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Anglo-Saxon Names for Girls

This is a list of names in Medieval England (about the seventh to twelfth centuries) that were used by upperclass women and women of royal birth. Underneath some of the names are spelling variations and meanings. All names are of Anglo-Saxon women, but not all names are from Anglo-Saxon women. Some were reminiscient of the Latin names women used in England under the Roman Empire. - Created by vintageluvs

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  • Aswig

    means ass (god) + wig (war, battle)

  • Bertha

    from the element beorht (bright famous)

  • Brunhild

    means brun (armour, protection) + hild (battle)

  • Balthild

    means bald (bold, brave) + hildr (battle)

  • Beorhtgifu

    means beorht (bright, famous) + giefu (gift)

  • Beorhtgyth

    means beorht (bright, famous) + gyð (battle)

  • Beorhtwaru

    means beorht (bright, famous) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Beorhtwynn

    means beorht (bright, famous) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Beornflæd

    means beorn (bear) + flæd (beauty)

  • Beorngyth

    means beorn (bear) + gyð (battle)

  • Beornthryth

    means beorn (bear) + þryð (strength)

  • Beornwynn

    means beorn (bear) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Bertana

    from the element beorht (bright, famous)

  • Berthgyth

    means beraht (bright, famous) + gyð (battle)

  • Bliththryth

    means bliþe (gentle, happy) + þryð (strength)

  • Bregoswith

    means brego (prince, lord, ruler) + swiþ (strong)

  • Burga

    from the element burg (fortress)

  • Burgflæd

    means burg (fortres) + flæd (beauty)

  • Burghild

    means burg (fortress) + hild (battle)

  • Burginda

    means from the element burg (fortress)

  • Burgthryth

    means burg (fortress) + þryð (strength)

  • Cenburg

    means cene (bold, keen) + burg (fortress)

  • Censwith

    means cene (bold, keen) + swiþ (strong)

  • Cenwynn

    means cene (bold, keen) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Ceolburg

    means ceol (keel of a ship) + burg (fortress)

  • Ceolflæd

    means ceol (keel of a ship) + flæd (beauty)

  • Ceolswith

    means ceol (keel of a ship) + swiþ (strong)

  • Ceolthryth

    means ceol (keel of a ship) + þryð (strength)

  • Ceolwynn

    means ceol (keel of a ship) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Cuniburg

    means kuni (clan, family) + burg (fortress)

  • Cuthburg

    means cuþ (famous) + burg (fortress)

  • Cuthswith

    means cuþ (famous) + swiþ (strong)

  • Cwen

    from the element cwen (woman, wife, queen); variants include Quen

  • Cwenburg

    means cwen (woman, wife, queen) + burg (fortress)

  • Cwengyth

    means cwen (woman, wife, queen) + gyð (battle)

  • Cwenthryth

    means cwen (woman, wife, queen) + þryð (strength)

  • Cyneburg

    means cyne (royal) + burg (fortress)

  • Cynegyth

    means cyne (royal) + gyð (battle)

  • Cynehild

    means cyne (royal) + hild (battle)

  • Cyneleofu

    means cyne (royal) + leaf (dear, agreeable, beloved)

  • Cynelufu

    means cyne (royal) + lufu (love)

  • Cyneswith

    means cyne (royal) + swiþ (strong)

  • Cynethryth

    means cyne (royal) + þryð (strength)

  • Cynewaru

    means cyne (royal) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Cynewise

    means cyne (royal) + wisian (guide)

  • Cynewynn

    means cyne (royal) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight); variants include Cynewyn

  • Deorswith

    means deor (dear) + swiþ (strong)

  • Dunne

    from the element dun (dark)

  • Eadburg

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + burg (fortress); variants include Adburg, Eadburh, Edburg

  • Eadflæd

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + flæd (beauty)

  • Eadgifu

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + gyð (battle); variants include Edith, Edyth

  • Eadhild

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + hild (battle)

  • Eadleofu

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + leof (dear, agreeable, beloved)

  • Eadswith

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + swiþ (strong)

  • Eadwulfu

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + wulf (wolf)

  • Eadwynn

    means ead (wealth, fortune, riches) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight"

  • Ealdgyth

    means eald (old) + gyð (battle); variants include Aden, Edun

  • Ealhburg

    means ealh (temple) + burg (fortress)

  • Ealhflæd

    means ealh (temple) + flæd (beauty)

  • Ealhswith

    means ealh (temple) + swiþ (strong)

  • Ealhthryth

    means ealh (temple) + þryð (strength)

  • Ealhwaru

    means ealh (temple) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Ealhwynn

    means ealh (temple) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Eanburg

  • Eanflæd

  • Eanswith

    variants include Eansythe

  • Ecgburg

    means ecg (edge of sword) + burg (fortress)

  • Ecgfritha

    means ecg (edge of sword) + friþ (peace)

  • Eoforhild

    means eofor (boar) + hild (battle); variants include Everild, Everilda

  • Eorcengota

  • Eormenburg

    means eormen (whole, universal) + burg (fortress)

  • Eormengyth

    means eormen (whole, universal) + gyð (battle)

  • Eormenhild

    means eormen (whole, universal) + hild (battle)

  • Eormenthryth

    means eormen (whole, universal) + þryð (strength)

  • Folcburg

    means fulc (people) + burg (fortress); variants include Forcburh

  • Frideswide

    means friþ (peace, security) + swiþ (strong)

  • Frigyth

    means fri (free) + gyð (battle)

  • Frithburg

    means friþ (peace, security) + burg (fortress)

  • Frithugyth

    means friþ (peace, security) + gyð (battle)

  • Gerburg

    means ger (spear) + burg (fortress); variants include Gerburga

  • Godgifu

    means god (god) + giefu (gift)

  • Godgyth

    means god (god) + gyð (battle)

  • Godhyse

    means god (god) + hyse (warrior, youth)

  • Godwif

    means god (god) + wif (woman, wife); variants include Godwife

  • Gunnhildr

    means gunnr (war) + hildr (battle); variants include Gunnhild

  • Gytha

    from the element gyð (battle)

  • Heahburg

    means heah (high) + burg (fortress); variants include Heaburge, Heburgæ

  • Heanflæd

    means hean (low, humble, poor) + flæd (beauty)

  • Helmgyth

    means helm (helmet) + gyð (battle)

  • Hereburg

    means here (army) + burg (fortress); variants include Hereburh

  • Heregyth

    means here (army) + gyð (battle)

  • Herelufu

    means here (army) + lufu (love)

  • Hereswith

    means here (army) + swiþ (strong)

  • Hildburg

    means hild (battle) + burg (fortress)

  • Hildelith

    means hild (battle) + lið (limb, member)

  • Hrothwaru

    means hroð (fame) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Hungifu

    means hun (bear cub, warrior) + giefu (gift)

  • Hungyth

    means hun (bear cub, warrior) gyð (battle)

  • Hygeburg

    means hyge (thought, desire, mind) + burg (fortress)

  • Isenburg

  • Leofdæge

    means leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + dæge (day)

  • Leofe

    from the element leof (dear, agreeable, beloved)

  • Leofflæd

    means leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + flæd (beauty)

  • Leofgifu

    means leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + giefu (gift); variants include Leviva

  • Leofrun

    means leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + run (secret, advice, counsel)

  • Leofsidu

    means leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + sidu (habit, practice, custom)

  • Leofwaru

    means leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Leofwynn

    leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Mildburg

    means milde (gentle, mild) + burg (fortress)

  • Mildgyth

    means milde (gentle, mild) + gyð (battle)

  • Mildthryth

    means milde (gentle, mild) + þryð (strength)

  • Mærwynn

    means mære (famous, renowned, great, excellent) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Nothgyth

    means nóþ (bold, daring) + gyð (battle); variants include Noghgide, Nothgide

  • Noththry

    means nóþ (bold, daring) + þryð (strength)

  • Osburg

    means os (god) + burg (fortress)

  • Osgifu

    means os (god) + giefu (gift)

  • Osgyth

    means os (god) + gyð (battle); variants include Osyth, Ositha

  • Oslafe

    means os (god) + laf (remains, legacy); variants include Oslafa, Oslava

  • Osthryth

    means os (god) + þryð (strength)

  • Oswaru

    means os (god) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Oswynn

    means os (god) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Redburg

    means ræd (counsel) + burg (fortress)

  • Richthryth

    means ric (power, rule) + þryð (strength)

  • Richtrud

    means ric (power, rule) + thrud (strength)

  • Seaxburg

    means seax (dagger) + burg (fortress)

  • Seleburg

    means sele (great hall, house) + burg (fortress)

  • Selethryth

    means sele (great hall, house) + þryð (strength)

  • Sifflæd

    means sif (kindred, kinswoman) + flæd (beauty)

  • Sigeburg

    means sige (victory ) + burg (fortress)

  • Sigeflæd

    means sige (victory) + flæd (beauty)

  • Sigegyth

    means sige (victory ) gyð (battle)

  • Sigethryth

    means sige (victory) + þryð (strength)

  • Sigewaru

    means sige (victory) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Sæthryth

    means sæ (sea, ocean) + þryð (strength); variants include Sethrida

  • Thurwif

    means þorr (Thor) + wif (woman, wife)

  • Tidburg

    means tid (time, hour, season) + burg (fortress)

  • Torhtgyth

    means torht (radiant, beautiful, resplendent) + gyð (battle)

  • Torhtswith

    means torht (radiant, beautiful, resplendent) + swiþ (strong)

  • Turgund

    means þorr (Thor) + gund (war)

  • Walenburg

    means wal (whale) + burg (fortress)

  • Wealhthryth

    means weald (power, leader, ruler) + þryð (strength)

  • Welwynn

    means wela (wealth) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Wethburg

    means weþe (mild, pleasant) + burg (fortress)

  • Widburg

    means witu (tree, wood) + burg (fortress)

  • Wigburg

    means wig (war, battle) + burg (fortress)

  • Wigswith

    means wig (war, battle) + swiþ (strong)

  • Wihtburg

    means hwit (white) + burg (fortress)

  • Wihtflæd

    means wiht (white) + flæd (beauty)

  • Wilburg

    means wil (will, desire) + burg (fortress)

  • Wilflæd

    means wil (will, desire) + flæd (beauty)

  • Williswind

  • Willnoth

    means wil (will, desire) + nóþ (bold, daring)

  • Wilswith

    means wil (will, desire) + swiþ (strong)

  • Winflæd

    means wine (friend) + flæd (beauty)

  • Wiswith

    means is (wise) + swiþ (strong)

  • Wulfflæd

    means wulf (wolf) + flæd (beauty)

  • Wulfgifu

    means wulf (wolf) + giefu (gift)

  • Wulfgyth

    means wulf (wolf) + gyð (battle)

  • Wulfhild

    means wulf (wolf) + hild (battle)

  • Wulfmæg

    means wulf (wolf) + mæg (kinsman, kinswoman)

  • Wulfrun

    means wulf (wolf) + run (secret, advice, counsel); variants include Ulvre, Wlurun, Woller

  • Wulfswith

    means wulf (wold) + swiþ (strong)

  • Wulfswith

    means wulf (wold) + swiþ (strong)

  • Wulfthryth

    means wulf (wolf) + þryð (strength)

  • Wulfwaru

    means wulf (wolf) + waru (guard, protection)

  • Wulfwynn

    means wulf (wolf) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Wynnflæd

    means wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight) + flæd (beauty)

  • Wynngifu

    means wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight) + giefu (gift)

  • Wynnthryth

    means wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight) + þryð (strength)

  • Wærburg

    means waru (guard, protection) + burg (fortress)

  • Wærthryth

    means waru (guard, protection) + þryð (strength)

  • Ælfburg

    means ælf (elf) + burg (fortress)

  • Ælfflæd

    means ælf (elf) + flæd (beauty); variants include Alflede, Alflethe, Alueue

  • Ælfgifu

    means ælf (elf) + giefu (gift); variants include Alflethe, Alueue

  • Ælfgyth

    means ælf (elf) + gyð (battle); variants include Aluithe, Alvide, Alvieve

  • Ælfhild

    means ælf (elf) + hild (battle)

  • Ælfleof

    means ælf (elf) + leof (dear, agreeable, beloved)

  • Ælfrun

    means ælf (elf) + run (secret, advice, counsel)

  • Ælfswith

    means ælf (elf) + swiþ (strong)

  • Ælfthryth

    means ælf (elf) + þryð (strength); variants include Ealfthryth

  • Ælfwaru

    means ælf (elf) + waru (guard, protection); variants include Alver, Alware

  • Ælfwynn

    means ælf (elf) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight); variants include Aluuin, Elvin

  • Æscburg

    means æsc (ash tree) + burg (fortress)

  • Æschild

    means æsc (ash tree) + hild (battle); variants include Asheld, Assilde

  • Æscwynn

    means æsc (ash tree) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)

  • Æthelburg

    means æðel (noble) + burg (fortress)

  • Æthelflæd

    means æðel (noble) + flæd (beauty); variants include Alflede

  • Æthelgifu

    means æðel (noble) + giefu (gift); variants include Aileue

  • Æthelgyth

    means æðel (noble)+ gyð (battle)

  • Æthelhild

    means æðel (noble) + hold (battle)

  • Æthelred

    means æðel (noble) + ræd (counsel); variants include Ethelred

  • Æthelswith

    means æðel (noble) + swiþ (strong)

  • Æthelthryth

    means æðel (noble) + þryð (strength)

  • Æthelwaru

    means æðel (noble) + waru (guard, protection); variants include Alver, Alwar, Æthelware

  • Æthelwynn

    means æðel (noble) + wynn (joy, rapture, pleasure, delight)