Noble Kin
Agatha (Greek) – Virtuous, Good
Alviva (English) – Elf Gift
Anselma (German) God’s Helmet
Aregia (Latin) – Feminine form of Aregius
Avice (English) – Refuge in Battle
Aurelia (Latin) – Golden
Beatrice (French) – Bringer of Joy
Belhonor (Latin) – Beautiful Honor
Berlinde (German) – Bear, Gentle/Sweet
Bertrada (German) – Bright, Advice/Counsel
Bruna (Portuguese) – Brown One
Brunhilda (German) – Battle Armor
Castellana (Latin) – Of a Castle
Clara (Latin) – Illustrious
Clotilda (German) – Loud Battle
Cornelia (Latin) – Horn
Cunigunde (German) – Kin/Family, War/Battle
Desideria (Spanish) – Desired
Dorothy (Greek) – Gift of God
Dulcibelle (Latin) – Sweet, Beautiful
Eilika (German) – Holy, Bringing Health
Eleanor (French) – Unknown Meaning
Elisaria (French) – God Is My Oath, Host/Army
Emmeline (English) – Work
Ermengarde (German) – Whole, Universal
Eulalia (Greek) – Well Spoken
Falatrude (German) – Falcon, Strength/Maiden
Flora (Latin) – Flowering
Frances (Latin) – From France or Free
Fusca (Latin) – Dark/Swarthy, Husky/Hoarse
Galiena (Latin) – Inhabitant of Gallia – Exalted One
Gisela (German) – Pledge
Godiva (English) – God’s Gift
Golda (English) – Made of Gold
Gunnora (Scandinavian) – Battle, Watchful
Gwenllian (Welsh) – White Flood
Hadelinde (German) – Battle, Sweet/Gentle
Hawise (German) – Battle, Wide/Wood
Hildegund (German) – Battle, War
Honora (Latin) – Honor
Idony (Scandinavian) – To Love Again
Illuminata (Latin) – Filled With Light
Ingalsinde (Scandinavian) – Ing, Strong
Ingrid (Scandinavian) – Ing’s Beauty
Isabeau (French) – God Is My Oath
Isolde (German) – She Who Is Gazed Upon
Jaelle (Hebrew) – Wild Mountain Goat
Jehanne (French) – God Is Gracious
Jonilde (French) – God Is Gracious, Battle
Judith (Hebrew) – From Judaea
Kahina (Arabic)
Katherine (Greek) – Pure
Kinborough (English) – Royal Castle
Luciana (Italian) – Light
Lucretia (Latin) – Wealth
Luthera (English) – Army of the People
Madwen (Welsh) – Good/Fortunate, Fair/White/Blessed
Margaret (English) – Pearl
Matilda (English) – Battle Strength
Maude (French) – Battle Might
Melisande (French) – Labour Strength
Mirabel (English) – Wondrous
Nanthild (German) – Brave Battle
Odile (French) – Rich, Wealthy
Oriana (Latin) – Golden
Pasca (Latin) – Easter
Petronella (English) – Little Rock
Queniva (English) – Woman, Wife, Queen
Radegund (German) – Counsel/Advice, War/Battle
Raphaelle (Hebrew) – God Has Healed
Romana (Latin) – Roman Woman
Rosamund (English) – Horse Protection
Sabine (French) – Sabine Woman
Sakahito (Japanese)
Sehild (English) – Sea/Lake, Battle
Sidonia (Latin) – To Ensnare
Stella (Latin) – Star
Swanhilde (Scandinavian) – Servant, Battle
Sunniva (Scandinavian) – Sun Gift
Theodora (Greek) – Divine Gift
Thora (Scandinavian) – Thunder
Tiffany (English) – Appearance of God
Unica (Latin) – Unique
Valentina (Latin) – Strength, Health
Walda (German) – Ruler
Winifred (English) – Peace Friend
Wulviva (English) – Wolf Gift
Zenobia (Greek) – Life of Zeus
Zoete (Dutch) – Sweet

Have any to add to the list? Email us at names@babynames.com.

Kees Andersen (they/them/theirs) is BabyNames.com’s social media manager. They first became interested in names when researching for stories they were writing as a young child and it snowballed into a lifelong passion. Kees attended Western Washington University and majored in history, which helped inspire a love of historical names.

Kees resides in Washington state with husband Peyton and two cats Nimue and Caspian. In their spare time they love to travel, read, fawn over their cats, and take photos.