Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Milicent f. Proto-Germanic *amal 'vigor, bravery' + Old Saxon swīth, Gothic swinþs from Proto-Germanic *swinþaz 'strong'.

The name of a 6th C queen of the Ostrogoths, a 12th C queen of Jerusalem, and a 13th C princess of Antioch.

England
Latin
1279–80 Mylicentia (nom) WaHR-SK p. 45, Mylisenta (nom) ibid. p. 56; 1325 Milisanta (nom) PSS-CXIV 11, Milisantam (acc) ibid. 11, Milisante (dat) ibid. 11; 1340xc1450 Milicencia (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 55, Milisant (nom) ibid. p. 43
Early Modern English
1549 Millisant StAnthonlin p. 7; 1555 Millisant ibid. p. 10, Millisent ibid. p. 10; 1562 Milsent COmar-vol2 p. 69; 1564 Millecentt bruton-vol1 p. 34
France
Latin
c823 Milesenda (nom) irminon-vol2 94, Ved; 1107 Milesindim (acc) CartStPC XVII; 1115x1149 Milesende (abl) ibid. X
Old French
1301 Milesens (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 239, Milesent (obl) ibid. p. 239
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Milicent". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Milicent.