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Medieval names for baby boys, with 197 entries. The Middles Ages is a period in European history that lasted from the fifth century A.D. with the fall of the Roman empire, to the fifteenth century A.D. where it overlapped with the dawning of the European Renaissance period. Many medieval names have Norman or Germanic origins due to the common practice of inter-marriage among the European royal families. Biblical names were also popular in medieval times; names like Andrew, Gabriel and James were commonplace given the Christianization of Europe in the early middle ages. Medieval names are also inspired by descriptions of nature or names of places, for instance, Ackerley, which means “from the oak tree meadow”. In addition, medieval names also alluded to desirable qualities, particularly wisdom and virtue. Examples are Quinn, which means wise; and William which means resolute protector.

Medieval names are all-time favorites. Currently they are still very popular baby names for boys, though they were in more widespread use previously. At the height of their usage in 1952, 33.710% of baby boys were given Medieval names. There were 92 Medieval names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Medieval names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but in recent years they are nonetheless of very heavy use. In 2015, 77 Medieval names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 11.802%. Within all Medieval names, the Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Slavic Alexander was the most popular, with a ranking of #8 and a usage of 0.7134%.


Akash sky ... language of origin is Sanskrit ... name is from the Sanskrit akash in reference ...

Alan little rock; harmony, peace ... used chiefly in the Breton, English, ... a classic favorite ...

Alaric ruler of all; noble ruler; heritage, ... largely used in the English language ... variant of Ulrich ...

Alban man from Alba; the Albanian ... used predominantly in the English and ... used predominantly in the Albanian ...

Alexander defender of men ... a Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, ... name was first borne by Paris the prince ...

Alfred inspired advice; old peace ... largely used in the Dutch, English, ... was rather common before the Norman ...

Alice of a noble kind ... used chiefly in the English language and ... masculine use of the name is known from the ...

Aloysius fame, loud; fighter, warrior ... largely used in the Dutch, English, ... variant of Louis ...

Alvin elf friend; noble friend ... used chiefly in the English language and ... a classic favorite ...

Amerigo work; rich, powerful, ruler ... used chiefly in the Italian language, ... name is sometimes adopted by Italian ...

Amyas friendship; beloved ... largely used in the English language and ... The name is of obscure origin ...

Anker harvest worker; eagle man; anchor; ... mainly used in Scandinavian, and it is ... variant form of Anchor ...

Aodh fire, brightness, splendor ... used chiefly in the Irish and Scottish ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...

Arye lion ... of Hebrew origin and it is also used ... name has been associated with the Yiddish ...

Augustine august, dignified, holy ... used chiefly in the Irish and ... name is derived from Augustinus (Latin), ...

Austin august, dignified, holy ... largely used in the English, German, ... later appeared as the name of the key ...

Aylmer nobly famous ... of Old English origin and it is used ... was a popular name prior to the Norman ...

Baldric bold ruler, brave ruler ... primarily used in the English language ... an irregularly used baby boy name ...

Baldwin bold friend, brave friend ... language of origin is Germanic ... predominantly used in English and German ...

Barnaby son of consolation, son of exhortation, ... has its origins in the Aramaic language ...

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