Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Ralphe f. Fem. of Ralph.

While the masculine form Ralph was always quite popular, the feminine form was extremely rare outside of French-speaking contexts, where the diminutive form was the most common.

England
Early Modern English
1555 Raphe StAnthonlin p. 11
Middle French
1587 Rauline WCS p. 89; 1591 Rauline ibid. p. 49; 1592 Rauline ibid. p. 50; 1594 Rauline ibid. p. 51; 1598 Rauline ibid. p. 52
France
Middle French
1562 Rauline RegPCC-1 p. 12; 1563 Rauline ibid. p. 31; 1564 Raullette ibid. p. 52, Raulline ibid. p. 62; 1565 Raulette ibid. p. 162, Rauline ibid. p. 109, Raullette ibid. p. 133; 1566 Rauline ibid. p. 196, Raullette ibid. p. 257; 1567 Rauline ibid. p. 278, Raulline ibid. p. 337; 1568 Raulette ibid. p. 378, Rauline ibid. p. 415; 1570 Rauline ibid. p. 427; 1571 Rauline ibid. p. 456; 1572 Rauline ibid. p. 491
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Ralphe". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Ralphe.