Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Berthold m. Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz + either Old High German hold 'friendly, comely, graceful' or Old High German walt 'power, authority'.

The name of an 11th C Italian saint, a 12th C Italian saint, and a 12th C French saint.

Austria
Latin
1237 Bertholdus (nom) hennes-vol1 96
Belgium
Latin
1212 Bertoldo (dat) OvdFB 1, Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 1; 1212x1213 Bertolt (acc) ibid. 2
Brabant
Latin
1312 Bertoldus (nom) JeanIII p. 25
Czech Republic
Latin
1314 Berchtoldus (nom) Rössler1 6; 1345 Bertoldi (gen) CDEM-7.2 620620, Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 620
Estonia
Middle Low German
1390 Bertold BbRT p. 339; 1399 Bertold ibid. p. 342; 1417 Bertold ibid. p. 348; 1419 Bertold ibid. p. 348; 1421 Bertold ibid. p. 349; 1427 Bertolt ibid. p. 352; 1428 Bertolt ibid. p. 352; 1432 Bertolt ibid. p. 355; 1438 Bertolt ibid. p. 361; 1439 Bertolt ibid. p. 362; 1442 Bartolt ibid. p. 364
1592 Pert Tiik1977 p. 286
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Bertill Audén1980 p. 168, Bertils (gen) ibid. p. 169; 1559 Berttils (gen) ibid. p. 166
France
Latin
1014 Bertholdus (nom) HGSav-4.1 p. 2; 1016 Bertholdus (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1147 Bercholdi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 18; 1159 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 37; 1350 Bartholdum (acc) SDHK no. 6039
Middle French
1570 Bertolles RegPCC-1 p. 425; 1571 Bertholle ibid. p. 436
Germany
Latin
948 Berchetoldus (nom) quix-vol1 88; 1142 Perchtoldi (gen) mairhofer I, Perchtoldus (nom) ibid. I; 1145 Perchtoldus (nom) ibid. XIX; 1200 Bertoldus (nom) UrkRott-1 9; 1214 Bertoldus (nom) hennes-vol1 16; 1215 Bertoldi (gen) ibid. 18; 1217 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 28; 1219 Bertholdus (nom) ibid. 37; 1220 Bertolt (nom) ibid. 48; 1221 Bertholdus (nom) ibid. 57, Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 59; 1224 Bertoldus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 VIII; 1229 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. X; 1237 Bertholdo (abl) hennes-vol1 98; 1249 Bertholdus (nom) ibid. 134; 1253 Bertholdus (nom) ibid. 145; 1255 Bertoldo (abl) ibid. 156; 1259 Bertoldus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1261 Berchtoldo (abl) FRA-XXXL 207; 1305 Bertoldus (nom) UrkMeck-5 2996; 1401 Bertholdo (dat) HD1401 no. 348, Bertoldo (dat) ibid. no. 37; 1414 Berchtoldum (acc) mairhofer DCXCVIII, Berchtoldus (nom) ibid. DCXCVII; 1415 Berchtoldi (gen) ibid. DCCI, Berchtoldus (nom) ibid. DCC; 1426 Berchtoldi (gen) ibid. DCCXXIII
Early New High German
1400 Berchtold (nom) mairhofer DCLXVIII; 1401 Berchtold (nom) ibid. DCLXIX; 1402 Perchtold (nom) ibid. DCLXXI; 1409 Berthold (nom) UrkJen2 17; 1416 Berchtold (gen) mairhofer DCCIII; 1417 Berchtolden (gen) ibid. DCCV; 1418 Berchtolds (gen) ibid. DCCVII; 1419 Berchtold (nom) ibid. DCCXI, Berchtoldes (gen) ibid. DCCXIII; 1420 Berchtold (nom) UrkRott-1 855; 1421 Berchtolden (gen) mairhofer DCCXVI; 1497 Berchtold Nurn1497 193
Middle Low German
1347 Bartolt UrkHan 7
Italy
Latin
1236 Bertoldi (gen) TirNot1 8, Bertoldo (abl) ibid. 7, Bertoldum (acc) ibid. 6, Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 8; 1237 Bertoldi (gen) ibid. 584, Bertoldum (acc) ibid. 587; 1265x1339 Bertoldi (gen) BBC-Berg 126; 1326 Bertaldum (acc) Friuli-14thC no. 439, Bertaldus (nom) ibid. no. 439, Bertoldi (gen) ibid. no. 441, Pertoldi (gen) ibid. no. 446, Pertoldus (nom) ibid. no. 446
1237 Bertoloti (gen) TirNot1 578; 1326 Bertholoto (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 427
Italian
1513x1521 Bertollo LeoX p. 11
Latvia
Latin
1287 Bertholdus (nom) RigSB 122, Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 127; 1288 Bertoldo (dat) ibid. 333; 1289 Bertoldo (dat) ibid. 343, Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 132; 1290 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 137; 1291 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 142; 1292 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 145; 1293 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 152; 1294 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 158; 1295 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 165; 1296 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 179; 1297 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 182; 1299 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 188; 1302 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 192; 1303 Bertoldo (dat) ibid. 374; 1306 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 1306; 1307 Bertoldus (nom) ibid. 206
Middle Low German
1452 Bertolt Arbusow p. 97; 1462 Bertolt ibid. p. 99; 1464 Bertol ibid. p. 100
The Netherlands
Latin
1311 bertoldi (gen) GesOIJ-1 p. 298; 1356 bertoldus (nom) ibid. p. 301; 1364 bertoldus (nom) ibid. p. 302
Poland
Middle High German
1332 Bertolt SBGlatzer p. 3
Slovenia
Latin
1261 Bertoldo (abl) FRA-XXXL 208
Switzerland
Latin
1215 Bertoldus (nom) CartHaut 33; 14thCx1478 Berthodi (gen) Ob-SPVn (193), Berthodus (nom) ibid. (194)
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Berthold". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Berthold.