Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Berengar m. Old High German, Old Saxon bero 'bear' + Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear'.

The name of an 9th/10th C king of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor, and another 10th C king of Italy, and a 12th C co-king of Germany.

Austria
Latin
1103 Peringer (nom) UrkStyria 95; c1125 Bernger (nom) ibid. 115
Estonia
Middle Low German
1436 Beringer BbRT p. 358
France
Latin
c823 Berengarius (nom) irminon-vol2 b, Palatiolum, Bernegarius (nom) ibid. 43; 1018x1032 Beringarius (nom) StVdM-II 666; 1029x1033 Beringerius (nom) CartStPC XII; 1040x1080 Berengarii (gen) StVdM-II 664, Berengarius (nom) ibid. 664; 1044 Berengarii (gen) ibid. 659, Berengarius (nom) ibid. 659; c1050 Baranguerius (nom) ibid. 675; 1055 Berengarii (gen) ibid. 680; 1059 Berengarius (nom) ibid. 689; 1065x1079 Berengarii (gen) ibid. 663, Berengarius (nom) ibid. 663; 1094 Berenguerius (nom) ibid. 686; 1101x1120 Beringerius (nom) CartStPC XXIV; 1101x1129 Berengarius (nom) ibid. XXXII; 1107 Berengerius (nom) ibid. XVII; 1135 Berengerius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x62 Berengarii (gen) ibid. 86; c1140 Berengerii (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIII; 1147 Berengarii (gen) clairvaux-12thc 19, Berengarius (nom) ibid. 19; 1158 Berengarii (gen) StVdM-II 702, Berengarium (acc) ibid. 702, Berengarius (nom) ibid. 702; 1273 Berengarius (nom) RegToul-13thC p. 23; 1274 Berengario (abl) ibid. p. 58, Berengarius (nom) ibid. p. 31
Germany
Latin
1103 Berengarius (nom) quix-vol1 62; 1114 Berengarii (gen) UrkStyria 99; 1220 Berengerus (nom) hennes-vol1 44
Middle High German
1293 Pernger (acc) UrkWitt-II 187
Italy
Latin
915 Berengarii (gen) RCI-Cam1 2; 1376 Belengerii (gen) DouGen1 p. 219; 1404 Berengario (dat) CatTir1 22; 1418 Belingarius (nom) ibid. 53; 1451 Belingario (dat) ibid. 102; 1464 Biringarius (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
Latvia
Latin
1287 Beringero (dat) RigSB 330; 1303 Beringhero (dat) ibid. 448
Portugal
Latin
1228 Berengari (gen) PHGCRP-I no. 14, Berengarii (gen) ibid. no. 14
Scotland
Latin
1124 Berengarius (nom) ESC L
Spain
Latin
1083 Berengarius (nom) CDCB-XV MMCCI; 1086 Berengarii (gen) ibid. MMCCIII; 1087 Berengarius (nom) ibid. MMCCV; 1190 Berengarii (gen) ibid. MMCCVI, Berenguer (abl) ibid. MMCCVII; 1192 Berengario (dat) ibid. MMCCVIII, Berengarius (nom) ibid. MMCCVIII; 1489 Berengarius (nom) carbonell-I p. 31; 1490 Berengarius (nom) ibid. p. 47; 1491 Berengarii (gen) ibid. p. 59
Catalan
1510 Berenguer valencia1510 3481, Berrenguer ibid. 1999
Spanish
1319 Berenguel deMoxo; 1330 Berenguel ibid.; 1331 Berenguel ibid.
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Berengar". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Berengar.