There are 116 Medieval names for baby girls.
Medieval times describe a period in European history known as the Middle Ages. Academics place a timeframe of about a thousand years around this era, from the fifth to fifteenth century A.D. Due to the prevalence of kingdoms and fiefdoms during the Middle Ages, medieval names are often associated with a quality of nobility and wisdom. European royal families commonly inter-married, so English names - for instance, Emma, Rosalind and Yvonne, often have Norman or Germanic origins. Many English medieval names are also descriptions of nature or names of places, for example, Beverly, Lily and Rose. Far from being stereotyped as sweet but silent characters, girls in medieval times were named for their quiet strength, as with the names Edith, which means rich in war, and Mildred, which means gentle strength. Medieval girls names have experienced a renewal in interest due to the dramatization of medieval fantasy literature such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.
Medieval names are very popular as baby girl names, and they are also regarded as trendy. Their usage peaked in 1932 with 19.906% of baby girls being given Medieval names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 61 Medieval names. The names have slipped in popularity since then. In 2015, their total usage was 6.676% with 48 Medieval names listed among the top 1000, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Among all Medieval names, Emma (English, Armenian, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian, and Spanish) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #1 and a usage of 1.0519%.
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|Agatha|| kind, good ... along with other medieval names. ... |
|Agnes|| pure, chaste; hunger; one; hunger; ... The medieval vernacular forms Annis and Annes ... |
|Aimee|| beloved ... speakers since the medieval period; among English ... |
|Alice|| of a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... by the Bele Aaliz medieval romances, and by the ... |
|Alison|| of a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... was popular in medieval England in the forms Alyson or ... |
|Alix|| of a noble kind; defender of men; ...Alix was also a medieval French form of Alice. ... |
|Amice|| friendship; loved friend; beloved ... Amice was popular among medieval English speakers ... |
|Angharad|| much loved ... a collection of medieval Welsh folk tales, ... |
|Ann|| friendly; God was gracious, God ... speakers since the medieval period. ... |
|Anne|| God was gracious, God has shown ... English speakers in the medieval period ... |
|Aoibheann|| fair radiance, beautiful sheen ... royalty in the early medieval period ... |
|Arabella|| obliging, invokable in prayer; to pray for ... an elaborated form of medieval Scottish forms of ... |
|Aurora|| dawn ... as a given name in the medieval period, but was revived ... |
|Ava|| strength; desired; alive; bird; ... used by the end of the medieval period, but it was ... |
|Aveline|| little bird, strength, desired; ... along with other medieval names. ... |
|Averil|| boar-like in battle; April ... which developed in the medieval period from Eoforhild ... |
|Avila|| bird, strength, desired ... name was originally a medieval pet form of Ava or ... |
|Beata|| blessed; traveler, pilgrim, bringer ... and was thus popular in medieval Europe, especially ... |
|Belinda|| beautiful snake; beautiful ... and immortality in medieval times ... |
|Bertha|| bright, famous; bright famous one; ... name was popularized in medieval times by Bertha ... |