Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Radegund f. Old Saxon rād, Old High German rāt 'counsel, advice' + Old High German gund 'war, battle'.

The name of a 6th C queen of the Franks and saint. The name occurs in England in the 16th C, where it was more common in Devon and Cornwall than elsewhere.

Early Modern English
1553/4 Radigund ExMar 2a; 1592 Redygan COmar-vol2 p. 72; 1593 Radigund DEmar-vol2 p. 26
c823 Ratgundis (nom) irminon-vol2 19, Palatiolum
Middle French
1571 Radegonde RegPCC-1 p. 465
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Radegund". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Radegund.