Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Aristotle m. Greek ἄριστος 'excellent, best') + Greek τέλος 'purpose'.

The name of a 4th C BC Greek philosopher whose fame was so wide-spread that in the Middle Ages he was simply known as ``The Philosopher'' without any further identification.

England
Early Modern English
1578 Aristotle bruton-vol1 p. 43
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Aristotle". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Aristotle.