Most Popular Women’s Names in the Fine Rolls

It’s that time of year when lists of the top ten Christmas gifts for him or her, for kids, for dogs and so forth abound. So, here (I hope) is a much more interesting list, giving very much more than the top ten of the female first names recorded in the Fine Rolls for the years 1216-1242. Enjoy, and Seasons’ Greetings to you all!

Frequency Name
140 Alice
138 Matilda
76 Agnes
69 Margaret
62 Joan
60 Isabella
37 Emma
34 Beatrice
33 Mabel
32 Cecilia
30 Christiana
29 Hawise
27 Juliana
25 Sibyl
21 Rose
16 Sarra
15 Helewise
14 Avice, Eleanor, Eva, Lucy
13 Leticia
12 Felicia
11 Isolda, Margery, Petronilla
10 Ascelina, Edith
9 Phillippa
8 Amice, Elena, Katherine, Mary, Sabina
7 Basilia, Muriel
6 Albrea, Amabilia, Denise, Eustachia, Idonea, Olive
5 Ada, Agatha, Alina, Gunnilda, Gunnora, Hilary
4 Amy, Egidia, Ela, Goda, Milicent, Petronella
3 Clarice, Clemencia, Edelina, Lecia
2 Adelina, Albreda, Alda, Amphelisa, Annora, Avegaya, Barbata, Belina, Berta, Comitessa, Constance, Ermintrude, Florencia, Floria, Frethesenta, Helena, Ida, Ivetta, Lauretta, Nesta, Susanna, Wulveva, Wymarca
1 Aca, Acilia, Alcis, Aldusa, Alexandria, Aleys, Alveva, Alvona, Ang’, Angaretta, Antigonia, Anura, Arniun, Auda, Aude, Azalia, Berengaria, Bertrada, Blitha, Bloye, La, Botilda, Bruncosta, Burgia, Cassandra, Cecily, Celecestr’, Chera, Claremunda, Constantina, Cundya, Cuntessa, Custania, Daya, Dereina, Dervorguilla, Desiderata, Deulecresse, Dulcia, Edilda, Edina, Egelina, Elicia, Elizabeth, Elvina, Emecina, Emelina, Ermengard, Esterota, Eugenia, Euphemia, Flandrina, Flora, Flura, Fluria, Gena, Godhus’, Godina, Godith, Goldcorna, Goldina, Grecia, Guinda, Gundrea, Gundreda, Gunilda, Gymma, Hakelna, Helen, Henna, Huwelina, Imenia, Joye, Kamilia, Langusa, Laurencia, Lesianda, Leuca, Levina, Lina, Liveva, Livinia, Lora, Lye, Mabba, Maciana, Mariota, Mascelina, Maszelina, Maud, Mazelina, Meisenta, Melcana, Mina, Mirabel, Mirabella, Nest, Nichith’, Nicholaa, Nicola,  Nisand, Olencia, Olenta, Orabil, Orient’, Oriolda, Pelaga, Pinc’, Quenilda, Quenina, Richelda, Rosamund, Sarotha, Scula, Sema, Serena, Simunda, Sinolda, Slima, Theda, Truca, Wiviva, Woburg, Ymanea, Yselia

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