Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Radegund f. Old Saxon rād, Old High German rāt 'counsel, advice' + Old High German gund 'war, battle'.

The name of a 6th C queen of the Franks and saint. The name occurs in England in the 16th C, where it was more common in Devon and Cornwall than elsewhere.

England
Early Modern English
1553/4 Radigund ExMar 2a; 1592 Redygan COmar-vol2 p. 72; 1593 Radigund DEmar-vol2 p. 26
France
Latin
c823 Ratgundis (nom) irminon-vol2 19, Palatiolum
Middle French
1571 Radegonde RegPCC-1 p. 465
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Radegund". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Radegund.