Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Sancta f. Latin sancta 'consecrated, sacred; divine, holy; pious, just'.

The name of an 11th C queen of Leon, a 12th C queen of Aragon, a 12th C queen of Navarre, and a 14th C queen of Naples.

England
Early Modern English
1572 Sence StAnthonlin p. 22; 1579 Sence ibid. p. 27
France
Latin
1301 Sancta (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 245
1270 Sancelina (nom) NDParisII 2-XLI
Old French
1296 Sanceline paris1296 p. 16
Middle French
1564 Saincte RegPCC-1 p. 92; 1565 Saincte ibid. p. 180; 1567 Saincte ibid. p. 291; 1568 Seincte ibid. p. 392; 1571 Saincte ibid. p. 460
Italy
Latin
1527 Sancta (nom) Rome1527 p. 89
1522x1532 Santella (nom) DSF p. 51, 23, Santelle (gen) ibid. p. 52, 36
Portugal
Latin
1189 Sancia (abl) PHGCRP-I no. 9; 1190 Sancia (nom) ibid. no. 8; 1209 Sancia (nom) ibid. no. 10; 1269 Sanciæ (dat) ibid. no. 11
Spain
Latin
1190 Sancia (nom) CDCB-XV MMCCVII
Spanish
1333 Sancha deMoxo
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Sancta". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Sancta.