This collection of articles on medieval and renaissance names is intended to help historical re-creators to choose authentic names. These articles were gathered from various places, and some of them appear elsewhere. In all cases, the copyright on each article belongs to its authors.

The first time you come here, please read the introduction; you'll find links to some pages that answer a lot of common questions.


Table of Contents

General Information on Medieval Personal Naming

  • WWW Names Pages for Medievalists to Avoid
  • Choosing a Society Name: Hints for Newcomers
  • The Tale of Tangwystyl; or It's Your Name and You Can Change If You Want To
  • A Brief Introduction to Medieval Bynames
  • The Latinization of Names in the Middle Ages
  • Some heraldic and onomastic books found for free online
  • Personal Names in Specific Cultures

  • English, Old English, and Anglo-Norman Names
  • Scandinavian Names
  • German Names
  • Names from the Low Countries
  • Frankish and French Names
  • Occitan and Catalan Names
  • Spanish and Portuguese Names
  • Italian Names
  • Scottish Names
  • Irish and Manx Names
  • Welsh, Cornish, and Breton Names
  • Early Celtic Names
  • Gaulish Names
  • Pictish Names
  • Classical Roman Names
  • Classical and Byzantine Greek Names
  • Coptic and Nubian Names
  • Gothic Names
  • Slavic Names
  • Baltic Names
  • Hungarian Names
  • Romanian Names
  • Romany (Gypsy) Names
  • Jewish Names
  • Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Names
  • Central Asian
  • Ancient Iranian Names
  • Mongol Names
  • Indian Names
  • Chinese Names
  • Japanese Names
  • Names from the New World
  • Names of Things (including places, ships, buildings, clans, military units, and orders of chivalry)

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