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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources


About the Dictionary

The Dictionary aims to contain all given (fore, Christian) names recorded in European sources written between 500 and 1600, less the names of historical/non-contemporary people and names occurring only in fictional literature or poetry. Development of the Dictionary is planned in two phases:

Editions are published quarterly.

What's new?

We published the first edition in 2015, containing over 20,000 citations of more than 1,000 different names from Portugal, Spain, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Malta. For regular updates, please follow our blog.


Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sara L. Uckelman, Durham University
Editorial Assistants Nicholas Adams, independent scholar
Genora Grim, University College London
Dr. Nina Shiel, Dublin City University
Rebecca Le Get, La Trobe University
Dr. J.A. MacGowan, Oxford
Dr. Mariann Slíz, Eötvös Loránd University
Rachel Steffensen, independent scholar
Christine Woodhams, independent scholar
Social Media Design and Development Arnfríður Ingvarsdóttir
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