Medieval girl’s names offer names that are not only timeless and classic but also steeped in history. The names are often unique and not commonly used.
Perfect if you are looking for a less common name for your beautiful little girl. Here is our list of our favorite medieval girl’s names for you to take some inspiration from.
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Medieval Girls Names That Still Work
Amata – From the Latin word for beloved, it is a graceful name that is similar to Amy or Amanda. The name has never been recorded in US history, but the Spanish variant Amada has received attention for its simple, feminine feel.
Christiana – By adding one letter Christiana shows you can really change a name and increase its popularity. It is a favorite amongst the royals of Europe and so carries a certain nobility.
Edith – This is an extremely popular name especially in the United States. The name’s meaning of prosperous in war gives it strength and endurance unlike any other.
Euphemia – The name comes from the Greek for sweet speech. It is a rare choice and may get some raised eyebrows.
Isolde – She was a tragic heroine in Celtic legend and the true love of Tristan. Their story influenced many romantic tales including Lancelot and Guinevere. The name is certain to be popular at present with the recent trend towards heroine names.
Iva – A simple name that mixes well with the current name trends of Ava, Eva, and Ivy. The name is timeless and contemporary.
Mathilde – The French variant of Matilda and currently ranks in the top 50 in France.
Melisende – The French form of Millicent offering a more modern version of this old name. One namesake was Queen Melisende of Jerusalem, a strong female leader who was also a great patron of the arts.
Nicola – A name that has never quite found its audience or popularity. This is a name that would be a great dedication to an Aunt Nicki or even Uncle Nicholas.
Petronella – Popular in the Netherlands and created in ancient Rome. This bold name could work well as a pathway to nicknames such as Petra or Nell.
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Philippa – The brits have long loved this name and to give it some modern context it is the first name of Pippa Middleton. But it is a name that has never been given to more than 75 girls in the US in any year.
Rosamund – With Rose names becoming more popular, Rosamund deserves a second look. It means horse protection.
Sabina – Just one letter off the popular Sabrina, this version is quite well used in some European countries. Sabina hasn’t ranked on the US popularity charts since 1926.
Sibilla – The Italian form of Sybil, it is a good compromise that keeps its roots but still feels fresh and unique. The name has only been recorded in American name history in 2013 when it was given to five girls.
Thomasine – A feminine form of Thomas that exudes sophistication and friendliness. It has great literary flair as it has been used by both Beatrix Potter and Thomas Hardy for characters in their writings.
Top Ten Medieval Girls Names
- Alice – A name of English origin and means from the nobility.
- Matilda – Of English origin and means battle strength.
- Agnes – The name Agnes comes from Greek origins and means pure, chaste.
- Margaret – Means pearl and is of English origin.
- Joan – A name of Hebrew origin and means God is gracious.
- Isabella – Of Italian origin and means God is my oath.
- Emma – The name Emma means universal and comes from Latin origins.
- Beatrice – Means the bringer of joy and is of French origin.
- Mabel – A name of English origin and means lovable.
- Cecilia – This is the feminine form of Cecil and is of Latin origin. It means blind to one’s own beauty.
Medieval Girls’ Names With A Royal Air
Adela – A name of German origin and means nobility. It was the name given to the daughter of William the Conqueror.
Adelicia – Means noble, kind, and is of German origin. The namesake, Queen Adelicia of Louvain.
Cyneburg – A name of Saxon origin and means royal fortress.
Eadlin – Of Anglo-Saxon origin and means princess.
Edan – Of Saxon origin and means elf or magical counsel.
Eshina – French in origin and means nobility, or high birth.
Kyneburg – A name of English origin and means the royal’s valley. This name is typically a boy’s name.
Regina – Means queen and is of Latin origin.
Uta – Of English origin and means wealthy.
Medieval Girls’ Names With Unique Style
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Acca – A name of Anglo-Saxon origin and means from Acca.
Aedre – Means stream and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Aeriene – Of Anglo-Saxon origin and means Elfin.
Aileen – An Irish form of Helen and means she shines in beauty. Of Irish origin.
Aisley – Means dwells at the ash tree meadow and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Aldith – A name of English origin and means seasoned warrior, battle seasoned.
Amanda – Of Latin origin and means worthy of love.
Amee – Means beloved and is of Latin origin.
Amice – Latin in origin and means loved friend, beloved.
Anina – A name of Aramaic origin and means answer my prayer.
Arianrod – Of Anglo-Saxon origin and means silver wheel.
Barbara – Means foreign woman and is of Latin origin.
Bemia – A name of Anglo-Saxon origin and means battle maid.
Beomia – Another variation of Bemia with the same origin and meaning.
Bisgu – Means cares and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Bodicia – A name of Anglo-Saxon origin and means a queen of the Iceni Victory.
Bogdana – Slavic in origin and means God’s gift.
Bridget – Means exalted one and is of Gaelic origin.
Carla – Of German origin and means free man.
Cateline – A name of Greek origin and means pure.
Cearo – Anglo-Saxon in origin and means sorrow.
Chasina – Means strong, mighty, and is of Aramaic origin.
Chloe – A name of Greek origin and means green sprout.
Claennis – Anglo-Saxon in origin and means purity.
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Coventina – Name of a nymph and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Darelene – Means tenderly loved and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Demeter – Of Greek origin and means barley mother.
Desislava – Bulgarian in origin and means to seek glory.
Diera – A name that means from Diera and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Eda – Means strife for wealth and is of English origin.
Edla – Of Anglo-Saxon origin and means princess.
Edrys – Means wealthy ruler and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Ejona – A name of unknown origin and means ours.
Elena – Greek in origin and means shining light.
Elswyth – Means elf from the willow trees and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Elwyna – A name of Anglo-Saxon origin and means friend of the elves.
Etheldreda – Of English origin and means noble strength.
Idra – Means gif tree and is of Aramaic origin.
Isabeau – A name of Hebrew origin and means God’s promise.
Jocosa – Latin in origin and means joking.
Johanne – Of Hebrew origin and means God is gracious.
Justine – A name of Latin origin and means fair, upright.
Lillith – Of Arabic origin and means belonging to the night.
Marfa – Means teacher and is of Russian origin.
Martella – A name of Aramaic origin and means mistress of the house.
Martha – Hebrew in origin and means lady.
Merona – Means sheep and is of Aramaic origin.
Miroslava – A name of Slavic origin and means peaceful glory.
Nahara – Aramaic in origin and means light.
Noor – Means light and is of Arabic origin.
Nura – A name of Arabic origin and means light.
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Odelyn – Of Anglo-Saxon origin and means little wealthy one.
Raziah – Means the Lord’s secret and is of Aramaic origin.
Rheda – A name of Anglo-Saxon origin and means a goddess.
Sheera – Means poetry and is of Hebrew origin.
Stace – Greek in origin and means resurrection.
Sunniva – Anglo-Saxon in origin and means gift of the sun.
Susan – A name of Hebrew origin and means lily.
Sylvia – Of Latin origin and means forest.
Tabitha – Means a gazelle and is of Hebrew origin.
Tada – Aramaic in origin and means heart.
Talithia – A name of Aramaic origin and means little girl.
Thaddea – Means heart and is of Aramaic origin.
Theophania – A name of Greek origin and means appearance of God.
Titha – Anglo-Saxon in origin and means the tenth child.
Toma – Means twin and is of Aramaic origin.
Wendelin – A name of Anglo-Saxon origin and means the wanderer.
Wilmot – English in origin and is a diminutive form of Wilhelmina.
The Final Thought
Our list consists of some beautiful names that are both unique and mesmerizing.
Even if you have not found the perfect name for your little girl, then at least we have inspired you to look further afield than the traditional names you may have been considering.