• Zoe Franznick

Into the Records: A Catalogue of Names

Updated: 5 days ago

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

  • Bernad

  • Dawkin

  • Gib

  • Hud

  • Perkin

  • Randolf the Reeve

  • Tompkin

  • Tyb

  • Gill

  • Daw (short for David)

  • Coll (short for Nicholas)

  • Gill (short for Gilbert)

  • Mak

French Names

  • Bisclavert


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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