Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Urraca f. Spanish (h)urraca 'magpie' from Latin furax 'thievish, thieving'.

The name of a 9th C queen consort of Pamplona, a 10th C queen consort of Asturias, Leon, and Galicia, a 10th C queen consort of Leon, a 10th C queen consort of Leon and Navarre, an 11th C queen consort of Leon, a 12th C empress of Spain and queen of Leon, Castile, and Galicia, a 12th C queen consort of Navarre, a 12th C queen consort of Leon, and a 13th C queen consort of Portugal.

Portugal
Latin
1209 Urracæ (dat) PHGCRP-I no. 10; 1211 Urraca (abl) ibid. no. 6; 1214 Urraca (nom) ibid. no. 20; 1217 Urraca (abl) ibid. no. 21, Vrraca (nom) ibid. no. 21; 1221 Urraca (abl) ibid. no. 19; 1256 Orraca (nom) ibid. no. 17, Orracam (acc) ibid. no. 17, Orracæ (gen) ibid. no. 17; 1269 Orracæ (dat) ibid. no. 11
Spain
Latin
889 Oreca (nom) CDCB-XV MMXVII, Oreka (nom) ibid. MMXVII, Orreka (nom) ibid. MMXVII; 1276 Urraca (abl) CDGH XLVI
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Urraca". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Urraca.