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Page 1/2. 37 Medieval names and what they mean, for medieval for baby girls, listing 1-20. Adela, Alison, Alva, Amelia, Ava, Cecily, Christian, Christiana, Claire, Clarice, Clarissa, Colette, Constance, Courtney and Emma are commonly used names, while Bliss, Cass, Christabel, Clarimond and Clemence are rare in comparison. Here is the list of Medieval names for boys.
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 ..
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.
Christian .. Christian and Christiana were used for women in medieval times, but by the 18th century, Christina was the more common form ..
Claire .. This spelling was revived in the 19th century as a variant of Clare as in Saint Clare of Assisi (13th century), founder of a Franciscan order of nuns and one of the notable saints of the medieval period ..
Clarice .. Medieval English and French form of Claritia, which may have meant "fame" (from "clarus" meaning "famous"), but as a given name probably an elaboration of Clara .. It was borne by a character who appears in some versions of the medieval romances of Roland and other paladins of Charlemagne.
Clarimond .. Medieval French name from Latin "clarus" and German "mund".
Clarissa .. Latin version of Clarice occasionally found in medieval documents and made famous by Samuel Richardson's novel "Clarissa", also known as "the History of a Young Lady" (1748).
Constance .. Medieval form of Constantia used often in the early Christian and medieval eras, then by the Puritans (usually as Constant or Constancy) ..
Courtney .. Transferred use of the surname, originally a place name from France called Courtenay, which is from a Latin personal name meaning "short", so people have associated the name with "court nez" meaning "short nose", which was the nickname of a famous hero from a medieval story who lost the tip of his nose in battle ..
Emma .. A royal name in medieval England, it was introduced by the Normans, and made popular because it was borne by the mother of Edward the Confessor, who was also known as Aelgifu ..
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