Anglish Given Names

From The Anglish Wiki

The following are English given names which spring from Anglo-Saxon, or Old English. They have not been greatly shaped or otherwise lost thanks to the Danish onslaughts and French overthrow of England.

While there are many living names, like ‘Edward’, many more names have been quickened from their dead matches, like ‘Willem’, which was killed off by its Norman match ‘Williaume’ (‘Guilliaume’'), and many other names, like ‘Ordgar’, which were lost under the Norman yoke.

There are also many church and book names, which have been built with inborn shapes from attested or hypothetical Old English borrowings to sidestep the Norman-swayed shapes they have in English, like ‘Thedder’ instead of ‘Theodore’, and ‘Yesow’ instead of ‘Jesus’.

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The names are shown in both their mainstream English spelling and their Anglish Spelling. The Anglish spellings are only that — spellings. So, if you are wondering how to say a word or name in its Anglish Spelling, you can look beside it to its English spelling. Learn more with the Anglish Spelling leaf on The Anglish Wiki.

See the Make Your Own Name deal on this leaf for the meanings of the naming words.

Living: A name that is found within the time of New English, whether having been in unbroken use (such as ‘Edward’), or having been quickened by others in a New English shape, as many were, in the 18th and 19th centuries. (Such as ‘Ethel’.)
Lastname: A name that is found as a living name but which has not been in unbroken use as a given name since Old English times. It might be from an Old English name that only lived on as a lastname (such as ‘Alfrich’), or from a word or name that was not a given name in Old English (such as ‘Stanley’).
Quickened: A name that is found as an Old English name but which does not have a known shape in New English. Brought back to life (quickened) and shaped by the writers of this leaf (mostly Wordwork) by its likeness to living, New English names and words. (Such as ‘Wolfrich’, from OE ‘Wulfriċ’, by likeness to the New English words ‘wolf’, ‘rich’, and known, living names, such as ‘Wolfroun’ and ‘Aldrich’.)
Frozen: A name that, by way of a ‘learned borrowing’, often by a well-known writer, has a spelling that's frozen in time from Old English, while being used in New English. (Such as: ‘Beowulf’, which may otherwise have come to us as ‘Beewolf’ if it were still borne in unbroken use.)
Unfounded: A name that has cognates in other Germanic tongues but which is not found in Old English.

English Anglish Kind Whence Forebear Foreword Afterword Background
Acbald Acbald Quickened Ācbeald āc beald
Acfrith Acfriþ Quickened Ācfriþ āc friþ While found as the name of a Woodland in Wiltshire, that name is likely instead from OE ‘Ācfryhþ’ meaning: oak-firth (oak-woods).
Ackerley Ackerley Lastname - acer lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Acerlēah’ meaning: acre-lea (ploughed-field).
Ackoun Ackune Quickened Āchūn āc hūn
Acmer Acmer Quickened Ācmǣr āc mǣr
Acstan Acstan Quickened Ācstān āc stān
Acton Actun Lastname - āc tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Āctūn’, meaning: oak-town.
Acwolf Acƿolf Quickened Ācƿulf āc ƿulf
Addis Addis Quickened Ādhyse ād hyse Not tied to the Hebrew name ‘Addis’, which is instead a shape of ‘Adam’.
Ailith Ailiþ Living Æþelgȳþ æġel gȳþ
Aimbald Aimbald Quickened Ǣġenbeald ǣġen beald
Ainard Ainard Quickened Ǣġenheard ǣġen heard
Aingar Aingar Quickened Ǣġengār ǣġen gār
Ainild Ainild Living Ǣġenhild ǣġen hild
Ainmer Ainmer Quickened Ǣġenmǣr ǣġen mǣr
Ainnar Ainnar Quickened Ǣġenhere ǣġen here
Ainrich Ainric Unfounded *Ǣġenrīċe ǣġen rīċe Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Eric’, which comes from the Norse name ‘Erik’.
Ainsley Ainsley Lastname - ǣġen, ān setl + lēah Also found as: Ansley. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ānsetllēah’.
Ainsworth Ainsƿorþ Lastname - ǣġen ƿorþ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ǣġenworþ’, meaning: own/lonely-stead.
Ainwolf Ainƿolf Quickened Ǣġenƿulf ǣġen ƿulf
Albald Albald Quickened Ealdbeald eald beald
Albeard Albeard Quickened Ealdabeard eald beard From an Old English nickname meaning: old-beard.
Albert Albert Quickened Ealdbeorht eald beorht Not tied to the Norman name ‘Albert’.
Albury Albury Quickened Ealdburg eald burg
Alchard Alceard Quickened Ealhheard ealh heard
Alchelm Alcelm Quickened Ealhhelm ealh helm
Alcher Alcer Living Ealhhere ealh here
Alchurl Alcerl Quickened Ealdċeorl eald ċeorl
Aldar Aldar Quickened Ealdhere eald here
Aldath Aldaþ Quickened Ealdhǣþ eald hǣþ
Aldelm Adelm Quickened Ealdhelm eald helm Borne by the hallow, and in the 1818 tale written of him by Ripley.
Aldith Aldiþ Quickened Ealdgȳþ eald gȳþ
Aldman Aldman Quickened Ealdmann eald mann Also found as the lastname ‘Oldman’.
Aldoun Aldune Quickened Ealdhūn eald hūn
Aldred Aldred Living Ealdrǣd eald rǣd
Aldrich Aldric Lastname Ealdrīċe eald rīċe Also found as the lastname, ‘Aldridge’.
Aldrin Aldrin Lastname - alor - Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Aloren’, meaning: alder-tree. Borne by the American astronaut and second man to ever walk on the moon, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (born 1930).
Aldsey Aldsey Quickened Ealdsiġe eald siġe
Aldswith Aldsƿiþ Quickened Ealdsƿīþ eald sƿīþ
Aldwel Aldƿel Quickened Ealdƿealh eald ƿealh
Aldwin Aldƿin Lastname Ealdƿine eald ƿine Also found as the lastname, ‘Alden’.
Aldwolf Aldƿolf Quickened Ealdƿulf eald ƿulf Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, the kings of East Englerich, son of Ethelrich, father of Alvald (Ælfweald), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Aldwy Aldƿy Quickened Ealdƿīġ eald ƿīġ
Alf Alf Living Alf ælf - A shortening of ‘Alfred’.
Alfbert Alfbert Quickened Alfbeorht ælf beorht
Alfgood Alfgood Quickened Ælfgōd ælf gōd
Alfie Alffy Living Alfa ælf - A shortening of ‘Alfred’.
Alfled Alfled Living Ælfflǣd ælf flǣd
Alfmer Alfmer Quickened Ælfmǣr ælf mǣr
Alfnoth Alfnoþ Quickened Ælfnōþ ælf nōþ
Alfred Alfred Living Ælfrǣd ælf rǣd Spread by ‘Alfred the Great’ (849—889), king of Wessex, who freed the English from the Danish onslaught of England. Under Norman French lordship, the name was spoken in a way that yielded the name ‘Avery’.
Alfrich Alfric Lastname Ælfrīċ ælf rīċe Aldridge is another offshoot, which has been blended with Ethelrich (from OE Æþelrīċ) and Aldrich (from OE Ealdlrīċ). Borne by many holymen, such as the great writer and holyman of Eynsham (955—1010), and also by the Hallow of Abingdon (d. 1005). Kin with the Norman name ‘Aubrey’.
Alfrith Alfriþ Quickened Ælfrīþ , Ealdfriþ ælf , eald friþ
Alfswith Alfsƿiþ Living Ælfsƿīþ ælf sƿīþ
Alger Alger Living Ælfgār , Ealdgār ælf , eald gār Like many names that sweltered with the Norman overthrow, this Old English name was brought back in the 1800s.
Alkbert Alkbert Quickened Ealhbeorht ealh beorht
Alkbury Alkbury Quickened Ealhburg ealh burg
Alkmund Alkmund Living Ealhmund ealh mūnd Borne by a 700s Hallow of Derby and Northumberrich, and a 700s Hallow of Hexham, Northumberland.
Alkoun Alkune Quickened Ealhhūn ealh hūn
Alkred Alkred Quickened Ealhrǣd ealh rǣd
Alkrich Alkric Quickened Ealhrīċ ealh rīċe
Alkswith Alksƿiþ Quickened Ealhsƿīþ ealh sƿīþ Borne by the wife of Alfred the Great. Not tied to the Hebrew name ‘Elizabeth’.
Alkward Alkƿard Quickened Ealhƿeard ealh ƿeard
Alkwer Alkƿer Quickened Ealhƿaru ealh ƿaru
Alkwin Alkƿin Quickened Ealhƿine ealh ƿine Borne by the great writer, teacher and Hallow of York (735—804), after whom Alcuin College was named. The Leeden spelling is ‘Alcuin’, or ‘Alcuinus’. See also: Alwin.
Alleaf Alleaf Quickened Ælflēof ælf lēof
Alrich Alric Quickened Ælriċ æl rīċe Kin with the Norman name ‘Alaric’.
Alsey Alsey Quickened Ælfsiġe ælf siġe
Alston Alstan Lastname Ælfstān , Æþelstān , Ealdstān , Ealstān ælf , æþel , eald , ealh stān Living name from the English Lastname ‘Alston,’ which could come from sundry OE forenames, such as ‘Ælfstān’ (elf-stone), ‘Æþelstān’ (atheling-stone), ‘Ealdstān’ (old-stone) or ‘Ealstān’ (holy-stone).
Althane Aldþane Quickened Ealdþeġn eald þeġn
Althrith Alþriþ Quickened Ælfþrȳþ , Ealdþrȳþ , Ealhþrȳþ ælf, eald, ealh þrȳþ Names that would have blended together over time, owed to their likeness when spoken. Can also be spelled: Elthrith.
Alton Altun Lastname Ealdtūn eald tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ealdtūn’, meaning: old-town.
Alvald Alfald Quickened Ælfƿeald ælf ƿeald Borne by one of the Wuffings, the kings of East Englerich in the 700s, son of Ethelrich, father of Alvald (Ælfweald), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden. Also borne by a 700s King of Sussex, and by 700s and 800s kings of Northumberrich.
Alvar Alfar Living Ælfhere ælf here
Alvard Alfard Quickened Ælfġeard , Ælfheard , Ælfƿeard ælf ġeard , heard , ƿeard A blend of a few Old English names that would likely have blended into one another over time.
Alvat Alfat Quickened Ælfġēat ælf ġēat
Alvelm Alfelm Quickened Ælfhelm ælf helm
Alver Alfer Quickened Ælfƿaru ælf ƿaru Also found as ‘Alvara’ in the English lastname.
Alvey Alfey Quickened Ælfhēah ælf hēah
Alvild Alfild Quickened Ælfhild ælf hild
Alvin Alfin Living Ælfƿine , Ælfƿynn ælf ƿine, ƿynn Borne by a widely-known cartoon chipmunk in America in the 1960s. While not known as a woman’s name today, it could be once more. The wifely shade sweltered and became ‘Alvina’ in English, with the Leedenish -a ending.
Alving Alfing Quickened Ælfing ælf ing
Alvith Alviþ Quickened Ælfgȳþ ælf gȳþ
Alvive Alfife Quickened Ælfġifu ælf ġifu Shortened in some Lastnames as ‘Alvey’.
Alvolf Alfolf Quickened Ælfƿulf ælf ƿulf
Alvoun Alfune Quickened Ælfhūn ælf hūn
Alvy Alfy Quickened Ælfƿīġ ælf ƿīġ
Alwald Aldƿald Quickened Ealdƿeald eald ƿeald
Alwin Alƿin Lastname Ealhƿine ealh ƿine Alwin has been shaped by a blending together of likewise names, such as ‘Alden’ (from OE Ealdwine), ‘Alvin’ (from OE Ælfwine), and ‘Athelwin’ (from OE Æþelwine). Borne by the great writer, teacher and Hallow of York (735—804), after whom Alcuin College was named. See also: Alkwin.
Amalbald Amalbald Quickened Amalbeald amal beald
Amalbert Amalbert Quickened Amalbeorht amal beorht
Amalfrith Amalfriþ Quickened Amalfriþ amal friþ
Amalgar Amalgar Quickened Amalgār amal gār
Amallar Amallar Quickened Amalhere amal here
Amallard Amallard Quickened Amalheard amal heard
Amalrich Amalriċ Quickened Amalrīċ amal rīċe
Amalthrith Amalþriþ Quickened Amalþrȳþ amal þrȳþ
Ambald Ambald Quickened Andbeald and beald
Ambert Ambert Quickened Anbeorht , Andbeorht an , and beorht
Anand Anand Quickened Anand an and
Ancoal Ancoal Quickened Andcōl and cōl
Anderbert Anderbert Quickened Anderbeorht ander beorht
Anderbode Anderbode Quickened Anderboda ander bod
Anfrith Anfriþ Quickened Andfriþ and friþ
Anlof Anloff Quickened Anlāf an lāf Kin with the Norse name, ‘Olaf’. Made of withering words: ‘an’ and ’lof’, meaning: ‘forebear-afterbear’.
Anmer Anmer Quickened Andemar and mǣr
Annar Annar Quickened Andhere and here
Announ Annune Quickened Andhūn and hūn
Anshoe Anscoe Quickened Andṡċoh and ṡċoh
Anwolf Anƿolf Quickened Andƿulf and ƿulf
Anyembert Angembert Quickened Anġenbeorht anġen beorht
Anyenlof Angenloff Quickened Anġenlāf anġen lāf
Anyenthew Angenþeƿ Quickened Anġenþēoƿ anġen þēoƿ
Anyenthrith Angenþriþ Quickened Anġenþrȳþ anġen þrȳþ
Anyenwit Angenƿit Quickened Anġenƿit anġen ƿit Forebear to the kings of Bernicia, said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Anyenyat Angenget Quickened Anġenġēat anġen ġēat Borne by one of the forebears of the Iclings, kings of Markrich, also kown as ‘Angelþēoƿ’ (see also: Englethew), son of Offa of Angel, and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Armstrong Armstrong Lastname - earm strang Not a given name in OE. From a lastname that began as a nickname for a man with a strong arm. Borne by the American astronaut and first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong (1930–2012).
Ash Asc Living Æṡċ æṡċ - Either as a standalone name from the everyday English words for the tree, or for the outcome of fire, or as a shortening of names like Ashley and Ashton, which are named for the ash-tree.
Ashar Ascar Quickened Æṡċhere æṡċ here Not tied with the Hebrew name ‘Asher’. Only tied to the lastname Asher by sharing the alike foreword, ‘ash’, as in, someone who works with ashes.
Ashard Ascard Quickened Æṡċheard æṡċ heard
Ashbert Ascbert Quickened Æṡċbeorht æṡċ beorht
Ashbury Ascbury Lastname - æṡċ burg Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Æṡċburg’.
Ashden Ascden Lastname - æṡċ denu, dūn, tūn Not a given name in OE. Could be from any of the following OE stow-names: ‘Æṡċdenu’ (meaning: ash-tree dene) ‘Æṡċdūn’ (meaning: ash-tree downs), or ‘Æṡċtūn’ (meaning: ash-tree town).
Ashey Ascey Quickened Æṡċhēah æṡċ hēah
Ashford Ascford Lastname - æṡċ ford Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Æṡċford’.
Ashfrith Ascfriþ Quickened Æṡċfriþ æṡċ friþ
Ashley Ascley Lastname - æṡċ lēah Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Æṡċlēah’. Like many Lastnames, it was once borne mostly for weremen, but it has shifted towards a woman’s name.
Ashlock Asclock Quickened Æṡċlāc æṡċ lāc
Ashman Ascman Quickened Æṡċmann æṡċ mann
Ashmer Ascmer Quickened Æṡċmǣr æṡċ mǣr
Ashmund Ascmund Quickened Æṡċmūnd æṡċ mūnd
Ashred Ascred Quickened Æṡċrǣd æṡċ rǣd
Ashton Asctun Lastname - æṡċ tūn Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Æṡċtūn’, meaning: ash-tree-town.
Ashwald Ascƿald Quickened Æṡċƿeald æṡċ ƿeald
Ashwin Ascƿin Lastname Æṡċƿine ♂ , Æṡċƿynn ♀ æṡċ ƿine , ƿynn Not tied to the Hindi name ‘Ashwin’, which is instead from Sanskrit ‘Aśvin’.
Ashwolf Ascƿolf Quickened Æṡċƿulf æṡċ ƿulf
Ashwood Ascƿood Lastname - æṡċ ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Æṡċwudu’.
Ashwy Ascƿy Quickened Æṡċƿīġ æṡċ ƿīġ
Aspen Aspen Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the name of the wort, or from the name of the ski town in Colorado.
Aston Astun Lastname - ēast tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ēasttūn’, meaning: east-town.
Atheling Aþeling Quickened - æþel ing Not a given name in OE. From the OE word for a wereman of high birth. Akin to the English given name, ‘Prince’.
Athelingen Aþelingen Quickened - æþel ing Not a given name in OE. From the OE word for a woman of high birth. Akin to the English given name, ‘Princess’.
Athelstan Aþelstan Frozen Æþelstān æþel stān Can also be spelled: Ethelstan. Borne by the King of the Anglo-Saxons (924–927) and the King of the English (927–939). The name sweltered following the Norman overthrow. Brought back following Sir Walter Scott's (1771–1832) book, Ivanhoe.
Atley Atley Lastname - æt lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ætlēah’.
Atwater Atƿater Lastname - æt ƿæter Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ætwæter’.
Atwell Atƿell Lastname - æt ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ætwille’.
Atwood Atƿood Lastname - æt ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ætwudu’.
Atworth Atƿorþ Lastname - æt ƿorþ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ætworþ’.
Awald Aƿald Unfounded *Āƿaƿeald āƿa ƿeald Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Ewald’, which comes from the mainland name ‘Ewawald’.
Badfrith Badfriþ Quickened Beadufriþ beadu friþ
Badhard Badhard Quickened Beaduheard beadu heard
Badhelm Badhelm Quickened Beaduhelm beadu helm
Badhild Badhild Living Beaduhild beadu hild Kin with the German name ‘Bathilda’.
Badhoun Badhune Quickened Beaduhūn beadu hūn
Badith Badiþ Quickened Beadugȳþ beadu gȳþ
Badnoth Badnoþ Quickened Beadunōþ beadu nōþ
Badred Badred Quickened Beadurǣd beadu rǣd
Badrich Badric Quickened Beadurīċ beadu rīċe
Badswith Badsƿiþ Quickened Beadusƿīþ beadu sƿīþ
Badthane Badþane Quickened Beaduþeġn beadu þeġn
Badwald Badƿald Quickened Beaduƿeald beadu ƿeald
Badwin Badƿin Quickened Beaduƿine ♂ , Beaduƿynn ♀ beadu ƿine , ƿynn
Badwolf Badƿolf Quickened Beaduƿulf beadu ƿulf
Badwy Badƿy Quickened Beaduƿīġ beadu ƿīġ
Badyils Badgils Quickened Beaduġīls beadu ġīls
Bag Bag Quickened Bēaga bēag - A shortening of names beginning with ‘Bag-’
Baggard Baghard Quickened Bēagheard bēag heard
Baggelm Baghelm Quickened Bēaghelm bēag helm
Baggild Baghild Quickened Bēaghild bēag hild
Bagmund Bagmund Quickened Bēagmūnd bēag mūnd
Bagnoth Bagnoþ Quickened Bēagnōþ bēag nōþ
Bagred Bagred Quickened Bēagrǣd bēag rǣd
Bagstan Bagstan Quickened Bēagstān bēag stān
Bagswith Bagsƿiþ Quickened Bēagsƿīþ bēag sƿīþ
Bagwin Bagƿin Quickened Bēagƿine ♂ , Bēagƿynn ♀ bēag ƿine , ƿynn
Bagwolf Bagƿolf Quickened Bēagƿulf bēag ƿulf
Bald Bald Quickened Bealdā beald - Also found as an English lastname.
Balday Balday Quickened Bealddæġ beald dæġ The name of an English god, known in Old Norse as ‘Baldr’, meaning ‘the bald one’.
Baldhelm Baldhelm Quickened Bealdhelm beald helm
Baldhild Baldhild Living Bealdhild beald hild
Baldhoun Baldhune Quickened Bealdhūn beald hūn
Baldive Baldife Quickened Bealdġifu beald ġifu Shortened in some Lastnames as ‘Baldey’.
Baldred Baldred Quickened Bealdrǣd beald rǣd Borne by an 800s King of Kent.
Baldrich Baldric Quickened Bealdrīċ beald rīċe Kin with the Norman name 'Baldric', spelt alike in Anglish Spelling. The Old English name looks to have sweltered.
Baldwin Baldƿin Living Bealdƿine beald ƿine The Old English name may have sweltered, but it would have ended up like the name ‘Baldwin’, which was brought by the Normans.
Bancroft Bancroft Lastname - bēan croft Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bēancroft’. Borne by American historian and ethnologist, Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832–1918).
Barden Barden Lastname - bær denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bærdenu’.
Barrington Barringtun Lastname - beorn ing + tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Beorningastūn’, meaning: the town of the folk of Beorna.
Barton Bartun Lastname - bær tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bærtūn’.
Baxter Baxter Lastname - - - Meaning ‘baker’. From a a lastname that began as a feminine shape of the word ‘baker’. (As in, a spinster is a female spinner.)
Bear Bear Living Bera bera - A name since at least Old English times, named for the great brown being. The word itself springs from an old shape of the word ‘brown’, so as to not speak the true name of the being that was so feared, and keep from bringing it near.
Beck Beck Lastname Bæċa bæċ - Either from the English lastname ‘Beck’, or as a shortening of English lastnames such as ‘Beckham,’ from ON bekkr (beck, brook), kin with OE bæċ (beach).
Beddard Beddard Quickened Beaduheard beadu heard
Bede Bede Living Bēda bēd - Living name from OE bēd: To ask, bid, beseech, or a worshipping bead. Spread by the holyman and writer Bede (672–735).
Beewolf Beeƿolf Quickened Bēoƿulf bēo ƿulf Brought into New English from Old English by J. R. R. Tolkien in his wending of Beowulf, ‘Sellic Spell’, as the name Beewolf. See also: Beowulf.
Bentley Bentley Lastname - bent lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bentlēah’. Spread by English wain-maker Bentley Motors, started in 1919.
Benton Bentun Lastname - bent tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Benttūn’.
Beowulf Beoƿulf Frozen Bēoƿulf bēo ƿulf Frozen spelling borrowed straight from the Old English folk tale of alike name. See also: Beewolf.
Beresford Beresford Lastname - beofor ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Beoforsford’.
Berkeley Berkeley Lastname - birċe lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Berclēah’. Spread by the Berkeley kindred of Gloucestershire, and later by the San Fransisco bough of the University of California. Kin with Barclay, a name brought by the Normans.
Bern Bern Quickened Beorn beorn - May be kin with the Norse name ‘Björn’. The words for ‘bear’ and ‘man’ blended together in Old English names, since the OE word beorn (meaning: man) took the same shape as the Frankish word beorn (meaning: bear).
Bernard Bernard Living Beornheard beorn heard A blend of the Old English name Beornhard and Norman name Bernard. The word beorn, as found in OE bindnames, may have a meaning of a man/child, and may not come from alike spring as ‘beorn’, as found in Mainland Europe, meaning ‘bear’.
Berndred Berndred Living Beornþrȳþ beorn þrȳþ Can also be spelled: Bernthrith.
Bernfled Bernfled Quickened Beornflǣd beorn flǣd
Bernfrith Bernfriþ Quickened Beornfriþ beorn friþ
Berngar Berngar Quickened Beorngār beorn gār
Bernheath Bernheaþ Quickened Beornhǣþ beorn hǣþ
Bernhelm Bernhelm Quickened Beornhelm beorn helm
Bernhey Bernhey Quickened Beornhēah beorn hēah
Bernich Bernic Quickened Beorniċ beorn
Bernith Berniþ Quickened Beorngȳþ beorn gȳþ
Bernlof Bernloff Quickened Beornlāf beorn lāf
Bernmod Bernmod Quickened Beornmōd beorn mōd
Bernmund Bernmund Quickened Beornmūnd beorn mūnd
Bernred Bernred Quickened Beornrǣd beorn rǣd Borne by a 700s King of Markrich.
Bernrich Bernric Quickened Beornrīċ beorn rīċe
Bernsey Bernsey Quickened Beornsiġe beorn siġe
Bernstan Bernstan Quickened Beornstān beorn stān
Bernwald Bernƿald Quickened Beornƿeald beorn ƿeald
Bernwin Bernƿin Quickened Beornƿine ♂ , Beornƿynn ♀ beorn ƿine , ƿynn
Bernwolf Bernƿolf Quickened Beornƿulf beorn ƿulf Borne by an 800s King of Markrich.
Bernwy Bernƿy Quickened Beornƿīġ beorn ƿīġ
Bert Bert Living Beorhta beorht - A shortening of names starting or ending with ‘bert’. Most often ‘Bert’ a shortening of the Norman name ‘Albert’ (kin with the inborn name Ethelbert).
Bertar Bertar Quickened Beorhthere beorht here
Bertelm Berelm Quickened Beorhthelm beorht helm
Bertey Berey Quickened Beorhthēah beorht ġifu, hēah
Bertferth Berferþ Quickened Beorhtferhþ beorht ferhþ
Bertfrith Berftfriþ Quickened Beorhtfriþ beorht friþ
Berthank Berþank Quickened Beorhtþanc beorht þanc
Bertive Bertife Quickened Beorhtġifu beorht ġifu Also found shortened as the lastname ‘Bertey’.
Bertlof Bertloff Quickened Beorhtlāf beorht lāf
Bertmer Bertmer Quickened Beorhtmǣr beorht mǣr
Bertmund Bertmund Quickened Beorhtmūnd beorht mūnd
Bertnoth Bertnoþ Quickened Beorhtnoþ beorht nōþ
Berton Bertun Quickened Beorhttūn beorht tūn
Bertoun Bertune Quickened Beorhthūn beorht hūn
Bertrand Bertrand Unfounded *Beorhtrand beorht rand Not found in OE. Would be kin with the living name of the same shape, which came to England with the Normans.
Bertred Bertred Quickened Beorhtrǣd beorht rǣd
Bertrich Bertric Quickened Beorhtrīċ beorht rīċ Borne by a 700s King of Wessex.
Bertsey Bertsey Quickened Beorhtsiġe beorht siġe
Bertstan Bertstan Quickened Beorhtstān beorht stān
Bertwald Bertƿald Quickened Beorhtƿeald beorht ƿeald
Bertwer Bertƿer Quickened Beorhtƿaru beorht ƿaru
Bertwin Bertƿin Quickened Beorhtƿine ♂ , Beorhtƿynn ♀ beorht ƿine , ƿynn
Bertwolf Bertƿolf Quickened Beorhtƿulf beorht ƿulf Borne by an 800s King of Markrich.
Bertwy Bertƿy Quickened Beorhtƿīġ beorht ƿīġ
Bertyils Bertgils Quickened Beorhtġils beorht ġīsel
Beverley Beferley Lastname - beofor lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Beoforlēah’. Borne as a man’s name in the 1800s. Made well-known as a woman’s name following the George Barr McCutcheon book, Beverly of Graustark (1904).
Billard Billard Quickened Billheard bill heard
Billfrith Billfriþ Quickened Billfriþ bill friþ
Billnoth Billnoþ Quickened Billnōþ bill nōþ
Birch Birc Living - berċ - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for the tree. Kin with the German name ‘Birke’, and the Norse name ‘Björk’.
Birchall Birchall Lastname - berċ heall Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Berċheall’.
Blackburn Blackburn Lastname - blæc burne Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Blæcburna’.
Blackstone Blackstone Lastname - blæc stān Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Blæcstān’.
Blackwell Blackƿell Lastname - blæc ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Blæcwille’.
Blagden Blagden Lastname - blæc denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Blæcdenu’.
Blake Blake Lastname Blæc blæc -
Blakeley Blakeley Lastname - blæc lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Blæclēah’.
Blakeney Blakeney Lastname - blæc nēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Blæclnēah’.
Blessing Blessing Living - bletsian - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Bliss Bliss Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word. See also: Blythe.
Blithar Bliþar Quickened Blīþhere blīþ here
Blithrith Bliþriþ Quickened Blīþþrȳþ blīþ þrȳþ
Blossom Blossom Living - - - Began as a given name in the 1800s.
Blythe Blyþe Living - blīþ - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word. See also: Bliss.
Bond Bond Lastname Bonda - - From the lastname ‘Bond’. Also found as a standalone given name in Old English. Borne by the main player in the books and films of the alike name, by the English writer Iam Fleming (1908–1964).
Booker Booker Lastname - - - From the lastname ‘Booker’, an work-name for someone who made books.
Boot Boot Quickened Bōte bōt - As found in the saying ‘to boot’. Not kin with the word for footwear, which comes from French.
Borden Borden Lastname - bār denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bārdenu’.
Boston Bostun Lastname - - tūn Not a given name in OE. Most often named after the American town of Boston, Massachusetts. The town in Massachusetts was named after the town in Linconshire, which was named after Botwulf of Thorney. See also: Botwolf.
Botwin Botƿin Quickened Bōtƿine bōt ƿine
Botwolf Botƿolf Quickened Bōtƿulf bōt ƿulf Borne by the hallowed Botwulf of Thorney (600s), after whom the Linconshire town of Boston was named. See also: Boston.
Brad Brad Lastname Brāda brād - A shortening of lastnames such as Bradley.
Bradburn Bradburn Lastname - brād burne Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brādburna’.
Bradford Bradford Lastname - brād ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brādford’.
Bradley Bradley Lastname - brād lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brādlēah’.
Brand Brand Quickened Branda brand -
Brandon Brandun Lastname - brōm denu, dūn Not tied to the name ‘Brendon’. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Brōmdenu’ and/or ‘Brōmdūn’, where latter half could be from either OE denu (a den, dale) or dūn (a down, hill).
Branson Brandsun Lastname Brandassunu brand sunu
Branton Brantun Lastname - brōm tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brōmtūn’, meaning broom/brushwood town.
Braxton Braxtun Lastname - - tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Braccastūn’, meaning Bracca’s town.
Brenton Brentun Lastname - bryne tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brynestūn’.
Breyswith Breysƿiþ Quickened Breġosƿīþ breġu sƿīþ
Breywald Breyƿald Quickened Breġoƿeald breġu ƿeald
Breywin Breyƿin Quickened Breġoƿine breġu ƿine
Breywolf Breyƿolf Quickened Breġoƿulf breġu ƿulf
Briar Briar Living - brær - Not a given name in OE. First became a name in the 1900s.
Bridgeley Bricgley Lastname - bryċġ lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bryċġlēah’, meaning: bridge-lea (field).
Brigham Brigham Lastname - bryċġ hām Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bryċġhām’. Borne by Brigham Young (1801–1877), a leading Morman and starter of Salt Lake City.
Brighton Brigtun Lastname - bryċġ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bryċġtūn’, meaning: bridge-town.
Brinley Brinley Lastname Brynlēah bryne lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brynlēah’, meaning: burnt-lea (field).
Brinnar Brinnar Quickened Brynhere bryne here
Brinning Brinning Quickened Bryning bryne ing
Brinwald Brinƿald Quickened Brynƿeald bryne ƿeald
Bristol Bristol Lastname - bryċġ stoƿ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Bryċġstow’.
Brock Brock Lastname Brocca brocc -
Brockley Brockley Lastname - brōc lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brōclēah’.
Brockton Brocktun Lastname - brōc tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brōctūn’.
Bromley Bromley Lastname - brōm ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brōmlēah’.
Bromwell Bromƿell Lastname - brōm lēah Also found as: Bramwell. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Brōmwille’.
Bronson Bronsun Lastname Brūnsunu brūn sunu
Brooke Brooke Lastname - brōc - Also found as: Brooks. Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From an OE stow-name for someone who lived near a brook (a stream).
Brunard Brunard Quickened Brūnheard brūn heard
Brunstan Brunstan Quickened Brūnstān brūn stān
Buck Buck Living Bucca bucc - Mainly found as a name in the USA. Kin with the name ‘Butch’, which comes by way of Anglo-Norman ‘boucher’, meaning: one who slaughters bucks.
Buckley Buckley Lastname Buccalēah bucc lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Buccalēah’, meaning: Bucca’s lea.
Burhard Burhard Quickened Burgheard burg heard
Burhelm Burhelm Quickened Burghelm burg helm
Burhild Burhild Quickened Burghild burg hild
Buried Beried Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Burnelm Bernelm Quickened Byrnhelm byrne helm
Burnferth Bernferþ Quickened Byrnferþ byrne ferhþ
Burnfled Bernfled Quickened Byrneflǣd byrne flǣd
Burnild Bernild Quickened Byrnhild byrne hild Kin with the German name ‘Brünhild’, from Old Norse ‘Brynhildr’ of the Volsung Saga and Brunhilda of the Nibelung Saga; both of whom are likely set upon the life of the 600s Frankish Queen.
Burnoth Burnoþ Quickened Burgnōþ burg nōþ
Burred Burred Quickened Burgrǣd burg rǣd Borne by an 800s King of Markrich.
Burrich Burric Quickened Burgrīċ burg rīċ
Bursey Bursey Quickened Burgsiġe burg siġe
Burstan Burstan Quickened Burgstān burg stān
Burt Burt Lastname - burg tūn Not a given name in OE. A shortening of the lastname ‘Burton’.
Burton Burtun Lastname - burg tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Burgtūn’. Borne by American filmmaker, Tim Burton (1958 onwards).
Burwald Burƿald Quickened Burgƿeald burg ƿeald
Burwin Burƿin Quickened Burgƿine ♂ , Burgƿynn ♀ burg ƿine , ƿynn
Burwolf Burƿolf Quickened Burgƿulf burg ƿulf
Buxton Buxtun Lastname - bēag tūn Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who came from the town of alike name in Derbyshire, so named for the stones by the spring that would shift about (bow) when touched. From OE ‘Bēagastūn’.
Byron Byron Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. Named after Lord Byron (1784–1824), whose name comes from the Old English saying, ‘æt þǣm bȳrum’ (at the [cow] byres (sheds)).
Cade Cade Lastname Cada - - From the lastname ‘Cade’, which comes from the Old English name ‘Cada’, meaning: lumpy, or swollen.
Caldwell Caldƿell Lastname - cald ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Caldwille’.
Calvert Calfert Lastname - cealf hierde Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cealfhierde’.
Casser Casser Quickened Casere - - Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, said to be the son of the god Woden, and father to Titman (Tytiman).
Chad Cead Living Ċeadda ċēad -
Chadley Ceadley Lastname - ċēad lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ċeaddaslēah’, meaning: Chad’s lea (field).
Chadwick Ceadƿick Lastname - ċēad ƿiċ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ċeaddaswic’, meaning: Chad’s wick (homestead).
Chapman Ceapman Lastname Ċēapmann ċēap mann Not a given name in OE. From a lastname that began as an work-name for a chap-man (a dealer).
Chelbald Cealbald Quickened Ċēolbeald ċēol beald
Chelbury Cealbury Quickened Ċēolburg ċēol burg
Chelfled Cealfled Quickened Ċēolflǣd ċēol flǣd
Chelfrith Cealfriþ Quickened Ċēolfriþ ċēol friþ
Chellar Ceallar Quickened Ċēolhere ċēol here
Chellard Ceallard Quickened Ċēolheard ċēol heard
Chellelm Ceallelm Quickened Ċēolhelm ċēol helm
Chelley Cealley Quickened Ċēolhēah ċēol hēah
Chelnoth Cealnoþ Quickened Ċēolnōþ ċēol nōþ
Chelred Cealred Quickened Ċēolrǣd ċēol rǣd Borne by a 700s King of Markrich.
Chelrich Cealric Quickened Ċēolrīċ ċēol rīċe
Chelsea Cealsea Lastname - ċealc, ċeol Also found as: Chelsey. Not a given name in OE. A blend of the words for chalk (OE ‘Ċealcsǣ’), and keel (OE ‘Ċēolsǣ’), the latter of which also yields Kelsey, with a 'hard k', likely from Norse inflow.
Chelsey Cealsey Quickened Ċēolsiġe ċēol siġe For the living name with the alike spelling, see also: Chelsea.
Chelstan Cealstan Quickened Ċeolstān ċēol stān
Chelswith Cealsƿiþ Quickened Ċēolsƿīþ ċēol sƿīþ
Chelthrith Cealþriþ Quickened Ċēolþrȳþ ċēol þrȳþ
Chelwald Cealƿald Quickened Ċēolƿeald ċēol ƿeald
Chelwin Cealƿin Quickened Ċēolƿine ♂ , Ċēolƿynn ♀ ċēol ƿine , ƿynn
Chelwolf Cealƿolf Quickened Ċēolƿulf ċēol ƿulf Borne by a 500s King of Wessex, by a 700s King of Northumberrich and by an 800s King of Markrich.
Chelwy Cealƿy Quickened Ċēolƿīġ ċēol ƿīg
Chillie Cilly Quickened Ċille ċille -
Churchill Circhill Lastname - ċirce hyll Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ċirċehyll’. Borne by the English leader and writer, Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965).
Churl Cerl Quickened Ċeorl ċeorl - Borne by a King of Markrich in the 600s. The name Ċeorl was seldom borne in Old English times, and seems to have sweltered as an English name. Most likely all living names with Charl- / Charles are from the later French borrowings. Kin with the mainland names ‘Carl’, ‘Carol’, ‘Charles’, and ‘Karl’.
Churlie Cerly Unfounded *Ċeorla ♂, *Ċeorlo ♀ ċeorl - Not found in OE. A nickname of 'Churl', made by likeness to, and kin with the names ‘Carly’ (from German and Norse 'Carl') and ‘Charlie’ (from French 'Charles').
Churlman Cerlman Unfounded *Ċeorlmann ċeorl mann Not found in OE. Would be kin to the Frankish name ‘Carloman’, and the German name ‘Karlmann’.
Churlton Cerltun Unfounded - ċeorl tūn Not a given name in OE. The inborn shape of the Anglo-Norse name 'Carlton' from the stow-name meaning 'Carl's town'; and the Anglo-French name ‘Charlton’, from the stow-name meaning 'Charles' town', as borne by the American film-star Charlton Heston (1923–2008).
Clay Clay Lastname - clǣġ - Not a given name in OE. Either a shortening of the English stow-name Clayton, or from the OE stow-name ‘Clæġ’, which comes from the everyday word for earthen clay.
Clayland Clayland Lastname - clǣġ land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Clæġland’.
Clayton Claytun Lastname - clǣġ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Clæġtūn’.
Cleve Clefe Lastname - cliff - Not a given name in OE. A shortening of the lastname ‘Cleveland’. See also: Cliff, Clive.
Cleveland Clefeland Lastname - cliff land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Clifland’. Borne by the 22nd and 24th American leader, Grover Cleveland (1837–1908).
Cliff Cliff Lastname - cliff - Not a given name in OE. A shortening of the lastnames Clifford and Clifton. See also: Cleve, Clive.
Clifford Clifford Lastname - cliff ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Clifford’. Borne by ‘The Big Red Dog’ in the books of the alike name by Norman Bridwell (1928–2014).
Clifton Cliftun Lastname - cliff tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cliftūn’.
Clint Clint Lastname - glim - Not a given name in OE. A shortening of the lastname ‘Clinton’. Borne by American film star, Clint Eastwood (born 1930).
Clinton Clintun Lastname - glim tūn Not a given name in OE. From a stow-name of a town on the Water Glyme, from OE ‘Glimtūn’. The former half of the name is from a Welsh word meaning, and likely kin with, the English word 'glimmering'. Borne by American leader, Bill Clinton (born 1946).
Clive Clife Lastname - cliff - Not a given name in OE. From an OE stow-name for someone who lived by a cliff. See also: Cliff, Cleve.
Clover Clofer Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for the wort, which comes from OE ‘clāfre’.
Coaser Coaser Quickened Cāsaer - - Kin with the German name ‘Kaiser’, and in the end, from Leeden ‘Caesar’, which came to mean ‘emperor’.
Colburn Colburn Lastname - cōl burne Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cōlburne’.
Colden Colden Lastname - cōl denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cōldenu’.
Cole Cole Lastname Cōla cōl - From the lastname ‘Cole’, sometimes comes from the Old English nickname for someone with dark, or ‘coal’ like skin. Not an Anglish name when a shortening of ‘Nicholas’.
Coleridge Colericg Lastname - cōl hryċġ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cōlhryċġ’. Borne by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834).
Colgate Colgate Lastname - cōl ġēat [2] Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cōlġēat’. Borne by Englishman William Colgate (1783–1857), who made the Colgate toothpaste business.
Colt Colt Lastname Colta - - Either from the English lastname ‘Colt’, from the Old English word for a young horse; or as a shortening of the English lastname ‘Colton’. Borne by American gun-maker, Samuel Colt (1814–1862).
Colton Coltun Lastname - cōl tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cōltūn’.
Conwel Conƿel Quickened Cēneƿealh cēne ƿealh
Cranford Cranford Lastname - cran ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cranford’.
Cranley Cranley Lastname - cran lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cranlēah’.
Cranston Cranstun Lastname - cran tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Crantūn’.
Crawford Craƿford Lastname - crāƿe ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Crāweford’.
Crofton Croftun Lastname - croft tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Crofttūn’.
Cromwell Cromƿell Lastname - crumb ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Crumbwille’. Borne by Lord Protector of the United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658).
Crow Croƿ Living Craƿa craƿa -
Crystal Cristal Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word, which was found in Old English and then later shaped with a ‘y’ spelling.
Cuthard Cuþard Quickened Cūþheard cūþ heard
Cuthbald Cuþbald Quickened Cūþbeald cūþ beald
Cuthbert Cuþbert Living Cūþbeorht cūþ beorht Borne by a 500s Hallow of Lindisfarne, whose fame kept the name alive in England even after the Norman overthrow. It is also a widespread lastname.
Cuthbury Cuþbury Quickened Cūþburg cūþ burg
Cuthmund Cuþmund Quickened Cūþmūnd cūþ mūnd
Cuthred Cuþred Quickened Cūþrǣd cūþ rǣd
Cuthrich Cuþric Quickened Cūþrīċ cūþ rīċe
Cuthswith Cuþsƿiþ Quickened Cūþsƿīþ cūþ sƿīþ
Cuthwin Cade Quickened Cūþƿine cūþ ƿine
Cuthwolf Cuþƿolf Quickened Cūþƿulf cūþ ƿulf
Cuthyils Cuþyils Quickened Cūþġils cūþ ġīsel
Daisy Daisy Living - - - Not a given name in OE. The given name comes from the name of the flower, which comes from OE ‘dæġeseġe’ (day’s eye).
Dale Dale Lastname - dæl - Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dæl’, meaning: a dale/dell, a hollow.
Dalton Daltun Lastname - dæl tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dæltūn’, meaning: dale-town.
Dalwin Dalƿin Quickened Dealƿine deal ƿine
Dane Dane Lastname Dena denu - While sometimes misread to mean ‘Danish’, the given name ‘Dane’ comes from the English stow-name ‘Dene’ / ‘Dean’, meaning: a dale, a hollow. See also: Dean.
Darton Dartun Lastname - dēor tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dēortūn’.
Darwin Darƿin Lastname - dēore ƿine Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dēorewine’. Borne by Charles Darwin (1809–1882), writer of On The Origin of Species.
Dawn Daƿn Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the word meaning the start of a new day, from OE ‘daging’, meaning: becoming day (word-for-word: daying).
Daybert Daybert Quickened Dæġbeorht dæġ beorht
Dayelm Dayelm Quickened Dæġhelm dæġ helm
Dayey Dayey Quickened Dæġhēah dæġ hēah
Daymund Daymund Quickened Dæġmūnd dæġ mūnd
Dayren Dayren Quickened Dæġhræfn dæġ hræfn
Dayrich Dayric Quickened Dæġrīċ dæġ rīċe
Dayton Daytun Lastname - dæġ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dæġtūn’.
Dean Dean Lastname - dene - Also found as: ‘Dene’. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dene’. Not tied to the churchly stead of Dean, which is instead through French, from Leeden 'decanus', meaning: a leader of ten men. Not known to be a standalone name in Old English times. See also: Dane.
Dell Dell Lastname - dæl - Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dæl’.
Dembert Dembert Quickened Denebeorht dene beorht
Denfrith Denfriþ Quickened Denefriþ dene friþ
Denham Denham Lastname - denu hām Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Denuhām’.
Denley Denley Lastname - denu lēah Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Denulēah’.
Denmod Denmod Quickened Denemōd dene mōd
Dennard Dennard Quickened Deneheard dene heard
Denton Dentun Lastname - denu tūn Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Denutūn’.
Denver Denfer Lastname - dene fær Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Denefær’.
Denwald Denƿald Quickened Deneƿeald dene ƿeald
Denwolf Denƿolf Quickened Deneƿulf dene ƿulf
Denyils Dengils Quickened Deneġils dene ġīsel
Derbert Derbert Quickened Dēorbeorht dēor beorht
Derland Derland Lastname - dēor land Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dēorland’.
Dermod Dermod Quickened Dēormōd dēor mōd
Dermund Dermund Quickened Dēormūnd dēor mūnd
Dernoth Dernoþ Quickened Dēornōþ dēor nōþ
Derswith Dersƿiþ Quickened Dēorsƿīþ dēor sƿīþ
Derwald Derƿald Quickened Dēorƿeald dēor ƿeald
Derwolf Derƿolf Quickened Dēorƿulf dēor ƿulf
Dexter Dexter Lastname - - - Now a werely name, which comes from a work-name, it first meant a wifely cloth dyer, OE ‘Dēaġstre’. (A dye-ster, in the likewise way as a spinster is a wifely cloth-spinner.) It’s not tied to the Latin word of alike spelling, which instead means right-handed.
Dolbode Dolbode Unfounded *Dālbod dāl bod Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Talbot’.
Dove Dufe Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the word for the bird, which comes from Old English ‘dūfe’, mostly found in compound words.
Drake Drake Lastname Draca - -
Drayton Draytun Lastname - dræġ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dræġtūn’.
Dritnoth Dritnoþ Quickened Dryhtnōþ dryht nōþ
Drittelm Drittelm Quickened Dryhthelm dryht helm
Dritwald Dritƿald Quickened Dryhtƿeald dryht ƿeald
Dryden Dryden Lastname - drȳġe denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Drȳġedenu’.
Dudley Dudley Lastname - - lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Duddaslēah’, meaning: Dudda’s lea (field).
Dunnar Dunnar Quickened Dunnhere dunn here
Dunstan Dunstan Lastname - dūn stān Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dūnstān’.
Dunton Duntun Lastname - dūn tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dūntūn’.
Dunwald Dunƿald Quickened Dunnƿeald dunn ƿeald
Durward Durƿard Lastname - dūru ƿeard Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Dūruweard’.
Dutch Duc Living - þeod - A mostly American nickname, for someone from Greater Germany, either Germany itself, or outlying lands like The Netherlands. From the shared Germanic word meaning ‘of the folk’, which became ‘Deutsch(e)’ in today's German, found in the name ‘Deutschland’, and which was found in Old English as þeod(isce). See also: Thed- names.
Earl Earl Living *Eorla eorl - From the title of Earl. Not known as a standalone name in Old English, but it was found in compound names. Mostly found as an American given name today.
Earnest Earnest Living - - - Also found as: Ernest. Not a given name in OE. Either from the everyday word, from OE ‘eornost’, or from the German name ‘Ernst’. Borne by American writer, Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), and found in Oscar Wilde’s tale, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (1895).
Eastar Eastar Quickened Ēasthere ēast here
Easter Easter Living Ēaster ēaster - A latter-day name, for the now Christianised spring festival, formerly known as a heathen goddess and spring festival. It was found in bind-names but not as a standalone given name in Old English times.
Easterbald Easterbald Quickened Ēasterbeald ēaster beald
Easterhild Easterhild Quickened Ēasterhild ēaster hild
Easterwin Easterƿin Quickened Ēasterƿine ♂ , Ēasterƿynn ♀ ēaster ƿine , ƿynn
Easterwolf Easterƿolf Quickened Ēasterƿolf ēaster ƿulf
Eastmer Eastmer Quickened Ēastmǣr ēast mǣr
Eastmund Eastmund Quickened Ēastūnd ēast mūnd
Easton Eastun Lastname - ēast tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ēasttūn’.
Eastred Eastred Quickened Ēastrǣd ēast rǣd
Eastwolf Eastƿolf Quickened Ēastƿulf ēast ƿulf
Ed Ed Living Ēadda ēad - A shortening of names like ‘Edward’ and ‘Edgar’.
Edbald Edbald Quickened Ēadbeald ēad beald Borne by a 600s King of Kent.
Edbert Edbert Living Ēadbert ēad beorht Borne by a 700s King of Northumberrich and by a 700s King of Kent.
Edbury Edbury Quickened Ēadburg ēad burg Also found as the Lastname ‘Ebba’.
Eddar Eddar Quickened Ēadhere ēad here
Eddelm Eddelm Quickened Ēadhelm ēad helm
Eddey Eddey Quickened Ēadhēah ēad hēah
Eddie Eddy Living Ēadda ēad - Also found as: Eddy. A shortening of names like Edward and Edgar. Kin with the mainland names Otis (Norman) and Otto (German).
Edfled Edfled Quickened Ēadflǣd ēad flǣd
Edfrith Edfriþ Quickened Ēadfriþ ēad friþ
Edgar Edgar Living Ēadgār ēad gār Also found as, ‘Adair’, from earlier, ‘Edyear’. Borne by the King of the English (959-975).
Edgerl Ecgerl Quickened Ēadċeorl ēad ċeorl
Edie Edy Living *Ēaddo ēad - A shortening of the name ‘Edith’. Not known to be a standalone name in OE.
Edild Edild Quickened Ēadhild ēad hild
Edils Edils Quickened Ēadġils ēad ġils
Edith Ediþ Living Ēadgȳþ ēad gȳþ
Edive Edife Quickened Ēadġifu ēad ġifu Also shortened in Lastnames as 'Edey'.
Edleaf Edleaf Quickened Ēadlēofu ēad lēof
Edlof Edloff Quickened Ēadlāf ēad lāf
Edmar Edmar Living Ēadmere ēad mere
Edmer Edmer Quickened Ēadmǣr ēad mǣr
Edmund Edmund Living Ēadmūnd ēad mūnd
Ednoth Ednoþ Quickened Ēadnōþ ēad nōþ
Edoun Edune Quickened Ēadhūn ēad hūn Also sometimes spelled as the werely name ‘Eden’.
Edred Edred Living Ēadrǣd ēad rǣd Borne by the King of the English (959–975).
Edrich Edric Living Ēadrīċe ēad rīċe Borne by a 600s King of Kent.
Edsey Edsey Quickened Ēadsiġe ēad siġe
Edstan Edstan Quickened Ēadstān ēad stān
Edswith Edsƿiþ Quickened Ēadsƿīþ ēad sƿīþ
Edwaker Edƿaker Quickened Ēadƿacer ēad ƿacu
Edwald Edƿald Quickened Ēadƿeald ēad ƿeald
Edward Edƿard Living Ēadƿeard ēad ƿeard One of mighty few Old English names to have not only lived through the Norman overthrow of England, but to have shone with ongoing bearing by Englishman of all iks, even the kings, since Old English times.
Edwin Edƿin Living Ēadƿine ēad ƿine While not known as a woman’s name today, it could be once more. The wifely shade sweltered and became ‘Edwina’ in English, with the Latinate -a ending.
Edwolf Edƿolf Quickened Ēadƿulf ēad ƿulf
Edwy Edƿy Quickened Ēadƿīġ ēad ƿīġ Borne by the King of the English (959–975).
Edyard Edgeard Quickened Ēadġeard ēad ġeard
Egbald Egbald Quickened Eċġbeald eċġ beald
Egbert Egbert Living Eċġbeorht eċġ beorht Borne by a player in the 2000s American webstrip ‘Homestuck’.
Egbury Egbury Quickened Eċġburg eċġ burg
Egfrith Egfriþ Quickened Eċġfriþ eċġ friþ
Eggard Eggard Quickened Eċġheard eċġ heard
Eggelm Eggelm Quickened Eċġhelm eċġ helm
Eggoun Eggune Quickened Eċġhūn eċġ hūn
Eglof Egloff Quickened Eċġlāf eċġ lāf
Egmund Egmund Quickened Eċġmūnd eċġ mūnd
Egnoth Egnoþ Quickened Eċġnōþ eċġ nōþ
Egred Egred Quickened Eċġrǣd eċġ rǣd
Egrich Egric Quickened Eċġrīċ eċġ rīċe
Egstan Egstan Quickened Eċġstān eċġ stān
Egwald Egƿald Quickened Eċġƿeald eċġ ƿeald
Egwel Egƿel Quickened Eċġƿealh eċġ ƿealh
Egwin Egƿin Quickened Eċġƿine eċġ ƿine
Egwolf Egƿolf Quickened Eċġƿulf eċġ ƿulf
Eldon Eldun Lastname - Ella dūn Also found as: ‘Elsdon’ (Anglish Spelling: Elsdun). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ellasdūn’, meaning: Ella’s down (hill).
Elfled Elfled Quickened Ælfflǣd ælf flǣd
Elfrith Elfriþ Quickened Ælfrǣd ælf rǣd
Elfroun Elfrune Quickened Ælfrūn ælf rūn
Elfswith Elfsƿiþ Quickened Ælfsƿīþ ælf sƿīþ
Elith Eliþ Quickened Ealhgȳþ eald gȳþ Could also be spelled: Alith.
Elmer Elmer Lastname Æþelmǣr æþel mǣr See also: Ethelmer.
Elton Eltun Lastname - Ella tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ellastūn’. Borne by songwriter Elton John (1947 onwards), who was born as Reginald Dwight, and who named himself after his former band-mate, Elton Dean (1945–2006).
Elver Elfer Quickened Ælfƿaru ælf ƿaru
Elvild Elfild Quickened Ælfhild ælf hild
Elvith Elfiþ Quickened Ælfgȳþ ælf gȳþ
Elvive Elfife Quickened Ælfġifu ælf ġifu
Elwood Elƿood Lastname - Ella ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ellaswudu’.
Embald Embald Quickened Ēanbeald ēan beald
Embert Embert Quickened Ēanbeorht ēan beorht
Emer Emer Quickened Ēomǣr eoh mǣr Borne by one of the forebears of the Iclings, kings of Markrich, son of Angelthew/Angenyet, father of Ichel, and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Emod Emod Quickened Ēomōd eoh mōd
Emund Emund Quickened Ēomūnd eoh mūnd
Enfled Enfled Quickened Ēanflǣd ēan flǣd
Enfrith Enfriþ Quickened Ēanfriþ ēan friþ
Englebald Engelbald Quickened Engelbeald engel beald
Englebert Engelbert Quickened Engelbeorht engel beorht
Englegar Engelgar Quickened Engelgār engel gār
Englemer Engelmer Quickened Engelmǣr engel mǣr
Englemod Engelmod Quickened Engelmōd engel mōd
Englemund Engelmund Quickened Engelmūnd engel mūnd
Engleren Engelren Quickened Engelhrafn engel hræfn Kin with the Norman name ‘Ingram’.
Englerich Engelric Quickened Engelrīċ engel rīċe
Engleswith Engelsƿiþ Quickened Engelsƿīþ engel sƿīþ
Englethew Engelþeƿ Quickened Engelþēoƿ engel þēoƿ
Engllar Engellar Quickened Engelhere engel here
Engllard Engelhard Quickened Engelheard engel heard
Engllelm Engelhelm Quickened Engelhelm engel helm
Enith Eniþ Quickened Ēangȳþ ēan gȳþ
Enmund Enmund Quickened Ēanmūnd ēan mūnd
Ennar Ennar Quickened Ēanhere ēan here
Enred Enred Quickened Ēanrǣd ēan rǣd
Enstan Enstan Quickened Ēanstān ēan stān
Enswith Ensƿiþ Quickened Ēansƿīþ ēan sƿīþ
Enwald Enƿald Quickened Ēanƿeald ēan ƿeald
Enwin Enƿin Quickened Ēanƿine ēan ƿine
Eny Eny Quickened Eni ? - Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, the kings of East Englerich, son of Titel (Tytila), father of Ethelrich, and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Enyard Engeard Quickened Ēanġeard ēan ġeard
Enyisel Engisel Quickened Ēanġīsl ēan ġīls , ġīsl
Erendel Erendel Quickened Earendel earendel - The star, known in Old Norse folklore as ‘Aurvandill’, and borne by J. R. R. Tolkien for the name of ‘Eärendil the Mariner’ in The Silmarillion.
Erkenbald Erkenbald Quickened Eorconbeald eorcon beald Could also be spelled ‘Arkenbald’. Kin with the name ‘Archibald’, which was brought by the Normans, whose ‘ch’ spelling was shaped by likeness to the Greek word ‘archos’.
Erkenbert Erkenbert Quickened Eorconbeorht eorcon beorht
Erkenwald Ekrenƿald Quickened Eorconƿeald eorcon ƿeald
Erkenyat Ekrengeat Quickened Eorconġēat eorcon ġēat Could also be spelled ‘Arkenyat’, by likeness of J. R. R. Tolkien's wending of OE ‘eorconstān’ (meaning: great/dear-stone) to ‘Arkenstone’ for The Hobbit.
Ermenbury Ermenbury Quickened Eormenburg eormen burg
Ermenhild Ermenhild Quickened Eormenhild eormen hild
Ermenlof Ermenloff Quickened Eormenlāf eormen lāf
Ermenred Ermenred Quickened Eormenrǣd eormen rǣd
Ermenrich Ermenric Quickened Eormenrīċ eormen rīċe
Ermenthrith Ermenþriþ Quickened Eormenþrȳþ eormen þrȳþ
Ermenyard Ermengeard Quickened Eormenġeard eormen ġeard Kin with the German name ‘Irmgard’, and the Norman name ‘Ermengarde’.
Ernwald Ernƿald Quickened Earnƿeald earn ƿeald Kin with the name ‘Arnold’, which was brought by the Normans.
Ernwin Ernƿin Quickened Earnƿine earn ƿine
Ernwolf Ernƿolf Quickened Earnƿulf earn ƿulf
Ernwy Ernƿy Quickened Earnƿīġ earn ƿīġ
Erpwald Erpƿald Quickened Eorpƿeald eorp ƿeald
Erpwin Erpƿin Quickened Eorpƿine eorp ƿine
Esmund Esmund Lastname - ēast mūnd Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ēastmūnd’. Most often spelled 'Esmond', which is a Norman spelling of the latter word.
Estrild Estrild Living Ēasthild ēaster hild Written by Geoffrey of Monmouth to be the name of a Germanic atheling who was stolen by the Briton leader, Humber the Hun, known in the tale by the name ‘Estrildis’.
Ethel Eþel Living Æþel æþel - The name sweltered but came back in the 1800s. Kin with the Norman name Adele.
Ethelbald Eþelbald Quickened Æþelbeald æþel beald Borne by a 700s King of Markrich and by an 800s King of Wessex.
Ethelbert Eþelbert Living Æþelbeorht æþel beorht A short-lived name brought back in the 1800s. Borne by many kings from the 500s to 800s, and outstanding Americans of the 1800s, such as Ethelbert Watts (1846–1919). Kin with the Norman name Albert.
Ethelbrand Eþelbrand Quickened Æþelbrand æþel brand
Ethelbury Eþelbury Quickened Æþelburg æþel burg
Ethelfand Eþelfand Quickened Æþelfand æþel fand
Ethelfled Eþelfled Quickened Æþelflǣd æþel flǣd Borne by the daughter of Alfred the Great and Lady of Markrich in the 800s.
Ethelfouse Eþelfuse Unfounded *Æþelfūs æþel fūs Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Alphonse’, and the Spanish name ‘Alfonso’.
Ethelfrith Eþelfriþ Quickened Æþelfriþ æþel friþ Borne by a 500s King of Bernicia.
Ethelgar Eþelgar Quickened Æþelgār æþel gār
Ethelith Eþeliþ Quickened Æþelgȳþ æþel gȳþ
Ethelive Eþelife Quickened Æþelġifu æþel ġifu
Ethellad Eþellad Unfounded *Æþelhād æþel hād Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Adelaide’, and the French name ‘Alice’.
Ethellar Eþellar Quickened Æþelhere æþel here Borne by a 600s King of East Englerich.
Ethellard Eþellard Quickened Æþelheard , Æþeġeard æþel heard , ġeard A blend of two Old English names that would likely have blended into one another over time. Æþelheard was borne by a 700s King of Wessex.
Ethelleaf Eþelleaf Quickened Æþellēof æþel lēof
Ethellelm Eþellelm Quickened Æþelhelm æþel helm
Ethelley Eþelley Quickened Æþelhēah æþel hēah
Ethellild Eþellild Quickened Æþelhild æþel hild
Ethelloun Eþellune Quickened Æþelhūn æþel hūn
Ethellove Eþelluf Quickened Æþelluf æþel lufu
Ethelman Eþelman Quickened Æþelmann æþel mann
Ethelmer Eþelmr Quickened Æþelmǣr æþel mǣr Kin with Elmer, which is a shortening, from alike Old English name.
Ethelmod Eþelmod Quickened Æþelmōd æþel mōd
Ethelmund Eþelmund Quickened Æþelmūnd æþel mūnd
Ethelnoth Eþelnoþ Quickened Æþelnōþ æþel nōþ
Ethelred Eþelred Living Æþelrǣd æþel rǣd Borne by a 600s King of Markrich, by 700s and 800s Kings of Northumberrich, by an 800s King of East Englerich, by an 800s King of Kent, by an 800s King of Wessex, and the King of the English (959–975).
Ethelrich Eþelric Quickened Æþelrīċ æþel rīċe Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, the kings of East Englerich, son of Eny (Eni), father of Aldwulf, and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden. Also borne by a King of Bernicia and by a 500s King of Deira.
Ethelsey Eþelsey Quickened Æþelsiġe æþel siġe For the living name with alike spelling, see also: Chelsea.
Ethelstan Eþelstan Quickened Æþelstān æþel stān See also: Athelstan.
Ethelswith Eþelsƿiþ Quickened Æþelsƿīþ æþel sƿīþ Borne by a Queen of Markrich in the 800s.
Ethelthrith Eþelþriþ Quickened Æþelþrȳþ æþel þrȳþ Borne by the Holywoman and Queen of Northumberrich and The Fens in the 600s. Kin with the Norman name ‘Audrey’.
Ethelwaker Eþelƿaker Quickened Æþelƿacer æþel ƿacu
Ethelwald Eþelƿald Quickened Æþelƿeald æþel ƿeald Borne by a 600s King of East Englerich, by a 600s King of Deira and by a 700s King of Northumberrich.
Ethelward Eþelƿard Quickened Æþelƿeard æþel ƿeard Borne by an 800s King of East Englerich.
Ethelware Eþelƿare Quickened Æþelƿaru æþel ƿaru
Ethelwel Eþelƿel Quickened Æþelƿealh æþel ƿealh Borne by a 600s King of Sussex.
Ethelwin Eþelƿin Quickened Æþelƿine ♂ , Æþelƿynn ♀ æþel ƿine , ƿynn Borne by an English holyman of the 600s and another of the 1000s.
Ethelwolf Eþelƿolf Living Æþelƿulf æþel ƿulf Borne by an 800s King of Kent and by an 800s King of Wessex. Kin with the German name ‘Adolf’ and its Leedened English shape, ‘Adolph’.
Ethelwy Eþelƿy Quickened Æþelƿīġ æþel ƿīge
Ethelyard Eþelgeard Quickened Æþelġeard æþel ġeard Kin with Edelgard.
Ethelyat Eþelgeat Quickened Æþelġeat æþel ġeat
Ever Efer Quickened Eofer eofer -
Everar Eferar Quickened Eoferhere eofer here
Everard Eferard Lastname Eoferheard eofer heard Also found as the lastname, ‘Everett’ (Anglish Spelling: Eferett). Likely a blend of the Old English ‘Eoferheard’ and Norman ‘Eburhard’, though the OE shape would likely yield alike outcome, even if it had sweltered.
Everbald Eferbald Quickened Eoferbeald eofer beald
Everbern Eferbern Quickened Eoferbeorn eofer beorn
Everbrod Eferbrod Quickened Eoferbrord eofer brord
Everday Eferday Quickened Eoferdæġ eofer dæġ
Everelm Eferelm Quickened Eoferhelm eofer helm
Everey Eferey Quickened Eoferhēah eofer hēah
Evergar Efergar Quickened Eofergār eofer gār
Everley Eferley Lastname - eofer lēah Also found as: Everly (Anglish Spelling: Eferly). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Eoferlēah’.
Evermund Efermund Quickened Eofermund eofer mūnd
Everred Eferred Quickened Eoferrǣd eofer rǣd
Everthrith Eferþriþ Quickened Eoferþrȳþ eofer þrȳþ
Everton Efertun Lastname - eofer tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Eofertūn’.
Everwald Eferƿald Quickened Eoferƿeald eofer ƿeald
Everwich Eferƿic Unfounded - eofer ƿiċ Not a given name in OE. This is the inborn shape of the word that became the town of ‘York’, which itself was shaped by Old Norse, from ‘Iorvik’, and which was ‘Eoferwiċ’ in OE.
Everwin Eferƿin Lastname - eofer ƿine From the OE stow-name ‘Eoferwine’. Also found shortened in names such as ‘Irwin’ and ‘Erwin’.
Everwolf Eferƿolf Quickened Eoferƿulf eofer ƿulf
Everyisel Efergisel Quickened Eoferġīsel eofer ġīsel
Eyesar Egesar Quickened Eġeshere eġes here
Eyesbert Egesbert Quickened Eġesbeorht eġes beorht
Eyesman Egesman Quickened Eġesmann eġes mann
Eyesmund Egesmund Quickened Eġesmūnd eġes mūnd
Eyesnoth Egesnoþ Quickened Eġesnōþ eġes nōþ
Eyesward Egesƿard Quickened Eġesƿeard eġes ƿeard
Eyeswel Egesƿel Quickened Eġesƿealh eġes ƿealh
Eyeswolf Egesƿolf Quickened Eġesƿulf eġes ƿulf
Fairchild Faircild Lastname - fæġer ċild Not a given name in OE. From a lastname that began as a nickname for a child with fair hair, from OE ‘Fæġerċild’.
Fairfax Fairfax Lastname - fæġer fax Not a given name in OE. From a lastname that began as a nickname for someone with fair hair. From OE Fæġerfax.
Farman Farman Quickened Færmann fær mann
Farnham Farnham Lastname - fearn hām Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Fearnhām’.
Farnley Farnley Lastname - fearn lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Fearnlēah’.
Farnoth Farnoþ Unfounded *Færnōþ fær nōþ Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Ferdinand’, which is a Spanish shape of an older mainland Germanic name.
Fastwolf Fastƿolf Quickened Fæstƿulf fæst ƿulf
Fear Fear Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Felbert Felbert Unfounded *Felbeorht fela beorht Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Philbert’, a name brought from mainland Europe, and which is spelled by likeness to the Leeden ‘philos’, meaning ‘love’.
Felton Feltun Lastname - feld tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Feldtūn’.
Felyeld Felgeld Quickened Feoluġeld feld ġeld
Fenn Fenn Lastname Fenn fenn - Not a given name in OE. Either from the standalone lastname of ‘Fenn’, or as a shortening of the name ‘Fenton’, which also began as a lastname.
Fenton Fentun Lastname - fenn tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Fenntūn’.
Fenwick Fenƿick Lastname - fenn ƿīċ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Fennwīċ’.
Fern Fern Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A name that became widespread in the 1800s, both for boys and girls, and later mostly for girls, named for the wort.
Firth Firþ Lastname Fyrhþ fyrhþ - Borne by English playman Colin Firth (1960 onwards). It can also come from a shape of the name ‘Frith’, where the ‘r’ swaps its spot with the ‘i’. See also: Frith.
Fish Fisc Living Fiṡċ fiṡċ - From the English lastname, or from the everyday word.
Fisher Fiscer Living Fiṡċere fiṡċ - From the English lastname, or from the everyday word.
Fishwolf Fiscƿolf Quickened Fiṡċƿulf fiṡċ ƿulf
Fleetwood Fleetƿood Lastname - flēot ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the lastname ‘Fleetwood,’ from OE ‘Flēotwudu’. Spread by the rock band Fleetwood Mac.
Flint Flint Living Flint - - From the everyday word ‘flint’, meaning: tough, sturdy, or steadfast.
Folkar Folkar Quickened Folchere folc here
Folkard Folkard Quickened Folcheard folc heard
Folkbert Folkbert Quickened Folcbeorht folc beorht
Folkbury Folkbury Quickened Folcburg folc burg
Folkwald Folkƿald Quickened Folcƿeald folc ƿeald
Folkwin Folkƿin Quickened Folcƿine folc ƿine
Ford Ford Lastname - ford - Not a given name in OE. A name that began as a stow-name for someone who lived near the ford of a stream.
Frank Frank Living Franca franc - Either to do with the French folk, or from the Old English word meaning 'spear'. See also: French, Frenchie.
Freeman Freeman Lastname Frēomann frēo mann Borne by the main player in the American games ‘Half-Life’ and ‘Half-Life 2’.
Frelof Freloff Quickened Frēalāf frēa lāf
French Frenc Living Franca franc - For someone from France, or from the lastname, which likewise was for someone from France. See also: Frank, Frenchie.
Frenchie Frency Living Franca franc - Either from the lastname, ‘French’, or as a nickname for someone from France. See also: Frank, French.
Frewer Freƿer Quickened Frēaƿaru frēa ƿaru Also found as the lastname ‘Frewer’, from OE ‘Frēowaru’, where the first bit is from frēo (free, highborn).
Frewin Freƿin Quickened Frēaƿine ♂ , Frēaƿynn ♀ frēa ƿine, ƿynn
Frewolf Freƿolf Quickened Frēaƿulf frēa ƿulf
Friday Friday Living Friġedæġ frēo dæġ A given name since at least Old English times. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, ‘Fry’ (‘Frigg’ in Old Norse; Interpretatio Roman from ‘Venus’). Given to children born on the day.
Frith Friþ Living Friþ friþ - Kin with the name ‘Fred’, a shortening of ‘Frederick’, which is an Anglo-Norman name. It can also come from a shape of the name ‘Firth’, where the ‘r’ swaps its spot with the ‘i’. See also: Firth.
Frithbert Friþbert Quickened Friþubeorht friþ beorht
Frithelm Friþelm Quickened Friþuhelm friþ helm
Frithgar Friþgar Quickened Friþugār friþ gār
Frithith Friþiþ Quickened Friþugȳþ friþ gȳþ
Frithlof Friþloff Quickened Friþulāf friþ lāf
Frithmund Friþmund Quickened Friþumūnd friþ mūnd Kin with the Norse name ‘Friðmundur’.
Frithred Friþred Quickened Friþurǣd friþ rǣd
Frithrich Friþric Quickened Friþurīċ friþ rīċ Kin with the Anglo-Norman name ‘Frederick’.
Frithstan Friþstan Quickened Friþustān friþ stān
Frithswith Friþsƿiþ Quickened Friþusƿīþ friþ sƿīþ
Frithwald Friþƿald Quickened Friþuƿeald friþ ƿeald
Frithwin Friþƿin Quickened Friþuƿine friþ ƿine
Frithwolf Friþƿolf Quickened Friþuƿulf friþ ƿulf
Frithyard Friþgeard Quickened Friþuġeard friþ ġeard
Frithyils Friþgils Quickened Friþuġils friþ ġīsel
Frodo Frodo Living Frōda frōd - A name spread by J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The -o ending may be a Leeden shape of the name; it may otherwise be spelled ‘Frode’.
Frost Frost Living - frost - Not known to be a given name in OE. Either from the lastname Frost, often named for the writer Robert Frost, or from the everyday word, for someone born in winter, or for someone with fair or white hair.
Fry Fry Lastname - frēo - Not known to be a given name in OE. From the lastname ‘Fry’, which began as a name of standing for a free-man. See also: Freeman.
Fulred Fulred Quickened Fulrǣd full rǣd
Fulton Fultun Lastname - fugol tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Fugoltūn’.
Gadfrith Gadfriþ Quickened Gādfriþ gād friþ
Gadrich Gadric Quickened Gādrīċ gād rīċ
Gangwolf Gangƿolf Quickened Gangƿulf gang ƿulf See also: Wolfgang.
Gar Gar Quickened Gara gār - See also: Gary.
Garfield Garfeeld Lastname - gār feld Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Gārfeld’. Spread by American leader James Garfield (1831—1881), and later by the funny-strip ‘Garfield’ by Jim Davis (1945 onwards).
Garland Garland Lastname - gār land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Gārland’.
Garmund Garmund Quickened Gārmūnd gār mūnd
Garrard Garrard Quickened Gārheard gār heard Kin with the German name ‘Gerhard’, and the Norman name ‘Gerard’.
Garthrist Garþrist Quickened Gārþrist gār þrist
Garthrith Garþriþ Unfounded Gārþrȳþ gār þrȳþ Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norse name ‘Gertrude’.
Garwald Garƿald Quickened Gārƿeald gār ƿeald Kin with the Norman name ‘Gerald’.
Garwin Garƿin Quickened Gārƿine gār ƿine
Garwolf Garƿolf Quickened Gārƿulf gār ƿulf
Gary Gary Living Gara gār - See also: Gar. Short for any of the names beginning with ‘Gar’, such as ‘Garfield’.
Gaz Gas Living - gār - See also: Gary. A nickname for ‘Gary’ or other names beginning with ‘Gar’.
Gladstone Gladstone Lastname - glæd stān Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Glædstān’.
Gladwin Gladƿin Lastname - glæd ƿine Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Glædwine’.
Goddard Goddard Lastname Godheard god heard A blend of the Old English name ‘Godheard’ and Norman name ‘Godard’, which spring from alike Germanic name.
Godfrith Godfriþ Quickened Godfriþ god friþ Kin with the Norman names ‘Godfrey’ and ‘Geoffrey’.
Godive Godife Quickened Godġifu god ġifu A quickened shape of the name ‘Godiva’, which is a Leedened shape from OE ‘Godġifu’. Borne by Lady Godiva in the 1000s.
Godroun Godrune Quickened Godrūn god rūn Kin with the Norse name ‘Gudrun’ from the Volsung Saga.
Godshalk Godscalk Quickened Gōdṡċealc ƿulf ṡċealc
Godwin Godƿin Living Godƿine god ƿine Borne by an leading helper to the king in the 1000s, whose son, Harold Godwinson, was later made king and then killed in the Norman overthrow of England. The given name may come from a lastname rather than ongoing bearing since Old English times.
Goldar Goldar Quickened Goldhere gold here
Goldie Goldy Living Golda ♂ gold -
Golding Golding Quickened Golding gold ing
Goldive Goldife Quickened Goldġifu gold ġifu
Goldman Goldman Quickened Goldmann gold mann
Goldrich Goldric Quickened Goldrīċ gold rīċ
Goldroun Goldrune Quickened Goldrūn gold rūn
Goldsey Goldsey Quickened Goldsiġe gold siġe
Goldstan Goldstan Quickened Goldstān gold stān
Goldwin Goldƿin Quickened Goldƿine gold ƿine
Goodar Goodar Quickened Gōdhere gōd here
Goodey Goodey Quickened Gōdġifu gōd ġifu
Goodie Goody Quickened Gōde gōd -
Goodman Goodman Lastname Gōdmann gōd mann
Goodwife Goodƿife Quickened Gōdƿīf gōd ƿīf
Goodwin Goodƿin Quickened Gōdƿine ♂ , Gōdƿynn ♀ gōd ƿine, ƿynn
Goodwolf Goodƿolf Quickened Gōdƿulf gōd ƿulf
Goodwy Goodƿy Quickened Gōdƿīġ gōd ƿīġe
Gorham Gorham Lastname Gārhām gār hām Not a given name in OE.
Gorton Gortun Lastname Gārtūn gār tūn Not a given name in OE.
Grafton Graftun Lastname - grāf tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Grāftūn’, meaning: grove-town.
Graham Graham Lastname - grund hām Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Grundhām’. Borne by Sylvester Graham (1794–1851), an American Presbyterian thane who gave rise to the flour, bread, and cracker foods bearing his name.
Gresham Gresham Lastname - græs hām Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Græshām’.
Grey Grey Lastname - - - Also found as: Gray. Not a given name in OE. From the lastname ‘Grey’, which can come from the everyday word borne as a nickname.
Grimbald Grimbald Quickened Grimbeald grim beald
Grover Grofer Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From the stow-name for someone who lived in or by a grove. Borne by the 22nd and 24th American leader, Grover Cleveland (1837–1908).
Gumbald Gumbald Quickened Gumbeald guma beald
Gumbert Gumbert Quickened Gumbeorht guma beorht
Gummar Gummar Quickened Gummǣr guma mǣr
Gummer Gummer Quickened Gummere guma mere
Gummund Gummund Quickened Gummūnd guma mūnd
Gumrich Gumric Unfounded *Gumrīċ guma rīċ Not found in OE. Would be kin with the German name ‘Gumarich’, and the Norman name ‘Gomery’.
Gumthrith Gumþriþ Quickened Gumþrȳþ guma þrȳþ
Gumwald Gumƿald Quickened Gumƿeald guma ƿeald
Guthar Guþar Quickened Gūþhere gȳþ here Kin with the German name ‘Günther’, and the Norse name ‘Gunnar’.
Guthfrith Guþfriþ Quickened Gūþfriþ gȳþ friþ
Guthlock Guþlock Quickened Gūþlāc gȳþ lāc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guthlac_of_Crowland
Guthlof Guþloff Quickened Gūþlāf gȳþ lāf
Guthmund Guþmund Quickened Gūþmūnd gȳþ mūnd
Guthwald Guþƿald Quickened Gūþƿeald gȳþ ƿeald
Guthwin Guþƿin Quickened Gūþƿine gȳþ ƿine
Gytha Giþa Frozen Gūþa ♂, Gūþo ♀ gȳþ - A frozen spelling of an Old English name that was brought back in Victorian times with a Leedened wifely -a ending. (In Old English, -a was a werely ending, the wifely ending being -o.)
Hadley Hadley Lastname - hǣþ lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hǣþlēah’.
Hal Hal Living - - - A lambdaism of the shortened name Harry. (When an ‘r’ becomes an ‘l’.) See also: Harry.
Hale Hale Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From a stow-name for someone who lived in a hollow or nook, from the OE word for hole, ‘halh’.
Halfdan Halfdan Quickened Healfdene healf dene
Hall Hall Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From a stow-name for someone who lived in a shared hall.
Halwid Halƿid Unfounded *Hǣlþƿīd hǣlþ ƿīd Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Eloise’.
Hamilton Hamiltun Lastname Hameldūn hamel dūn Not a given name in OE. Borne by American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton (about 1756 to 1804).
Hamrich Hamric Unfounded *Hāmrīċ hām rīċe Not found in OE. Would be kin with the German name ‘Heinrich’, as well as the Norman names ‘Hank’, ‘Harry’ and ‘Henry’.
Handmaid Handmaid Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Handshoe Handscoe Quickened Hondṡċio - - A name meaning ‘Glove’ from the OE word ‘hondṡċio’ (‘hand-shoe’). Friend of Beowulf in the tale of Beowulf.
Harbald Harbald Quickened Herebeald here beald
Harbert Harbert Quickened Herebeorht here beorht Lives on in the Norman-swayed name ‘Herbert’.
Hardbert Hardbert Quickened Heardbeorht heard beorht
Harding Harding Lastname Hearding heard ing While it was a name in Old English, it lives on today by way of the lastname. Spread by the American leader Warren G. Harding (1865–1923).
Hardred Hardred Quickened Heardrǣd heard rǣd
Hardwick Hardƿick Lastname - heard ƿiċ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heardwiċ’.
Hardwin Hardƿin Lastname - heard ƿine See also: Harwin. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heardwine’.
Harfrith Harfriþ Quickened Herefriþ here friþ
Harich Haric Quickened Hererīċ here rīċe
Harith Hariþ Quickened Heregȳþ here gȳþ
Harland Harland Lastname - hara lond Also found as: Harlan. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Haralond’.
Harleaf Harleaf Unfounded *Herelēof here lēof Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norse name ‘Herleifr’.
Harley Harley Lastname - hara lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Haralēah’. Often named after the motorcycle business Harley-Davidson.
Harlow Harloƿ Lastname - here hlǣƿ Also found as: Arlo, Arlow, Harlowe. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Herehlǣw’.
Harman Harman Quickened Haramann here mann Lives on as a lastname. Kin with the living mainland name of alike shape, ‘Harman’, as well as the names ‘Harmon’, ‘Hermann’, ‘Herman’, ‘Harmann’, ‘Harmin’, ‘Arman’, ‘Armani’, and ‘Ehrman’.
Harmer Harmer Quickened Haramǣr here mǣr
Harmod Harmod Quickened Haramōd here mōd
Harold Harold Living Hereƿeald here ƿeald Could also be spelled: Harwald. The -old ending instead of -wald is likely owed to being shaped by its Norse kin, Haraldr. Sweltered after the Norman overthrow, brought back in the 1800s. See also: Harwald.
Harper Harper Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From an occupational lastname for a harp-player, from OE ‘hearpa’.
Harred Harred Quickened Hererǣd here rǣd
Harris Harris Lastname - here - A lastname for someone fathered by a ‘Harry’. Straightforwardly: Harry’s.
Harrison Harrisun Lastname - here son A lastname for the son of a ‘Harry’. Straightforwardly: Harry’s son.
Harry Harry Living - here - While this began in English as a shortening of ‘Henry’, an Anglo-Norman name, it is also a shortening of other Har- names, such as ‘Harold’.
Harsey Harsey Quickened Heresiġe here siġe
Harstan Harstan Quickened Herestān here stān
Harswith Harsƿiþ Quickened Heresƿīþ here sƿīþ
Hartford Hardford Lastname - heorot ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heorotford’.
Hartley Hartley Lastname - heorot lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heorotlēah’.
Hartough Hartoug Lastname - here - Not a given name in OE. From the Anglish word, 'hartow'/'hartoƿ', quickened from OE 'heretoƿa', meaning: (a) general, marshall, or duke. Likely the spring of the lastname 'Hartough'.
Hartwell Hartƿell Lastname - heorot ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heorotwille’.
Harwald Harƿald Quickened Hereƿeald here ƿeald See also: Harold.
Harward Harƿard Lastname Hereƿeard here ƿeard Borne by Hereward the Wake, a man who fought back the 1066 Norman overthrow of England. Also kin with the Norse name Harvard. See also: Hereward.
Harwin Harƿin Quickened Hereƿine here ƿine The lastname of alike spelling is said by Coates and Others in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland to be from the Anglo-Norman name ‘Harduin’ (Hardwin).
Harwolf Harƿolf Quickened Hereƿulf here ƿulf
Hathaway Haþaƿay Lastname - hǣþ ƿeġ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hǣþaweġ’. Borne by the film playman Anne Hathaway.
Hathbald Haþbald Quickened Heaþubeald heaþu beald
Hathbert Haþbert Quickened Heaþubeorht heaþu beorht
Hathfrith Haþfriþ Quickened Heaþufriþ heaþu friþ
Hathkin Haþkin Quickened Heaþucyn heaþu cynn
Hathlock Haþlock Quickened Heaþulāc heaþu lāc
Hathlof Haþloff Quickened Heaþulāf heaþu lāf
Hathred Haþred Quickened Heaþurǣd heaþu rǣd
Hathrich Haþric Quickened Heaþurīċ heaþu rīċe The name of a hero in the great poem Widsith.
Hathwald Haþƿald Quickened Heaþuƿeald heaþu ƿeald
Hathwolf Haþƿolf Quickened Heaþuƿulf heaþu ƿulf
Hathwy Haþƿy Quickened Heaþuƿīġe heaþu ƿīġe Kin with the German name ‘Hedwig’.
Hawk Haƿk Living - - - Not a given name in OE. Either for the everyday word for the bird (from OE ‘hafoc’) or from the lastname, also from alike word.
Hayden Hayden Lastname - heġ denu , dūn Also found as: Haden, Haydon (Anglish Spelling: ‘Haydun’). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Heġedenu’ or ‘Heġedūn’. The latter bit could be from either OE ‘denu’ (a den, dale) or ‘dūn’ (a down, hill). Tied only by likeness to the glee-writer, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), whose name comes instead from the Netherlandish word for ‘heathen’. The likeness to the Irish name ‘Aidan’ is also by luck.
Hayes Hayes Lastname - heġ - Sometimes spelled as ‘Haze’. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ġeheġ’, meaning: a yard of hay/grass; a meadow. It began as the name ‘Hay’ and the had the -s put on later, to mark ownership.
Hayley Hayley Lastname - heġ lēah Also found as: Haley. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heġelēah’. Borne by the English child playman Hayley Mills (b. 1946).
Hayward Hayƿard Lastname - heġ ƿeard Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heġeweard’.
Haywood Hayƿood Lastname - heġ ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Heġewudu’.
Hazel Hasel Living - - - Sometimes shortened to ‘Haze’. Not a given name in OE. Crafted in the 1800s after the name of the wort, from OE ‘hæsel’.
Heath Heaþ Living Hǣþa hǣþ - Borne by the drawer William Heath Robinson (1872–1944), whose name spurred the saying ‘Heath Robinson’ for an overly knotty tool. See also: Heather.
Heather Heaþer Living Hǣþe hǣþ - See also: Heath.
Heaven Heafen Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word, ‘heaven’, from OE ‘heofon’.
Hedley Hedley Lastname - heaþ lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hǣþulēah’, meaning: heath-lea (field).
Helmstan Helmstan Quickened Helmstān helm stān
Helmwald Helmƿald Quickened Helmƿeald helm ƿeald
Helmwolf Helmƿolf Quickened Helmƿulf helm ƿulf
Helmyils Helmgils Quickened Helmġils helm ġīsel
Helstan Helstan Quickened Helstān hel stān
Helwald Helƿald Quickened Helƿeald hel ƿeald
Hereward Hereƿard Frozen Hereƿeard here ƿeard Borne by Hereward the Wake, a man who fought back the 1066 Norman overthrow of England. Hereward is a frozen spelling of a name that would most likely be spelled ‘Harward’ if it came to us through ongoing bearing. (See words like ‘harbor’, or names like ‘Harold’ and ‘Alvar’.) See also: Harward.
Hergar Hergar Quickened Heorugār heoru gār
Herrend Herrend Quickened Heorrenda heoru rand A shop from the Battle of the Heodenings.
Herrolf Herrolf Quickened Heorulf heoru ƿulf
Herstan Herstan Quickened Heorustān heoru stān
Herwald Herƿald Quickened Heoruƿeald heoru ƿeald
Herward Herƿard Quickened Heoruƿeard heoru ƿeard
Hestwolf Hestƿolf Unfounded *Hǣstƿulf hǣst ƿulf Not found in OE. Would be kin with the German name ‘Aistulf’, and the Italian name ‘Astolfo’.
Heybert Heybert Quickened Hēahbeorht hēah beorht
Heybury Heybury Quickened Hēahburg hēah burg
Heyfrith Heyfriþ Quickened Hēahfriþ hēah friþ
Heymund Heymund Quickened Hēahmūnd hēah mūnd Kin with the Norman name ‘Hammond’.
Heynoth Heynoþ Quickened Hēahnōþ hēah nōþ
Heyred Heyred Quickened Hēahrǣd hēah rǣd
Heystan Heystan Quickened Hēahstān hēah stān
Heyward Heyƿard Quickened Hēahƿeard hēah ƿeard Kin with the name ‘Howard’, which is thought to be from a name such as mainland ‘Hugihard’ (kin with Hugh-hard) or Norse ‘Hávarđr’.
Heywolf Heyƿolf Quickened Hēahƿulf hēah ƿulf
High Hige Unfounded *Hēah hēah - Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Hugh’, meaning: mindful, kindhearted.
Hild Hild Quickened Hild hild -
Hildbald Hildbald Quickened Hildbeald hild beald
Hildbert Hildbert Quickened Hildbeorht hild beorht Kin with the Anglo-Norman names ‘Hilbert’ and ‘Ilbert’.
Hildbury Hildbury Quickened Hildburg hild burg
Hildfrith Hildfriþ Quickened Hildfriþ hild friþ
Hildmer Hildmer Quickened Hildmǣr hild mǣr
Hildred Hildred Living Hildrǣd hild rǣd Sweltered following the Norman overthrow and was brought back in the 1800s.
Hildrich Hildric Quickened Hildrīċ hild rīċ Seldom, if ever found in Old English times. Written about in the Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum to be borne by an abbot of Monte Cassino, Italy, in the 800s. Looks to have been borne in Proto-Germanic, and borrowed into Latin, but sweltered as a widely borne Germanic name.
Hildwin Hildƿin Quickened Hildƿine ♂ , Hildƿynn ♀ hild ƿine
Hildyard Hildgeard Quickened Hildġeard hild ġeard Kin with the German name ‘Hildegard’, as borne by Hildegard von Bingen.
Hill Hill Lastname - hyll - Not a given name in OE. From a stow-name for someone who lived in or near a hill. Sometimes a shortening of the name ‘Hilton’. See also: Hilton.
Hilton Hiltun Lastname - hyll tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hylltūn’. Borne by Conrad Hilton (1887–1979), starter of Hilton Hotels.
Hisbert Hisbert Quickened Hysebeorht hyse beorht
Hisnoth Hisnoþ Quickened Hysenōþ hyse nōþ
Holden Holden Lastname - hol denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Holdenu’. Borne by the player Holden Caulfield in the J. D. Salinger book ‘Catcher in the Rye’ (1951).
Holly Holly Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word, ‘holly’, from OE ‘holeġn’. Mostly given to girls born about Yuletide.
Holmgar Holmgar Unfounded *Holmgār holm gār Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norse name ‘Holger’. The Norse word ‘holm’ meant ‘island’, but the Old English word ‘holm’ spoke to seas and waters on the whole.
Holy Holy Quickened Hāliġ hāliġ - Kin with the Norse name, ‘Helga’, and the Russian names, ‘Oleg’ and ‘Olga’.
Honey Hunny Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word, ‘honey’, from OE ‘huniġ’.
Hoover Hoofer Lastname *Hōfaru - - Not found in OE. It comes from a straightforward Englishing of the German working-name, ‘Huber’, to English ‘Hoover’, meaning: a hoof-worker. It follows the trend of Germans shifting their names to their English matches upon settling as Americans, like the German name ‘Stein’ becoming the English name ‘Stone’; and ‘Schmidt’ becoming ‘Smith’. ‘Hoover’, however, was not a longstanding English lastname, and is therefore an English name known first to the Americas. Borne by two Americans of high standing: American leader Herbert Hoover (1874–1964); and head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover (1895–1972).
Hope Hope Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Horse Horse Quickened Horsa hors - Horsa, along with his brother Horsa, are said in English lore to have begun the English settling of Albion with a slaughter of the British leaders. Kin with the German name, ‘Horst’.
Horselind Horselind Unfounded Horslind hors lind Not a given name in OE. Kin with the name Rosalind.
Horton Hortun Lastname - horh tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Horhtūn’. Borne by the main player in the Dr. Seuss books ‘Horton Hatches the Egg’, and ‘Horton Hears a Who’.
Hrothgar Hroþgar Frozen Hrōþgār hrōþ gār A frozen spelling from Old English, brought straight from the great tale, Beowulf. Borne by economic historian Sir Hrothgar John Habakkuk (1915–2002). Kin with the Norman name ‘Roger’. See also: Rothgar.
Hudson Hudsun Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. Sometimes from a Norman name, for the son of a man named Hugh. As an Anglish name, it is from the OE name, ‘Hūdassunu’, meaning: son of Hūda.
Humbert Humbert Living Hūnbeorht hūn beorht Either blended with, or was upset with the Norman name, which also became ‘Humbert’.
Hunfrith Hunfriþ Quickened Hūnfriþ hūn friþ Kin with the Norman name ‘Humphrey’.
Hunlof Hunloff Quickened Hūnlāf hūn lāf
Hunnith Hunniþ Quickened Hūngȳþ hūn gȳþ
Hunnive Hunnife Quickened Hūnġifu hūn ġifu
Hunred Hunred Quickened Hūnrǣd hūn rǣd
Hunsey Hunsey Quickened Hūnsiġe hūn siġe
Hunstan Hunstan Quickened Hūnstān hūn stān
Hunter Hunter Living Hunta ♂ , Hunto ♀ hunt -
Huntley Huntley Lastname - hunt lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Huntlēah’.
Hunwald Hunƿald Quickened Hūnƿeald hūn ƿeald
Huxley Huxley Lastname - - lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Huccaslēah, meaning: Hucca’s lea (field). Often named after Charles Darwin’s supporter, Thomas Huxley (1825–1895).
Hybald Hybald Quickened Hyġebeald hyġe beald
Hybert Hybert Quickened Hyġebeorht hyġe beorht Kin with the Norman name ‘Hubert’.
Hylock Hylock Quickened Hyġelāc hyġe lāc
Hyton Hytun Unfounded - hyġe tūn Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Anglo-Norman name ‘Houston’, which would read in OE as ‘Hyġetūn’.
Ickel Ickel Quickened Icel ? - Borne by namesake of the Iclings, kings of Markrich, said to be an afterbear of the god Woden, son of Emer and forebear to King Penda Pybbing (600s).
Ingbrand Ingbrand Quickened Ingbrand Ing brand
Ingbury Ingbury Quickened Ingburg Ing burg Kin with the Norse name ‘Ingeborg’.
Ingmer Ingmer Quickened Ingmǣr Ing mǣr
Ingrith Ingriþ Quickened Ingriþ Ing friþ Kin with the Norse name ‘Ingrid’. While Ingrid was almost always a woman’s name, the Old English match, ‘Ingriþ’ was only found as a man’s name.
Ingwald Ingƿald Quickened Ingƿeald Ing ƿeald
Irwin Irƿin Lastname Eoferƿine eofer ƿine Also found as: Erwin. A shortening of the Middle English name ‘Everwin’ that lives on as a Lastname.
Isenhewer Isenheƿer Unfounded *Īsenheaƿa īsen heaƿan Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Eisenhauer’, which is a German lastname meaning ‘iron-hewer’, spread in the English-speaking world by the American leader, Dwight ‘Ike’ Eisenhower (1890–1969).
Ivy Ify Living - ifiġ - Not known to be a given name in Old English times. From the everyday word for the wort.
Kembert Kembert Quickened Cēnbeorht cēne beorht
Kembury Kembury Quickened Cēnburg cēne burg
Kemp Kemp Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname, from the Middle English nickname for a fighter, or ‘kemp’.
Ken Ken Living - cēne - A shortening of names starting with Ken.
Kendall Kendall Lastname - cent dæl Also found as: Kendal. Not a given name in OE. From the stow-name for someone who lived in Kendall, Westmoreland, which was named for a dell on the Water Kent. Not an Anglish name when coming from instead from the Welsh given name ‘Cynddelw’, as in the Welsh shop of the 1100s.
Kenelm Kenelm Living Cēnhelm cēne helm
Kenfous Kenfuse Quickened Cēnfūs cēne fūs Borne by a 600s King of Wessex.
Kenfrith Kenfriþ Quickened Cēnfriþ cēne friþ
Kenlof Kenloff Quickened Cēnlāf cēne lāf
Kennar Kennar Quickened Cēnhere cēne here
Kennard Kennard Lastname Cēnheard cēne heard , ƿeard
Kenred Kenred Quickened Cēnrǣd cēne rǣd Sweltered in the Middle Ages, and was borrowed back from Germany in the 1800s as the name Conrad. Borne by a 700s King of Markrich and by a 700s King of Northumberrich.
Kenswith Kensƿiþ Quickened Cēnsƿīþ cēne sƿīþ
Kent Kent Living - - - Either a shortening of the name ‘Kenton’, or named straight for the historic English county of Kent, which came from a Brythonic word meaning ‘edge’.
Kenthrith Kenþriþ Quickened Cēnþrȳþ cēne þrȳþ
Kenton Kentun Lastname - cēne, cyne tūn From a lastname that comes from sundry forewords, such as keen, kingly, or the stream Kenn.
Kenwald Kenƿald Quickened Cēnƿeald cēne ƿeald
Kenwel Kenƿel Quickened Cēnƿealh cēne ƿealh Borne by a 600s King of Wessex.
Kenwin Kenƿin Quickened Cēnƿine ♂ , Cēnƿynn ♀ cēne ƿine , ƿynn
Kenwolf Kenƿolf Quickened Cēnƿulf cēne ƿulf Borne by a 700s King of Markrich.
Kenyisel Kengisel Quickened Cēnġīsl cēne ġīsel
Kim Kim Living - cyne - Short for ‘Kimberley’.
Kimbald Kimbald Quickened Cynebeald cyne beald
Kimber Kimbur Living Cyneburg cyne burg
Kimberley Kimburley Living - cyne burg + lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cyneburgaslēah’, meaning: Kimber’s lea (field).
Kimbert Kimbert Quickened Cynebeorht cyne beorht
Kimbill Kimbill Quickened Cynebill cyne bill
Kinfrith Kinfriþ Quickened Cynefriþ cyne friþ
King King Living - cyne - Mostly found in the United States, sometimes straight after the word of high standing, and sometimes after Black rights backer, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968).
Kingsley Kingsley Lastname - cynning lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cynningaslēah’.
Kingston Kingstun Lastname - cynning tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cynningastūn’.
Kingswell Kingsƿell Lastname - cynning ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cynningaswille’.
Kinleaf Kinleaf Quickened Cynelēof cyne lēof
Kinmund Kinmund Quickened Cynemūnd cyne mūnd
Kinnard Kinnard Quickened Cyneheard cyne heard
Kinnild Kinnild Quickened Cynehild cyne hild
Kinred Kinred Quickened Cynerǣd cyne rǣd
Kinrich Kinric Quickened Cynerīċ cyne rīċe
Kinsey Kinsey Lastname Cynesiġe cyne siġe
Kinsley Kinsley Lastname - cyne lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cyneslēah’.
Kinstan Kinstan Quickened Cynestān cyne stān
Kinthane Kinþane Quickened Cyneþeġn cyne þeġn
Kinwald Kinƿald Quickened Cyneƿeald cyne ƿeald
Kinwin Kinƿin Quickened Cyneƿine ♂ , Cyneƿynn ♀ cyne ƿine, ƿynn
Kinwolf Kinƿolf Quickened Cyneƿulf cyne ƿulf
Kinyils Kingils Quickened Cyneġīls cyne ġīsel
Knight Knigt Lastname Cniht cniht - From either the lastname or straight from the everyday word.
Knightley Knigtley Lastname - cniht lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cnihtlēah’.
Kynaston Kinastun Lastname - cyne + friþ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cynefriþastūn’, meaning: Kinfrith’s town.
Lambald Lambald Quickened Landbeald land beald
Lambert Lambert Lastname Landbeorht land beorht A name spread by the Normans, but which would have blended with its Old English match. Kin with the French name ‘Lancelot’, as borne by one of the Knights of the Round Table.
Landhild Landhild Quickened Landhild land hild
Landman Landman Quickened Landman land mann A name of standing, from Middle English, for someone who does not own land, but works it. A bower, tiller.
Landmer Landmer Quickened Landmǣr land mǣr
Landoak Landoak Quickened Landāc land āc
Landon Landun Lastname - lang denu, dūn Also found as: Langdon (Anglish Spelling: Langdun). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Langdenu’, ‘Langdūn’. The latter bit could be from either OE denu (a den, dale) or dūn (a down, hill).
Landrich Landric Quickened Landrīċ land rīċe
Landswith Landsƿiþ Quickened Landsƿīþ land sƿīþ
Landthrith Landþriþ Quickened Landþrȳþ land þrȳþ
Landweald Landƿeald Quickened Landƿeald land ƿeald
Landweard Landƿeard Quickened Landƿeard land ƿeard
Landwin Landƿin Quickened Landƿine ♂, Landƿynn ♀ land ƿine, ƿynn
Landwolf Landƿolf Quickened Landƿulf land ƿulf
Lane Lane Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who lived by a Lane.
Lanfrank Landfrank Quickened Landfranc land franc
Lanfrith Landfriþ Quickened Landfriþ land friþ
Langford Langford Lastname - lang ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Langford’.
Langley Langley Lastname - lang lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Langlēah’.
Langston Langstun Lastname - lang stān Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Langstān’.
Langworth Langƿorþ Lastname - lang ƿorþ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Langworþ’.
Lark Lark Living Lāƿerce - - Not a given name in OE. A latterday name, after the sweet-singing, early-rising bird.
Layton Laytun Lastname - lēac tūn Also found as: Leighton (Anglish Spelling: Leytun). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Lēactūn’, meaning: leek-town.
Leaf Leaf Living Lēof ♀ , Lēofa ♂ lēof - A blend of the everyday English word ‘leaf’ of a wort, and the Old English name ‘lēof’ (beloved), which is kin with the Norse name ‘Lief’/’Leif’, from ‘Leifr’, and which likely backed up the bearing of the word ‘Leaf’ as a name, which was a making of 1960s hippy tilth.
Lechild Lecild Quickened Lēofċild lēof ċild
Ledbald Ledbald Quickened Lēodbeald lēod beald Kin with the German name ‘Leopald’.
Leddar Leddar Quickened Lēodhere lēod here Kin with the German name ‘Luther’.
Ledfrith Ledfriþ Quickened Lēodfriþ lēod friþ
Ledwald Ledƿald Quickened Lēodƿeald lēod ƿeald
Ledwolf Ledƿolf Quickened Lēodƿulf lēod ƿulf
Lee Lee Lastname - lēah - Also found as: Lea. As a woman’s name, often spelled: Leigh. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Lēah’, meaning: lea (field). Borne by the American Confederate hartow Robert E. Lee (1807–1870).
Lefled Lefled Quickened Lēofflǣd lēof flǣd
Lefrich Lefric Quickened Lēofrīċe lēof rīċe
Lefrith Lefriþ Quickened Lēoffriþ lēof friþ
Legar Legar Quickened Lēofgār lēof gār
Lehard Lehard Unfounded *Lēoheard lēo heard Not found in OE. Would be kin with the German name ‘Leonhart’, and the Norman name ‘Leonard’.
Leland Leland Lastname - lēah land Also found as: Leyland. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Lēahland’.
Leman Leman Living Lēofmann lēof mann Lives on as a lastname (also found as: ‘Lemmon’ (Anglish Spelling: ‘Lemmun’)), and in the English word ‘leman’, meaning: someone beloved.
Lemer Lemer Quickened Lēofmǣr lēof mǣr
Lenoth Lenoþ Quickened Lēofnōþ lēof nōþ
Lequen Lecƿen Quickened Lēofcƿēn lēof cƿēn
Leroun Lerune Quickened Lēofrūn lēof rūn
Lesey Lesey Quickened Lēofsiġe lēof siġe
Leson Lesun Quickened Lēofsunu lēof sunu
Lestan Lestan Quickened Lēofstān lēof stān
Leving Lefing Quickened Lēofing lēof ing
Leward Leƿard Quickened Lēofƿeard lēof ƿeard
Lewer Leƿer Quickened Lēofƿaru lēof ƿaru
Lewin Leƿin Living Lēofƿine lēof ƿine
Leyive Legife Quickened Lēofġifu lēof ġifu
Lily Lily Living - lilie - Not known to be a given name in Old English times.
Linford Linford Lastname - līn, lind, hlyn ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Līnford’, ‘Lindford’, or ‘Hlynford’.
Linton Lintun Lastname - līn, lind tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Līntūn’ or ‘Lindtūn’.
Livingston Lifingstun Lastname - lēof ƿine + tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Lēofwinestūn’, meaning: Lewin’s town.
Lothar Loþar Quickened Hlōþhere hlōþ here Kin with the living mainland name of alike shape.
Love Luf Living Lufu lufu - From the everyday word. Borne as a given name since OE times. A puritanical Christian name.
Luddar Luddar Quickened Hlūdhere hlūd here
Ludlum Ludlum Lastname - hlūd lǣƿ + hām Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hlūdhlǣwhām’, meaning: Ludlow’s home.
Ludwy Ludƿy Unfounded *Hlūdƿīġe hlūd ƿīġe Not found in OE. Would be kin with the names Alois, Clovis, Lewis, Louis, Louise and Ludwig.
Lyndon Lindun Lastname - lind dūn Also found as: Lindon. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Linddūn’.
Mainar Mainar Quickened Mæġenhere mæġen here
Mainard Mainard Lastname Mæġenheard mæġen heard The last name is likely from the Anglo-Norman ‘Mainard’, though the OE shape, ‘Mæġenheard’, would likely yield alike outcome, even if it had sweltered.
Manfrith Manfriþ Quickened Mannfriþ mann friþ Kin with the German name ‘Manfred’.
Manley Manley Lastname - mann lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mannlēah’, meaning: men’s lea; lea of the folk.
Margrot Margrot Unfounded - mere - Not a given name in OE. An Old English word made by likeness to the name Margaret, straightforwardly made out of the Old English words ‘mere’, meaning ‘sea’, and ‘grot’, meaning ‘grit, sand, or pearl’.
Marley Marley Lastname - mǣre, miriġe, mearþ lēah Not a given name in OE. From a blend of lastnames of sundry springs, ‘Mǣrelēah’, ‘Miriġelēah’, ‘Mearþlēah. Borne by Jamaican singer Bob Marley (1945–1981).
Marsh Marsc Lastname - merṡċ - Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Merṡċ’, meaning: marsh.
Marston Marstun Lastname - merṡċ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Merṡċtūn’.
Marwood Marƿood Lastname - mere ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Merewudu’.
Mathellard Maþellard Quickened Mæþelheard mæþel heard
Melbourne Melbourne Lastname - mylen burne Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mylenburne’. Most often named for the head stead in the Australian rich of Victoria. See also: Milburn.
Merrard Merrard Quickened Mǣrheard mǣr heard
Merry Merry Living - miriġe - As an Anglish name, from the everyday word.
Merryweather Merryƿeaþer Lastname - miriġe ƿeþer From a lastname which first began as a nickname in Middle English, meaning merry, good, or fair weather.
Mershalk Merscalk Unfounded - mere [2] ṡċealc Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Marshall’, a word of standing which first meant: ‘horse-carer’.
Merton Mertun Lastname - mere tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Meretūn’.
Merwel Merƿel Quickened Mereƿealh mere ƿealh
Merwhite Merhƿite Quickened Merehƿīt mere hƿīt
Merwin Merƿin Quickened Mereƿynn mere ƿynn
Merwy Merƿy Unfounded *Mǣrƿīġe mǣr ƿīġe Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Merovech’, king of the Salian Franks in the 400s and starter of the Merovingian House.
Middleton Middeltun Lastname - middel tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Middeltūn’.
Milburn Milburn Lastname - mylen burne See : Melbourne.
Mildred Mildred Living Mildþrȳþ mild þrȳþ Could also be spelled: Mildrith. See also: Millie.
Milford Milford Lastname - mylen ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mylenford’.
Millard Millard Lastname - mylen ƿeard Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mylenweard’. Borne by American leader, Millard Fillmore (1800–1874)
Miller Miller Lastname - mylen - Not a given name in OE. From the working name for someone who runs a mill.
Millie Milly Living Milda mild - A shortening of names starting with ‘Mil’, like ‘Mildred’.
Milton Miltun Lastname - mylen tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mylentūn’.
Misty Misty Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A latterday name, from the word ‘misty’, from OE ‘mistiġ’.
Mittild Mittild Unfounded *Mihthild miht hild Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Norman name ‘Matilda’.
Modwulf Modƿulf Quickened Mōdƿulf mōd ƿulf
Monday Monday Living Monandæġ mōna dæġ A given name since at least Old English times. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, ‘Moon’ (Interpretatio Roman from ‘Luna’). Given to children born on the day.
Morcar Morcar Quickened Mōrcār mōr cār
Morland Morland Lastname - mōr land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mōrland’.
Morley Morley Lastname - mōr lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mōrlēah’.
Morton Mortun Lastname - mōr tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mōrtūn’.
Mycroft Mycroft Lastname - mǣd croft Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Mǣdcroft’. From a shape of the lastname ‘Medcroft’, where the -d was lost. Borne by the player Mycroft in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Nash Nasc Lastname - æt æṡċ Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who lived ‘at the ash-tree’. The ‘n’ from the saying ‘atten ash’, in way like the words ‘newt’ (an ewt) and ‘nickname’ (an ekename) came about.
Ned Ned Living - ēad - Made from misreading of the last as the start of the next word in sayings like, ‘mine ed’, where ‘Ed’ is short for names like ‘Edward’. (Like the words: ‘nickname’, from ‘an ekename’; and ‘newt’, from ‘an ewt’.)
Newcombe Neƿcombe Lastname - nēoƿe cume Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Nēowecume’.
Newland Neƿland Lastname - nēoƿe land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Nēoweland’.
Newman Neƿman Lastname - nēoƿe mann Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Nēowemann’. Kin with the German name ‘Neumann’.
Newport Neƿport Lastname - nēoƿe port Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Nēoweport’.
Newton Neƿtun Lastname - nēoƿe tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Nēowetūn’. Borne by English mathematician and physicist, Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727).
Nithad Niþþad Quickened Nīþhād nīþ hād A cruel king in Germanic folklore.
Nithard Niþþard Quickened Nīþheard nīþ heard
Nithmund Niþmund Quickened Nīþmūnd nīþ mūnd
Norbert Norbert Living Norþbeorht norþ beorht A blend of the inborn Old English name, and the Norman Frankish name. Borne by a Holyman of Xanten, Germany in the 1000s.
Norman Norman Living Norþmann norþ mann A name borne in Old English and backed up by the Normans of Normandy following the overthrow of 1066. The name itself, straightforwardly: north-man, wises to someone being of the north, often meaning ‘viking’, or of the Nordic or Scandinavian lands.
Northrop Norþrop Lastname - norþ þorp Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Norþþorp’, with a metathesis of ‘thorp’ to ‘throp’.
Norton Nortun Lastname - norþ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Norþtun’. Borne by Joshua Abraham Norton (1818–1880), self-said to be ‘Emperor of the United States’.
Norwood Norƿood Lastname - norþ ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Norwudu’.
Nothar Noþþar Quickened Nōþhere nōþ here
Nothard Noþþard Quickened Nōþheard nōþ heard
Nothbald Noþbald Quickened Nōþbeald nōþ beald
Nothbert Noþbert Quickened Nōþbeorht nōþ beorht
Nothelm Noþelm Quickened Nōþhelm nōþ helm Borne by a 600s King of Sussex.
Nothith Noþþiþ Quickened Nōþgȳþ nōþ gȳþ
Nothmund Noþmund Quickened Nōþmūnd nōþ mūnd
Nothwolf Noþƿolf Quickened Nōþƿulf nōþ ƿulf
Oak Oak Living Āca āc - From the everyday word for the tree. Found as a given name since at least Old English times. Kin with the German name ‘Eich’, and Norse wifely name ‘Eik’. (The name ‘Ike’, is only tied by likeness, coming either from ‘Isaac’, or else, the American leader, Dwight ‘Ike’ Eisenhower, whose nickname comes from a shortening of his German last name, ‘Eisenhower’.)
Oakley Oakley Lastname - āc lēah Also found as: Ackley. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Āclēah’.
Odell Odell Lastname - ƿād hyll Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wādhyll’.
Ogden Ogden Lastname - āc denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ācdenu’.
Old Old Lastname Eald eald -
Oldie Oldy Quickened Ealda eald -
Onel Onel Quickened Onela - - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onela
Ordbert Ordbert Quickened Ordbeorht ord beorht
Ordfrith Ordfriþ Quickened Ordfriþ ord friþ
Ordgar Ordgar Quickened Ordgār ord gār
Ordhelm Ordhelm Quickened Ordhelm ord helm
Ordhey Ordhey Quickened Ordhēah ord hēah
Ordlof Ordloff Quickened Ordlāf ord lāf
Ordmer Ordmer Quickened Ordmǣr ord mǣr
Ordnoth Ordnoþ Quickened Ordnōþ ord nōþ
Ordrich Ordric Quickened Ordrīċ ord rīċe
Ordwald Ordƿald Quickened Ordƿeald ord ƿeald
Ordwolf Ordƿolf Quickened Ordƿulf ord ƿulf
Osbald Osbald Quickened Ōsbeald ōs beald Borne by a 700s King of Northumberrich.
Osbert Osbert Living Ōsbeorht ōs beorht
Osborn Osborn Living Ōsbeorn ōs beorn
Osbury Osbury Quickened Ōsburg ōs burg
Osfrith Osfriþ Quickened Ōsfriþ ōs friþ Kin with the Old Norse name ‘Astrid’.
Osgar Osgar Quickened Ōsgār ōs gār While the living name Oscar may come from the Old English name ‘Ōsgār’, it's more likely that it instead comes from the Irish name ‘Oscair’, making it untied to the Old English name, which looks to have sweltered.
Osgood Osgood Lastname Ōsgōd ōs gōd
Oslock Oslock Quickened Ōslāc ōs lāc Borne by a 700s King of Sussex.
Oslof Osloff Quickened Ōslāf ōs lāf
Osmer Osmer Lastname Ōsmǣr ōs mǣr
Osmod Osmod Quickened Ōsmōd ōs mōd
Osmund Osmund Living Ōsmūnd ōs mūnd Also found by the Norman-spelling of ‘Osmond’. Borne by a holyman who was put to the See of Salisbury by William of Normandy, following the overthrow of England in 1066. Like many Old English names, it mostly sweltered and was brought back to life in the 1800s.
Osred Osred Living Ōsrǣd ōs rǣd Borne by two 700s kings of Northumberrich. Sweltered following the Norman overthrow. Brought back in the 1900s.
Osrich Osric Quickened Ōsrīċ ōs rīċe Borne by a 600s King of Deira, by a 700s King of Northumberrich and by a 700s King of Sussex.
Osselm Osselm Quickened Ōshelm ōs helm Kin with the Norse name Ansel, or Anselm, which was borne by the photographer Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984).
Osser Osser Quickened Ōshere ōs here
Osthrith Osþriþ Quickened Ōsþrȳþ ōs þrȳþ
Oswald Osƿald Living Ōsƿald ōs ƿeald Borne by the 600s King of Northumberrich who fought against Penda Pybbing (the last great heathen king of mainland England) who was throed in death. Also borne by a 900s bishop who was beloved for his works at edhewing the church. The name sweltered in the aftermath of Norman lordship, and was brought back to life in the 1800s.
Osward Osƿard Quickened Ōsƿeard ōs ƿeard
Oswin Osƿin Living Ōsƿine ōs ƿine Borne by a 600s King of Northumberrich (kin to Oswald of Northumberrich) who was also hallowed as a throer. The name sweltered about the 1400s and was brought back in the 1800s.
Oswolf Osƿolf Quickened Ōsƿulf ōs ƿulf
Oswood Osƿood Quickened Ōsƿudu ōs ƿudu
Oswy Osƿy Living Ōsƿīġ ōs ƿīġ
Ottar Ottar Quickened Ōhtere ōht here
Outferth Ugtferþ Quickened Ūhtferhþ ūht ferhþ
Outred Ugtred Lastname Ūhtrǣd ūt rǣd Also found as: Oughtred.
Oz Os Living Ōsa ōs - A shortening of names such as ‘Oswald’ or ‘Oswin’.
Ozzy Osy Living Ōsa ōs - Also found as: Ozzie. A shortening of names such as ‘Oswald’ or ‘Oswin’.
Paxton Paxtun Lastname - *Pælloc or *Pæcc tūn Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone from Paston, Northumberland likely named for someone named *Pælloc, as *Pælllocestūn; or from Paxton, Cambridgeshire, likely named for someone named *Pæcc, as Pæccestūn, or from OE Pearroctūn (paddock-town).
Payton Paytun Lastname - Pǣġa tūn Also found as: Peyton (Anglish Spelling: Peytun). Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone from Peyton, Sussex. The town was likely named for someone named Pǣġa, as *Pǣġestūn. Spread by the book and show, ‘Payton Place’.
Pelham Pelham Lastname - *Pælloc hām Not a given name in OE. Maybe from OE ‘Pællloceshām’.
Penda Penda Frozen Penda ? - Borne by the 600s King of Markrich, Penda Pybbing, known as the last great heathen king of mainland England, of the house of Icling, said to be an afterbear of the god Woden. The wordlore of his name is not known, said to be either Germanic or Brythonic.
Pendleton Pendeltun Lastname - pinn dæl + tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Pinndæltūn’.
Penley Penley Lastname - pinn lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Pinnlēah’.
Penn Penn Lastname - pinn - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname from Old English ‘Pinn’, which can mean either a headland, or livestock pen. Borne by William Penn (1644–1718), starter of Pennsylvania.
Pillard Pillard Quickened Pīlheard pīl heard
Piper Piper Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who plays the pipe.
Pitt Pitt Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who lived by a pit in the ground.
Playard Playard Quickened Pleġheard plēg heard
Playbert Playbert Quickened Pleġbeorht plēg beorht
Playmund Playmund Quickened Pleġmūnd plēg mūnd
Playred Playred Quickened Pleġrǣd plēg rǣd
Playwin Playƿin Quickened Pleġƿine plēg ƿine
Poppy Poppy Living *Popiġ - - Not known as a given name in Old English times. From the name of the blossom.
Portland Portland Lastname - port land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Portland’. Often named after any of the widely-known steads, such as Portland, Oregon; Portland, Maine; or Portland, England.
Potter Potter Lastname - - - Not known as a given name in Old English times. From a lastname of someone who made pots for a living. Borne by Arnold Potter (1804–1872), self-said to be ‘Son of the living God’.
Prescott Preskot Lastname - prēost cote Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Prēostcot’.
Presley Presley Lastname - prēost lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Prēostlēah’, meaning: priest lea (field). Often named after the rock and roll singer, Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
Preston Prestun Lastname - prēost tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Prēosttūn’.
Queen Cƿeen Living Cƿēn cƿēn - In Old English times, queen was a word that meant any woman, not only the king's wife.
Queenie Cƿeeny Living Cƿēn cƿēn - Spread in the time of, and named after, Queen Victoria (1819–1901).
Quenbury Cƿenbury Quickened Cƿēnburg cƿēn burg
Quenith Cƿeniþ Quickened Cƿēngȳþ cƿēn gȳþ
Quenthrith Cƿenþriþ Quickened Cƿēnþrȳþ cƿēn þrȳþ
Quickhelm Cƿickhelm Quickened Cƿichelm cƿic helm
Quickwin Cƿickƿin Quickened Cƿicƿine cƿic ƿine
Quinton Cƿentun Lastname - cƿēn tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Cwēntūn’. Shaped by, but not wordlorely tied to the French name ‘Quentin’, which instead comes from Leeden ‘Quintinus’, meaning 'fifth born child'.
Radburn Radburn Lastname - rēad burne Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rēadburne’.
Radcliff Radcliff Lastname - rēad cliff Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rēadcliff’.
Radford Radford Lastname - rēad ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rēadford’.
Radley Radley Lastname - rēad lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rēadlēah’.
Rain Rain Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for the weather, from OE ‘reġn’.
Rainar Rainar Living Reġenhere reġen here Blended with the Norman name ‘Reiner’ / ‘Reyner’, and kin with the Norse name ‘Ragnar’.
Rainard Rainard Quickened Reġenheard reġen heard Kin with the Norman name ‘Reynard’ and German ‘Reinhard’.
Rainbow Rainboƿ Living - - - Not known as a given name in Old English times. A name that sprung out of the hippy tilth of the 1960s, from the everyday word, from OE ‘Reġnboga’.
Raingar Raingar Quickened Reġengār reġen gār
Rainhold Rainhold Quickened Reġenhold reġen hold
Rainwald Rainƿald Quickened Reġenƿeald reġen ƿeald Kin with the Norman name ‘Reginald’, and Norse ‘Ronald’.
Rainward Rainƿard Quickened Reġenƿeard reġen ƿeard
Raleigh Raley Lastname - lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rālēah’. Often named after the writer and wanderer Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618).
Ramsden Ramsden Lastname - ramm denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rammsdenu’.
Ramsey Ramsey Lastname - hramsan īeġ Also found as: Ramsay. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hramsīeġ’. Borne by head cook and TV star Gordon Ramsay (1966 onwards).
Randwolf Randƿolf Quickened Randƿulf rand ƿulf Kin with the names ‘Randall’ and ‘Randolph’, first brought to England by Norse settlers and later backed up by Normans.
Raven Rafen Living *Hræfn hræfn - A name that is made from the OE word for raven, but may not have been a given name in Old English times.
Raymond Raymund Living Reġenmūnd reġen mūnd The Old English name may have sweltered, but it would have ended up like the name ‘Raymond’, which was brought by the Normans.
Read Read Lastname *Rēad - - Spelled as ‘Reid’ in Scotland. A name that is made from the OE word for red, but may not have been a given name in Old English times. Likely as a nickname for someone with red hair.
Reddar Reddar Quickened Rǣdhere rǣd here
Redfrith Redfriþ Quickened Rǣdfriþ rǣd friþ
Redmund Redmund Quickened Rǣdmūnd rǣd mūnd Not tied to the English lastname ‘Redmond’, which comes instead from the Irish name ‘Réamonn’, which comes from the Norman name ‘Raymond’ (see also: Raymond).
Rednoth Rednoþ Quickened Rǣdnōþ rǣd nōþ
Redrich Redric Quickened Rǣdrīċ rǣd rīċe
Redwald Redƿald Quickened Rǣdƿeald rǣd ƿeald
Redwin Redƿin Quickened Rǣdƿine rǣd ƿine
Redwolf Redƿolf Quickened Rǣdƿulf rǣd ƿulf Kin with the Norse name ‘Ralph’, and the Norman ‘Raoul’.
Rich Ric Living Rīċ rīċe - Either a shortening of names like ‘Richard’, or as a standalone name, from the English word meaning ‘wealthy’. Kin with the name ‘Rick’.
Richard Ricard Living Rīċheard rīċe heard A name spread widely by the Normans, but which would have blended with its seldom-borne, Old English match.
Richbert Ricbert Quickened Rīċbeorht rīċe beorht
Richie Ricy Living Rīċa rīċe - A shortening of names like ‘Richard’. Kin with the name ‘Rick’.
Richmond Ricmund Living Rīċmūnd rīċe mūnd A seldom-borne name in Old English. Spread in English by the Normans.
Richsey Ricsey Quickened Rīċsiġe rīċe siġe Borne by an 800s King of Northumberrich.
Ridgeley Ricgley Lastname - hryċġ lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hryċġlēah’.
Ridgeway Ricgƿay Lastname - hryċġ ƿeġ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hryċġweġ’.
Ridley Ridley Lastname - hrēod lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hrēodlēah’.
Riley Riley Lastname - ryġe lēah Also found as: Ryley. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ryġelēah’. Not tied to the Irish name ‘Reilley’, which comes instead from Gaelic ‘Raghallach’.
Rip Rip Quickened Hrypp ? - Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, son of Rothmund (Hrothmund), father of Willem (Wilhelm), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Ripley Ripley Lastname - - lēah
Rodney Rodney Lastname - hrōþ īeġ Not a given name in OE. Borne by British admiral Lord Rodney (1719–1792). Its etymology is not sound. Said by Coates and others in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland to likely be from Old English ‘Hrōþasīeġ’.
Rose Rose Living - rōse - A name borne through Middle English but not known to be a given name in Old English times. It may have started in English as a shape of the nickname ‘horse’, from Old Norse ‘hross’.
Rosefield Rosefeeld Unfounded *Rōsefeld rōse feld Not found in OE. Would be kin with ‘Roosevelt’, which is a Netherlandish lastname spread in the English-speaking world by the American leaders.
Rothbert Roþbert Quickened Hrōþbeorht hrōþ beorht Kin with the Norman name ‘Robert’, and German name ‘Rupert’.
Rothgar Roþgar Quickened Hrōþgār hrōþ gār Kin with the Norman name ‘Roger’. See also: Hrothgar.
Rothland Roþland Unfounded *Hrōþland hrōþ land Kin with the Norman name ‘Roland’, and the Italian name ‘Orlando’.
Rothmund Roþmund Quickened Hrōþmūnd hrōþ mūnd Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, son of Triyil (Trygils), father of Rip, and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Rothrich Roþric Quickened Hrōþrīċ hrōþ rīċ Kin with the Norman name ‘Roderick’.
Rothschild Roþscild Unfounded *Hrōþesċild hrōþ ċild Not found in OE. Crafty wordplay by likeness to the name ‘Rothschild’, with which it’s not kin, and is rather a German lastname meaning ‘red-shield’.
Rothwer Roþƿer Quickened Hrōþƿaru hrōþ ƿaru
Rothwin Roþƿin Quickened Hrōþƿine , Hrōþƿynn hrōþ ƿynn As a woman’s name, it may be tied to the Leedened name Rowena, as written by Sir Walter Scott in the book Ivanhoe (1819).
Rothwolf Roþƿolf Quickened Hrōþƿulf hrōþ ƿulf Kin with the Norman names ‘Rolph’ (or ‘Rolf’), ‘Ralph’, ‘Rafe’; ‘Roul’, Leedened as ‘Rollo’; and the German name ‘Rudolph’ (or ‘Rudolf’).
Rowley Ruley Lastname - rūh lēah Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rūhlēah’, meaning: rough lea (field).
Rudyard Rudgeard Lastname - rud ġeard Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Rudġeard’, meaning: ruddy yard.
Rusty Rusty Living - - - Not a given name in OE. A latterday name, from the word ‘rusty’, from OE ‘rūstiġ’, for someone with red hair. For likeness of meaning, see the name ‘Read’.
Rutherford Ruþerford Lastname - hrȳþer ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hrȳþerford’. Borne by 19th American leader, Rutherford B. Hayes (1822–1893).
Rycroft Rycroft Lastname - ryġe croft Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ryġecroft’.
Ryland Ryland Lastname - ryġe land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ryġeland’.
Samwise Samƿise Living *Sāmƿīs sām ƿīs Not found as a name in OE, only as the adjective, ‘sām-wise’, meaning half-wise, or dull. J. R. R. Tolkien quickened the name for Samwise Gamgee, the dull grover, in ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
Sandford Sandford Lastname - sand ford Also found as: Sanford. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sandford’.
Sandy Sandy Living - sand - Not known as a given name in Old English times. As an Anglish name, it’s for someone with sandy-hued hair. Found in English as a shortening of Alexander/Alexandria.
Saturday Saturday Living - - dæġ Not found as a name in OE. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, Saturn, borrowed into early Old English from Latin.
Saxbold Saxbold Quickened Seaxbeald seax beald
Saxbury Saxbury Quickened Seaxburg seax burg
Saxhelm Saxhelm Quickened Seaxhelm seax helm
Saxred Saxred Quickened Seaxrǣd seax rǣd Borne by a 600s King of Essex.
Saxwolf Saxƿolf Quickened Seaxƿulf seax ƿulf
Scott Skot Living Scot - - Mostly borne nowadays from the lastname, which came from the nickname or given name for someone from Scotland.
Seabert Seabert Lastname Sǣbeorht beorht
Seaborne Seaborne Living - - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Seabrook Seabrook Lastname - brōc Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sǣbrōc’.
Seabury Seabury Lastname Sǣburg burg The -bury ending would make this a woman's name in Old English times, but it is now more likely found to be found as a man's name, coming from the living Lastname.
Seafled Seafled Quickened Sǣflǣd flǣd
Seafrith Seafriþ Quickened Sǣfriþ friþ
Seaman Seaman Lastname Sǣmann mann
Seathrith Seaþriþ Quickened Sǣþrȳþ þrȳþ
Seaton Seatun Lastname - tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sǣtūn’, meaning: sea town.
Selbury Selbury Quickened Seleburg sele burg
Seldon Seldun Lastname - sealh denu, dūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Sealhdenu’, ‘Sealhdūn’. The latter bit could be from either OE denu (a den, dale) or dūn (a down, hill).
Sellard Sellard Quickened Seleheard sele heard
Selred Selred Quickened Selerǣd sele rǣd Borne by a 700s King of Essex.
Selthrith Selþriþ Quickened Seleþrȳþ sele þrȳþ
Selwy Selƿy Quickened Seleƿīġe sele ƿīġe The lastname ‘Selway’ is said by Coates and Others in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland to be from the likewise OE name, though they write it as unfounded spelling ‘Sælwīġ’.
Selwyn Selƿyn Lastname Seleƿine, Seolhƿine sele , seolh ƿine Also found as: Selwin. The lastname ‘Selwyn’ may sometimes come from OE 'Seolhwine' (seal-friend), or from ‘Selewine’ (house-friend). As an English lastname, it sometimes comes from the Norman given name Selvein, from Leeden Silvanus (woodsman, wildman).
Seward Seƿard Lastname Siġeƿeard siġe ƿeard Sometimes shortened to ‘Sword’ as a Lastname. Kin with the Norse name ‘Sigurd’.
Sewell Seƿell Lastname Siġeƿeald siġe ƿeald
Sewin Seƿin Quickened Siġeƿine siġe ƿine
Sewolf Seƿolf Quickened Siġeƿulf siġe ƿulf
Seyar Seyar Quickened Siġehere siġe here See also: Siggar.
Seyard Seyard Quickened Siġeheard siġe heard
Shaftar Scaftar Quickened Ṡċeafthere ṡċeaft here
Shaftwin Scaftƿin Quickened Ṡċeaftƿine ṡċeaft ƿine
Sheldon Sceldun Lastname - ṡċylf denu, dūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Ṡċylfdenu’, ‘Ṡċylfdūn’. The latter bit could be from either OE denu (a den, dale) or dūn (a down, hill). Borne by a player in the 2000s American TV show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and its spinoff show ‘Young Sheldon’.
Shell Scell Lastname - ṡċylf - A shortening of names such as: Shelley, Sheldon.
Shelley Scelley Lastname - ṡċylf lēah Also found as: Shelly. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ṡċylflēah’. Not wordlorely tied with the Irish name ‘Shelley’, which is from Irish Gaelic ‘Sealbhaigh’.
Shelton Sceltun Lastname - ṡċylf denu, dūn, tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Ṡċylfltūn’, ‘Ṡċylflden’, or ‘Ṡċylfldūn’.
Shepherd Scepherd Lastname - ṡċēap hierde Not a given name in OE. From the OE working name, ‘Ṡċēaphierda’, meaning: a sheep-herder, shepherd.
Shepley Scepley Lastname - ṡċēap lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ṡċēaplēah’.
Sherbald Scerbald Quickened Ṡċīrbeald ṡċīr beald
Sherburn Scerburn Lastname - ṡċīr burne Also found as: Sherborn[e] (Anglish Spelling: Scerborn). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ṡċīrburne’.
Sheriff Sceriff Living - - - Either from the everyday English word, or from the lastname, from OE ‘scirgerefa’ meaning: shire-reeve; leader of the shire.
Sherlock Scerlock Lastname - ṡċīr locc Spread by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. From OE ‘Ṡċīrlocc’, meaning: sheer locks (hair); a nickname for someone with sheer, fair hair.
Sherman Scerman Lastname - ṡċeran mann Not a given name in OE. From the OE working name ‘Ṡċermann’, meaning: someone who would shear (cut) thread, like woven wool.
Sherrard Scerrard Lastname Ṡċīrheard ṡċīr heard
Sherwald Scerƿald Quickened Ṡċīrƿeald ṡċīr ƿeald
Sherwood Scerƿood Lastname - ṡċīr ƿudu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ṡċīrwudu’. Spread by the Sherwood found in the English tale of Robin Hood.
Shirley Scirley Lastname - ṡċīr lēah Also found as: Sherley (Anglish Spelling: Scerley). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ṡċīrlēah’.
Sibbald Sibbald Quickened Siġebeald siġe beald
Sibbert Sibbert Quickened Siġebeorht siġe beorht Borne by a 600s King of East Englerich, two 600s kings of Essex and by an 700s King of Wessex.
Sibbery Sibbury Lastname Siġeburg siġe burg The -bury ending would make this a woman's name in Old English times, but it is now more likely found to be found as a man's name, coming from the living Lastname.
Sidman Sidman Quickened Sīdemann sīde mann
Sidney Sidney Lastname - sīde īeg Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sīdenīeġ’. Often spelled ‘Sidney’ for boys and ‘Sydney’ for girls. Often shortened to ‘Sid’. The head stead in the Australian rich of New South Wales. Otherwise, not as an Anglish name, sometimes comes from the name for the French town of Saint Denis, or from the Biblical ‘Sidon’, or a sundry of ‘Sindy’, from ‘Cindy’.
Sifled Sifled Quickened Siġeflǣd siġe flǣd Also found as the lastname ‘Sifleet’.
Sifrith Sifriþ Quickened Siġefriþ siġe friþ Kin with the German name ‘Siegfried’.
Sigger Sigger Lastname Siġegār, Siġehere siġe gār, here A blend of the Old English names ‘Siġegār’ and ‘Siġehere’, and could sometimes come from the standalone Old Norse name ‘Sigar’, kin with Old English ‘siġe’. See also: Seyar.
Sillock Sillock Quickened Siġelāc siġe lāc Also found as: Sillick. Not known as a living given name. Shaped after the living lastname which comes from the likewise Old English given name.
Silver Silfer Living - - - Not known as a given name in Old English times. Often named for fair-haired children. For likeness of meaning, see also: Sherlock.
Simmer Simmer Quickened Siġemǣr siġe mǣr
Simmund Simmund Quickened Siġemūnd siġe mūnd Kin with the German name ‘Siegmund’.
Sinnoth Sinnoþ Quickened Siġenōþ siġe nōþ Also found as the living Lastname ‘Sinnott’.
Sirred Sirred Quickened Siġerǣd siġe rǣd
Sirrich Sirric Quickened Siġerīċe siġe rīċe
Smedley Smedley Lastname - smēþe lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Smēþelēah’.
Smith Smiþ Lastname - smiþ - Not a given name in OE. From the OE work-name 'Smiþ', or from the everyday word for a metal-worker.
Snowden Snoƿden Lastname - snāƿ denu, dūn Also found as: Snowdon (Anglish Spelling: Snowdun). Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Snāwdēnu’ and ‘Snāwdūn’. The latter bit could be from either OE denu (a den, dale) or dūn (a down, hill). Borne by American political dissident, Edward Snowden (1983 onwards).
Somerset Somerset Lastname - sumor tūn + sǣte Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sumertūnsǣte’, meaning: Somerset County, England, which was named for those seated or settled about Somerton (Summer-town).
Somerton Somertun Lastname - sumor tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sumertūn’, meaning: Somerton, in Somerset County, England. Said in Robin Bush's 1994 book, Somerset: The Complete Guide, the town of Somerton was likely named after what was once a Summer grazing land for livestock, which would flood in the colder months of the year.
Sotchurl Sotcerl Quickened Sōtcēorl sōt cēorl
Southwell Suþƿell Lastname - sūþ ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sūþwille’, meaning: someone who lived near a well at the southern end of a town; or south of a town's main well.
Stafford Stafford Lastname - stæf, stede ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-names ‘Stæfford’ and ‘Stedeford’. The first deal of the name could be from either ‘stæf’, meaning a staff (pole) that marked where to ford a stream; or it could be from ‘stede’, a meaning a stead (town) where folks would ford a stream.
Stan Stan Lastname Stān stān - A shortening of bind-names such as ‘Stanley’ and ‘Stanton’. See also: Stone.
Standish Standisc Lastname - stān ediṡċ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stānediṡċ’, meaning: stony eddish (a meadow, grass for feeding livestock). Borne by the Pilgrim fighter and leader Myles Standish (1580s–1656).
Stanford Stanford Lastname - stān ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stānford’.
Stanley Stanley Lastname - stān lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stānlēah’.
Stannand Stannand Quickened Stānhand stān hand
Stanton Stantun Lastname - stān tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stāntūn’.
Star Star Living Steorra - - As an Anglish name, from the everyday word. Otherwise, as a shortening of ‘Stella’.
Steadman Steadman Lastname Stedemann stede mann
Steel Steel Living - - - From the everyday word for the hardened metal. Sometimes from the English lastname, from the likewise word. From OE ‘stēle’.
Stewart Steƿart Lastname - stī ƿeard Not a given name in OE. From the OE working-name ‘Stiġweard’, meaning: sty (house) ward. The ‘Stewart’ spelling is more widespread as a lastname. Often shorted to ‘Stu’ as a given name. The spelling ‘Stuart’ is French, first made widespread in the 1500s, by Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, who was reared in France. Borne by the House of Stewart/Stuart, which lead Scotland from 1371 to 1567, and then the United Kingdom from 1567 to 1714.
Stockley Stockley Lastname - stocc lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stocclēah’.
Stockton Stocktun Lastname - stocc tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stocctūn’.
Stockwell Stockƿell Lastname - stocc ƿille Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stoccwille’.
Stone Stone Living Stān stān - Most often from the stow-name, ‘Stone’, named for someone who lived on stony land. Sometimes named straight for the word ‘stone’, as a token of strength and steadfastness. See also: Stan.
Storm Storm Living - storm - Seems to first become a given name in the 1900s. Not known to be a given name in Old English times.
Stratford Stratford Lastname - strǣt ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Strǣtford’.
Strickland Strickland Lastname - stirc land Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Stircland’. From a lastname that has a metathesis of ‘stirk-’ (a bullock) to ‘strick-’.
Suffield Suffeeld Lastname - sūþ feld Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sūþfeld’.
Suffolk Suffolk Lastname - sūþ folc Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sūþfolc’.
Summer Summer Living Sumar sumer - From the everyday word for the time of year.
Summerlider Summerlider Quickened Sumerlida sumer lid
Sunday Sunday Living Sunnandæġ sunne dæġ Not found as a name in OE. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, ‘Sun’ (Interpretatio Roman from ‘Sol’). Given to children born on the day.
Sunny Sunny Living Sunna ♂ , Sunno ♀ sunne - While the Old English word ‘Sunne’ (Sun) was wifely, it was sometimes made werely as a given name ‘Sunna’, and in today’s English, as ‘Sunny’, is almost only given to women.
Sutcliff Sutcliff Lastname - sūþ cliff Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sūþcliff’.
Sutton Suttun Lastname - sūþ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Sūþtūn’.
Swafbert Sƿafbert Quickened Sƿǣfbeorht sƿefn beorht
Swanton Sƿantun Lastname - sƿan tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Swantūn’.
Swavard Sƿafard Quickened Sƿǣfheard sƿefn heard
Swavild Sƿafild Quickened Sƿǣfġild sƿefn ġild
Swavred Sƿafred Quickened Sƿǣfrǣd sƿefn rǣd
Swinburne Sƿinburne Lastname - sƿīne burne Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Swīnburne’.
Swinford Sƿinford Lastname - sƿīne ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Swīnford’.
Swinton Sƿintun Lastname - sƿīne tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Swīntūn’.
Swithbald Sƿiþbald Quickened Sƿīþbeald sƿīþ beald
Swithbert Sƿiþbert Quickened Sƿīþbeorht sƿīþ beorht
Swithelm Sƿiþþelm Quickened Sƿīþhelm sƿīþ helm
Swithfrith Sƿiþfriþ Quickened Sƿīþfriþ sƿīþ friþ
Swithnoth Sƿiþnoþ Quickened Sƿīþnōþ sƿīþ nōþ
Swithoun Sƿiþune Quickened Sƿīþrǣd sƿīþ rǣd
Swithwin Sƿiþƿin Quickened Sƿīþƿine sƿīþ ƿine
Swithwolf Sƿiþƿolf Quickened Sƿīþƿulf sƿīþ ƿulf
Swoon Sƿoon Quickened Sƿān - - Kin with the names ‘Sven’ (New Norse), ‘Sveinn’ (Old Norse), and the latterday word ‘swain’, meaning, ‘young man’, which comes from Old Norse. The Old English match was ‘swān’.
Tanner Tanner Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From the lastname for someone who tans leather, from the OE word ‘tān’, as found in the saying, ‘getannede hyd’ (tanned hide).
Tate Tate Lastname Tāta - - As an Anglish name, from the Lastname ‘Tate’, thought to be from the Old English name, ‘Tāta’, of unknown spring. Sometimes mingled with the lastname ‘Tait’, which instead comes from the Old Norse word, ‘teitr’, and was borrowed into English, meaning ‘glad’, ‘merry’.
Tatton Tattun Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Tātastūn’, meaning: Tate’s home.
Tatum Tatum Lastname - - hām Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Tātasham’, meaning: Tate’s home. Also found as the lastname ‘Tatham’, named for the town in Lancashire, from the same spring.
Teal Teal Living *Tǣle - - From the everyday word for the hue and the duck. A word thought to come from Old English, but which has not yet been found. Not known to be a name in Old English.
Ted Ted Living - ēad - A shortening of names that start with ‘Ed’, such as ‘Edward’ and ‘Edgar’. Not an Anglish name when a shortening of ‘Theodore’.
Teddy Teddy Living - ēad - A shortening of names that start with ‘Ed’, such as ‘Edward’ and ‘Edwina’. Not an Anglish name when a shortening of ‘Theodore’.
Thankful Þankful Living - þanc - Not a given name in OE. A puritanical Christian name, from the everyday English word.
Thatcher Þacer Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From the OE working name ‘Þæċere’, meaning: someone who thatches a roof.
Thedbert Þedbert Quickened Þēodbeorht þeod beorht
Theddild Þeddild Quickened Þēodhild þeod hild
Thedred Þedred Quickened Þēodrǣd þeod rǣd
Thedrich Þedric Quickened Þēodrīċ þeod rīċe Kin with Old Low German Dederick, from Theodoric, which yields Derek, Derreck, Derrick, Dirk, and Terry. The English House of Tudor is said by Coats and Others (2016) to come from the old Welsh name *Toutorīx, making it a far-flung kin name, through Proto-Indo-European.
Thedwolf Þedƿolf Quickened Þēodƿulf þeod ƿulf
Thingfrith Þingfriþ Quickened Þingfriþ þing friþ
Thorn Þorn Living Þorn þorn - Either from the everyday English word, or from the lastnames such Thorn (from the alike word) or as a shortening of the lastname Thornton.
Thornton Þorntun Lastname - þorn tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Þorntūn’, meaning: thorn town.
Thrithgar Þriþgar Quickened Þrȳþgār þrȳþ gār
Thrithred Þriþred Quickened Þrȳþrǣd þrȳþ rǣd
Thrithwolf Þriþƿolf Quickened Þrȳþƿulf þrȳþ ƿulf
Thunder Þunder Living Þunor þuner - From the everyday word for the rumbling of stormy weather, or for the god who stands for it, Thunder (‘Thor’ in Old Norse).
Thursday Þursday Living - þuner dæġ Not found as a name in OE. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, ‘Thunder’ (‘Thor’ in Old Norse; Interpretatio Roman from ‘Zeus’). Given to children born on the day.
Tidbald Tidbald Quickened Tīdbeald tīd beald
Tidbert Tidbert Quickened Tīdbeorht tīd beorht
Tidbury Tidbury Quickened Tīdburg tīd burg
Tiddelm Tiddelm Quickened Tīdhelm tīd helm
Tiddey Tiddey Quickened Tīdhēah tīd hēah
Tiddoun Tiddune Quickened Tīdhūn tīd hūn
Tidfrith Tidfriþ Quickened Tīdfriþ tīd friþ
Tidwald Tidƿald Quickened Tīdƿeald tīd ƿeald
Tidwolf Tidƿolf Quickened Tīdƿulf tīd ƿulf
Tilbert Tilbert Quickened Tilbeorht til beorht
Tilden Tilden Lastname - til denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Tildenu’.
Tilford Tilford Lastname - til ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Tilford’.
Tillar Tillar Quickened Tilhere til here
Tillman Tillman Lastname Tilmann til mann
Tilred Tilred Quickened Tilrǣd til rǣd
Tilthane Tilþane Quickened Tilþeġn til þeġn
Tilton Tiltun Lastname - til tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Tiltūn’.
Tilwin Tilƿin Quickened Tilƿine til ƿine
Titel Titel Quickened Tytila ? - Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, the kings of East Englerich, in the 500s and 600s, son of Wolfy (Wuffa), father of Eny (Eni), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Titman Titman Quickened Tytiman ? mann Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, son of Casser, father of Triyil (Trygils), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Toller Toller Lastname - - - From the lastname, a work-name for someone who gathered tolls. Borne by English wordsmith Thomas Northcote Toller (1844–1930), whose work on 'An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary' with Joseph Bosworth (1788–1876) lives on as a work beyond worth, which lead to this writ on names, itself!
Tone Tone Lastname Tūna tūn - From a lastname from the word that yields us ‘town’, which, as a name, meant ‘townsman’. Found as a standalone name in Old English as well. Not kin with the word for a pitch, which comes from French.
Tortar Tortar Quickened Torhthere torht here
Tortbert Tortbert Quickened Torhtbeorht torht beorht
Tortelm Tortelm Quickened Torhthelm torht helm
Tortith Tortiþ Quickened Torhtgȳþ torht gȳþ
Tortmund Tortmund Quickened Torhtmūnd torht mūnd
Tortred Tortred Quickened Torhtrǣd torht rǣd
Tortwald Tortƿald Quickened Torhtƿeald torht ƿeald
Tortwin Tortƿin Quickened Torhtƿine torht ƿine
Townsend Tunsend Lastname - tūn ende Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Tūnesende’, meaning: town’s end.
Triyil Trigil Quickened Tryġil ? ġīls , ġīsl Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, son of Titman (Tytiman), father of Rothmund (Hrothmund), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
True  Treƿ Living - trīeƿe - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for someone who is true or trustworthy. Not a widely-borne name outside of the Puritans in the 1800s. Borne by the main player of the 1900s strip, ‘The Outbursts of Everett True’.
Truman Treƿman Lastname - trīeƿe mann Not a given name in OE. From the lastname that comes from OE ‘Trīewemann’. Borne by the American leader Harry S Truman (1884–1972) and the American writer Truman Capote (1924–1984).
Trumbert Trumbert Quickened Trumbeorht trum beorht
Trummar Trummar Quickened Trumhere trum here
Trumwin Trumƿin Quickened Trumƿine trum ƿine
Tucker Tucker Lastname Tucca - - From a lastname for a clothmaker (like the names Walker and Fuller). Also found in Old English, maybe from the likewise word, which meant to beat or weary someone or something (in the way that one beats cloth).
Tuesday Teƿsday Living Tīƿesdæġ Tīƿ dæġ Not found as a name in OE. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, ‘Tue’ or ‘Tew’ (‘Tyr’ in Old Norse; Interpretatio Roman from ‘Mars’). Given to children born on the day.
Tumbert Tumbert Quickened Tūnbeorht tūn beorht
Tunred Tunred Quickened Tūnrǣd tūn rǣd
Tunrich Tunric Quickened Tūnrīċ tūn rīċe
Tunwald Tunƿald Quickened Tūnƿeald tūn ƿeald
Tunwolf Tunƿolf Quickened Tūnƿulf tūn ƿulf
Twyford Tƿyford Lastname - tƿīġe ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Twīġeford’.
Tye Tye Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. Either as a shortening of the name Tyler, or from the lastname ‘Tye’, for someone who lived by a meadow, or a yard, from OE ‘tēah’. Likeness to the name of the English god, as found in Tuesday, is by luck.
Tyler Tyler Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From the lastname, for someone who makes tiles. Borne by the tenth American leader, John Tyler (1790–1862).
Upton Uptun Lastname - upp tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Upptūn’. Borne by the American writer and politician Upton Sinclair (1878–1968).
Wade Ƿade Lastname Ƿada ƿad - Also found as as a given name in Old English times. Today it comes from the lastname, which meant ‘to go’, or ‘wade’, as one would wade through low-waters, when at a ford. Wade, or, Wada, was the Old English god of the seas and waters.
Wadsworth Ƿadsƿorþ Lastname - ƿad ƿorþ Also found as: Wordsworth. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wadasworþ’.
Waldar Ƿaldar Quickened Ƿealdhere ƿeald here Kin with the Anglo-Norman name ‘Walter’.
Waldelm Ƿaldelm Quickened Ƿealdhelm ƿeald helm
Walden Ƿalden Lastname - ƿealh denu Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wealdene’.
Walder Ƿalder Lastname Ƿalda ƿald - From a lastname that meant a wold-dweller (woods-dweller).
Waldred Ƿaldred Quickened Ƿealdrǣd ƿald rǣd
Walker Ƿalker Lastname - ƿealc - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who make cloth, by walking on it, from OE ‘wealcere’. (Like the names Tucker and Fuller.)
Wallard Ƿallard Quickened Ƿealhheard ƿealh heard
Walloun Ƿallune Quickened Ƿealhhūn ƿealh hūn
Walmer Ƿalmer Quickened Ƿealdmǣr ƿeald mǣr Kin with mainland ‘Waldemar’, and through that tie, maybe also kin with the Slavic name ‘Vladimir’.
Walthew Ƿalþeƿ Quickened Ƿealhþēoƿ ƿealh þēoƿ
Walthrith Ƿalþriþ Quickened Ƿealdþrȳþ ƿeald þrȳþ Kin with the German name ‘Waltraud’.
Walton Ƿaltun Lastname - ƿald, ƿealh, ƿeall tūn Not a given name in OE. From any number of OE town names, ‘Waldtūn’ (woods-town), ‘Wealhtūn’ (welsh-town), ‘Wealltūn’ (wall-town).
Warbald Ƿarbald Quickened Ƿarbeald ƿaru beald
Warbert Ƿarbert Quickened Ƿarbeorht ƿaru beorht
Warbury Ƿarbury Quickened Ƿærburg ƿaru burg
Ward Ƿard Lastname Ƿearda ƿeard -
Wardar Ƿardar Quickened Ƿeardhere ƿeard here Kin with the German name ‘Werner’, and the Norman name ‘Warner’.
Wardell Ƿardell Lastname - ƿeard hyll Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Weardhyll’.
Warfrith Ƿarfriþ Quickened Ƿarfriþ ƿaru friþ
Warmund Ƿarmund Quickened Ƿarmūnd ƿaru mūnd Borne by one of the forebears of the Iclings, kings of Markrich, said to be an afterbear of the god Woden, son of Warmund, and father of Offa of Angel.
Warnoth Ƿarnoþ Quickened Ƿarnōþ ƿaru nōþ
Warrard Ƿarrard Quickened Ƿarheard ƿaru heard
Warrelm Ƿarrelm Quickened Ƿarhelm ƿaru helm
Warstan Ƿarstan Quickened Ƿarstān ƿaru stān
Warthrith Ƿarþriþ Quickened Ƿærþrȳþ ƿaru þrȳþ
Warwick Ƿarƿick Lastname - ƿer ƿiċ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Werwic’.
Washington Ƿascingtun Lastname - Hƿæssa (?) ing + tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hwæssingatūn’, meaning: Hwassa’s town. Most often named after the American revolutionary leader George Washington (1732–1799).
Waybrand Ƿaybrand Quickened Ƿeġbrand ƿeġ brand
Wayday Ƿayday Quickened Ƿeġdæġ ƿeġ dæġ
Wayne Ƿayne Lastname - - - Also found as: Wain. Not a given name in OE. From the English lastname, for someone who made or rode wains (wagons). From the OE word ‘wæġn’, tied to the word ‘way’. (The word ‘wagon’ was borrowed into English from Netherlandish, upsetting the inborn word.)
Webster Ƿebster Lastname - - - Not a given name in OE. From the lastname for someone who weaves web, from OE ‘webbestre’. Borne by American wordsmith, Noah Webster (1758–1843).
Weck Ƿeck Quickened Ƿehha - - Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, son of Willem (Wilhelm), father of Wolfy (Wuffa), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Wednesday Ƿednesday Living - ƿōd dæġ Not found as a name in OE. From the everyday word for the day of the week, named for the god and heavenly body, ‘Woden’ or ‘Wooden’ (‘Ođinn’ in Old Norse, Interpretatio Roman from ‘Mercury’). Given to children born on the day. See also: Woden.
Weestan Ƿeestan Quickened Ƿēohstān ƿēoh stān A hero spoken of in the great tale ‘Beowulf’.
Weldon Ƿeldun Lastname - ƿille denu, dūn Also found as: Welden. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Willedūn’. The latter bit could be from either OE denu (a den, dale) or dūn (a down, hill).
Wellington Ƿellingtun Lastname - Weola (?) ing + tūn Not a given name in OE. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Weolingatūn’. Either from the lastname, or named after Arthur Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), who ended the Napoleonic wars by beating Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Welthrith Ƿelþriþ Quickened Ƿealhþrȳþ ƿealh þrȳþ
Welton Ƿeltun Lastname - ƿille tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Willetūn’.
Wentworth Ƿentƿorþ Lastname - ƿinter ƿorþ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Winterworþ’.
Wesley Ƿesley Lastname - ƿest lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Westlēah’.
Weston Ƿestun Lastname - ƿest tūn Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Westtūn’.
Whatbert Hƿatbert Quickened Hƿǣtebeorht hƿǣte beorht
Whaton Hƿattun Quickened Hƿǣtetūn hƿǣte tūn
Wheatley Hƿeatley Lastname - hƿǣte lēah Also found as: Whatley. Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hwǣtelēah’. Borne by a player in the 2011 American game ‘Portal 2’.
Whitaker Hƿitaker Lastname - hƿīt acer Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hwītacer’.
White Hƿite Lastname Hƿīta hƿīt - Either from the everyday English word, or from the lastname. Borne by the player Walter White in the 2000s TV show Breaking Bad.
Whitfield Hƿitfeeld Lastname - hƿīt feld Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hwītfeld’. Borne by American cryptographer, Bailey Whitfield Diffie (1994 onwards).
Whitley Hƿitley Lastname - hƿīt lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hwītlēah’.
Whitney Hƿitney Lastname - hƿīt nēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Hwītnēah’.
Whitred Hƿitred Quickened Hƿītrǣd hƿīt rǣd
Whittis Hƿittis Quickened Hƿīthyse hƿīt hyse
Widkind Ƿidkind Unfounded *Ƿiducynd ƿudu - Not found in OE. Borne by the heathen folk heleth and freedom fighter of the (Old) Saxons in the 700s, who sought to fight off the Frankish king Charlemagne, but who lost to Charlemagne and his folkmorth of the heathen Saxons.
Widmer Ƿidmer Living Ƿidumǣr ƿudu mǣr
Widmund Ƿidmund Living Ƿidumūnd ƿudu mūnd
Widsith Ƿidsiþ Quickened Ƿīdsīþ ƿīd sīþ
Wilbur Ƿilber Lastname - ƿild bār Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wildbār’.
Wilder Ƿilder Lastname - ƿild dēor Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wilddēor’.
Wilfled Ƿilfled Quickened Ƿillflǣd ƿill flǣd
Wilford Ƿilford Lastname - ƿill ford Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Willford’.
Wilfred Ƿilfred Lastname Ƿillfriþ ƿill friþ Also found as: Wilfrid (Anglish Spelling: Wilfrith). Borne by a holyman in the 600s. Brought back in the 1800s. The lastname ‘Wilfred’ sometimes comes from a metathesis of ‘Wilford’.
Wilgar Ƿilgar Quickened Ƿillgār ƿill gār
Will Ƿill Living Ƿilla ƿill - A shortening of names starting with ‘Will-’, such as ‘Willem’ (kin with the Norman name ‘William’) and ‘Wilbur’.
Willar Ƿillar Quickened Ƿillhere ƿill here
Willard Ƿillard Lastname Ƿillheard ƿill heard
Willem Ƿillem Quickened Ƿillhelm ƿill helm Can also be spelled: Wilhelm, Willelm. Seldom found in Old English. Overcome by its Norman match, ‘William’, spread in England by William of Normandy William of Normandy (1028– 1087) following his overthrow of the English kingship in 1066. Borne by one of the forebears of the Wuffings, kings of East Englerich, son of Rip (Hrypp), father of Weck (Wehha), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden.
Willow Ƿilloƿ Living - ƿeliġ - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for the tree, from OE ‘welig’.
Willy Ƿilly Living - ƿill - A shortening of names that start with ‘Will’.
Wilmer Ƿilmer Lastname Ƿillmǣr ƿill mǣr
Wilmund Ƿilmund Quickened Ƿillmūnd ƿill mūnd
Wilnoth Ƿilnoþ Quickened Ƿillnōþ ƿill nōþ
Wilred Ƿilred Quickened Ƿillrǣd ƿill rǣd
Wilsey Ƿilsey Quickened Ƿillsiġe ƿill siġe
Wilstan Ƿilstan Quickened Ƿillstān ƿill stān
Wilyils Ƿilgils Quickened Ƿillġils ƿill ġīsel
Wimbald Ƿimbald Quickened Ƿinnbeald ƿine beald
Wimbert Ƿimbert Quickened Ƿinnbeorht ƿine beorht
Windsor Ƿindsor Lastname - ƿindles ōra Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Windlesōra’. Borne by the British Royal Family since 1917.
Winfield Ƿinfeeld Lastname - ƿine feld Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Winnfeld’, meaning: won (worked, tilled) field.
Winfled Ƿinfled Quickened Ƿynnflǣd ƿynn flǣd
Winfred Ƿinfred Living Ƿinefriþ ƿine friþ Sweltered following the Norman overthrow, brought back in the 1800s. The name ‘Winifred’ has been swayed by ‘Winfred’, but Winifred is rather an Englishing of the Welsh name ‘Gwenfrewi’.
Winfrith Ƿinfriþ Quickened Ƿynnfriþ ƿine friþ See also: Winfred.
Winhelm Ƿinhelm Quickened Ƿynnhelm ƿine helm
Winnar Ƿinnar Quickened Ƿynnhere ƿine here
Winnie Ƿinny Living - ƿine - A shortening of names such as ‘Winfred’, ‘Winifred’ (see also: Winfred) and ‘Winston’. More often a woman’s name than a man’s name.
Winsey Ƿinsey Quickened Ƿynnsiġe ƿine siġe
Winston Ƿinstun Lastname Ƿinnstān ƿine stān From the lastname ‘Winston’, not a name that lived through time as a given name. Borne by the English leader and writer Winston Spencer Churchill (1874–1965).
Winter Ƿinter Living - ƿinter - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for the time of year, or for someone with fair hair or skin, or ironically for someone with dark skin and hair.
Winthrop Ƿinþrop Lastname - ƿine þorp Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wynnasþorp’, meaning: Wynna’s thorp (town). Spread by the early settler kindred of Winthrop of New England.
Winton Ƿintun Lastname - ƿine, ƿiþiġ tūn Not a given name in OE. From the lastname ‘Winton’, which comes at times from OE ‘Winastūn’ (Wina’s town), ‘Winntun’ (field-town), or ‘Wiþiġtūn’ (withy/willow-town).
Witbald Ƿitbald Quickened Ƿihtbeald ƿiht beald
Witbert Ƿitbert Quickened Ƿihtbeorht ƿiht beorht
Witbrod Ƿitbrod Quickened Ƿihtbrord ƿiht brord
Witbury Ƿitbury Quickened Ƿihtburg ƿiht burg
Witfled Ƿitfled Quickened Ƿihtflǣd ƿiht flǣd
Witfrith Ƿitfriþ Quickened Ƿihtfriþ ƿiht friþ
Witgar Ƿitgar Quickened Ƿihtgār ƿiht gār
Witlay Ƿitlay Quickened Ƿihtlæġ ƿiht - Borne by one of the forebears of the Iclings, kings of Markrich, said to be the son of the god Woden and father of Warmund.
Witlof Ƿitloff Quickened Ƿihtlāf ƿiht lāf
Witmund Ƿitmund Quickened Ƿihtmūnd ƿiht mūnd
Witnoth Ƿitnoþ Quickened Ƿihtnōþ ƿiht nōþ
Witred Ƿitred Quickened Ƿihtrǣd ƿiht rǣd
Witsey Ƿitsey Quickened Ƿihtsiġe ƿiht siġe
Wittar Ƿittar Quickened Ƿihthere ƿiht here
Wittard Ƿittard Quickened Ƿihtheard ƿiht heard
Wittelm Ƿittelm Quickened Ƿihthelm ƿiht helm
Wittoun Ƿittune Quickened Ƿihthūn ƿiht hūn
Wityils Ƿitgils Quickened Ƿihtgils ƿiht ġils
Woden Ƿoden Frozen Ƿōden ƿōd - The god of wisdom, words, healing, death, leadership, madness, giver of the runes, and head of the gods. Also known in English as ‘Odin’, borrowed from the Old Norse sibword, ‘Ođinn’. The spelling ‘Woden’ is frozen, borrowed into New English from the Old English spelling; the name may be quickened as ‘Wooden’, as in the living NE word ‘wood’ (meaning: mad; fiery; wild). See also: Wednesday.
Wolf Ƿolf Living Ƿulfa , Offa ƿulf - See also: Wolfie.
Wolfbald Ƿolfbald Quickened Ƿulfbeald ƿulf beald
Wolfbert Ƿolfbert Quickened Ƿulfbeorht ƿulf beorht
Wolfgang Ƿolfgang Unfounded *Ƿulfgang ƿulf gang Not found in OE. If it were, it would likely become the alike shape as the living mainland name, ‘Wolfgang’. See also: Gangwolf.
Wolfgar Ƿolfgar Quickened Ƿulfgār ƿulf gār
Wolfie Ƿolfy Living Ƿulfa , Offa ƿulf - A shortening of names beginning with ‘Wolf-’, or a name in its own right. Borne by ‘Offa of Angel’, one of the forebears of the Iclings, the kings of Markrich, son of Warmund, father of Angelthew/Angenyet, and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden. Borne by ‘Wuffa Wehhing’, one of the forebears of the Wuffings, the kings of East Englerich, son of Weck (Wehha), father of Titel (Tytila), and said to be an afterbear of the god Woden. Borne by King Offa of Markrich (700s), widely known for building Offa's Dyke.
Wolfled Ƿolfled Quickened Ƿulfflǣd ƿulf flǣd
Wolflof Ƿolfloff Quickened Ƿulflāf ƿulf lāf
Wolfmer Ƿolfmer Quickened Ƿulfmǣr ƿulf mǣr
Wolfred Ƿolfred Quickened Ƿulfrǣd ƿulf rǣd
Wolfrich Ƿolfric Quickened Ƿulfrīċ ƿulf rīċe Kin with the German name ‘Ulrich’.
Wolfroun Ƿolfrune Lastname Ƿulfrūn ƿulf rūn The name sweltered as a given name but lives on as the English Lastname ‘Wolfroun’.
Wolsey Ƿolfsey Quickened Ƿulfsiġe ƿulf siġe
Wolstan Ƿolfstan Quickened Ƿulfstān ƿulf stān
Wolswith Ƿolfsƿiþ Quickened Ƿulfsƿīþ ƿulf sƿīþ
Wolthrith Ƿolþriþ Quickened Ƿulfþrȳþ ƿulf þrȳþ
Wolvar Ƿolfar Quickened Ƿulfhere ƿulf here Born by a 600s King of Markrich.
Wolvard Ƿolfard Quickened Ƿulfheard ƿulf heard Also found as the name ‘Wolfhard’.
Wolvat Ƿolfat Quickened Ƿulfġeat ƿulf ġeat
Wolver Ƿolfer Quickened Ƿulfƿaru ƿulf ƿaru
Wolvey Ƿolfey Quickened Ƿulfhēah ƿulf hēah
Wolvin Ƿolfin Quickened Ƿulfƿine ♂ , Ƿolfƿynn ♀ ƿulf ƿine , ƿynn
Wolvith Ƿolfiþ Quickened Ƿulfgȳþ ƿulf gȳþ
Wolvive Ƿolfife Quickened Ƿulfġifu ƿulf ġifu
Wolvoun Ƿolfune Quickened Ƿulfhūn ƿulf hūn
Wood Ƿood Lastname - ƿudu - Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wudu’, meaning: wood, or woods, woodland. Also found as the lastname ‘Woods’. May sometimes come from the everyday word.
Woodbrun Ƿoodbrun Quickened Ƿudebrun ƿudu brūn
Woodman Ƿoodman Quickened Ƿudemann ƿudu mann
Woodrow Ƿoodroƿ Lastname - ƿudu rǣƿ Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wudurǣw’. Borne by the American leader Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924).
Woodstock Ƿoodstock Lastname - ƿudu stocc Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Wudustocc’. Spread by the Woodstock Music & Art Fair of 1969.
Woodward Ƿoodƿard Lastname - ƿudu ƿeard Not a given name in OE. From the OE working-name ‘Wuduweard’, meaning: woodland ward (worker).
Woody Ƿoody Living Ƿuda ƿudu - Either a shortening of names that start with ‘Wood’, or after the everyday word. Borne by American funnyman, Woody Allen (1935 onwards), who was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, and named himself after American folk singer Woodrow ‘Woody’ Guthrie (1912–1967). Also borne by the wooden toy, Sheriff Woody, in the 1995 film Toy Story.
Worth Ƿorþ Lastname - ƿorþ - Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone who lived by a worth (a yarded field, meadow).
Wren Ƿren Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for the bird, from OE ‘wrenna’.
Wright Ƿrigt Living - - - Not a given name in OE. From the everyday word for a craftsman, from OE ‘wryhta’, meaning: worker. Borne by the main player in the 2000s Japanese game ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney’ and its follow-ups.
Wyar Ƿyar Quickened Ƿīġhere ƿīġ here
Wyard Ƿyard Lastname Ƿīġheard ƿīġ heard Kin with the Anglo-Norman name ‘Wyatt’, borne by American lawman Wyatt Earp (1848–1929) who was in the Gunfight at the OK Corrall of 1881.
Wybald Ƿybald Quickened Ƿīġbeald ƿīġ beald
Wybert Ƿybert Living Ƿīġbeorht ƿīġ beorht
Wybury Ƿybury Quickened Ƿīġburg ƿīġ burg
Wyfous Ƿyfuse Quickened Ƿīġfūs ƿīġ fūs
Wyfrith Ƿyfriþ Quickened Ƿīġfriþ ƿīġ friþ
Wyhelm Ƿyhelm Quickened Ƿīġhelm ƿīġ helm
Wyhey Ƿyhey Quickened Ƿīġhēah ƿīġ hēah
Wylof Ƿyloff Quickened Ƿīġlāf ƿīġ lāf
Wymund Ƿymund Living Ƿīġmūnd ƿīġ mūnd Also found by the Norman-spelling of ‘Wymond’.
Wyndham Ƿyndham Lastname - ƿīġ + mūnd hām Not a given name in OE. From a lastname for someone from Wyndham, from OE Wīġmūndhām, meaning ‘Wymund’s home’.
Wynne Ƿynne Lastname Ƿine ♂ , Ƿynn ♀ ƿine , ƿynn - Likely from the lastname rather than ongoing bearing as a given name. A blend of the werely OE name ‘Wine’, and the wifely OE name ‘Wynn’, both springing from the alike word, and both with a rough overall meaning of ‘gladness, mirth’. Could also be spelled ‘Win’.
Wynoth Ƿynoþ Quickened Ƿīġnōþ ƿīġ nōþ
Wyred Ƿyred Quickened Ƿīġrǣd ƿīġ rǣd
Wystan Ƿystan Living Ƿīġstān ƿīġ stān Also found as: ‘Wistan’ as in the hallowed man of the 800s who was an atheling, and was killed by his nephew Bertwolf. Borne by the writer Wystan Hugh Auden (1907–1973).
Wyswith Ƿysƿiþ Quickened Ƿīġsƿīþ ƿīġ sƿīþ
Wythane Ƿyþane Quickened Ƿīġþeġn ƿīġ þeġn
Yardley Geardley Lastname - ġeard lēah Not a given name in OE. From the OE stow-name ‘Ġeardlēah’. Borne by the actress Yeardley Smith (1964 onwards), the steven of Lisa Simpson of The Simpsons.
Yardwin Geardƿin Quickened Ġeardƿine ġeard ƿine
Yardwolf Geardƿolf Quickened Ġeardƿulf ġeard ƿulf
Yarrow Gearroƿ Living - - - Not known as a given name in Old English times. From the name of the blossom.
Yatstaff Geatstaff Unfounded *Ġēatstaf ġēat stæf Not found in OE. Would be kin with the Swedish name ‘Gustav’.
Yembald Gembald Quickened Ġēanbald ġēan beald
Yembert Gembert Quickened Ġēanbeorht ġēan beorht
Yembury Gembury Quickened Ġēanburg ġēan burg
Yenred Genred Quickened Ġēanred ġēan rǣd
Yenthrith Genþriþ Quickened Ġēanþrȳþ ġēan þrȳþ
Yildwin Gildƿin Quickened Ġildeƿine ġeld ƿine
Yiselar Gisellar Quickened Ġīslhere ġīls , ġīsl here
Yiselard Gisellard Quickened Ġīslheard ġīls , ġīsl heard
Yiselbert Giselbert Quickened Ġīslbeorht ġīls , ġīsl beorht Kin with the Norman name ‘Gilbert’.
Yiselmer Giselmer Quickened Ġīslmǣr ġīls , ġīsl mǣr
Yiselmund Giselmund Quickened Ġīslmūnd ġīls , ġīsl mūnd

Make Your Own Name

The following is a hoard of words that are often found in English bindnames. (Further reading on Germanic Names on Wikipedia.) These long-standing English naming words can be blended together to make new names. While there are many spellings of words that have come down to us over the years, only the most widespread, well-known shapes are given. So, for the bind-word shape of ‘lea’ we only have ‘-ley’, as in ‘Ashley’ rather than ‘Ashlee’, ‘Ashleigh’ and so on. Since many naming words died out altogether, some of them had to be shaped anew for today’s readers. These are marked with a star (*).

The old Germanic naming way was to blend an adjective (‘beloved’) with a noun (‘fighter’). While some of our names keep this trend, many have come to us through lastnames. This is also why there are not only more werely (♂) names, but that many of the landmark words (‘east’, ‘field’, ‘hill’, and so on) are linked with naming men. Stanley bears this out, as it comes from a lastname for someone who lived in a stony lea. True Germanic naming words, words that were borne as given names through Old English times and earlier, are marked as ‘given’.

Another Old English naming way is rhyming. A rhyme these days might read like, ‘Alvin, Edwin and Elwin’. Though there are also fore-rhymes, like ‘Edgar and Edward’.

The naming words are marked as werely (♂), wifely (♀), or shared (⚥) kinds of man, to show you how they've been borne before. However, it’s up to the reader to find the word that fits best for any given name. Ashley, like Stanley, was once a werely name, as it was meant to show kinship, but it has since shifted to mostly a wifely name.

Some craftiness and understanding of how speech works is needed when making bindnames. English has two kinds of consonants, spoken and whispered. Put your finger to your throat, make an ‘f’ and then a ‘v’. You’ll see that you make the same shape in your mouth. But as your finger will tell you, you only whisper the ‘f’, while you speak the ‘v’. Vowels are always spoken. So, when the fricative consonants (s/z, f/v, th/TH) fall between vowels, they’re often spoken too. It’s also needful to think of how the twained staves shift how a word reads, ‘sh’, ‘th’, ‘ch’. You should also think about the ‘unspoken e’ that shifts the lengths of vowels (as in ‘bit’ to ‘bite’). It’s best to speak a name aloud a few times to see how it flows, and then to think of how to put that in writing.

Binding ‘Alf-’ and ‘-win’ yields Alvin (not ‘Alfwin’). When ‘Alf-’ is bound with ‘-win’ it’s smoother to drop the ‘w’. The ‘f’ is spoken since it blurs into the incoming ‘i’ vowel, and the ‘f’ is therefore written as a ‘v’.
Binding ‘Os-’ and ‘-helm’ yields ‘Oselm’ (not ‘Oshelm’).
Binding ‘Bert-’ and ‘-har’ yields ‘Bertar’ (not ‘Berthar’).
Binding ‘Blis-’ and ‘-har’ yields ‘Blissar’ (not ‘Blisar’).
Binding ‘Ed-’ and ‘-gith’ yields ‘Edith’ (not ‘Edgith’).

Staves are therefore marked in square brackets [] if they might need to be swapped or dropped.

OE Word Kind Whence English Foreword English Afterword Anglish Foreword Anglish Afterword Meaning
āc Both Ac[k] *oak Ac[k] oak An oak tree, or tall, or strong.
acer Lastname Acker aker Acker aker An acre, field, a tiller, tilled land.
ād Given *Ad - Ad - A bonfire, a fire great enough to burn bones.
æġel Given Ail - Ail - An atheling, highborn, or leaderly, or righteous. (A late offshoot of OE 'æþel'.)
ǣġen Given Ain - Ain - One’s own, beholden only to oneself.
æl Given *Al - Al - All, full, whole, or everyone.
ælf Given Al[f/v] alf Alf[f] alf An elf; someone with otherworldly smarts or handsomeness.
æṡċ Given Ash - Asc - An ash tree, or the World Tree, or the first man. (Ash [Askr] in Germanic folklore was the first Man, along with the first woman, Elm [Embla].)
æt Lastname At - At - At, on, near to.
æþel Given Ethel - Eþel - An atheling, highborn, or leaderly, or righteous.
amal Given Amal - Amal - Bold; hardworking; or of the Amalings.
an Given *An *an An an A forebear, forefather.
ān Lastname An - An - One, or alone.
and Given *An *and An and Back, against, wither, over, or without. (Like in the word ‘answer’, to swear/talk-back.)
ander Given Ander - Ander - Manly, a word borrowed into Germanic names straight from Greek 'andros'.
angel-, engel-, ingel- Given *Engl[e] - Eng[e]l - English, Anglo-Saxon; or an angler; or an angle. (They all spring from a shared root meaning of ‘an angle’, as in ‘a hook’.)
anġen Given *Anyen - Angen - Ongoing, forward; or against; or to come again.
āƿa Given *Aw[a] - Aƿ[a] - Always, ever, forever.
bær Lastname Bar - Bar - Bare, naked.
bær Lastname Bar - Bar - Barley.
bār Given Bor bur Bor bur A boar, a wild swine.
beadu Given *Bad - Bad - To beat; fight.
bēag Given Bag - Bag - Bent, like a bight, bow, or ring.
beald Given Bald bald Bald bald Bold; strong; lordly; or the Bold god (Balday, Baldr).
bēan Lastname Ban - Ban - A bean, or bean-tiller.
beard Given - beard - beard A beard.
bearn Given - *barn - barn A barn, a child; newly born.
bec, bæċ Lastname Beck - Beck - A beck, beach, brook, or stream.
bēd Given *Bede *bede Bede bede To ask, bid, beseech; or a worshipping bead.
bēo Given *Bee - Bee - A bee, honey-maker; or busy.
beofer Lastname Bever - Befer - A beaver; or busy, hardworking.
beonet Lastname Bent - Bent - Bent (the strong, stiff grass).
beorg Given *Ber *bery Ber bery A barrow, berg, hill, mound.
beorht Given Bert bert Bert bert Bright, fair, beloved, shining.
beorn, bera Given Bern bern Bern bern A bear; or a strong man or woman. (The words for ‘bear’ and ‘man’ blended together in Old English names, since the OE word beorn [meaning: man] took the same shape as the Frankish word beorn [meaning: bear].)
bēt Given *Bet *bet Bet bet Better, great, good, well.
bill Given *Bill *bill Bill bill Bill-like, sharp, smart (in all meanings), an edge, a sword.
birċe Lastname Berk - Berk - A birch tree.
blæc Lastname Black - Black - Black, dark, swart; or deep; or dirty; or evil.
blīc Given *Blick - Blick - Blick, shining, beloved.
blīþ Given *Blith - Bliþ - Blithe, bliss, gladness, happiness.
bod Given *Bod *bode Bod bode To bode, tell; ask.
bord Given - bord - bord A board, shield.
bōt Given *Bot *boot Bot boot To boot, help, free; eke to.
brād Lastname Brad - Brad - Broad, wide, deep, open.
brand Given Brand brand Brand brand A brand, fire, light, or sword.
breġu Given *Brey - Brey - Strong, leaderly, shining, beloved.
brōc Lastname Brock brook Brock brook A brook, stream.
brocc Lastname Brock - Brock - A brock, or earth-dweller.
brōm Lastname Brom - Brom - Broom, sedge, underwood, a besom.
brord Given Brod *brod Brod brod A brad, spike, spear, arrow, thin blade.
brūn Given Bron *brown Bron brune Brown, dark, or a bear.
bryċġ Given Bridge - Bricg - A bridge.
bryne Given Bren - Bren - Burning, fiery, hot-blooded.
bucc Lastname Buck - Buck - A buck, a goat or hart.
burg Given Bur bury Bur bury A borough, a strong, walled town.
burne Lastname Burn burn Burn burn A burn, stream, brook, spring.
byrne Given Burn - Bern - A burne/byrnie, harweed, shield; shelter.
cæd Given *Cad - Cad - A boat, or a seaman.
cald Lastname Cald - Cald - Cold, wintry.
camb Lastname - comb - comb A comb, a hollow, or a narrow dale.
cār Given - car - car Careful, burdened, or worried.
ċead Lastname Chad - Cead - (Of unknown spring. Maybe an Old English borrowing of the Brythonic word 'kad', meaning fightlock.)
ċealc Lastname Chel - Cel - Chalk; white.
cealf Lastname Cal[f/v] - Calf[f] - A calf, a young cow.
ċēap Lastname Chap - Ceap - Cheap; a good deal; to deal in goods.
cēne Given Ken - Ken - Keen, bold, fit.
cent Lastname Kent - Kent - The land of Kent.
ċēol Given *Chel - Cel - Of a ship’s keel, a ship, or a sailor. (The hard-k in ‘keel’ was shaped by inflow from Old Norse.)
ċeorl Given *Churl *churl Cerl cerl A churl, a freeman, a bower. (A churl in olden times was an everyday free-man, above a thew, but not of high standing.) (The name was seldom borne even in Old English times. Most likely all living names with Charl- / Charles are from the French borrowing.)
ċild Given - child - cild A child, youthful.
ċirċe Lastname Church church Circ circ A church. (Kin with the Northern word 'Kirk', which was shaped by Norse inflow.)
clǣġ Lastname Clay - Clay - Clay, sticky earth.
clif Lastname Cli[f/v] cliff Clif[f] cliff A cliff, headland, or stone.
cniht Lastname Knight - Knigt - A knight, righteous fighter, or a boy.
cnof Given *Knu[f/v] - Knuf[f] - A knuff, churl, free-man, or boyish.
cōl Given Col coal Col coal Coal, dark, black, swarthy.
cote Lastname Cot - Cot - A cote, house, an abode.
cran Lastname Cran - Cran - A crane, a wading bird.
crāƿe Lastname Craw - Craƿ - A crow; black; forboding.
croft Lastname Croft croft Croft croft A croft, field, lea.
crumb Lastname Crom - Crom - Bent, hooked.
cume Lastname - combe - combe To come, happen, arise.
cūþ Given Cuth - Cuþ - Couth, well-known, or beloved. (Couth has an older meaning of ‘well-known’.)
cƿeld Given *Queld - Cƿeld - To quell, stop, kill; or death, ending; evening.
cƿēn Given Quen - Cƿen - Queenly, leaderly, or womanly, wifely. (A queen in olden times meant not only a king’s wife, but the same as ‘lady’ or ‘woman’ does today.)
cƿic Given Quick - Cƿick - Quick, lively, or speedy.
cyne Given Kin - Kin - Of the kin, theed, folk, or kingly, leaderly. (The words kin, and kind, both spring from the OE word, cynn, which meant ‘folk’ or ‘strain’. King comes from cynning [leader of the kin] and was shortened to cyne in names. These therefore often get lumped together.)
cynning Lastname King - King - See: cyne.
dæd Given *Ded - Ded - A deed, or a doer.
dæġ Given Day day Day day The day, bright, shining.
dæl Lastname Dale dale Dale dale A dale, a great dell, a hollow, land between hills.
dāl Given *Dol - Dol - To dole, split; shatter; end, quell.
deal Given Dal - Dal - Proud, a blowhard.
dell Lastname Dell dell Dell dell A dell, a small dale, a hollow, land between hills.
dene Given Dan dan Dan dan Danish.
denu Lastname - den - den A dene, dale, hollow, or a being’s den. (-den is often blended with -don, meaning a ‘down’ or ‘hill’, as in names like Snowdon/Snowden.)
dēor Given Der der Der der A roe deer, hart; any wild being; or bold. (The word ‘deer’ was once borne to mean any wild being.)
dēore Lastname Dar - Dar - Dear, beloved.
dod Given *Dod - Dod - Naked, or without.
dōm Given *Dom dom Dom dom Doom, outcome; or something foretold.
drēam Given *Dream - Dream - To dream, or happiness, or song.
drȳġe Lastname Dry - Dry - Dry.
dryht Given *Drit - Drit - A dright, a band of fighters, a folk; or a leader.
dūn Lastname Dun don Dun dun A down, dune, a hill. (The -don shape is often blended with -den, meaning a ‘dene’ or ‘hollow’, as in names like Snowdon/Snowden.)
dunn Given Dun - Dun - Dun, dark, brown, or black.
dūru Lastname Dur - Dur - A door, an opening.
ēad Given Ed - Ed - Wealth, riches, a gift, or happiness.
eald Given Al[d] - Al[d] - Old, elderly; wise, learned.
ealh Given Al[k] - Al[k] - A holyhall, shelter.
ēan Given *Ean - Ean - To yean, eke, breed, yield, or bloom.
earn Given Ern - Ern - An erne; bird; seabird; or flight.
ēast Both East - East - East, shining, the rising sun.
ēaster Given Easter - Easter - The god of yeaning, the rising sun in the East.
eċġ Given Eg - Eg - An edge, sword, or smart, sharp.
ediṡċ Lastname - dish - disc Eddish, aftermath, mown grass, or feeding grass, a meadow.
eġes Given *Eyes - Eges - Eye' (shock; fear). (Kin with 'awe', which came from Old Norse.)
eofer Lastname Ever - Efer - A boar.
eoh Given *E - E - A horse, or horse-rider.
eorcon Given *Erken - Erken - Shining, or dear, or great, or the god Tiw.
eorl Lastname Earl - Earl - An earl, a man of high standing.
eormen Given *Ermen - Ermen - Great, strong, or endless, or the god Wooden. (Armin, as found in the name Irminsul, ‘the World Tree’, was also likely a nickname for the god Wooden. The Norse name for the World Tree, Yggdrasil, comes from Ygg’s- (Wooden’s) -drasil ‘horse/hanging-tree’.)
eorp Given Erp - Erp - Swarthy, or brown.
fæġer Lastname Fair - Fair - Fair, handsome, light.
fær Given Far [f/v]are Far [f]fare To fare, wander.
fæst Given *Fast - Fast - Fast, set, strong, true.
fand Given *Fand *fand Fand fand To fand (find, look for, work at); found.
fearn Lastname Fern - Fern - A fern (the leafy wort).
feax Given - fax - fax Hair, locks.
fela Given *Fel - Fel - Fele, much, many.
feld Given Field [f/v]ield Feeld [f]feeld A field, croft, lea.
fenn Lastname Fen - Fen - A fen, a marshland.
ferhþ Given *Ferth *[f/v]erth Ferþ [f]ferþ Mind, soul, heart.
flǣd Given Fled [f/v]led Fled [f]fled Fair, pretty, beloved.
flēot Lastname Fleet - Fleet - Floating; or a fleet of ships; a harbour; a sailor.
folc Given *Folk [f/v]olk Folk [f]folk The folk, theed, one’s kinsmen.
ford Lastname Ford [f/v]ord Ford [f]ford A ford, water-faring.
franc Lastname Frank *[f/v]rank Frank [f]frank A Frank (Frenchman); a spear; or a freeman.
frēa Given *Fre *[f/v]rey Fre [f]frey A lord, or the god of yeaning Frey Ingwin.
frēo Given Free - Free - Free, frithful, or beholden to no one.
friþ Given Frith [f/v]rith Friþ [f]friþ Free, frithful; sheltered.
frōd Given *Frod - Frod - Frood, old, wise, learned.
frost Lastname Frost - Frost - Frosty, wintry; cold; white-haired.
fugol Lastname Ful - Ful - A fowl, or any bird.
full Given Ful - Ful - Full, whole.
fūs Given - *[f/v]ouse - [f]fuse Fouse, keen, bold, ready.
fyrhþ Lastname Firth [f/v]irth Firþ [f]firþ A 'firth, woodland.
gād Given Gad - Gad - A gad, a gore, a spear, or a sharp stick.
gang Given Gang gang Gang gang To go, to fare. (As in a gangway.)
gār Given Gar gar Gar gar A gore, spear; or any three-sided thing.
ġēan Given *Yen - Gen - To go; or go back again. (The 'hard g' in again was likely shaped by Norse inflow.)
ġeard Both Yard [y]ard Geard [ge]ard A yard, field, or the stakes that bind them. (‘Yard’ shares its spring with the word ‘garđr’ (which also yields English ’garth’) in ON Miđgarđr ‘Middle-Yard’ or ‘Middle-Earth’.)
ġēat Given *Yat *yat Geat [ge]at A Geat, a Goth. (The ‘hard g’ found at the start of the living English word for ‘Geat’ was shaped by inflow from Old Norse.)
ġēat [2] Lastname - *yate - [ge]ate A gate, an opening. (The ‘hard g’ found at the start of the living English word for ‘gate’ was shaped by inflow from Old Norse.)
ġeld Given *Yild *[y]eld Gild [ge]eld Golden, gilded, worthy, or yielding. (The ‘hard g’ found at the start of the living English word for gold/gild was shaped by inflow from Old Norse.)
ġeong Given *Young - Geung - Young, new, youthful.
ġifu Given - *[y]ive - [g]ife A gift. (The ‘hard g’ found at the start of the living word was shaped by inflow from Old Norse.)
ġīls Given *Yils *[y]ils Gils [g]ils See: ġīsel.
ġīsel Given *Yisel *[y]isl Gisel [y]isl A guest, or someone held in oath. (A ġīsel in Anglo-Saxon times was often a child of a king or lord held in trust against another.)
glæd Lastname Glad - Glad - Glad; shining; blessed.
god Given God - God - A god, or the God (Yahweh).
gōd Given Good good Good good Good, worthy; a gift.
gold Given Gold - Gold - Golden, gilded, worthy; yellow-haired.
græs Lastname Gres - Gres - Grass, or an open field.
grāf Lastname Graf - Graf - A grove; green; blossoming.
grim Given Grim grim Grim grim A grime (a shroud for someone’s looker), grimy (something shrouded, often with filth).
grund Lastname Gra - Gra - Ground, crushed, grit.
guma Given *Gum - Gum - A groom; a were, a man.
gūþ Given *Guth *[g]uth Guþ [g]uþ A fight, a fighter, or fightlock. (As in Guthlock.)
gȳþ Given - [g]ith - [g]iþ A fight, a fighter, or fightlock. (As in Edith.)
hād Given - *[h]ood - [h]ood A kind, a way of being (-hood).
hǣlþ Given *Hal - Hal - Healthy, whole.
hǣst Given *Hest - Hest - Anger, storm, madness.
hǣþ Given Hath [h]eath Haþ [h]eaþ A heather shrub, a heath; or wild lands.
hǣþen Lastname Heathen - Heaþen - A heathen, believer in the old gods; or wild.
hāliġ Lastname Holy - Holy - Holy, godly.
hām Lastname Ham [h]am Ham [h]am A home, an abode, homestead, or town.
hamel Lastname Hamil - Hamil - Broken, rough.
hand Given Hand *[h]and Hand [h]and Hand; strength; shelter; leadership.
hār Given Hor - Hor - Hoary (grey, old, wise; beloved).
hara Lastname Hare - Hare - A hare, coney, bunny.
hēafod Given Head [h]ead Head [h]ead Head, hair, mind, soul.
hēah Given Hey *[h]ey Heg [h]ey High, above, leaderly, beloved.
heald Given Hold [h]old Hold [h]old To hold; or friendly; or watchful.
healf Given Half - Half - Half, split.
heall Lastname Hall [h]all Hall [h]all A hall, a building, an abode.
heard Given Hard hard Hard hard Hard, strong, stern, leaderly.
heaþu Given *Hath - *Haþ - A fight, a fighter, or fightlock.
heġ Lastname Hay - Hay - Hay, grass, fodder.
helm Given Helm [h]elm Helm [h]elm Helm, shelter, shielding, harweed.
help Given *Help - Help - Help, uplifting.
heorot Lastname Hart - Hart - A hart, stag, roe deer.
heoru Given *Her - Her - A sword, an edge, or sharpness.
here Given Har *[h]er Har [h]er A here (a body of fighters).
hierde Lastname - [h]erd - [h]erd A herder, a shepherd.
hild Given Hild [h]ild Hild [h]ild A fight, hild, a fighter, or fightlock.
hlǣƿ Lastname Low low Loƿ loƿ A low (a hill).
hlūd Given *Lud - Lud - Loud (well-heard, or well-known).
hlyn Lastname Lin - Lin - A maple tree.
hol Lastname Hol - Hol - A hole, a hollow; deep.
holm Given Holm* - Holm* - A sea, the sea; a wave; a stream. (The everyday word, ‘holm’, to mean ‘island’, comes from the Norse kinword.)
horh Lastname Hor - Hor - Hore (earth, mud), filth, unclean.
hors Given *Horse - Horse -
hræfn Given Ren *ren Ren ren A raven; watchful; foreboding.
hramsan Lastname Ram - Ram - Ramsons, wild garlic.
hrēod Lastname Rid - Rid - Reed, rush (watery grass).
hrōþ Given Roth roth Roþ roþ Great, well-known, beloved.
hryċġ Lastname Ridge ridge Ricg ricg A ridge, row of hills, or a spine.
hūn Given *Hun *[h]oun Hun [h]une A young bear, or a child.
hunt Lastname Hunt - Hunt - A hunter, or hound, wolf.
hƿæt Given What - Hƿat - Quick, lively; bold.
hƿǣte Lastname Wheat - Hƿeat - Wheat; or any corn.
hƿīt Given Whit whit Hƿit hƿit White, shining, bright, fair, beloved.
hyġe Given Hy - Hy - High, thought, understanding, mindful. (As in Ođinn’s raven, ‘Huginn’.)
hyll Lastname Hill [h]ill Hill [h]ill A hill (a down, mound or barrow).
hyse Given His [h]is His [h]is A young man, a fighter.
hȳþ Given *Hy eth Hy A hithe, haven, wharf.
Given - ich - ic I, the self, awareness.
īeġ Lastname Ey ey Ey ey An island. (The ‘s’ spelling in ‘island’ was put in by writers who mistakenly likened the word to the Latin word ‘isle’.)
ing Given - ing - ing Belonging to, or a child of.
Ing(ƿine) Given Ing - Ing - The god Frey (Lord) Ingwin. Yeanful, bearing.
īren Given Iron iron Iron iron Iron, hard, strong, steadfast.
īsen Given *Isen - *Isen - See: īren. An early shape of the word ‘iron’.
lāc Given Lock lock Lock lock A godly gift, or beloved, or playful, or a deed or way of being (as in wedlock).
lāf Given La[f/v] lof Laf[f] loff Who is left, an afterbear, a follower, an erve.
land Lastname Land land Land land Land, earth; a grove; a folkdom.
lang Lastname Lang - Lang - Long, tall.
lēac Lastname Lay - Lay - A leek (the spring, greens).
lēah Lastname Le ley Le ley A lea, field.
lēo Given *Le - Le - A lion.
lēod Given *Led - Led - The lede, folk, theed; or a kinsman.
lēof Given Le leaf Le leaf Lief, beloved, dear, a leman.
lid Given *Lid lid Lid lid To lithe; a wayfarer/seafarer; or a ship or wain.
līn Lastname Lin - Lin - Linen, flax; a line.
lind Lastname Lin - Lin - A linden (lime) tree; or weak.
locc Lastname - lock - lock A lock of hair.
lufu Given - *love - luf Beloved, fair, lovely.
mǣd Lastname Med - Med - A meadow.
mæġen Given Main - Main - Main, mighty, great.
mǣr Given Mer mer Mer mer Mere (great, well-known, couth). (Not tied to the Anglo-French word ‘mere’, meaning ‘only’.)
mǣre Lastname Mar - Mar - A mark, hem, edge.
mæþel Given *Mathel - Maþel - Meetly, talkative, friendly, bringing together.
mann Given Man man Man man A man (werely or wifely); a fighter; strong.
marṡċ Lastname Mars - Mars - A marsh.
mearc Lastname Mark - Mark - A mark, hem, edge; a spot.
mearþ Given Mar - Mar - A weasel.
mere Given Mar more Mar more A mere (sea, stream, or any body of water).
mere [2] Other *Mer - Mer - A mere (wifely horse).
miht Given *Mit - Mit - Mighty, great, strong; beloved.
mild Given Mild - Mild - Mild, soft, mellow.
miriġe Lastname Merry - Merry - Merry, sweet, gladly.
mōd Given *Mod *mod Mod mod Mood, soul, mind, heart.
mōna Lastname Mon - Mon - The Moon.
mōr Given Mor - Mor - A moor, fen, marsh, swamp.
mūnd Given Mound mund Mund mund A mound, march, shelter, hand, strength.
mȳþe Lastname My - My - The mouth of a stream.
nēah Lastname - ney - ney Nigh, near; or an island.
nēoƿe Lastname New - Neƿ - New, young.
nīþ Given Nith *nithe Niþ niþe Nithe, hatred.
norþ Lastname North - Norþ - North.
nōþ Given *Noth noth Noþ noþ Bold, daring, ready.
ōht Given *Ot - Ot - Fear, foe, doom, weird.
ōra Lastname - or - or Muddy earth, an edge, or a shelf of land.
ord Given Ord - Ord - An ord, a spear-tip.
ōs Given Os - Os - One of the gods (Ese), the god Wooden, or speech. (Ese is the English kin to the Norse word Æsir. The word Os is also linked with speech (maybe through folk wordlore, thanks to Latin) and with Wooden, the god of words and wisdom.)
pīl Lastname Pil - Pil - A pile, spike, spear, arrow.
pinn Lastname Pen - Pen - A pin, something stuck out, such as a cliff or ridge.
pleġ Lastname Play - Play - Playing, quick, lively.
port Lastname - port - port A port, a haven.
rǣd Given Red red Red red Rede, reading, telling, understanding, wisdom.
rǣƿ Lastname - row - roƿ A row, string.
rāhā Lastname Ray - Ray - A roe deer.
ramm Lastname Ram - Ram - A ram, a sheep.
rand Given Rand *rand Rand rand A rand, an edge, a shield-rim.
rēad Lastname Red red Red red Red, ruddy; fiery.
reġen Given Rain - Rain - To set right; to lead; to give rede or reading.
rīċ Given Rich rich Ric ric Rich, wealthy, leaderly; a leader.
rippel Lastname Ripl - Ripl - A tree grove, small woodland.
rōse Lastname Rose - Rose - A rose blossom.
rud Lastname Rud - Rud - A rudd fish; ruddy, red.
rūh Lastname Row - Rug - Rough, furrowed.
rūn Given *Roun roun Rune rune Rouns, the unknown, riddle, understanding. (The rouns, or ‘runes’, were seemingly otherwordly markings that came to the English before the Latin staffrow. Roun means ‘something hidden’.)
ryġe Lastname Ry- - Ry- - Rye corn/grass.
ryṡċ Lastname Rush - Rusc - Rush (marsh-grass).
Given Sea sea Sea sea The sea, or any body of water.
sǣte Lastname - set - set A settle, a seat; a house, home, abode, or any settled land. (See also: setl.)
sām Given Sam - Sam - Half, split.
sand Lastname Sand sand Sand sand Sand, grit.
ṡċeaft Given Shaft - Scaft - A shaft, spear; something made; or something to make with.
ṡċeaga Lastname - shaw - scaƿ Shaw, thicket.
ṡċealc Given Shalk -shalk Scalk scalk A shalk, man, fellow, helper, sailor, fighter. (A shalk in olden times could be a bondman or a man of low standing who might work or go to fight.)
ṡċēap Lastname Shep - Scep - Sheep, lamb; shy; weak.
ṡċeran Lastname Sher - Scer - To sheer, cut.
ṡċio Given - shoe - scoe A shoe, clothing, sheath.
ṡċīr Given Sher - Scer - Sheer, shining, bright, fair, white, beloved.
ṡċylf Lastname Shel - Scel - A shelf, slope, floor.
sealh Lastname Sel - Sel - A sallow (willow tree); yellow; sickly.
seax Given Sax sex Sax sex A sax knife, sword, or a Saxon.
sele Given Sel - Sel - A great hall or house.
seolh Lastname Sel - Sel - A seal (the living being of land and sea).
setl Lastname - set - set A settle, a seat; a house, home, abode, or any settled land. (See also: sǣte.)
sīde Given Sid - Sid - Side, edge, long, wide.
siġe Given Si sey Si sey Sey, winning, shining.
sīþ Given *Sith *sithe Siþ siþe Wayfaring, outing, wandering.
smēþe Lastname Smed - Smed - Smooth, calm, mindful.
smiþ Lastname Smith smith Smiþ smiþ A smith, craftsman.
snāƿ Lastname Snow - Snoƿ - Snow, white, fair, or cold, wintry.
sōt Given *Sot - Sot - Soot, swarthy.
stæf Given Sta[f/v] staff Staf[f] staff A staff (a stick, rod, pole; a straight line, bookstaff).
stān Given Stan stan Stan stan A stone; hard, strong, steadfast.
stede Lastname Stead stead Stead stead A stead (settled land, such as an abode, town); steadfast.
stī Lastname Ste - Ste - A sty (house, hall). (As in a pig sty, or a steward.)
stīrc Lastname Strick - Strick - A stirk (steer, bull).
stocc Lastname Stock stock Stock stock A stock, tree stump, or stead.
stōƿ Lastname - stow - stoƿ A spot to stow something; a stead.
strǣt Lastname Strat - Strat - A street, road, way.
sumer Given Summer - Summer - Summer, warm, sunny.
sunne Lastname Sun - Sun - The sun; bright, shining.
sunu Given - son - sun A son of.
sūþ Lastname South - Suþ - South.
sƿan Lastname Swan - Sƿan - A swan.
sƿefn Given Swe[f/v] - Sƿef[f] - Asweve (asleep, dead).
sƿīn Lastname Swin - Sƿin - A swine, pig, boar.
sƿīþ Given *Swith *swith Sƿiþ sƿiþ Swithe (true, strong), healthy.
þanc Given Thank thank Þank þank To think, thoughtful, thankful, mindful, smart.
þeġn Given Thane thane Þane þane A thane, leader, fighter, man. (A thane in Anglo-Saxon times was a free man of high standing. He was often a leader of fighting men.)
þēod Given *Thed - Þed - The theed, folk, lede, kinsmen, homeland.
þēoƿ Given Thew *thew Þeƿ þeƿ A thew, worker, helper, bondman. (A thew in Anglo-Saxon times was a lowly working bondman, owned by another man.)
þing Given Thing - Þing - A thing, being, self, or deed, or meeting (as in, ‘a moot’ is akin to ‘the thing’).
þorn Lastname Thorn - Þorn - A thorn, spiked bush, or rough.
þorp Lastname Thorp thorp Þorp þorp A thorp, town, or throng; one who brings together.
þrīst Given - *thrist - þrist Bold, daring.
þrȳþ Given *Thrith thrith Þriþ þriþ Thrith, strength, the god and daughter of the Thunder god. (Thrith in Germanic folklore is a god born from the god of Thunder [Thor] and his wife, Sib [Sif].)
þuner Given Thunder - Þunder - The weather, thunder; or the god of Thunder (Thor) and the working man.
tīd Given *Tid - Tid - Tide, time, happening.
til Given Til - Til - Tilled, good, fit. (As in, tilled earth is ready to seed.)
Tīƿ Given Tue - Teƿ - Shining, beloved, great, the one-handed god, Tue/Tew. (‘Tue/Tew’ comes from a word meaning ‘shining one’, springing from the same word as deity, Deus and Zeus.)
torht Given *Tort - Tort - Bright, shining, beloved, watchful.
trēoƿ Lastname Trow - Troƿ - A tree, tall, strong.
trīeƿe Lastname Given Given Treƿ treƿ True , trustworthy, troth.
trym Given Trim - Trim - Trim, fit, strong, sound.
tūn Both *Tun ton Tun[e] tun A town, an abode, or a yard. (‘Town’ in some stow-names; but likely shortened to ‘Tun’ in given names.)
tƿīġe Lastname Twy - Tƿy - Twice, two, a twin.
ūht Given *Ut *out Ute ute Dawn, dusk, twilight, daybreak.
upp Lastname Up - Up - Up, above.
ƿacu Given Wake *waker Ƿake waker Awake, watchful, lively.
ƿad Lastname Wad - Ƿad - To wade, wayfare, or water, or the god Wade.
ƿād Lastname Od - Od - Woad, blue.
ƿæl Given *Wal - Ƿal - Death, slaughter. (‘Wal’ is found in words such as Wooden’s Walhall ‘hall of the slain’ and Walkyries ‘choosers of the slain’.
ƿæter Lastname Water water Ƿater ƿater Water, sea, steam, flow.
ƿald Lastname Wald [w]ald Ƿald [ƿ]ald A wold (woodland).
ƿand Given *Wand - Ƿand - To wander, wayfare, or wend (go; shift).
ƿaru Given War *[w]are Ƿar [ƿ]are Aware, watchful, wise.
ƿealc Lastname Walk - Ƿalk - To walk, tread, step, fare.
ƿeald Given Wald [w]ald Ƿald [ƿ]ald Wielding, strength, leadership, lordly.
ƿealh Given Wel *[w]el Ƿel [ƿ]el Welsh, an outsider, or bondman. (Welsh was a word once borne for any un-Germanic outsider, not only the Welsh folkdom of today. It was often borne in a way of ill-will.)
ƿeard Given Ward [w]ard Ƿard [ƿ]ard A ward, watchman, keeper, leader, lord, or strong.
ƿeġ Given Way [w]ay Ƿay [ƿ]ay A way, road, or to wayfare, wander.
ƿel Lastname Wel - Ƿel - Well, good, fit, strong.
ƿeliġ Lastname Wil - Ƿil - A willow tree; tall; strong.
ƿēoh Given *Wee - Ƿee - Blessed, hallowed, the soul. (One of the three shapes that make up the All-father: Wood (see Wod-), Will (see Wil-) and Wee. As in Ođinn, Vili & .)
ƿer Lastname War - Ƿar - A weir (dam).
ƿest Lastname West - Ƿest - West; the setting sun.
ƿiċ Lastname Wick [w]ick Ƿick [ƿ]ick A wick, town, abode, homestead; or haven, bay.
ƿīd Given Wid [w]ide Ƿid [ƿ]ide Wide, far.
ƿīf Given - *[w]ife - [ƿ]ife Wife, woman, lady. (A wife in olden times meant the same as ‘woman’ or ‘lady’ does today. ‘Woman’ is a shortening of ‘wife-man’, where ‘man’ means our kind as a whole, and our other half is a ‘weapon-man’ or ‘were-man’.)
ƿīġ Given Wy [w]y Ƿy [ƿ]y A fight, a fighter; or fightlock, wye.
ƿiht Given *Wit [w]ight Ƿit [ƿ]igt A wight, an elf; ghost; a man; or any living being.
ƿilde Given Wild [w]ild Ƿild [ƿ]ild Wild, free, carefree, unbroken.
ƿill Given Wil - Ƿil - Will (to wish, to yearn). (One of the three shapes that make up the All-father: Wood (see Wod-), Will and Wee (see Wee-). As in Ođinn, Vili & Vē.)
ƿille Lastname Wel - Ƿel - A well, spring, or stream.
ƿine Given Win [w]in Ƿin [ƿ]in Winner, friendly, or work, or wishfulness, or gladness. (Blended with the womanly OE word ‘wynn’. ‘Win’ springs from an old word which split into sundry meanings, the main being ‘to wish’.) See also: wynn.
ƿinter Lastname Went - Ƿent - Winter, cold, dark.
ƿīs Given - *[w]ise - [ƿ]ise Wise, smart, or a way of being.
ƿit Given Wit wit Ƿit [ƿ]it Witty, smart; or wide, far.
ƿiþig Lastname Wi[n] - Ƿi[n] - A withy (a willow-tree).
ƿōd Given *Wod - Ƿod - Wood (madness, insight); song; the god Wooden. (‘Wood’, meaning ‘madness’ or ‘insight’, springs from the like word as the name of the god Wooden/Ođinn. One of the three shapes that make up the All-father: Wood, Will (see Wil-) and Wee (see Wee-). As in Ođinn, Vili & Vē.)
ƿorþ Lastname - [w]orth - [ƿ]orþ A yard, tilled land, homestead.
ƿudu Both Wood [w]ood Ƿood [ƿ]ood Wood, tree; woods, woodland.
ƿulf Given Wol[f/v] [w]olf Ƿolf[f] [ƿ]olf A wolf, hound; or a hunter.
ƿynn Given Win [w]in Ƿin [ƿ]in See: wine.

Groundwork

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Welsh Names

English names of Welsh, or, ‘Insular Celtic’ spring, which were found in Old English.

English Anglish Kind Forebear Whence Background
Arthur Arþur Arþur Living Borne by a great English king in the 500s and 600s. A compound of ‘arth’ (bear) and ‘ur’ (man).
Cadmon Cadmun Cædmon Quickened Borne by Saint Cadmon, a 7th century Anglo-Saxon poet.
Cherdich Cerdic Ċerdiċ Quickened Borne by the founder of the Kingdom of Wessex, in the 500s. Was brought back by Sir Walter Scott for the player in his book Ivanhoe, as ‘Cedric’, with a metathesis of the ‘r’.
Lincoln Lincoln Lindcylene Living From a Latinised name for what was likely an Old Welsh word for ‘lake’. Borne by American leader and winner of the American civil war, Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).
Lindsey Lindsey Lindesīġe Living Also spelled: ‘Lindsay’. From the Latin-Welsh town of Lincoln, with the Old English word for island, ‘-eġ’. ‘Lincoln's Island’. See also: Lincoln.

Greek & Latin Names

This list takes many names found in Leeden and Old Greek, borrows them into OE, and molds them down into NE. It includes names that actually went through this process (Petrus → Peter), and names that had this process applied to them (Theodorus → Thedder).

English Anglish Kind Forebear Kin Background
Aderen Aderen Hadriānus Adrian, Hadrian
Agust Agust Augustus August, Augustus Found in OE. Borne by the first Roomanish coaser, Caesar Augustus (63BC–AD14).
Akle Akel Achillēs, Ἀχιλλεύς (Akhilleús) Achilles Borne by a Greek hero in the tale of the Trojan War.
Alxender Alxender Alexander, Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros) Alex, Alexander, Alistair, Lex, Sasha Said as: Awksender. Borne by Greek hero of legend, Alexander the Great (356BC–323BC). Also borne by American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton (about 1756–1804).
Ander Ander Andreās, Ἀνδρέας (Andréas) Andre, Andres, Andrew, Andy, Drew Meaning: manly.
Anstasy Anstasy Anastasia, Ἀναστασία (Anastasía) Anastasia, Stacy Borne by the Christian Holy.
Antony Antony Antōnius, Ἄντωνιος (Ántōnios) Anthony, Tony Borne by the Roomanish hartow Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius), backer of Julius Caesar and member of the Second Triumvirate. Also borne by Hallow Anthony the Great, of the 300s.
Appy Appy Appius ♂, Appia ♀ Appio Rhymes with: ‘happy’.
Artery Artery Artorius Artorius Borne by Roomanish hartow Lucius Artorius Castus. Not kin with the word for an edder, which comes from French.
Asey Asey Ā̆sia, Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā) Asia Rhymes with: ‘crazy’. Found in OE. Borne by the continent.
Ayax Ayax Aiāx, Αἴας (Aiāx) Ajax Borne by a Greek hero in the tale of the Trojan War.
Beatrix Beatrix Beātrīx Beatrice, Beatrix Said with a short E. From a Leeden word meaning: blessing.
Bendict Bendict Benedīctus Benedict, Bennett, Benito, Benoit From the Leeden word ‘benedīcō’, meaning: well-said. Borne by the Christian Holy.
Britny Britny Brittānia, Βρεττανία (Brettanía) Brittany Borne by both the British Isles, and the land in France.
Cal Cal Caelus Caelus Borne by the Roomanish god of the heavens. See also: Ouren.
Carel Carel Carolus ♂, Carola ♀ Carl, Carol, Caroline, Charlotte, Charles See also: Churl.
Cathren Caþren Catharīna, Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterínē) Catherine, Catrina, Karen, Kat, Trina Borne by the Christian Holy, as well as Russian coasern, Catherine II (1729–1796).
Chester Cester castra Chet From a lastname that began as a town name found all over Great Britain and made its way into Old English from the Leeden word for an army camp, ‘Castra’, which became OE ‘Ċeaster’.
Christen Cristen Christiānus, Χρῑστιᾱνός (Khrīstiānós) Chris, Christian, Kris From the followers of Christianity. The Anglish spelling died out in the 1500s, having being upset by the spelling ‘Christian’.
Christover Cristofer Chrīstophorus, Χρῑστόφορος (Khrīstóphoros) Chris, Christopher, Topher Meaning: Christ-bearing. Borne by Italian wayfinder, Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).
Clepter Clepter Cleopatra, Κλεοπάτρα (Kleopátra) Cleopater, Cleopatra A compound of ‘kléos’ (glory) and ‘patḗr’ (father), meaning: glory to your father. Borne by the last queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII (69BC–30BC).
Cloddy Cloddy Claudius ♂, Claudia ♀ Claude Borne by a Roomanish coaser.
Confouchy Confucy Cōnfūcius, 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) Confucius Borne by a Chinese philosopher in the 500s and 400s, both BC, of whom Confucianism was named after.
Constenten Constenten Cōnstantīnus, Κωνστᾰντῖνος (Kōnstantînos) Constantine, Constance, Connie Borne by the Roomanish coaser, Constantine I (272–337).
Culver Culfer Columbus, Kόλυμβος (Κólumbos) Calum, Colm, Colombia, Columbus, Columbia From an Ancient Greek word meaning: a dove. Borne by Italian wayfinder, Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).
Deachom Deaceom Decimus ♂, Decima ♀ Kin with the number ‘ten’.
Denizzy Denisy Dionȳsius, Διονύσιος (Dionúsios) Dennis, Dionysius Borne by the Christian Holy.
Domnix Domnix Dominicus Dominic, Dominick, Domingo Borne by the Christian Holy.
Eyny Eyny Eugenius, Εὐγένιος (Eugénios) Eugene, Gene, Yevgeny Meaning: well-born.
Falenten Falenten Valentinus Valentine Borne by the Christian Holy, who gave rise to the holiday of love.
Fen Fen Venus Venus Borne by the Roomanish gidden of love, and by the tungle.
Fenix Fenix phoenīx, φοῖνιξ (phoînix) Phoenix From the word for the rowny firebird. Said with a short E.
Fernick Fernick Veronīca, Βερενίκη (Bereníkē) Bernice, Veronica
Fettory Fettory Victōria Victoria, Victory Also can be found as the werely name: Fettor. From the Leeden word ‘victōria’, meaning: to win. Borne by the British Queen, Victoria (1819–1901).
Filp Filp Philippus, Φίλιππος (Philippos) Filippo, Phil, Philip, Philippe Can also be spelled: Felp. A compound of ‘philos’ (love) and ‘hippos’ (horse), meaning: a lover of horses. Spread by early Christians, and brought back in the 1800s.
Finchenty Fincenty Vincentius Vince, Vincent, Vinny From the Leeden word ‘vincēns’, meaning: to overcome. Borne by some hallows, and Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890).
Fosfor Fosfor Phōsphorus, Φωσφόρος (Phōsphóros) Phosphorus Borne by the devil himself. Originally meaning ‘light-bringer’. See also: Louchiver.
Franchisk Francisk Franciscus Francis, Francisco, Frank, Franz From a lastname for someone from France. Borne by the Christian Holy, as well as the wielding pope (1936 onwards). See also: Frank.
Gay Gay Gāius ♂, Gāia ♀ Gaia From the Leeden shape of the Greek word for the Earth and the gidden thereof. Not kin with the word ‘gay’, which comes from the Normans.
Glorry Glorry Glōria Gloria
Gnea Gnea Gnæus ♂, Gnæa ♀ From the Leeden word ‘naevus’, meaning: birthmark.
Goddy Goddy Gaudia Joy From a Leeden word meaning: glee.
Goulem Gullem Gulielmus Guillaume, William See also: Willem.
Grassy Grassy Grātia Grace A puritanical Christian name. From a Leeden word meaning: kindness. Not kin with the inborn word, but would likely merge with it.
Grayery Grayery Grēgorius, Γρηγόριος (Grēgórios) Greg, Gregory Borne by the Christian Holy.
Harmny Harmny harmonia, ἁρμονία (harmonía) Harmony From a Greek word meaning: heartful.
Herkle Herkel Herculēs, Ἡρακλῆς (Hēraklês) Hercules, Heracles Borne by the Greek hero of legend.
Hilary Hilary Hilarius ♂, Hilaria ♀ Hillary From the Leeden word ‘hilaris’, meaning: cheerful.
Hirnon Hirnon Hierōnymus, Ἱερώνυμος (Hierṓnumos) Jerome Borne by the Christian Holy.
Honry Honry Honorius ♂, Honoria ♀ Honor, Honour From a Leeden word meaning: honorable.
Icker Icker Īcarus, Ἴκαρος (Íkaros) Icarus Borne by the angel who flew too close to the sun.
Kinthy Kinþy Cynthia, Κυνθία (Kunthía) Cynthia
Kirel Kirel Cȳrillus, Κῡ́ρῐλλος (Kū́rillos) Cyril Rhymes with: ‘spiral’. Borne by the Christian Holy, who gave rise to what would become the Cyrillic alphabet.
Kirp Kirp Cyprus, Κύπρος (Kúpros) Cyprus A name used in the Bible. Also given to the island. Kin with the word: copper.
Libbert Libbert Libertas Liberty From the Leeden word for freedom and the gidden thereof.
Louchiver Lucifer Lūcifer Lucifer Borne by the devil himself. Originally meaning ‘light-bringer’. See also: Fosforse.
Louchy Lucy Lūcius ♂, Lūcia ♀ Lucy From the Leeden word ‘lūx’, which means and is kin with: light.
Loun Lune Lūna Luna From the Leeden word for the Moon and the gidden thereof.
Louk Luke Lūcās, Λουκᾶς (Loukâs) Luca, Lucas, Luke Meaning: from Lucania, Italy. Borne by the Christian Holy, after whom a book of the Bible is named.
Ludvix Ludfix Lūdovīcus Ludovic, Ludwig See also: Ludwy.
Mark Mark Mārcus Marcellus, Marco, Marcus, Martin Borne by the Christian Holy, after whom a book of the Bible is named. The element 'Mark' found in English lastnames such as Markham is unrelated and comes from the Old English word ‘mierċe’, meaning a border/edge, as in the land of Mercia — the historical Borderlands between England and Wales, and The Mark from Tolkien's writings.
Maughmet Maugmet Mahometus, مُحَمَّد‎ (muḥammad) Mahomed, Mahommed, Mehemet, Mohamad, Muhammad Borne by the founder of Islam, Muhammad (around 570–632)
Maxom Maxom Maximus Max Borne by a Roomanish coaser.
Meldy Meldy Melōdia, Μελῳδίᾱ (Melōidíā) Melodie, Melody From a Greek word meaning: song.
Merkery Merkery Mercurius Mercury Borne by the Roomanish god of swiftness, and by the tungle.
Moarse Moarse Mārs Mars Borne by the Roomanish god of war, and by the tungle.
Mony Mony Mānius ♂, Mānia ♀ From the Leeden word ‘mānis’, meaning: good.
Nearon Nearon Nerō Nero Borne by a Roomanish coaser.
Nepton Neptun Neptūnus Neptune Rhymes with: ‘happy’.
Nickle Nickel Nīcolāus, Νικόλαος (Nikólaos) Claus, Nicholas, Nick A compound of ‘nike’ (winning) and ‘laos’ (folk), meaning: a win for the folk. Borne by the Hallow Nicholas of Myra, an early bishop of Christianity, who gave rise to Santa Claus of European folklore.
Noony Noony Nōnius ♂, Nōnia ♀ Kin with the number ‘nine’.
Numbry Numbry Numerius ♂, Numeria ♀ Named after the Roomanish gidden of childbirth.
Octovy Octofy Octāvius ♂, Octāvia ♀ Octavius Kin with the number ‘eight’.
Odes Odes Odysseus, Ὀδυσσεύς (Odusseús) Odysseus Borne by a Greek hero in the tale of the Trojan War. See also: Owliss.
Ool Ool Aulus ♂, Aula ♀
Otton Otton Autumnus Autumn From the everyday Leeden word for the season, often given to someone born in the season of fall.
Ouren Uren Ūranus Uranus, Οὐρανός (Ouranós) From the Leeden shape of the Greek word for the god of the heavens. See also: Plout.
Ork Ork Orcus Borne by the Roomanish god of the underworld. See also: Plout.
Orrely Orrely Aurelianus Aurelian Borne by a Roomanish coaser.
Owliss Uliss Ulyssēs, Ὀδυσσεύς (Odusseús) Odysseus, Ulysses, Ulixes Borne by American hartow and leader, Ulysses S Grant (1822–1885). See also: Odes.
Patrissy Patrissy Patricius Paddy, Patrick Borne by the Christian Holy, whom is the patron saint of Ireland.
Penolp Penolp Pēnelopē, Πηνελόπη (Pēnelópē) Penelope, Penny From an Greek word meaning: duck.
Peter Peter Petrus, Πέτρος (Pétros) Pedro, Pierre From the Ancient Greek word ‘πέτρος’ (‘pétros’), meaning: rock. Borne by an apostle and a few coasers of Russia. Found in OE.
Poubly Pubely Pūblius ♂, Pūblia ♀ From the Leeden word ‘populus’, meaning: a nation.
Pool Pool Paulus Pablo, Paul From the Leeden word ‘paulus’, meaning: small. Borne by a leader of the early Christian church. Not kin with the inborn word, but would likely merge with it.
Prime Prime Prīmus ♂, Prīma ♀ From a Leeden word meaning: first. This, along with the other number names, were often used in Room for families with many children. I.E. the first child would be named Prīmus, the second Secundus, and so on.
Plout Plute Plūtō, Πλούτων (Ploútōn) Pluto From the Leeden shape of the Greek word for the god of the underworld. Borne by the tungle. See also: Ork.
Ploutraugh Plutraug Plūtarchus, Πλούτᾰρχος (Ploútarkhos) Plutarch Borne by a Greek historian.
Quart Cƿart Quārtus ♂, Quārta ♀ Kin with the number ‘four’.
Quint Cƿint Quintus ♂, Quinta ♀ Quentin Rhymes with: ‘pint’. Kin with the number ‘five’.
Rooman Rooman Rōmānus Roman, Romano From a lastname for someone from Room.
Roxen Roxen Roxana, Ῥωξᾱ́νη (Rhōxā́nē) Roxanne, Roxy Borne by the wife of Alexander the Great. In the end, from a Persian word meaning: bright star.
Ruf Ruf Rūfus, Ῥοῦφος (Rhoûphos) Rufus From a Leeden word meaning: red.
Saffer Saffer sapphīrus, σάπφειρος (sáppheiros) Sapphira, Sapphire From a Greek word for the precious stone.
Sappy Sappy Sapius Sage Rhymes with: ‘happy’. From the Leeden word ‘sapere’, meaning: wise.
Sattern Sattern Sāturnus Saturn Borne by the Roomanish god of farming, and by the tungle.
Seacond Seacund Secundus ♂, Secunda ♀ Appio From a Leeden word kin with and meaning: second.
Septem Septem Septimus ♂, Septima ♀ Kin with the number ‘seven’.
Sevten Seften Sebastiānus, Σεβαστός (Sebastós) Baasti, Bastian, Seb, Sebastian Borne by the Christian Holy.
Servy Serfy Servius ♂, Servia ♀ From a Leeden word meaning: to keep.
Sext Sext Sextus ♂, Sexta ♀ Kin with the number ‘six’.
Sool Sool Sōl Sol From the Leeden word for the Sun and the gidden thereof. Kin with OE ‘sōl’, which also meant the Sun; both words come from the same PIE word, in the end.
Spoory Spoory Spurius ♂, Spuria ♀ From the Leeden word ‘spurius’, meaning: bastard.
Steven Stefen Stephanus, Στέφανος (Stéphanos) Stefan, Steve, Stephen Said with a short E. From a Greek word meaning: crown. Borne by the Christian Holy. Also borne by American chapman, Steve Jobs (1955–2011)
Tarsy Tarsy Tertius ♂, Tertia ♀ From a Leeden word meaning and kin with: third.
Ter Ter Terra Terra From the Leeden word for the Earth and the gidden thereof.
Thedder Þedder Theodorus, Θεόδωρος (Theódōros) Ted, Teddy, Theodore Borne by a hallow, pope, sere coasers, and so on. A compound of ‘theos’ (god) and ‘doron’ (gift), meaning: a gift of God.
Thevny Þefny Theophania, θεόφαίνω (Theóphaínō) Tiffany A name first commonly given to children born at Epiphany.
Tibry Tibry Tiberius ♂, Tiberia ♀ From the Tiber river.
Timothy Timoþy Tīmotheus, Τῑμόθεος (Tīmótheos) Tim, Timmy Borne by the Christian Holy. A compound of ‘timao’ (I honor) and ‘theos’ (god), meaning: I honor God.
Tit Tit Titus ♂, Tita ♀ Tito, Titus From a Leeden name meaning ‘strong’. Not kin with the word for a breast, which is inborn.
Trayan Trayan Trāiānus Trajan Borne by a Roomanish coaser.
Yason Yason Iāsōn, Ἰάσων (Iason) Giasone, Jason From a Greek word meaning: healer. Borne by the leader of the Argonauts in the Greek epic. As a Christian name, from the New Testament, it may instead come from a shape of the Hebrew name Yehoshu'a (Joshua).
Yerman German Germānus Germain, Jermaine Either from the Leeden name ‘Germānus’, meaning: a German; or, from the Leeden word ‘germānus’, meaning: a brother. Both terms are unrelated.
Yorry Georry Geōrgius, Γεώργῐος (Geṓrgios) George, Giorgio, Jörgen, Yorick From the Greek word ‘γεωργός’ (‘geōrgós’), meaning: earth-worker. Borne by the Christian Holy, several kings of the UK, and the first president of the US.
Yuly Yuly Iūlius Jill, Julian, Julius, July Borne by Roomanish hartow and dictator, Julius Caesar (100BC–44BC).
Yupter Yupter Iūpiter Jove, Jupiter Borne by the Roomanish god of thunder, and by the tungle.
Yusten Yusten Iūstīnus, Ἰουστῖνος (Ioustînos) Justin Borne by a coaser of Eastern Room, a few Christian Holys, and Canadian singer Justin Bieber (1994 onwards).

Aramaic & Hebrew Names

This lists takes many names found in Aramaic and Hebrew, and Anglicizes them, using Old Greek and Leeden as middlemen. It includes names that actually went through this process (Miryām → Maria → Mary), and names that had this process applied to them (Elisheva → Elisabeth → Elsbit).

English Anglish Kind Forebear Kin Background
Aberham Aberham Ābrahām, Ἀβρᾱᾱ́μ (Abrāā́m), אַבְרָהָם‎ ('aḇrāhām) Abe, Abraham, Abram, Ibrahim Borne by the highfather of many beliefs, as well as American leader, Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).
Adam Adam Adamus, Ἄδαμος (Ádamos) (Aarṓn), אָדָם‎ (adam) Found in OE. Borne by the first were, as told by Christianity.
Ann Ann Anna, Ἄννα (Ánna), חַנָּה‎ (ḥannâ) Anna, Annie, Anne, Hannah, Nancy, Nanny Borne by the Christian Holy, and by the first queen of the United Kingdom, Anne (1665–1714).
Anny Anny Ananiās, Ἀνανίας (Ananías), חֲנַנְיָה‎ (khananyá) Anania, Ananias, Hananiah
Bartlemy Bartelmy Bartholomaeus, Βαρθολομαῖος (Bartholomaîos), בר תלמי‎ (bar tolmai) Bart, Bartholomew Borne by the Christian Holy.
Benmen Benmen ‎♂ Beniamin, Βενιαμίν (Beniamín), בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) Ben, Benjamin, Benny Borne by the Christian Holy, as well as American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).
Danel Danel Daniēl, Δᾱνῑήλ (Dānīḗl), דָּנִיֵּאל‎ (daniyél) Dan, Daniel, Danny Rhymes with: ‘anal’.
Dawd Daƿd Dāvīd, Δαυίδ (Dauíd), דָּוִד‎ (davíd) Dave, David Found in OE. Borne by a Jewish king, and a Welsh Hallow.
Eely Eely Ēliās, Ἠλίας (Ēlías), אליהו‎ (Eliyahu) Elias, Elijah
Elsbit Elsbit Elisabeth, Ἐλισάβετ (Elisábet), אלישבע‎ (Elisheva) Bessie, Beth, Betty, Elizabeth, Elise, Ellie, Elsa, Isabel, Isabella, Lily, Lisa, Liz, Lizbeth Borne by the Christian Holy, and by the 12th queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II (1926–2022).
Ewe Eƿe Eva, Εὔα (Eúa), חַוָּה‎ (ḥawwā) Eva, Eve Found in OE. Borne by the first wife, as told by Christianity.
Gabrel Gabrel Gabriēl, Γαβρῑήλ (Gabrīḗl), גַּבְרִיאֵל (gaḇrīʾḗl) Gabriel, Gabe
Ismel Ismel Ismāhēl, Ἰσμαήλ (Ismaḗl), יִשְׁמָעֵאל‎ (yishma'él) Ishmael, Ismahel
Isick Isick Isaac, Ἰσαάκ (Isaák), יצחק‎ (Yiṣḥāq) Isaac, Issac Borne by English scientist, Isaac Newton (1642–1727).
Latser Latser Lāzārus, Λᾱ́ζᾱρος (Lā́zāros), אֶלְעָזָר‎ ('El'azár) Eleazar, Lazar, Lazarus Borne by several figures in the Bible.
Emmannel Emmannel Emmanūēl, Εμμανουήλ (Emmanouíl), עִמָּנוּאֵל (ʿimanuʾél) Immanuel, Emmanuel, Emanuel, Manuel
Mardew Mardeƿ Mardocheus, Μαρδοχαῖος (Mardokhaîos), מָרְדֳּכַי‎ (mordechái) Mordecai, Mordechai
Marth Marþe Martha, Μάρθα (Mártha), (martā) Marfa, Martha Borne by the Christian Holy.
Mary Mary Maria, Μαρία (María), מִרְיָם‎ (miryām) Maria, Mario, Moira, Molly Found in OE. Borne by the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.
Matty Matty Matthaeus, Ματθαῖος (Matthaîos), מַתִּתְיָהוּ‎ (mattiṯyāhū) Mateo, Matt, Matthew Borne by an apostle.
Mickle Mickel Michahēl, Μιχαήλ (Mikhaḗl), מִיכָאֵל‎ (mîḵāʾēl) Mick, Michael, Mike, Mikhail Can also be spelled: Mickoughal (Anglish Spelling: Mickugal). Found in OE. Borne by the archangel, and by American popstar Michael Jackson (1958–2009).
Orne Orne Aaron, Ἀαρών (Aarṓn), אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon) Aaron, Harun Can also be spelled: Oren. Borne by the Christian Holy.
Raffle Raffel Raphahēl, Ῥαφαήλ (Rhaphaḗl), רָפָאֵל (rāfāʾēl) Raphael, Raphaël Can also be spelled: Raffoughal (Anglish Spelling: Raffugal).
Rebeck Rebeck Rebecca, Ῥεβέκκα (Rhebékka), רִבְקָה‎ (Rivka) Rebecca, Rebekah
Ruth Ruþ Ruth, Ῥούθ (Rhoúth), רְעוּת (re'ut)‎ - Borne by the Christian Holy, after whom a book of the Bible is named. Not kin with the inborn word. Borne by American baseball player, Babe Ruth (1895–1948). Not kin with the name ‘Rutherford’.
Sackry Sackry Zachariās, Ζαχαρίας (Zakharías), זְכַרְיָה‎ (Zəḵaryā) Zach, Zachariah, Zachary, Zechariah Borne by the Christian Holy, after whom a book of the Bible is named.
Samble Sambel Samūēl, Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), שְׁמוּאֵל‎ (šəmûʾēl) Sam, Sammy, Samuel Borne by the Christian Holy, of whom two books of the Bible were named. Also borne by American playman, Samuel L. Jackson (1948 onwards).
Sar Sar Sāra, Σᾱ́ρᾱ (Sā́rā), שָׂרָה‎ (Śārāh) Sarah
Saten Saten Satanās, Σατανᾶς (Satanâs), שָׂטָן‎ (śāṭān) Satan Borne by the devil himself.
Sawl Saƿl Saūl, Σαούλ (Saoúl), שָׁאוּל‎ (shaúl) Saul, Silas Borne by the player Saul Goodman in the 2000s TV show Better Call Saul.
Simen Simen Simeōn, Σῠμεών (Sumeṓn) שִׁמְעוֹן‎ (šimʿōn) Simeon, Simon Borne by the Christian Holy. Not kin with the German name ‘Siegmund’.
Solmon Solmon Solomōn, Σολομών (Solomṓn), שְׁלֹמֹה‎ (šĕlōmōʰ) Solomon, Shlomo, Suleiman Said with a short O. Borne by a wise king of Israel in the 900s, BC. Also borne by the Turkish sultan, Suleiman I (1494–1566).
Susan Susan Susanna, Σουσάννα (Sousánna) שׁוֹשַׁנָּה‎ (šōšannā) Susan, Sukey, Susie
Thaddy Þaddy Thaddaeus, Θαδδαῖος (Thaddaîos), תַדַּי‎ (Ṯaday) Thaddeus Borne by an apostle.
Thoom Þoom Thōmās, Θωμᾶς (Thōmâs), תאומא‎ (Thomas) Thomas, Tom, Tomas, Tommy Borne by the Christian Holy.
Tovey Tofey Tobīās, Τοβίας (Tobías), טוֹבִיָּה‎ (toviyá) Tobias, Toby Borne by the Christian Holy, after whom a book of the Bible is named. Also borne by American gamemaker, Toby Fox (1991 onwards).
Yacom Yacom Iācōmus, Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), יַעֲקֹב‎ (ya‘ăqṓḇ) James, Jim, Jimmy See also: Yacov.
Yacov Yacof Iācōbus, Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), יַעֲקֹב‎ (ya‘ăqṓḇ) Jacob, Jacques, Jake, James, Jay See also: Yacom.
Yermy Yermy Iēremīas, Ἰερεμίας (Ieremías), יִרְמְיָה‎ (yirm'yá) Jeremiah, Jeremy Borne by the Christian Holy, after whom a book of the Bible is named. Also borne by American funnyman, Jeremy Elbertson (1985 onwards).
Yesow Yesu Iēsūs, Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), יֵשׁוּעַ‎ (yēšū́aʿ) Jeshua, Jesus, Josh, Joshua Borne by the one, the only, Jesus of Nazareth (about 4BC–AD33).
Yon Yon Iōannēs, Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), יוֹחָנָן‎ (Jōħānān) Evan, Giovanni, Hans, Ian, Ivan, Jean, Joan, Johan, Johanna, John, Juan, Sean Borne by the Christian Holy. A very well-used name, with many varients.
Yonthen Yonþen Ionathān, Ἰωνάθαν (Iōnáthan), יְהוֹנָתָן‎ (yehonatán) Jon, Jonathan
Youd Yude Iūdās, Ἰούδᾱς (Ioúdās), יְהוּדָה‎ (y'hudá) Judah, Judas, Jude Borne by an apostle.
Yozzev Yosef Iōsēphus, Ἰωσήφ (Iōsḗph), יוֹסֵף‎ (yoséf) Joe, Joel, Joseph, José, Giuseppe Borne by the Christian Holy. A very well-used name, with many varients.