Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources.

Sara Uckelman of Durham University commented on this 2008 thread about the Medieval Names Archive to say “Working with the Academy and for the MNA is directly responsible for my newest project, the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources,” and the site looked interesting enough I thought I’d give it its own post. The About page says:

The Dictionary aims to contain all given (fore, Christian) names recorded in European sources written between 600 and 1600, minus the names of historical/non-contemporary people, and names occurring only in fictional literature or poetry. Development of the Dictionary is planned in two phases:

• First phase: Sources from Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Iberia, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary
• Second phase: Sources from Eastern Europe (Romania, Greece, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, etc.)

I’m looking forward to the second phase!


  1. “Hungarian surnames related to wandering”? And on and on. Yow.

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