Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Manfred m. Old High German man 'man' or Old High German megin, magan 'strength, might, power' + Old High German fridu, Old Saxon frithu 'peace'.

The name of a 13th C king of Sicily.

909 Monfredo (abl) St-Barnard-Romans no. 77; 1153 Manfredus (nom) CartNDSaintes IX; 1163 Mainfridus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 99; 1165 Manfredus (nom) ibid. 126; 1167 Mamfredus (nom) CartNDSaintes X
Old French
1292 Maynfroi (obl) HistHdVParis p. 117
1257 Manfredo (abl) hennes-vol1 167; 1326 Manfredo (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 441; 1366 Manfredis (gen) Livi 108; 1370 Manfredi (gen) ibid. 25; 1376 Mamffredo (abl) DouGen1 p. 23, Manffredo (abl) ibid. p. 50; 1464 Manfredus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
1326 Manfredino (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 438
1436 Manfredi (gen) MHCG2 209
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Manfred". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Manfred.