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Page 1/5. 94 Medieval names and what they mean, for medieval, puritans, classical, victorian, puritan, renaissance for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Medieval names for boys.
Abigail .. The name first came into use in Britain in the 16th century, under Puritan influence ..
Adela .. Latinate form of Adele, which is from the French Adèle, an ancient name popular in medieval Europe because of the fame of a seventh-century saint, a daughter of the Frankish king Dagobert II ..
Alison .. Common in medieval times, and revived in England in the 20th century with a Scottish flavor ..
Alva .. In medieval times this was a boy's name, but now it is used more for girls.
Amelia .. Blend of two medieval names: the Latin Emilia (see Emily) and the Latin German Amalia, meaning "work" ..
Aminta .. Aminta was the heroine of a well-known pastoral play by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (16th century) of the Renaissance.
Anthea .. Used in the classical period as a byname of the goddess Hera at Argos, but as a modern given name, it was reinvented by English 17th-century poets to symbolize spring.
Antonia .. Feminine of Anthony, used since classical times, when it was a common Roman feminine family name ..
Aphra .. Dust and Ashes were actually used by English Puritans as first names in the 17th century ..
Arabella .. A ship named the Arbella brought a group of Puritan English aristocrats to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 ..
Astraea .. The goddess of justice in classical mythology ..
Ava .. Also possibly a variant of Avis or Aveline, medieval given names ..
Berenice .. The name was adopted by Puritans in the 17th century ..
Bliss .. Bliss and its variants date from medieval times.
Cass .. Medieval and modern short form of Cassandra ..
Cecily .. From the medieval vernacular form of Cecilia.
Chloe .. From Khloe, originally used in the classical period to symbolize the fertility goddess Demeter in blooming and verdant glory .. Adopted by Puritans in the 17th century ..
Christabel .. Medieval coinage from the name of Christ with -bel (see Belle) ..
Christian .. Christian and Christiana were used for women in medieval times, but by the 18th century, Christina was the more common form ..
Christiana .. Medieval learned feminine form of Christian ..
Abigail, Adela, Alison, Alva, Amelia, Antonia, Ava, Berenice, Cecily, Chloe, Christian and Christiana are commonly used names, while Aminta, Anthea, Aphra, Arabella, Astraea, Bliss, Cass and Christabel are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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