Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa:

Men's Names By Frequency

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)

© 2002 by Julia Smith; all rights reserved.

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The following list is sorted by the number of times each group of names occurred in the data. I have grouped clearly related names. Diminutives are found ending in -(l)inus, -ctus, -uccius, and -ellus. A variety of spelling variants are found, some resulting from varying degrees of Latinization. Only names used by at least two men (including spelling variants) are listed here; the alphabetical list includes all men's names.

For each group of names, I have listed the most common form first, and given alternate forms in an indented list. Next to the most common form, the frequency for all names in that group is given first, followed by the number of times that particular spelling occurred.

These names are remarkably diverse. The most common name accounts for only 4% of individuals. The top five names account for 17.2% of individuals; the top ten names for 28.7%. To compare, in England at roughly the same time (Nicolaa de Bracton, "Anglo-Norman Names"), the top ten names accounted for about 62% of individuals. In the 1427 Catasto of Florence (Ferrante la Volpe Italian Names from Florence, 1427), the top ten names accounted for 44.7% of men.

Theoretical translations are marked to the side; those that are unmarked are found in Ferrante la Volpe, "Italian Names from Florence, 1427." Those marked with a cross are found in Arval Benicouer and Talan Gwynek, "Fourteenth Century Venetian Names," and those forms marked with an asterisk are reconstructions not documented to period.

Buonacorsus
170/168
Bonacorso

Buonacursus

2
Guido
165/154
Guido

Guidoctus

9

Guidolinus

1

Guidus

1
Ugolinus
144/127
Ugo

Ugo

16

Ugolino

1
Gherardus
132/127
Gherardo

Gerardus

2

Gherardinus

2

Gherardi

1
Iacobus
132/127
Iacopo

Iacobinus

2

Iacopinus

2

Iacoppus

1
Iohannes
124/109
Giovanni, Gianni

Giannis

11

Iovanninus

2

Giannectus

1

Gianninus

1
Ranerius
120
Ranero*
Arrigus
98
Arrigo
Ildibrandus
81
Ildebrando*
Martinus
70/68
Martino

Martinoczus

Martinellus

Buonagionta
68/67
Bonagionta*

Buonaginta

1
Albertus
77/56
Alberto

Albertinus

21
Pierus
71/52
Piero, Pero, Petro*

Petrus

11

Perinus

5

Piero

1

Pero

1

Perus

1
Barzalomeus
68/34
Bartalomeo

Bartalomeus

28

Barthalomeus

3

Bartholomeus

2

Barzolomeus

1
Bernardus
60/45
Bernardo

Bernarduccius

9

Bernardinus

6
Uguiccione
55/53
Uguccione

Uguiccio

1

Uguiccinellus

1
Guillielmus
53/50
Guilelmo†

Guillielminus

1

Guillilemus

1

Gullielmoctus

1
Biencivenne
50/30
Bencivenne

Bencivenne

12

Bentivengna

6

Bentivengne

1

Bientivengne

1
Gionta
49/47
Gionta* (Zonta is found in †)

Ionta

1
Ventura
46
Ventura
Orlandus
41/23
Orlando

Orlandinus

17

Orlanduccius

1
Bandinus
40/37
Bandino, Bando

Bandus

2

Bandone

1
Buonensengna
39/36
Boninsegna

Buonensegna

3
Benencasa
38/37
Benincasa

Benincasa

1
Lanbertus
38/33
Lamberto

Lanbertuccius

5
Pericciolus
34/33
Pericciolo*

Periciolus

1
Simone
36/25
Simone

Simon

10

Simonectus

1
Benvenutus
25/19
Benvenuto

Bienvenutus

6
Micchele
25/23
Michele

Micchelle

2
Ubertus
24/12
Uberto

Ubertellus

8

Ubertinus

4
Maczeus
23/20
Mazzeo

Maxzeus

1

Mazeus

1

Mazzeus

1
Buonaiutus
22
Bonaiuto
Villanus
22
Villano*
Benenatus
21
Benenato*
Pandolfinus
21/13
Pandolfo
Pandolfus
9
Barone
20
Barone
Benectus
20
Benecto*
Bonifatius
20
Bonifazio
Bonus
20/10
Bono

Buonus

8

Bonone

1

Bonomus

1
Tomascius
19/10
Tomaso†, Tomas*

Tomascinus

6

Tomas

1

Tomasius

1

Tommascius

1
Salvi
18/15
Salvi, Salvetto

Salvectus

3
Paganellus
18/13
Pagano, Paganino

Paganus

2

Paganuccius

1

Pagoninus

1

Paganellus

1
Datus
17
Dato
Niccolus
17/7
Niccolo, Niccola

Niccolo

5

Niccola

3

Niccolaus

2
Rubertus
17/14
Ruberto*

Rubertinus

3
Sigherius
17/9
Sichieri?

Sighierius

8
Vivianus
17/16
Viviano

Viviano

1
Buonaventura
16
Bonaventura
Leonardus
16
Leonardo
Saracinus
16
Saracenoć
Buonalbergus
15
Bonalbergoć
Buonfillius
15/14
Bonfigliolo

Buonfilius

1
Conpangnus
15
Compagno
Buononcontrus
14/13
Bononcontro*

Buonon[con]trus

1
Marcus
14
Marco
Ranuccinus
14/9
Ranuccio*

Ranuccius

5
Riccus
14/7
Ricco

Riccomus

7
Vitalis
14/12
Vitale

Vitellus

1

Vittalis

1
Filippus
13
Filippo
Froderigus
13
Froderico*
Gualandus
13/11
Gualando*

Gualando

1

Gualandellus

1
Rustichellus
13/10
Rustico

Rustichus

1

Rusticus

2
Sismondus
13/8
Sismondo

Sismondellus

4

Sismondinus

1
Stephanus
13/11
Stefano

Stefanus

1

Stiephanus

1
Ubaldus
13/10
Ubaldo

Ubaldinus

2

Ubaldinoctus

1
Domenicus
12
Domenico
Strenna
12
Strenna*
Biancus
11
Bianco
Canbius
11/10
Cambio

Cambius

1
Francesscus
11/8
Francesco

Francescus

3
Gaitanus
11
Gaitano*
Gratianus
11
Gratiano*
Gualteroctus
11/7
Gualteri *

Gualterius

5
(Ferrante has Gualtieri)
Lutterius
11
Lutterio*
Lanfrancus
11/10
Lanfranco

Lanfranchus

1
Marzuccus
11/6
Marzocco*

Marzucchus

3

Marzaccus

1

Marzoccus

1
Renaldus
11/10
Rinaldo

Rainaldus

1
Riccardus
11/7
Riccardo

Ricciardus

4
Tedescus
11/9
Tedesco

Tedesscus

2
Buonamicus
10
Bonamico
Donatus
10
Donato
Opizinus
10/8
Opizo*

Opizus

2
Alamannus
9
Alamanno
Gualfredus
9
Gaulfredo*
Mellioratus
9
Melliorato*
Orsellus
9
Orso(ello)
Pisanus
9
Pisano*
Abracciabene
8/7
Abracciabene*

Abbracciabene

1
Bellomus
8/7
Bellomo*

Belluomus

1
Bene
8
Bene
Benentende
8
Benintende
Buondie
8
Bondia*
Burnectus
8
Bernecto*
Falcone
8/7
Falcone

Falconectus

1
Mainectus
8
Mainecto*
Oddus
8
Oddo
Riccomannus
8
Riccomanno*
Ricovarus
8
Ricovero
Rugerius
8/6
Ruggieri

Ruggerius

1

Rugorius

1
Talentus
8
Talento
Vernaccius
8
Vernaccio*
Albizus
7/3
Albizzo

Albizellus

3

Albisellus

1
Aiutus
7
Aiuto
Amatus
7
Amato*
Andreas
7
Andrea
Argomentus
7
Argomento*
(de Felice has Argometto)
Buonaguida
7
Bonaguida
Francardus
7/6
Francardo*

Frangardus

1
Fridianus
7/6
Frediano*

Fredianus

1
(de Felice has Fredi)
Lupardus
7/6
Lupardo*

Luparellus

1
Oliverius
7
Oliverioć
Pace
7
Pace
Pellegrinus
7/6
Pelligrino

Pelegrinus

1
Rodolfinus
7
Rodolfo*
Angiolus
6/1
Angiolo

Angiolerius

3

Angiolellus

2
Bergus
6
Bergo*
Borgongnus
6/4
Borgognone

Borgognone

2
Fabianus
6/5
Fabiano

Fabbianus

Guinzichese
6
Guinzichese*
Guiscardus
6
Guiscardo
Hubaldus
6/5
Ubaldo

Hubandinus

1
Maringnanus
6
Marignano
Melliore
6
Melliore
Ormannus
6/4
Ormanno

Ormanninus

2
Palmerius
6
Palmieri
Paulus
6
Paoloć
Romeus
6
Romeo*
Rossus
6
Rosso
Silvester
6
Silvestro*
Sinibaldus
6
Sinibaldo
Tedicius
6
Tedice
Turchius
6
Turco
Alferius
5/4
Alfieri*

Alfieri

1
Amannatus
5/4
Amannato*

Ammannatus

1
(de Felice has Amannito)
Anselmus
5/3
Anselmo

Amselminus

1

Anselmectus

1
Arrighectus
5/4
Arrigo

Arriguccius

1
Baldiccione
5/4
Baldino

Baldinoctus

1
Baldovinus
5/3
Baldovino

Baldovinectus

1

Baldovino

1
Buonafides
5/4
Bonafide*

Buonafede

1
(de Felice has Bonafe)
Buonacoltus
5
Bonacolto*
Giordanis
5/4
Giordano*

Iordanus

1
Leolus
5
Leolo*
Lucterius
5
Luchteri(o)*
(may be form of Lucas)
Mercatante
5/3
Mercato

Mercatus

2
Muricone
5
Muricone*
Negozante
5
Negozante*
Pellarius
5
Pellario*
Rodolfus
5
Rodolfo
Tingnosus
5
Tingoso*
Vecchius
5
Vecchio
Aimerigus
4
Amerigo
Alcherius
4/3
Alcherio*

Alcherinus

1
Angnellus
4
Agnello*
Ardovinus
4
Ardovino*
Bifolcus
4
Bifolco*
Bolgarinus
4
Bolgarino*
Buonagratia
4
Buongratia*
Calciscianus
4
Calcisciano*
Conte
4
Conte
Corsus
4
Corso
Diedatus
4
Diedato*
Dietisalvi
4
Diettisalvi*
Fortis
4
Fortis*
Ghinus
4
Ghino*
Granus
4/2
Grano (Granello)*

Granellus

2
Grugnus
4/2
Grugno*

Grungnus

2
Guantinus
4
Guantino*
Lucchese
4
Lucchese
Manfredus
4
Manfredi
Mannus
4
Manno
Melanese
4
Melanese*
Montaninus
4
Montanino*
Nerus
4/3
Nero

Nero

1
Odimondus
4
Odimondo*
Omodeus
4
Omodeo*
Perfectus
4
Perfetto
Raimondus
4/3
Ramondo

Ramondinus

1
Sabbatinus
4
Sabbatino*
Upizinus
4
Upizino*
Actus
3/1
Azzo

Aczo

1

Aczolinus

1
Affricante
3/2
Affricante*

Affrigante

1
Albergus
3/2
Albergo*

Albericus

1
Alioctus
3
Aliotto
Amicus
3
Amico*
Attavianus
3
Attaviano
Baldanza
3
Baldanza*
Beccius
3/2
Beccio*

Becius

1
Benevieni
3/2
Benivieni*

Benriviene

1
Brunaccius
3
Brunaccio
Buonafare
3
Bunoafare*
Buonaff
3
Buonaff*
Buonasera
3
Buonasera*
Buonavere
3
Buonavere*
Buoncristianus
3
Buoncristiano*
Buonoditus
3
Buonodito*
Buonsingnore
3
Buonsingnore*
Cacciaguerra
3
Cacciaguerra*
Cittadinus
3
Cittadino*
Confortanza
3
Confortanza*
Confortus
3
Conforto*
Cristianus
3
Cristiano
Cristophanus
3
Cristophano
Damianus
3
Damiano
Davinus
3
Davino*
Dietiguardi
3
Deitiguardi*
Ferrante
3
Ferrante
Forese
3
Forese
Galganus
3
Galgano*
Ghellus
3
Ghelle (from Miguel)
Ghiandolfinus
3
Ghiandolfino
Gottifredus
3
Gottifredi
Grassus
3
Grasso
Grottus
3/2
Grotto

Groctus

1
Gualganus
3
Gualgano
Inghirramus
3
Inghirramo
Iulianus
3
Guiliano
Iustus
3
Giusto
Masseus
3/2
Masseo (a form of Matteo)

Massesse

1
Montemangnus
3
Montemangno
Nazarius
3
Nazario
Proficatus
3
Proficato
Restorus
3
Restoro
Riccius
3
Riccio*
Ricoverus
3
Ricovero
Saladinus
3
Saladino
Scottus
3
Scotto
Soffredus
3
Soffredo
Spinellus
3
Spinello
Talomeus
3
Talomeo
Tancredus
3
Tancredi

The following names each occur twice in the data: Accorsus (Accosus), Actavianus, Adamus, Aldigherius, Alexius, Ambrosius (Anbroscinus), Ansaldus, Antolinus, Arnolfus, Avedutus, Baldinus (Baldo), Bandinaccus, Bartaloctus, Belloste, Benasay (Benassai), Bennus, Boctaccius, Bonardus, Borellus (Borellinus), Borghese, Bosectus (Boschectus), Brasca, Buogionta, Buonabergus, Buonaiuncta (Buonaiunta), Buonannus, Buonfancellus, Buonfante (Buonfantinus), Buongianni (Buoniannis), Buonvillanus, Caccialoste, Cancellerius, Cannectus, Castaldus, Castellanus, Cerbonus, Cianpolus (Cianpulus), Cocchius (Coccius), Concius, Consilius, Cortavecchia, Curradus, Dietaiuti, Donbellus (Dondonbellus), Durante, Fece, Ferro (Ferrectus), Fidanza, Forestaneus (Forestanus), Francus, Gennarius, Georgius (Georgii), Gonnella, Grigorius, Grillus, Guarinus, Guelfus, Guerriscius, Guicciardus, Guidaloctus, Guidardone, Guidone, Guinizus (Guinizellus), Guittanellus, Inghilese (Inghilesscus), Ioseph, Laboratore (Lavoratore), Lonbardus, Lorenzus, Lucterengus, Maggius, Manovellus, Monacus, Morellus (Morellinus), Morone, Noccus (Noctus), Orimannus, Overardus, Pacettus, Pane, Parente, Parisone, Pavese, Pegoloctus, Picchius (Picchianus), Pipinus, Pratese, Provencialis (Provincialis), Quatromani, Raffaldus, Rainone, Riccobaldus, Roncone, Ruffaldus, Salinbene, Sanguingnus (Sanguineus), Spalliagranus, Spalliatus (Spilliatus), Tebaldus, Tegrimus, Tibertus, Torsellus, Truffa, Uliverius, Vaccarius, Valentinus, Veltrus, Vicarese, Vincenti, Vivaldus, and Vivenzus.

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