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Into the Records: A Catalogue of Names

Updated: Jan 7, 2022

Need a real medieval name to use for your character? Here's a collection of names pulled straight from the Middle Ages, some of which are familiar and some of which aren't.

Chinese Names

  • “Gold Flower”

  • Pi-sha-men

  • Yeh-hu

  • Kwan-tsz’-tsai

  • Râhula

  • Kanishka

English Names

  • Alibans of the Waste City

  • Bernad

  • Bertoles the Bald

  • Brandalus of Wales

  • Bruns Brandalis

  • Calobrutus

  • Coll (short for Nicholas)

  • Dawkin

  • Daw (short for David)

  • Galians/Galerian of the White Tower

  • Gib

  • Gill (short for Gilbert)

  • Gorgalians

  • Hud

  • Pelles, King of the Lower Folk

  • Perkin

  • Randolf the Reeve

  • Tompkin

  • Tyb

  • Mak

  • Melaarmaus/Meliarman of Abanie

  • Meralis of the Palace Meadow

French Names

(For even more Perlesvaus names, click here!)

  • Bertholez li Chauz

  • Bisclavert

  • Elinant of Escavalon

Icelandic Names

  • Aud the Deep-Minded

  • Artholfin Skull-cleaver

  • Bjarni Butterbox

  • Bjorn Ironside

  • Garth

  • Haraldur Backbone

  • Ketil Flat-nose

  • Tiodel

  • Thorvald

  • Thorbjorg the Ship-breasted

  • Thorbjorn Oxen-might

  • Thorsteinn Staff-struck

  • Sigrid

  • Sturr the Killer

  • Ulfur the Crow

Irish Names

  • Ailil (pronounced AHL-lil)

  • Ailbe (pronounced AL-vee)

  • Conchubur (pronounced con-cuh-VIR)

  • Conall

  • Medb (pronounced MAEV)

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