Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Christian m. Latin christianus 'Christian'.

The name of a 15th C king of Denmark and three 16th C kings of Denmark.

Belgium
Latin
1133 Christiano (abl) CartStBert 13
Middle Dutch
1336 Kerstiane (dat) RSG1336-39 p. 26
Dutch
1597x1598 Christiaen BoonenGes p. 322
Brabant
Latin
1312 Cristianus (nom) JeanIII p. 28
Czech Republic
Latin
1388 Cristanus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 15; 1391 Cristanus (nom) ibid. p. 16
Middle High German
1389 Cristan (nom) Rössler1 118
Denmark
Latin
1362 Christiernus (nom) MIRGPCM4 XVI-V
Danish
1581 Charstenn KD-1 no. 362, Chresten ibid. no. 362, Chrestenn ibid. no. 362
England
Latin
1183 Christianus (nom) BoldonBuke p. 10
Dutch
1571 Kristiaen AuFr Claeszes; 1572 Christiaen ibid. Claijs; 1573 Christiaen ibid. Cuenen; 1575 Christiaen ibid. Crabbe; 1576 Christiaen ibid. Beecman; 1577 Christiaen ibid. Boeije; 1578 Christiaans (gen) ibid. Boeije; 1579 Christiaans (gen) ibid. Boeije, Christianus ibid. Boeije; 1580 Christiaans (gen) ibid. Boeije, Christiaen ibid. Cuenen
Estonia
Middle Low German
1386 Kerstianus BbRT p. 338; 1400 Kersten ibid. p. 342; 1413 Kersten ibid. p. 346; 1420 Kersten ibid. p. 349; 1437 Kersten ibid. p. 360; 1441 Kersten ibid. p. 363; 1524x1532 Kersten (nom) Saareste1923b p. 145; 1550 Kersten (nom) Kalakaupmees p. 258
1592 Kerstick Tiik1977 p. 287
France
Latin
833 Cristian (nom) CartRed VII; fin11thC Christiani (gen) St-Barnard-Romans no. 154; 1101x1129 Christiano (abl) CartStPC XXXII, Christianus (nom) ibid. XXII; 1107 Christianus (nom) ibid. XVII; a1108 Christianus (nom) ibid. XXI; 1147 Christiano (abl) clairvaux-12thc 19; 1147x1162 Christianus (nom) ibid. 44; 1172 Christianus (nom) ibid. 146; 1177 Christianus (nom) ibid. 165; 1179 Christianus (nom) ibid. 175; 1180 Christiano (abl) RotScaNor p. 12; 1301 Christiani (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 261; 1378 Christiani (gen) hanquetvol1 135, Christiano (dat) ibid. 393
Old French
1296 Crestien paris1296 p. 51
Middle French
1418 Chrestien HGParis p. 388
Germany
Latin
1218 Cristianus (nom) hennes-vol1 30; 1228 Christianus (nom) ibid. 74; 1230 Christianus (nom) ibid. p. 91; 1249 Christianus (nom) ibid. 135; 1259 Cristianus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1271 Christiani (gen) hennes-vol1 218; 1276 Christiani (gen) ibid. 246; 1277 Christiani (gen) ibid. 255, Christiano (abl) ibid. 254; 1281 Christiano (abl) ibid. 275; 1289 Cristiano (abl) ibid. 318; 1292 Cristiano (abl) ibid. 324; 1303 Cristiano (abl) BremUrk2 no. 25, Cristianus (nom) ibid. no. 25; 1309 Kristiano (abl) VFBStralsund 16; 1313 Kristiano (abl) ibid. 31
Early New High German
1402 Christan (nom) mairhofer DCLXX; 1403 Christan (nom) ibid. DCLXXVI; 1429 Christan (nom) ibid. DCCXXXIII; 1497 Cristin Nurn1497 1123
Italy
Latin
1366 Cristianum (acc) Livi 78; 1376 Crestiano (abl) DouGen1 p. 95, Cristiano (abl) ibid. p. 21
Latvia
Latin
1287 Cristiano (dat) RigSB 505; 1288 Christiano (dat) ibid. 539; 1289 Christiano (dat) ibid. 132, Christianus (nom) ibid. 998; 1290 Christiano (dat) ibid. 611; 1291 Christiano (dat) ibid. 32; 1292 Christiano (dat) ibid. 685; 1299 Cristianus (nom) ibid. 277; 1300 Christiani (gen) ibid. 410
Middle Low German
1506 Kerſten Mettig1892 p. 7; 1517 Kerſten ibid. p. 7; 1523 Kersten Arbusow p. 99; 1524 Kersten ibid. p. 99
The Netherlands
Middle Dutch
1383 Kersteken (nom) GesOIJ-4 p. 186
Dutch
1570 Christiaen MagMiddelburg-1560; 1571 Christiaen ibid.; 1589 Christiaen ibid.; 1590 Christiaen ibid.; 1591 Christiaen ibid.; 1592 Christiaen ibid.; 1595 Christiaen ibid.; 1596 Christiaen ibid.; 1599 Christiaen ibid.
Poland
Latin
1216 Cristianus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. VI
Sweden
Latin
1350 Cristiarno (dat) SDHK no. 6060
Old Swedish
1383 Cristern SRA-vol2 no. 1911
Switzerland
Latin
1475 Cristanum (acc) MHCG2 240; 1478 Cristan (nom) ibid. 244; 1515 Cristano (abl) ibid. 288
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Christian". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Christian.