Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Pleasant f. Latin placens, placentia 'pleasing, satisfying, giving pleasure'.

England
Latin
1559 Plesans (nom) StMartF p. 59
Early Modern English
1575 Pleasant RegBisham p. 20
France
Latin
1179 Placentia (abl) clairvaux-12thc 181; 1274 Placentia (nom) RegToul-13thC p. 45, Placentiam (acc) ibid. p. 45
Middle French
1421 Plaisante favier 256; 1571 Plaisance RegPCC-1
Cite as: A. Brown, S.L. Uckelman. "Pleasant". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Pleasant.